It’s hard to beat the combination of prime beef, craft cocktails and sleek décor at this Burlington steakhouse. The eclectic décor makes the large room seem intimate—and if privacy is what you need, sleek glass and steel walls seal off rooms for high-level negotiations. The thoughtful menu covers all the steakhouse classics, but also draws culinary influences from around the world, offering inventive salads, small plates, and a large selection of gluten-free items.
15 Third Ave., Burlington, 781-221-2100, the-bancroft.com
Sleek black-upholstered booths inside and a second-floor deck outside offer the perfect setting to make a deal over the Black Cow’s menu of steak and seafood.
40 Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-499-8811, blackcowrestaurants.com