Best of Boston

2018 Best Date-Night Spot

Café du Pays

The lights are dim, the wallpaper is flowery, and the Crémant de Loire is perfectly chilled. But the real romance in this new-to-the-scene Québécois spot is on the plate. Dinner doesn’t get more swoony than just-baked sourdough slicked with foie butter, thick cuts of halibut lapped in decadent beurre blanc, and crème brûlée taken to the next level with the region’s finest maple. Even the poutine, doused in an obscenely rich chicken-skin-thickened gravy, is as dreamy as can be.

233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Cambridge, 617-314-7297,