Seven restaurants.Help me pick one
Seasons @ Millenium Bostonian
Zephyr on the Charles
I have to pick one for lunch. If you can even just thin the list by telling me one is a dud I'd be greatfull.
Spire is not particularly impressive foodwise (I wouldn't go back for another visit), but has comfortable seating (lumbar-padded banquettes) and a chichi bar area...Blu has a nice (although tiny) 4-sashimi appetizer (called Out of the Blu or something like that) and good window-side views...
If someone's treating you and they gave you Seasons as a choice, I'd go with that. Brasserie Jo is fun but the food's not the most exciting. I think Mantra's fun. Blu was good but I didn't swoon. Just had dinner at Spire and as mentioned, the dining room is comfy and the bar is nice but the food wasn't worth the $$. Haven't been to the other two.
Ditto your experience with Lala Rokh. Granted I only went once but I was completely underwhelmed particularly given the constant praise it receives. I feel the same way about "The Elephant Walk" (which I HAVE gone to more than once but have always left disappointed).
YMMV, of course!