Chuck selected this restaurant to celebrate my birthday; actually, this was one of two restaurants to mark this occasion. I had never been here, but I had experienced dinner at the World Trade Center's Top of the World. It was foggy that day, so we couldn't see anything.
We were dressed quite elegantly for the occasion; Chuck had a suit and tie, although it's not required, and I had a long, black velvet dress on with a shawl. As we made it to the 33rd floor of the building, we got out of the elevator and as soon as we entered the restaurant, you can't help but be completely struck by the view. And it was a very clear night.
Someone was playing the piano, as it was a weeknight; the window panes are floor to ceiling, thus allowing for an amazing view of Boston's harbor, and that clock!! Zillions of little lights stare back at you unflinchingly.
We were taken to our table which was on the second level; this restaurant is very cleverly laid out, so no matter where you are seated, you can see the view. There are 3 tiers, with the first having the tables about the glass windows; the advantage of the second tier is that you get a wonderful, romantic, red cushiony leather semi-circular booth thus allowing for more privacy, and you are still dumb struck by what is in front of you.
They do have a dress code here, and I learned that business casual means jacket preferred but not required, and absolutely no jeans or t-shirts. Smoking is positively prohibited, much to my delight. If the mood strikes you, you may get up and dance to the music.
The food is excellent, but frankly, I was more excited about the venue, and the fact that we were celebrating my birthday here. We had roasted lamb w/potatoes for the entree, and for dessert, the kitchen prepared a very lovely raspberry/nut concoction which they presented to me with a candle. It made for an unforgettable moment.
The restaurant staff here is very attentive and courteous; they pay attention to every last detail to ensure that your dining experience is one of the best in Boston, and it was. I almost hate to say it, but the food was incidental.