Diamond in the Rough

A French-inspired supper club with sparkling cocktails

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idden on a small side street around the corner from the jeweler’s district is a different kind of gem. From the same partnership that brought you Red Lantern, Gem is a restaurant and lounge inspired by Jacques Garcia’s Hotel Costes in Paris. Designer Joao Stefanon has Gem resembling a European supper club and its signature cocktail list also follows the jewelry theme. Enjoy the rose quartz with Grey Goose le Citron or the Bacardi coconut cat’s eye while you munch on its own Province burger or the house fries with truffle butter. Shelbourne

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Boston’s Financial District once included Newspaper Row, which lined Washington Street from Milk Street to State Street, at a time when the city had four semiweekly, six Sunday, 75 monthly, five bimonthly, and five quarterly newspapers, among them the Boston Post, Globe, Transcript, Herald, Traveler, Journal, Evening Record, American, Daily Advertiser, Courier, Sunday Budget, and Saturday Evening Gazette.

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