my BF and i had planned to go to The Dish, but they decided to close early because it was slow. it must have been really slow because it was just barely 9:00! so we walked over to tremont st. and decided to try the Nightingale. for some reason we've never eaten there in the 3 years we've lived in the south end, but we had a great dinner.
apps: tuna tartare "nicoise"; beautiful raw tuna diced on a traditional nicoise set. this was so good we gobbled it right up. also had a timbale of chicken livers and foie gras served with toasted brioche and carmalized red onions. this was also fantastic and melted in our mouths like butter.
entrees: i had the duck; rare breast and confit leg served with a sauce of cherries and (i think) port wine, and roasted fingerling potatoes. the leg meat fell off the bone, and the skin perfectly crisp. great flavors. he had the New England Bouillabaise; lots of shrimp and clams and a significant piece of monkfish in the center of the bowl. served in a lobster/tomato stock. can't get too specific about it because i was too busy with my duck.
dessert: shared a pumpkin creme brulee. it was ok, the pumpkin flavor was great, but the inside was a little runny and cold, and the crust not as crusty as i like it. i don't usually order creme brulee, but it's one of the few desserts the the BF likes. there was a bread pudding on the menu that i think i may try in the future.
service was good, but we were also the only table in there.
total bill before tip $99 (we also had 2 glasses of prosecco before dinner, and coffee with dessert). i thought it was a great meal, especially for the price. we'll probably frequent this place more often since we're getting a little tired of the franklin.