Flank restaurant in Boston
Courtesy of Brian Samuels Photography



Are you familiar with the gastronomical wonder known as the beefsteak meal? If not, head to Flank to acquaint yourself. The banquet-style dinners, once a 19th century-celebration staple, are back, and this new Waltham spot does it right: three or four family-style courses of sliced steak and accompaniments that you’re encouraged to eat with your fingers. Yep, your fingers. And to add to the restaurant's gruff tone, there's even a cigar garden where you can finish off your hearty dinner with an after-meal smoke.