If you stopped by Nick & Sam’s Grill any night of the week, you’d have no idea there was a recession going on. The place is packed, especially right after work, with young professionals drinking and mingling at the bar or dining on the covered patio. It’s no surprise, really, because the restaurant serves fairly simple but well-executed dishes at price points that anyone can swallow (most entrées are less than $20). Best place to perch: by the bar or on the patio. What to wear: Ladies: cleavage and heels. Guys: button-down shirts or trendy tees with blazer. Best nights: any night of the week.