From Rialto‘s perch inside the Charles Hotel overlooking Harvard Square, chef Jody Adams serves up a menu of provincial French, Italian and Spanish cuisines. The restaurant opened in 1994 and has earned a steady stream of awards and accolades ever since. Bon Appetit proclaimed that Adams’ “hearty food is like a siren’s call – irresistible”; Esquire called it “food to swoon over.” The decor here is sophisticated but welcoming. You may even glimpse a celebrity occupying the table next to you, assuming you take a moment to look up from your plate. Check out this sampling from the Fall menu.