The Bancroft, Burlington
Standout qualities: Stylish modern décor mixed with great food. Grab a window seat in the lounge to see and be seen while soaking up the sun.
What’s Unique: Salads like Wedge, Caesar, or Little Gem topped with skirt steak are delicious. Or order the Lobster Cobb, served in a huge bowl with a generous lobster portion on a bed of greens, with soft egg, spring radish, bacon, and avocado.
Insider tip: A variety of private dining settings can accommodate high-level negotiations.
15 Third Ave., Burlington, 781-221-2100, the-bancroft.com
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Lynnfield
What’s Unique: Tasty pizzas—wheat-based and gluten-free—are only available at lunch.
1250 Market St., Lynnfield, 781-944-4810