NYC hound will be dining alone Saturday and seek out your suggestions. I am staying in the South End (but could easily go to Back Bay or Pru area). Where would you suggest I dine at the bar? I eat at Jae's a lot. Also 867 Tremont (or whatever the number is). But seek a step above these casual type places.
I tend to like green market driven menus, high quality, on the modern or innovative side. Great wine lists.
What about the new-er places on Washington?