The Met is really two different restaurants. Upstairs, it’s a clubby place with big leather booths and people in pinstripe suits eating pan seared scallops. Downstairs, it’s a bar where people eat burgers and watch the game. Neither level is particularly exciting, but they each serve their purpose, and in the summer it has one of the bigger sunken patios on Newbury Street.
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Select Oyster Bar
Select Oyster Bar is a relaxed Back Bay seafood restaurant and bar with a small but very good menu.
Parish is a cafe in Back Bay that serves sandwiches created by chefs from all over town.
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Alden & Harlow
Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square serves good, not great American small plates in a fun underground space with excellent cocktails.
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.
Trina’s Starlite Lounge
Trina’s is a divey restaurant in Inman Square with good cocktails and daily hot dog specials.
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