Friday, January 30, 2015

Nixed Drinks

Nix's Mate debuts in the Financial District

Spring isn't just the start of baseball season.

It's also mating season.

Whether you're looking for a one-night mate, summer soulmate or just want to grab a drink with your first mate or a client, Nix's Mate is here to simplify your life.

Located inside the Financial District Hilton, it's the perfect venue to mix business with pleasure, blending a sexy lounge with upscale American cuisine.

As you might expect, comfort is top priority, highlighted by the soft-lit lounge with rows of oversized couches and a spacious 22-seat bar that attracts a vibrant afterwork scene.

Order up the Moscow Mule (Russian vodka, mint, lime, and ginger beer), or any of 8 beers on tap, from Harpoon to Seadog Brewing Co.

And forget the heat-lamp hotel buffet: Nix's has a robust breakfast, lunch and dinner menu emphasizing classic New England fare like the roasted Gloucester cod and Maine lobster caramel with warm Vermont cheddar.

No matter what kind of deal you seek, Nix is the mate you'll need to seal it.

Nix's Mate
89 Broad St. (Custom House St.), Financial District
(617) 348-1234

Price: 3 (out of 4) Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Subway: Orange Line to State
Scene: Financial District business crowd drinking and socializing by the bar.
Best bets: Surf 'n Turf; lamb chops tonnato; white clam flatbread
Hot seat: Corner bar seat by the front entrance.
Good wood: The maple and dark walnut wood on the floors and ceiling give the space a warm, inviting feel.
Nearby: Mr. Dooley's; Sakurabana Japanese; Umbria

The Rundown's restaurant reviews are based on anonymous visits by reporters, not press releases.

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