Best of Boston

2003 BEST Bistro, South

Square Cafe

What may be the South Shore’s most fetching dining room (white tablecloths, cherry hardwood floors, plaid banquettes, soothing antique prints) now sports an equally alluring menu. Chef Andrea Schnell, an alumna of Duxbury’s Windsor House, whips up newfangled, delectable New England favorites. The sweet, juicy tuna with chile vinaigrette alone is worth a visit. All’s not perfect: The service here still needs work, and on some busy nights delivery can be slow. But between the convivial atmosphere and the pretty room, there’s no better place to kill those extra minutes.

150 North St. Hingham 781-740-4060 thesquarecafe.com/