Jody Adams (James Beard Award winner, Top Chef Masters contestant) provides one of the city’s most memorable dining experiences, proving she’s earned all the accolades. The dining room is breezy and elegant, with sheer curtains and splashes of orange. The menu, or should we say menus, are just as sensual and revealing of Adams’ passion for—and frequent travels to—Italy. Guests can choose from à la carte dining, four-course fixed-price menus that focus on an Italian region each month ($75), or the bargain-buyer’s three-course teatro menu, which is offered in the bar/lounge area only for $40 (or in the dining room upon request). It’ll get you in for a song, and that’s all that counts.
Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St
|Cross street:||at Eliot St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 5:30-11pm, 5:30–10pm Sun|
|Transport:||Red line to Harvard Square|
|Price:||Main courses $26-$45|