i've eaten at some of the high end places in boston such as clio/uni, l'espalier, #9 etc.... what i haven't found yet are the hidden jems.
here is what i am looking for
1) great ethnic places
2) good late night places (not places that serve food late)
3) restaurants with good wine lists (not wine spectator award winning lists but places that serve the appropriate and well thought out lists for their respective foods)
background - i've moved around quite a bit and found it really hard to get to know these spots in the first few months of living somehwere. living in new haven ct for a while i was spoiled by pepi and sally and louies lunch. (greatest pizza and no fuss burger joint) i've worked in paris and was spoiled by great french food, wether it was legumes at l'arpege or cured meet sangos and menetou rouge bottled by a friend at au sauvignon. i like all kinds of stuff but want the inside dirt on the 4 things mentioned above. hopefully i provided enough to go on. i live near downtown so getting around by t or cab to the other hoods is not a concern. i work and eat for a living is how i look at it....
if you want to add some standouts that don't fall into the 4 categories that would be appreciated also