From one extreme to another in eating. Last Thurs. a friend took me to Seasons in the Bostonian Hotel (now called Millenium) for a b-day dinner (of which I've still got a few left to cash in on) and it was very good. I felt bad tho cuz there were only 4 other people in the dining room. Don't know if it was cuz it doesn't get any hype or the downturn in tourism/going out, but it was still a nice meal. Had a baby green salad w/ goat cheese ($11) and the skate wing w/ truffled gulf shrimp risotto (26) and my friend had chowder w/ fried clams (11) and grilled tenderloin w/ foie gras potatoes and red onion marmalade (36). (I've got the menu right here). They way overcooked his meat which he asked for rare, but it still was good as was everything else. The cheapest glass of wine was $9. The German choc. torte was okay and the creme brulee needed a little more creme I think, but overall it was a nice dining experience in a great room overlooking Fanueil Hall.
Last nite I finally tried the Latino restaurant on lower Centre St. in JP. They've got a few items in a steam type table, no menus or prices. We both got shredded beef w/ rice and black beans, had two beers and a mango juice and it ended up being $17. They also had stewed chicken, pigs feet and a couple other main courses. Music was blasting, the TV was on, that kind of place. It was good tho.
Lastly, had my yearly dose of Pizzeria Uno last week. I know some people can't stand that place, but when they get that crust just right, all buttery and crispy, I'm very happy. We split a decent Caesar salad and "shroom" pizza (w/ spinach, no tomato sauce) and thoroughly enjoyed it.