pollystyrene often finds herself picking people up at the airport after normal dinner hours, so she's on the lookout for new places to go for a late-night meal and cocktails. She recommends Gaslight and Eastern Standard, which both offer menus for night owls until 1:30 a.m., but Boston hounds have chimed in with other ideas, too.
LeoLioness and MC Slim JB like Franklin Cafe in the South End, as well as Franklin Southie—both restaurants serve until 2 a.m., though parking might be easier at the South Boston location. whs likes the deep-fried Cornish hen special at Citizen Public House, where the dinner menu is available until 1 a.m. robwat36 seconds the suggestion of Citizen Public House, and also points out that the Abbey in Brookline offers a full dinner menu until 1:30 a.m. "I'm impressed that there's a critical mass of people ordering bison bolognese at 1 a.m. on a Tuesday in Washington Square to support this, but I guess the place is really small," says robwat36.
MC Slim JB has several suggestions, which he has compiled in a list sorted by closing time. There are several Chinatown options (many Chowhound board favorites are open until at least 1 a.m., if not later), and even a few 24-hour establishments. Be sure to check out the full thread, linked below, for more ideas.
Gaslight Brasserie du Coin [South End]
560 Harrison Avenue, Boston
Eastern Standard [Kenmore Square]
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Franklin Cafe [South End]
278 Shawmut Avenue, Boston
Franklin Southie [South Boston]
152 Dorchester Avenue, Boston
Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar [Fenway]
1310 Boylston Street, Boston
The Abbey [Brookline]
1657 Beacon Street, Brookline