Best of Boston

2016 Best First-Date Bar/Restaurant

Night Market

First impressions are crucial, whether you’re vetting a Tinder rando or getting serious with a crush. Sexy subterranean newcomer Night Market, then, is an ideal spot for testing the waters. The menu is packed with grazeable small bites, from Sichuan-peppercorn-studded candied nuts to izakaya-style skewers. Find liquid courage with a slushy sake cocktail (or two).

75 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 857-285-6948,