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Best Bar Menu in Boston

I'm a grad student so i have little disposable money but I do like to indulge in the finer things of life. It makes us happy. So what are your favorite bar menus in Boston? Two of my favorites are Bristol Lounge and Harvest. I'm sure there are plenty more.

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  1. are you talking menus that are ONLY available at the bar? or the best bars to dine at with the full menu of the house? i don't know of too many places (Pigalle being the only one that comes to mind) that have a bar-only menu. maybe i'm wrong and i'm sure i'll be corrected in short order if i am.

    1. Chez Henri, No 9 Park, Pigalle (see other thread) and City Bar are the first 4 that come to mind. I know a lot of people praise Gargoyles' and Via Matta's.
      Personally, I treat pretty much every menu like a bar menu in that I prefer to order a mix of apps to getting a main course. So there's that too.

      1. I really like the bar menus at Gargoyles (poutine!), Chez Henri (Cuban sandwich), and Eastern Standard (daily specials). I like the atmosphere and bar tending, and I think you can find some relative values at all three.

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        1. re: kittychow

          Poutine was sadly not there on Tues...replaced by fries w blue cheese and bacon, IIRC.

          1. re: tatamagouche

            YES! The blue cheese fries are BACK. I could not be happier. Thanks for letting us know.

        2. Davio's also has a bar menu that has a few pizzas and a pretty good burger on it. I have only ever eaten at the bar at Gargoyle's and have really enjoyed that as well as the cafe menu at #9 Park.

          1. are the pizzas at Mistral bar-only?

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            1. re: ScubaSteve

              No. At least not when I was there last year.