Best of Boston

2005 Best Romantic Restaurant, South

Bia Bistro

Bia is a labor of love for owners Tristen and Brian Houlihan—and a setting for love for the rest of us. The food hits plenty of amour-inspiring notes with time-honored Mediterranean dishes such as mussels in saffron cream, bouillabaisse, and velvety tart Tatin. But it’s the service—carefully timed and discreet—that ultimately sets the stage for an enchanting evening.

35 S. Main St., Cohasset, 781-383-0464,