American Like a neighbor’s backyard barbecue, this casual eatery serves up meats prepared on the open kitchen’s three hardwood charcoal grills. L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Sa, Su). 2 West St., 617.670.0320. $$
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Southwestern Easygoing restaurant featuring fresh, healthy southwestern barbecue and Texan fare at bargain prices. An all-around fun place to drink some of Boston’s best—and sturdiest—margaritas. L and D (daily). 25 West St., 617.426.1222. $
Wine Café Haley Fortier’s wine bar pairs more than 40 wines with tinned fish, cheese and charcuterie boards, crudo and salads. The oldworld European style decor is inspired by tiny wine bars found throughout Barcelona and Paris, which provides an intimate sipping and dining experience. L (Sa), D (M-Sa). 45 Province St., 617.208.6000.
Japanese Co-owners Michael Mina and Chef Ken Tominaga have brought their legendary, modern izakaya-style dining to Boston with irresistable sushi, robatayaki, small plates and steaks. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 3 Franklin St., 857.327.7228.
Global Supper club experience with a contemporary approach. Dining among the sophisticated but noisy crowd is meant to be social and shared. D (daily). 2 Winter Place, 617.267.0047.