Since opening in Newton's Hotel Indigo two years ago, Bokx 109, a Vegas-style steakhouse, has ranked high on the hot list. How hot? On one recent night, a jazz group was performing in the bar and out on the enormous roof deck a fashionable crowd was sipping basil lime gimlets. A dish called Decon III, which is prime rib three ways, is best consumed under a cabana by the pool. You'll want to get acquainted with chef Evan Percoco's talents before he bolts for someplace fashionable in the big city.
> Kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 the rest of the week
> Bokx 109, 399 Grove Street, Newton, 617-454-3399, bokx109.com