If you're looking to impress a new client, celebrate a merger or just work out a few details away from the office, we've compiled the top restaurants for business dining in Boston, presented in alphabetical order.
We like the miso-glazed, sesame-crusted seared Scottish salmon served with a baby bok choy stir-fry, as well as the pan-roasted halibut. But the real crowd-pleaser is the two-pound roasted Maine lobster with sweet corn pudding.
Sides are good but lean to the traditional staples such as steamed asparagus and creamed spinach. The dessert list likewise has many classics, but the Baileys hot fudge sundae just might be the city’s most indulgent ending.
The wine list balances showpieces with genuine finds. Desserts range from pineapple upside-down cake to Boston cream pie with vanilla caramel custard. The upstairs private dining suite is an elegant touch.
Affable sommelier Kelly Coggins---formerly of Cambridge mainstay Rialto---makes the lengthy wine list approachable; feel free to ask for tips. The list focuses heavily on the south of France, and many selections are available by the half bottle.
All of the sides (creamed fresh spinach, Vidalia onion strings and sautéed mushrooms) are served à la carte and are large enough to share. End your visit with the colossal (and they do mean colossal) seven layer chocolate cake.