Best of Boston

Best Late-Night Dining

2014 Best Late-Night Dining

Tavern Road

Once a certain hour hits, most restaurants make the switch from carefully designed entrées to standard-issue flatbread pizzas. Not so at Tavern Road, where Louis [...] read more»
2012 Best Late-Night Dining


When this newly revamped sushi hot spot introduced a weekend-only, late-night menu, we put it into our regular post-party rotation. With its umami-packed ramen topped [...] read more»
2011 Best Late-Night Dining

Eastern Standard

Every evening, somewhere around midnight, a magical—if vaguely treacherous—moment occurs in Boston. High up onto the back bar of one of the city's most beloved [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2009 Best Late-Night Dining


Its serendipitous location—just a bulkie roll's throw from where drunk-grub mecca Buzzy's Roast Beef once stood—is one reason why Scampo gets our late-night bucks. More [...] read more»
2008 Best Late-Night Dining, North

Franklin Cape Ann

Ferreting out a well-made cocktail and inventive cuisine—minus the pretense—can be a tall order anywhere. Find them in a North Shore beach town at 11 [...] read more»
2008 Best Late-Night Dining


Three years after its feverishly hyped opening, the South End's Stella draws a dinner crowd that's more Newton-Wellesley than bright-young-thing. After those diners have retreated [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2005 Best Late-Night Dining

Temple Bar

When we want to pray to the god of late-night dining ("Please let it be open!"), this is the temple where we come to worship. [...] read more»