At Lenox Sophia, chef and owner, Shi Mei brings an intimate—like, incredibly intimate—dining experience to Southie with New American cuisine that’s both elevated and accessible. With previous stints at spots like Bouchon and the French Laundry in California, and local restaurants such as Asta and Mida, Mei’s talent shines brightly here through a five-course, prix fixe menu. Settle in for a meal that feels more like a dinner party and enjoy incredible dishes like Sweet Pea Custard, Rohan Duck Leg Confit, and Agnolotti with Ricotta and Preserved Meyer Lemon. All menus are also available in vegetarian form. And no one can resist a BYOB opportunity, especially when it’s one of the very few in the city.