Best of Boston

2010 Best Late-Night Dining

Franklin Cafe

The ideal late-night eatery has two virtues: a killer scene and rich, indulgent fare that satisfies post-midnight cravings. Come 1 a.m. at Franklin Café, you’ll find a mix of after-work chefs, neighborhood night owls, and late-night revelers that makes the place feel like an afterparty. You’ll also find food favorites like seared gnocchi, steak frites, and pan-roasted chicken, served until 1:30 (the bar stays open until 2).

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