Best of Boston

2007 Best Late-Night Dining

Sel de la Terre

At Sel de la Terre, eating after 10 p.m. doesn’t equal tired hamburgers and stale coffee. The late-night sustenance it offers comes with a gourmet touch: Chicken fingers are served with honey-mustard aioli, Vermont cheddar is melted over brioche, and juicy steak tips are marinated in a red wine reduction. The bar’s soft lighting and leather banquettes make it tempting to stay until the wee hours (or at least until closing time at 12:30 a.m.).

255 State St., Boston, 617-720-1300,