We went to 75 Chestnut on Beacon Hill last night to see what changes they have made. They knocked the wall down that separated the dining room from the bar, making the place a bit more airy. The restaurant's menu is very similar to the pub menu that they used to have; the expensive dinner items are gone.
The clientele seems to be the same; that is, mostly people who live in the neighborhood. I think this is why 75 Chestnut made the changes that they did, as the locals, even though they may have some money, don't really want to be paying top dollar for a place that they might hit once or twice a week, and it didn't seem to be a crowd that was looking to impress clients, dates, etc.
The quality of the food was very good, and little changed from the quality of the pub food before the changes were made to the restaurant. We had a Caesar salad, ground chuck burger, and turkey club, and some excellent wine that was pretty reasonably priced. They have a new chef, but the transition seems to be a smooth one.
All in all, I was very happy with the "new" 75 Chestnut. I hesitate to say "new and improved," but only because it's not better or worse; just different. I'll definitely be going back soon, hopefully to try the pork chops or fish and chips.