Since moving to the 'burbs a few years back I have not been on here much. Most of the time the city is just too darn far to go for dinner on the rare occasion that we get a sitter and head out. So, meeting some friends out in the city proper soon and want to go somewhere I haven't been and where I won't be disappointed "wasting" a night out.
Would love a place that is unpretentious, has great craft cocktails and inventive food.
Places that I love on the North Shore to get a sense of my taste are 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar, The Blue Ox, 5 Corner Kitchen, 9 Elm, ipazzi, Sawasdee, Cielito Lindo, Kame...my old favorite haunts in Boston used to be Sorellina, Taranta, ESK, dante...and I am too tired to even think of any others right now!
Can you help an old, exhausted Chowhound out? What should be on my restaurant bucket list these days?