Bistro du Midi
From whole prawns with Sardinian couscous to Maine lobster with lobster-coral tagliatelle, the surf side of the menu shines. Of course, the turf is fine, too, with dishes such as classic beef daube and perfect whole roast chicken.
272 Boylston St., Boston. 617-426-7878. bistrodumidi.com
Pictured: Roasted chicken with ricotta, lemon, roasted potato, and spring onion.