The glamorous, chandelier-lit dining room creates a special occasion-feel, but there isn’t a hint of stuffiness thanks to the friendly vibe at this Back Bay eatery. The contemporary French fare is complemented by a 460-plus bottle wine list with more than 20 options by the glass. Chef and co-owner Chris Coombs’s talent for hospitality and sumptuous dishes translates to a sophisticated yet relaxed tryst with champagne and caviar, spiced duck breast, and French onion soup simmered for a full nine hours.
371 Commonwealth Ave
|Cross street:||at Massachusetts Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Sun 5–10pm; Thu–Sat 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Green line to Hynes Convention Center|
|Price:||Main courses: $23–$47|