Best of Boston

2004 Best Romantic Restaurant, West

Le Soir Bistro

This elegant boîte radiates such warm, intimate energy that if you’re not in love by the time you’ve chosen an appetizer (lobster and fennel profiteroles, perhaps?), you’ll surely swoon when the server brings the entrée. By dessert (the lusciously generous fruit cobbler), there had better be a diamond ring. The attentive, informed service and Le Soir’s Solid wine list—half France, half California—help keep the romance flowing all night long.

51 Lincoln St., Newton, 617-965-3100,