Some restaurants can be on the pricey side, but the food is worth every penny.
354 Congress St., Boston
This elegant space has a luxuriously modern decor. The offerings change frequently as world-renowned chef Barbara Lynch likes to work with what’s in season.
162 Columbus Ave., Boston
The focus is on modern Italian cuisine at this romantic, refined restaurant. Entrees include beef tenderloin served in a red wine reduction and Prince Edward Island mussels.
1 Charles St. S., Boston
This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant combines simplicity and extravagance with brightly colored decor and a luxurious seafood menu.
178 E. Pasquiset Trail, Charlestown, R.I.
You can find 100 items in the all-you-can-eat Viking Buffet, including lobster, Alaskan crab, filet mignon and desserts like cheesecake, brownies and Haagen-Dazs ice cream.
1 Huntington Ave., Boston
Opulent ways to start your meal here include potato gnocchi topped with Maine lobster, above, or wagyu beef meatballs.
583 Washington St., Wellesley, and 294 Congress St., Boston
Look to Smith & Wollensky’s state-of-the-art dry-aging room and open kitchen to find the finest aged cuts grilled just right. Splurge for the signature 6-inch-tall chocolate cake.
100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, Mass.
Everything on Strega Prime’s menu – including a seafood tower to the 14-ounce bone-in filet mignon – is worth the splurge.
14 North St., Hingham, Mass.
While this place certainly looks fancy, the menu works whether you want to go casual or all out with a high-end steak.
Rather stay in? Learn how to cook the perfect steak at home.
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