Chef/restaurateur Jody Adams has taken her talents to the waterfront with this airy space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, artistic light fixtures, a cluster of high-top tables and a long marble bar—perfect for after-work crowds seeking cocktails and light fare. In fact, the focus here is on small plates—more than 15 globe-spanning choices, from scallion pancakes with chili dipping sauce to fish tacos and spicy pork belly lettuce wraps. Sit at the bar and watch your gourmet-topped flatbread (mushroom and figs with gorgonzola, roasted squash and bacon) emerge from the fiery oven. Even though desserts, such as baked alaska with mango, passion fruit and coconut sorbets are tempting to share, you’ll probably want one all to yourself.
540 Atlantic Avenue
|Cross street:||at Congress Street|
|Opening hours:||11:30am–11pm Mon–Thu; 11:30am–midnight Fri, Sat; 5:30–10pm Sun|
|Transport:||Red line to South Station|
|Price:||Main courses/small plates: $4-$27|