Best of Boston

2005 BEST Bar Food, Upscale

Mistral

Unlike at many chichi restaurants, chef-owner Jamie Mammano’s entire critically acclaimed menu is served at Mistral’s bar until quite late, freeing barflies to sidle up to that sexy someone without having to forgo their real beloveds: the beef tenderloin pizza with mashed potato and white truffle oil, or the glistening, Asian-spiced tuna tartare.

223 Columbus Ave. Boston 617-867-9300 mistralbistro.com/