Bin 26 Enoteca
26 Charles St., (617) 723-5939. www.bin26.com .Seats: 65.Cuisine: Italian wine bar.Specialties: mozzarella wrapped in speck, pan-fried and served with grilled vegetables; tagliatelle made with cocoa and sautéed with porcini mushrooms and nepitelo; “chocolate delight” with pumpkin cream and citrus-and-caramel sauce.Main courses: $13-$26.Owners: Babak Bina and Azita Bina-Seibel.Chef: Azita Bina-Seibel
Bouchée Urban Brasserie
159 Newbury St., (617) 450-4343. www.bbrginc.com .Seats: 170.Cuisine: urban brasserie.Specialties: raw bar; crispy duck confit with flageolets; bouillabaisse; duck à l’orange with rice pilaf and roasted asparagus; sirloin strip with maître d’hôtel butter and pommes frites.Main courses: $13-$48.Owner: Back Bay Restaurant Group.Chef: Tim Partridge.
1166 Washington St., (617) 482-8868. www.oishiiboston.com .Seats: 90.Cuisine: Japanese/sushi.Specialties: grilled Kobe beef with red onion, chive, tempura capers, caviar and wasabi ponzu sauce; seared toro with mango, caviar and sweet soy sauce; fried lobster with sweet creamy mustard sauce and house-made potato chips.Main courses: $15-$24.Chef-owner: Ting San.
477 Shawmut St., (617) 369-7075. www.orinocokitchen.com .Seats: 30.Cuisine: Latin-American.Specialties: arepas, or Venezuelan grilled corn pocket sandwiches; empanadas; pistachio-panela-plantain-crusted lamb chops with mint mojo and watercress blue cheese salad with dry mushroom vinaigrette.Main courses: $12.50-$14.Chef: Carlos Rodriguez.Owner: Andres Branger.
1229 Centre St., Newton, (617) 965-0905. www.restaurantpava.com .Seats: 40.Cuisine: Mediterranean.Specialties: cappelletti di zucca featuring black trumpet mushrooms and toasted sage leaves; chestnut-crusted lamb with chestnut polenta and red Russian kale; grass-fed beef with Gorgonzola; orange-crusted swordfish with wild arugula velouté.Main courses: $24-$34.Chef: Susan Regis.Owners: Tess Enright and Carlos Pava.