With one of the city's best patios, Against the Grain overlooks the water and is steps away from Cherry Beach, a sandy oasis where locals go to sunbathe without leaving downtown's core. The menu capitalizes on this relaxed, beachy vibe by focusing on shared plates, which makes for groups of friends. Dishes such as chicken wings and lobster tacos offer comforting classics while the pan-seared cornish hen with corn, grape tomato, and edamame succotash veers off toward the
adventurous. Validate your parking if you park underground.