Best of Boston

2005 Best Late-Night Dining

Temple Bar

When we want to pray to the god of late-night dining (“Please let it be open!”), this is the temple where we come to worship. It offers sandwiches, pizza, and sophisticated small plates—wasabi-laden tuna tartare, spicy crab cakes—to satisfy all types of cravings until 12:30 a.m. And don’t forget the cocktails: A frothy espresso martini is guaranteed rocket fuel to propel you further into the wee hours of the morning.

1688 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-5055,