Best of Boston

1998 Best After-Theater Dining

Brasserie Jo

Okay, it’s not in the theater district, but it’s hopping till the wee hours. With a jovial ambiance and serious Alsatian cuisine, this is the place to head for a bite when most other kitchens are cleaning their pots. Drop in until 1 a.m. and take the edge off with a bowl of sturdy onion soup or a plate of choucroute. Check out the selection of great beers and good wines if you want to stretch out the night, or order a cappuccino or an espresso to sharpen up for the road.

Colonadde Hotel, 120 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-425-3240,