Scollay Square


in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

This retro restaurant harks back to the glory days of its namesake (an actual city square that used to occupy the site of City Hall Plaza). Old photos and memorabilia adorn the walls, while suits sip martinis to big-band music. The classic American fare is reliably good, with mac ‘n’ cheese and beef short ribs topping the list of favorites.

Anything that comes with wasabi mashed potatoes is also a sure-fire win.