New England clam chowder may rub shoulders with house-made maki, wood-grilled pizzas, osso buco or peking duck on the frequently changing menu at this snazzy, two-story dining destination. The food is as bold as the decor—just as partner Lydia Shire would want you to experience it (her famous lobster pizza is on the menu too). Start with drinks in the street-side lounge downstairs, where the under-lit bar dazzles with changing colors, then cozy into a banquette or take a seat at one of the white-clothed tables. With its broad menu and many-roomed options, you can go for brunch, dinner or cocktails without getting bored.
|Venue name:||Towne Stove and Spirits|
900 Boylston Street
|Cross street:||at Gloucester Street|
|Opening hours:||4pm–2am Mon–Fri; 11am–2am Sat, Sun|
|Transport:||Green line to Prudential|
|Price:||Main courses: $16-$48.|