- The Scene
This L-shaped room in the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel affords an easy view of the stage from most angles, and the club's body count is usually kept at a manageable level, which makes it the perfect place for a date or a quiet evening of music with your sweetie. The adjacent Grille and Lounge is a dark, pretty room that makes the most of a view of Storrow and Memorial Drives and the sunset-drenched Charles River. Service is excellent and attentive.
Scullers is one of the more comfortable music spots in Boston, with a balanced mix of young lions and respected jazz elders. The menu hits a few high notes of its own: Grilled tenderloin comes on a mound of creamy mashed potatoes, and the grilled salmon is nearly undone by a nicely conceived but overly sweet accompaniment of fruit. Generous salads are best ordered with dressing on the side to forestall a thorough drenching.