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Owner and chef, Michael Schlow, scores another rave review for Tico, his take on urban dining for the discriminating palate (following Radius, Via Matta and Alta Strada). The space was designed by David Manfredi of Elkus-Manfredi Architects. A drink at Tico is like a passport to Mexico on a frigid Boston night. The ambiance is spacious and modern without that warehouse feel, making for an open dining concept that is homey. The artist, Christian Boyd, completes the ambiance with a stunning collection of Central American paintings from his renowned collection. Lastly, the food is top notch with something for everyone. Have a round of tapas with your co-workers with the choice of a dozen Tequilas, or an artfully created Spanish/Basque meal for two paired with the perfect Chilean wine. Mexican and American staples, including burgers and brunch omelets, are always available for the less adventurous. After all, Schlow's concept is dining in comfort - he just adds a great deal of style and a bit of tequila! -Caroline Capon
Boasting stellar views of the Boston Skyline across the harbor, Pier 6 offers its diners a chance to sample some beautifully crafted, contemporary, New England style dishes in an unforgettable setting. The service is exemplary and the food is simply delicious. The menu is composed of a selection of delicacies like Shrimp Ceviche, Lobster Chowder, Sea Scallops with carrot-cumin puree, Grilled Swordfish and NY Strip Steak. The raw bar selection is quite good as well, as is the bar menu offering a variety of creative, seasonal cocktails and small bites. All in all, Pier 6 is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or to treat loved ones to a fabulous meal.
Set in a small, black-tiled basement on Newbury Street, Thai Basil is less expensive than its location would suggest. The menu includes standout spring rolls, flavorful tofu and spicy seafood. The service is fast but not rushed, and the space is intimate without being cramped. Step downstairs and enjoy delicious Thai food with a young, relaxed crowd in a romantic atmosphere.
Ken Oringer is at the helm of Coppa and he is one of Boston's best loved fine dining chefs, with Toro and Clio also under his belt. This quaint little rustic restaurant, with its incredible selection of wines and mixed drinks, is a pleasant contrast to many of the sleek uptown restaurants that it shares a berth with. The food puts unexpected twists on classic Italian cuisine, such as the famed carbonara with sea urchin - not for the culinary faint-of-heart. More traditional dishes abound, from gnocchi with pork ragu, sage and pecorino to the perfectly wood-fired pizza.