- The Scene
The Back Bay's top bowling alley's in-house restaurant and lounge, Kings Restaurant caters to crowds of young professionals, many of them anxiously clutching the alley's pagers while waiting for a lane. To pass the time, young couples lean on the long bar's leather armrests while sipping trendy cocktails like red apple martinis. The dining area's dim lighting, votive candles and hip soundtrack yield an ideal environment for a casually romantic meal. Pleasant, youthful servers are always quick to offer another drink.
The menu, a tantalizing assortment of creative comfort food, makes this one of the Back Bay's better options for late-night eats. Sesame-ginger wings and fried potato rings with bacon and bleu cheese are both typical of the fun, social starters available. Entrees include marinated steak tips and homestyle meatloaf, and pizzas and burgers are offered as well. Homemade bon bons and Guinness floats round out the offerings.