If you can’t whisk your lover to the City of Light for diner à deux, this traditional French bistro in a restored 1840s brownstone lives up to its romantic reputation with three small antique-appointed dining rooms aglow with candlelight. In winter, request a table by the fireplace; in the summer, escape to the hidden garden patio. Wherever you sit, this Beacon Hill fixture is a magical setting for classic dishes like duck à l’orange, or venison cooked in cognac.
|Venue name:||The Hungry I|
71 1/2 Charles St
|Cross street:||between Pinckney and Mount Vernon Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5:30–9:30pm; Thu noon–2pm, 5:30–9:30pm; Fri noon–2pm, 5:30–10pm; Sat 5:30–10pm; Sun 11am–2pm, 5:30–9:30pm|
|Transport:||Red line to Charles/MGH|
|Price:||Main courses: $25–$39|