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Drink pulls off that intimate feeling, not only with its decor and atmosphere, but also with its attentive and competent bartending staff. The mixologists are good at using fresh ingredients to create delicious and unexpected drinks on the spot. This gem of a bar also serves tasty bar bites. So feast on some pub fares that will deliciously accompany your specialty cocktail.
Downtown Boston, known for crowds and noise, has a hidden-away bar and eatery with an elegant touch. Silvertone Bar & Grill is popular with the corporate crowd looking for a place to relax and eat. There are candlelit booths for diners, and a small bar area for everyone else. The menu features entrees, such as pasta, steak, meatloaf and daily fish specials are simple yet tasty. However, it is the cocktails served here that grabs the fancy of regulars, and are worth the money.
Thanks to its inviting decor, solidly mixed drinks and attentive staff, City Bar, though located on the premises of the Lenox Hotel, has built itself a reputation above and beyond that of the average lobby watering hole. The drink list alone does a lot of the work. With lengthy lists of signature martinis, champagne drinks, 'diabolical infusions' and other specialty cocktails, as well as impressive collections of scotch, bourbon, tequila and rum, no serious drinker will be without a variety of delicacies to choose from. Nosh on the tasty bar bites from their food menu.
Carrie Nation Restaurant & Cocktail Club celebrates the aristocratic charm of Boston during the pre-Prohibition era between the two World Wars. It is replete with velvet chairs, period lamps and candles casting a dim glow, a stately white bar counter with Victorian mirrors and columns, and shelves lined with bottles exhibiting vintage labels. Its beverages are named after the who's who of the city. Its eclectic cocktail selection includes the gin-infused Million Dollar Cop, inspired by the famous brewer Garret Oliver, and the tequila-based King Solomon. One can also try their Rascal King and Liggett’s Literature, influenced by politicians and writers respectively. This restaurant tweaks American classics and offers a menu comprising of dishes like Lobster BLT, and Truffle Mac and Cheese. Its multiple themed bars, including the Speakeasy Room, can be hired for private dining and parties.
Abby Lane strikes the right balance between casual and upscale dining. Executive Chef Jason Santos prepares a contemporary American menu heavily influenced by Asian and French flavors. With a creative spin on the classics, the menu features pan-seared duck, split-roasted half chicken, clam chowder and an array of pizzas to accompany drafts sparkling wine and inventive libations. Its proximity to Theater District makes it a go-to destination for guests looking to dine before or after a show. The family-oriented space boasts neighborhood views, low seating and chic decor for an old-worldly and sophisticated feel.
Executive chef Philip Aviles fires up the barbecue and serves hot and spicy delicacies at this chic Tex-Mex addition to the South End's plethora of eclectic eateries. Skillet-roasted sea scallops, smoked duck quesadillas and spicy barbecued quail are some of the first courses. Main course entrees include chipotle and horseradish encrusted salmon and crispy young organic chicken in green chile sauce with black bean and mango salsa. The bar area is large and the margaritas are quite good. Join the young local crowd of patrons that enjoys burritos stuffed with sophistication. On Thursdays, come dine and enjoy live music and salsa dancing.