Best of Boston

2008 Best People Watching


You could go for the smoked quail and date appetizer. You could go for the now-famous undulating wood ceiling. But the reason to go to Banq is to simply sit, and watch the social hopefuls preen. When the French-Asian fusion spot made its debut in the South End this winter, boldfacers came from far and wide. These days, Banq still draws its share of top chefs, fashion insiders, and media darlings—who cluster around the low-lit tables, sipping Collalbrigo prosecco and air-kissing passing acquaintances—but the dressed-to-the-nines newcomers looking to hobnob are themselves the show on all of Washington Street.

1375 Washington Street, Boston, 617-451-0077,