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Com; 37 Bowdoin St; mains $21, prix fixe $36; lunch Mon-Fri, dinner day-by-day; Bowdoin) Tucked right into a basement at the again facet of Beacon Hill, this comfortable, cavelike position lives as much as its identify. The funky decor – uncovered brick partitions decked with rotating artwork – displays the leading edge menu (which additionally adjustments frequently). Reservations urged. seventy five Chestnut American $$ Offline map Google map (www. 75chestnut. com; seventy five Chestnut St; mains $15-25; brunch Sat & sunlight, dinner day-by-day; Charles/MGH) you could now not imagine to take a peek round the nook, clear of the well-trod sidewalks of Charles St. yet locals be aware of that Chestnut St is where to move for tried-and-true steaks and seafood and a real hot welcome. It’s an ideal position to forestall for a drink, yet you’ll most likely turn out staying for dinner as the position is that comfy-cozy. And when you trap a glimpse of the signature cakes, you’ll definitely are looking to remain for wild berry disintegrate or Swiss chocolate almond soup. No nine Park ecu $$$ Offline map Google map ( 617-742-9991; www. no9park. com; nine Park St; lunch $40, dinner $60; lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; Park St) Set in a 19th-century mansion contrary the nation condominium, this swanky position tops many fine-dining lists. Chef-owner Barbara Lynch has been lauded by way of meals and wine magazines for her delectable French and Italian culinary masterpieces and her first-class wine checklist. She has now forged her celebrity-chef spell throughout city, yet this is often where that made her recognized. Reservations suggested. Lala Rokh Persian $$ Offline map Google map ( 617-720-5511; www. lalarokh. com; ninety seven Mt Vernon St; nutrition $20-30; lunch Mon-Fri, dinner day-by-day; Charles/MGH) Lala Rokh is a gorgeous Persian princess, the protagonist of an epic romance by way of poet Thomas Moore. the story inspires the unique East, as does the flavorful meals served at this Beacon Hill gem. whereas the parts are common to Persian delicacies, the delicate options – an fragrant spice right here or savory herb there – set this cooking aside. Reservations advised. Figs Pizzeria $$ Offline map Google map (www. toddenglish. com; forty two Charles St; mains $10-20; lunch & dinner; ; Charles/MGH) The brainchild of star chef Todd English, Figs rakes ’em in with its leading edge whisper-thin pizzas. For a true deal with, order the signature fig and prosciutto pizza with gorgonzola. both delish are the sandwiches, salads and pastas. Mooo… Steakhouse $$$ Offline map Google map ( 617-670-2515; www. mooorestaurant. com; 15 Beacon St; lunch $20-30, dinner $60; breakfast, lunch & dinner; Park St) This super-cool, glossy steakhouse offers a problem: don’t refill at the impossible to resist rolls prior to your foodstuff arrives. You’ll be completely happy you stored room for the meaty specialties like Kobe red meat dumplings and steak tartare. for an additional decadent, carnivorous contact, steaks are served with bone-marrow butter. Scollay sq. American $$ Offline map Google map (www. scollaysquare. com; 21 Beacon St; lunch mains $10-16, dinner mains $17-23; lunch Mon-Fri, brunch sunlight, dinner day-by-day; Park St) Down the line from the previous Scollay Sq, this unfashionable eating place hearkens again to the consideration days of its namesake.