Jones Bistro

This Maple Leaf pub serves happy hour for both parents and kids.

Maple Leaf isn't a nightlife destination. It's a comfy, quiet end to a day in the congested city. And the Jones Bistro's "fine food without fine dining" ethos fits right in, especially at happy hour. From 4 to 6 p.m. daily, Mom and Dad can enjoy a light meal of cool, sweet gazpacho with bay shrimp ($5); soul-warming risotto seasonally enhanced with lobster mushrooms ($6); or a grilled blue cheese sandwich ($5) while the kiddies munch on $4 chicken strips or Queso Crispas,baked tortilla wedges with various toppings and cheese. Nine-to-fivers can leave ties and heels at the door (well, not literally) to unwind with a $3 pint of Deschutes Twilight Ale, Maritime Nightwatch Ale, or Bridgeport IPA, or a $4 glass of house wine: Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc or Domaine de Gournier Merlot. The Jones combines the body of a pub (high-backed benches, cozy dark hues) with the brains of a gourmet restaurant. And the calm of its spacious interior will make this your happiest hour. EMILY PAGE

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