I'm taking my father to Fenway for his 60th birthday in about a week and, as I've never been before, I was looking for some recommendations. We'll be staying in the Kenmore Square/Commonwealth Ave. area.
First, can anyone recommend a) a good place for a casual beer before a ballgame, b) a nice upscale place that serves a good martini (dress code info appreciated) and finally, c) are there any places with a rooftop bar?
Secondly, are there any good steakhouses in the area that any of you Hounds would recommend? Also, I'm a big "meat and cheese" kind of guy, so if there's any other places you can think of that you think I'd like that aren't actually steakhouses, feel free to share.
Thanks for any help.