Best of Boston

2006 Best Late-Night Dining

Franklin Cafe

Sure, there’s what seems like an interminable wait for one of the nine tables. But that’s only because all the hipsters who got here before you want to savor every bite of their fashionably late dinners of adobo-rubbed pork and grilled garlic calamari. Our advice: Ask for a blood orange martini and be patient. You’ll be very well rewarded.

278 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-350-0010,