Although this classic Barbara Lynch spot is a fantastic place for a multi-course, sit-down meal, there’s no better place in Boston to go for a solo bar dinner. The cozy, warmly lit bar is more casual than the restaurant’s dining room, and is staffed by well-versed bartenders that will pair the perfect Pinot Noir to go with your cheese of choice, or a cocktail that won’t overwhelm the delicate-yet-decadent steak tartare. The pro move? Order the steak frites, a delicious hunk of hanger steak cooked perfectly medium rare and served with pickled shallots, watercress, bone-marrow butter, and crispy fries.
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