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Whale Watching: 15 Places to Spot Big Spenders

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The star athlete. The expense-account businesswoman. The politician, the movie star, the kid who invented some internet thing. They all have one thing in common: cash money. And so, in honor of Whale Week, here's a mapped guide to where they like to drop the big bucks on luxurious food and drink here in town. Feel like rubbing elbows with the haves? Head to one of these fifteen venues, mapped out for your whale watching pleasure below. Was your favorite spot to see those who want to be seen not listed? Weigh in via the comments, or drop suggestions and personal tales of excessive to the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Noir

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1 Bennett St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-8010
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2. Craigie on Main

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853 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-5511
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3. Clio and Uni

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370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-7200
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4. L'Espalier

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774 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-3023
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5. Mistral

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223 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 867-9300
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6. Smith & Wollensky (Back Bay)

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101 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-1112
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It's a known fact that whales are naturally drawn towards steakhouses located in castles.

7. The Bristol Lounge

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200 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-4400
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8. Market

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100 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 310-6790
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The only Jean-Georges venue in town is bound to draw big wallets, and the fact that it's in the swank W Hotel doesn't hurt, either.

9. Artisan Bistro

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(617) 574-7176
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The name helps Ritz guests feel like they're earning some cred by eating in a barn, but without having to sacrifice luxuries like grilled oysters and lobster tacos. At least they don't have to pronounce "Aujourd’hui" anymore.

10. The Reserve

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250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900
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Believe it or not, some hotels don't have champagne lounges in the lobby. The Langham isn't one of them.

11. O Ya

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9 East St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 654-9900
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12. Menton

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354 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 737-0099
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13. Empire Restaurant & Lounge

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1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 295-0001
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14. Del Frisco's

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250 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 951-1368
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15. Legal Harborside

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270 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 447-2900
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1. Noir

1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
[Photo: Official Site]
1 Bennett St
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. Craigie on Main

853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139
[Photo: Cal Bingham]
853 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139

3. Clio and Uni

370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
[Photo: Facebook]
370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

4. L'Espalier

774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116
[Photo: Cal Bingham]
774 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

5. Mistral

223 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116
[Photo: Cal Bingham]
223 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

6. Smith & Wollensky (Back Bay)

101 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116

It's a known fact that whales are naturally drawn towards steakhouses located in castles.

101 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116

7. The Bristol Lounge

200 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
[Photo:Facebook]
200 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

8. Market

100 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

The only Jean-Georges venue in town is bound to draw big wallets, and the fact that it's in the swank W Hotel doesn't hurt, either.

100 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116

9. Artisan Bistro

Boston, MA

The name helps Ritz guests feel like they're earning some cred by eating in a barn, but without having to sacrifice luxuries like grilled oysters and lobster tacos. At least they don't have to pronounce "Aujourd’hui" anymore.

10. The Reserve

250 Franklin St., Boston, MA 02110

Believe it or not, some hotels don't have champagne lounges in the lobby. The Langham isn't one of them.

250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110

11. O Ya

9 East St, Boston, MA 02111
[Photo: Cal Bingham]
9 East St
Boston, MA 02111

12. Menton

354 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
[Photo: Official Site]
354 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

13. Empire Restaurant & Lounge

1 Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210
[Photo: Cal Bingham]
1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210

14. Del Frisco's

250 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210
[Photo: Official Site]
250 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210

15. Legal Harborside

270 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210
[Photo: Official Site]
270 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210

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