Bar Mercato is a hotel restaurant downtown that, thankfully, doesn’t feel like a hotel restaurant. It claims it’s a pan-European small plates place, which, based on the menu, seems to be another word for American. If you’re in the neighborhood and want a place for a business lunch that doesn’t make you feel like you’re on the set of Wall Street, or you want drinks and a light bite after work, this is a good option, especially if you start by splitting the pierogis.
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Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Cafe
Gene’s is a counter-service spot Downtown with outstanding hand-pulled noodles.
The Emory is an American place on the top of Beacon Hill that’s a little better and a little more fun than most places in Downtown Boston.
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Kamakura is a high-end Japanese restaurant downtown with tasting menus in addition to a la carte options.
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