Classy victorian brownstone homes are but one feature of Back Bay contributing to its reputation as one of the finest neighborhoods in the greater Boston area. This is a prime shopping destination, emphasizing smaller name brand and artisan shops. Names such as Riccardi and Goorin Bros. are no strangers to the area. Though pricey, dining options cater to eclectic tastes as well: L’Espalier is highly recommended for lovers of French cuisine; for delicious seafood, the Atlantic Fish Company should be considered a top choice. Not everything carries a hefty price tag in the Bay, however. There are also various public landmarks worth visiting, such as the Hynes Center, or the Boston Public Library (the second largest in the nation).