Downtown: Legal Crossing
People-watchers will love the front-row seat afforded at this decidedly upscale concept from the Legal Sea Foods chain (also dubbed LX), housed on the ground floor of the luxury Millennium Place residences. It boasts a sidewalk patio — pretty rare for Downtown Crossing — in view of local theaters with their glittering marquees.
Must-Order: Inspired by the proximity to nearby Chinatown, LX added some Pan-Asian inflections on the menu. Check out the Korean Rice Bowl of pickled veggies, shiitake, wakame, jasmine rice and egg yolk that can be topped with shrimp ($16), tuna sashimi ($16) or organic tofu ($13).
Insider Tip: Take note, late-night noshers. LX recently introduced an "off the menu" Lobster Burger available by request only during late-night hours at the bar. Quantities are limited nightly — once they're out, they're out — but if you can snag one, you'll find a big patty of lobster meat topped with tempura avocado and wasabi mayo.
558 Washington St.; 617-692-8888