Dine Out Boston: Spring 2017

Dine Out Boston is back March 5 – 10 and 12 – 17, offering prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at three pricing tiers: $15, $20 or $25 for lunch, and $28, $33 or $38 for dinner.  Formerly known as Restaurant  Week, Dine Out Boston is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a new culinary experience at one of Back Bay’s premier dining destinations or reacquaint yourself with an old favorite.

BAR BOULUD
Upscale, handsome French bistro from celeb Daniel Boulud with classic dishes, seafood, burgers & charcuterie.
776 Boylston Street | (617) 535-8800

Lunch: $25 for three-course menu
Dinner: $38 for three-course menu

Dish We’re Craving:  Red wine braised flat iron with pomme purée, root vegetable fricassée, parsley crumb, and natural jus.

Full menu here.  Reserve here.

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BISTRO DU MIDI
Lighter fare in the downstairs cafe & refined Southern French fare & Public Garden views upstairs.
272 Boylston Street | (617) 426-7878

Dinner: $38 for three-course menu

Dish We’re Craving: Beef cheek daube with heirloom baby carrots, blood orange gremolata.  And all four of the dessert options, which include mascarpone beignets, flourless chocolate torte, and a pear & almond tart.

Full menu here.  Reserve here.

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BRASSERIE JO
Classic French brasserie with a vintage look featuring traditional regional dishes & draft beer.
120 Huntington Avenue| (617) 425-3240

Lunch: $25 for for three-course menu
Dinner: $38 for for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving: Lobster bisque with cognac crème (appetizer) and grilled Cornish hen with crushed new potatoes, charred broccoli, and Banyuls glaze (entree).

Full menu here.  Reserve here.

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THE CAPITAL GRILLE
The Capital Grille is a fine dining restaurant & steakhouse, using only the freshest ingredients for artfully prepared dishes.
900 Boylston Street | (617) 262-8900

Lunch: $25 for three-course menu
Dinner: $38 for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving:  8oz Filet Mignon, 18oz bone-in Kona crusted dry aged NY strip with shallot butter ($10 surcharge), and seared citrus glazed salmon with Marcona almonds and brown butter (all entrees).

Full menu here.   Reserve here.

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CITY TABLE
Relaxed, yet elegant spot in the Lenox Hotel crafting New American comfort eats & classic cocktails.
65 Exeter Street | (617) 933-4800

Dinner: $33 for for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving: Maine mussels puttanesca with spicy tomato broth, capers, anchovy, olives, grilled baguette (appetizer),  Faroe Islands salmon with pan seared, crispy pancetta wheels, watercress & baby corn salad (entree), and salted caramel brownie vanilla bean ice cream, crushed pretzels, fudge sauce (dessert).

Full menu here.  Reserve here.

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DAVIO’S
High-end dining featuring handmade pasta & choice beef, with gluten-free options and a to-go shop.
75 Arlington Street | (617) 357-4810

Lunch: $25 for three-course menu
Dinner: $38 for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving: From week one, grilled Niman Ranch pork paillard with roasted potatoes, shishito peppers, pea greens, and aged balsamic.  From week two, crispy fried oysters with pork belly, roasted corn, and housemade tartar (appetizer) and free range chicken milanese with roasted potatoes, arugula, and shaved parmigiano (entree)

Full menus here.  Reserve here.

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DORETTA TAVERNA
Mediterranean meze & mains from chef Michael Schlow in a dining room filled with contemporary art.
79 Park Plaza | (617) 422-0008

Lunch: $20 for for two-course menu
Dinner: $38 for for three-course menu

Dishes We Crave: 15 hour lamb shoulder with cucumber salad and tzatziki (lunch) and 100 layer spinach pie with phyllo, spinach, and feta (dinner).

Full menu here.  Reserve here.

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FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR
High-end steakhouse with aged prime beef & classics such as lobster tails & pork chops.
217 Stuart Street | (617) 292-0808

Dinner: $38 for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving: The 8 ounce petite filet mignon with any number of the additional accompaniments, including truffle butter poached lobster with béarnaise sauce and caviar (+$13.95), lump crabmeat Oscar style with béarnaise sauce (+$13.50), and 3 jumbo Diablo shrimp baked with spiced barbecue butter sauce (+$12.50 ).

