Boston’s lively food scene features some of the country’s premier culinary destinations. And many are at close quarters to the luxury apartments at NEMA Boston. Put on your tux or cocktail dress: we're going out on the town.

Menton | 354 Congress Street

The vision of James Beard Award-winning chef Barbara Lynch, Menton is a beautiful little eatery on handsome Congress Street. We suggest the Chef's Tasting Menu, a culinary odyssey that hops from Vermont wagyu tartare to pheasant with tomato to a divine chocolate torte. Menton's wine menu is a talking point in itself; go with whichever pairings the skilled sommeliers recommend.

Bistro du Midi | 272 Boylston Street

La vie est belle at Bistro du Midi, where Boston and Paris commingle for fine French cuisine and views over the Public Garden. Commence with a Jacques Rose—a vivifying concoction of applejack and house-made lemon grenadine—at the bar before perusing the sublime lineup of seafood (tuna tartare, shrimp cocktail, nutty Ossetra caviar). Bistro classics like croque madame are ideal for lunch dates, and, as for the pinot and Bordeaux—parfait!

Deuxave | 371 Commonwealth Avenue

Superb French fare is also on the menu at Deuxave, presided over by Brian Piccini and Christopher Coombs. Lauded by one critic as "the most chic restaurant in Boston," this is the spot to dine on seared striped bass or spiced duck breast while admiring the leafy surrounds of Commonwealth Avenue. As for the presentation of the dishes? Nothing short of artful.

Grill 23 & Bar | 161 Berkeley Street

For splurge-worthy steaks, look no further than Boston's premier steakhouse. Marble Corinthian columns, wood paneling, and brass fittings characterize Grill 23 & Bar; it's the kind of heritage-steeped establishment you can happily settle down in for a few hours with good friends and a glass of scotch while poring over the à la carte porterhouse and ribeye.

Woods Hill Pier 4 | 300 Pier 4 Boulevard

“Flavorful and sustainable” is the mantra of this waterfront farm-to-plate restaurant. Much of what's served to you here—from the heirloom tomato salad to the crispy lamb ribs—is sourced from the Farm at Woods Hill in Bath, NH. Given its harbor setting, Woods Hill Pier 4 plates up some superlative sustainable seafood too. Try a half dozen East Coast oysters with a Crémant d'Alsace or push the boat out by ordering the butter-poached lobster for two.

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