Thanks to Thrillist I discovered that a new restaurant was opening up the street from my office in the Hilton hotel on Broad Street. Apparently there was always a restaurant in the hotel, but I never noticed it.
This new restaurant is called Nix's Mate. Have no idea what the name means? I didn't either. In a review in the Improper Bostonian, Kyle Wright explains, "The legend of the island of Nix's Mate recounts how, in the 1700s, a pirate named William Fly copped a serious attitude during his hanging. As a reminder to other buccaneers not to mess with the Man, the local authorities left his body dangling on the now-submerged Harbor Island. One would that when the Bostonian Hospitality Group decided on the name, they were banking on folks having a much keener knowledge of historical minutiae. Or maybe not."
Anyway, logical name or not, I went with three coworkers to check it out.
We were seated in the dining room on the most comfortable, leather chairs.
On our way out we walked through the bar area which was very cozy and perfect for after work drinks.
For me, the most beautiful element in the restaurant is the bar. It makes the entire space. The wood is stunning and anchors the nautical vibe, which is classic Boston.
Nix's Mate for happy hour. The space is gorgeous, the servers are friendly and the Boston bibb salad is excellent and original. Now to find a reason to host a party in that private room . . .