Full menu here.  Reserve here.

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GRILL 23 & BAR
Classy chophouse presenting surf ‘n’ turf classics & an ample wine selection in ornate rooms.
161 Berkeley Street | (617) 542-2255

Dinner: $38 for for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving: Brant flat iron steak au poivre with crispy potatoes and roasted carrots and chicken Kiev with cauliflower couscous, raisins, and sage (both entrees).

Full menu here.  Reserve here.

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LA VOILE
Intimate destination for French fare constructed with pieces from the original La Voile in Cannes.
261 Newbury Street | 617-587-4200

Lunch: $25
Dinner: $38

Menu coming soon.  Reserve here.

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LUCCA BACK BAY
Chic space dominated by floor-to-ceiling windows offers Italian plates, plus a late-night menu.
116 Huntington Avenue| 617-247-2400

Dinner: $38

Menu coming soon.   Reserve here.

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MAX BRENNER
The very best dessert destination, Max Brenner Chocolate Bar encourages you to experience chocolate with all of your senses.
745 Boylston Street | 617-274-1741

Lunch: $20 for three-course menu
Dinner: $38 for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving: Creamy spinach & artichoke fondue with warm chili-dusted tortilla chips for scooping (appetizer) and Really-Cheesy Really-Crunchy Mac & Cheese with special 5-cheese blend, tomatoes, smoked applewood bacon (entree)

Full menu here.

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POST 390
Urbane, contemporary hot spot with multiple fireplaces, crafting elevated farm-to-table tavern fare.
406 Stuart Street | 617-399-0015

Lunch: $25
Dinner: $38

Dishes We’re Craving: Golden fried chicken with sot-l’y-laisse, spiced honey, chicken skin crisps, buttermilk & herbs (appetizer) and lamb’s neck pappardelle with hearth braised lamb ragu, poached egg, pecorino, mint (entree).

Full menu here.   Reserve here.

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SMITH & WOLLENSKY AT THE CASTLE
Chophouse outpost serving prime steaks & seafood in a clubby, power-dining setting.
101 Arlington Street | 617-423-1112

Dinner: $38 for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving: Rib eye carpaccio with  arugula, lemon oil, and crostini (appetizer) and the social media-famous chocolate layer cake, layered with chocolate ganache.

Full menu here.   Reserve here.

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STRIP BY STREGA
This Italian steakhouse in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel boasts a glam dining room & high-end fare.
64 Arlington Street | 617-456-5300

Dinner: $38 for for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving: Wagyu beef carpaccio with truffle aioli, black olives, feta cheese, pickled mushrooms, herb grissini (appetizer) and filet tenderloin with chedda rpotato au gratin, jumbo asparagus, and aupoivre sauce (entree).

Full menu here.  Reserve here.

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TICO
Vibrant hot spot where Latin American-inspired small plates are prepped in an open kitchen.
222 Berkeley Street |(617) 351-0400

Lunch: $20 for three-course menu
Dinner: $38 for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving:  For Dine Out  Boston, Tico is offering a “Chef’s Whim Tasting,” which includes one ceviche, two small plates,  one type of taco,  and one dessert.

Reserve here.

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TOP OF THE HUB
Upscale American fare, live jazz & renowned 360-degree views from the top of the Prudential Center.
800 Boylston Street | 617-536-1775

Lunch: $25 for three-course menu
Dinner: $38 for three-course menu

Dishes We’re Craving: Grilled asparagus with stone ground Grits, crispy pork belly, and Thai barbeque sauce (appetizer) and 5oz braised beef short rib with roasted garlic haricots verts, and smoky heirloom bean stew.

Full menu here.  Reserve here.

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TOWNE STOVE & SPIRITS
Fashionable bi-level restaurant, bar & patio with a diverse international menu & inspired drinks.
900 Boylston Street | 617-247-0400

Dinner: $38

Menu coming soon.  Reserve here.

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