Open late (bar only)
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75 Chestnut Restaurant Review: A clubby restaurant set in tony Beacon Hill, 75 Chestnut has built a following among both blue bloods and regular Joes. Nightly, regulars line the bar and fill a comfortable dining room that's all about smart style with caramel leather booths and an amber glow. The menu's comfortable, too, falling somewhere between bar-and-grill and steakhouse, with burgers and sandwiches for dinner alongside porterhouse pork chops and tender, center-cut filet mignon. Start with a Stormy Northeast cocktail paired with a cup of five-alarm chili served with roasted polenta wedges. Rather than taste-bud-boggling creativity, you'll find basics strewn with nice little touches: 75 crab cakes come with a scallion and cucumber salad, while the juicy tenderloin is topped with an apple brandy cream sauce. Save room for the trio of crème brûlées or the rich chocolate trilogy. In keeping with the cuisine, the mostly American wine list is small and moderately priced, save for a somewhat incongruous selection of private reserve reds. Still, you ask, why traipse to Beacon Hill to find the kind of fare you can find anywhere? Well, newcomers are shown the same friendliness the regulars enjoy; indeed, it's the hallmark of this well-run operation. Weekend brunch eases the pain of a late night at the yacht club.