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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?

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Drink

Recommended by: Michael Harlan Turkell (Photographer)

Fancy libations are offered at this industrial-style basement bar that’s dedicated to the art of cocktails. Top-notch bartenders mix the night away with much swagger, and tailor cocktails based on your spirit of choice. The snack menu offers a small handful of pickled and cured bites, and an off-menu burger is available if you’re lucky [...]

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Flour Bakery

Recommended by: Anna Chlumsky (Actress)

With four locations in Boston and Cambridge, pastry chef Joanne Chang’s Flour Bakery has created a name for itself when it comes to all things sweet, buttery and baked. Pecan-studded sticky buns, raisin-filled brioche swirls and warm, crusty baguettes are amongst the many goodies that have earned Chang the accolades she certainly deserves. www.flourbakery.com  

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Menton

Recommended by: Daniel Humm (Chef, Eleven Madison Park), Marc Vetri (Chef/Owner, Vetri Ristorante)

The French-Italian golden child of Barbara Lynch, one of Boston’s most respected chefs, consistently reels in the industry’s highest awards with its updated haute cuisine. While the prix fixe-only dinners are a definite splurge, you’ll find yourself getting lost and pampered in a night of endless courses, filled glasses and top-class service. Make a Reservation. www.mentonboston.com [...]