Some things never change. All carved mahogany and polished silver, stained glass and tinkling crystal, the dining room here looks much as it did when it opened 130-plus years ago (a day you'd be forgiven for imagining some of the starched, bow tie-clad waiters must recall first-hand). Other things change for the better. Under co-owner Lydia Shire's watchful eye, the kitchen has ushered the menu into the 21st century: curry, wasabi, guanciale and ancho chilies find their place among the escargots, filet mignon, calf's liver and dover sole (although a few classics, including JFK's lobster stew, brook no alteration).
3 Winter Place
off Winter Street
|Opening hours:||Open 5-10pm Mon-Fri; 5-11pm Sat.|
|Transport:||Downtown Crossing or Park Street T .|
|Price:||Main courses $39-$62.|
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