Silvertone Bar & Grill (69 Bromfield St., 617-338-7887) serves upscale comfort food. Arrive by noon to beat the crowds.
In Cambridge, the 1369 Coffee House (757 Massachusetts Ave.) and Simon's Coffee Shop (1736 Massachusetts) are laptop-friendly.
Minimalist decor and modern French cuisine make Radius (8 High St., 617-426-1234) a prime dining spot in the financial district. In Cambridge, Salts (798 Main St., 617-876-8444) has California-style cuisine and a quiet atmosphere.
Check out the leather-wallpapered wine room at Sonsie (327 Newbury) to savor more than 200 wines, all available by the glass.
Getting around: For $18, a three-day MBTA visitor's pass buys unlimited access to the city's convenient subway, bus, and ferry system.
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