|Venue name:||Franklin Café|
278 Shawmut Avenue
at Hanson Street
|Opening hours:||Open 5pm-2am daily.|
|Transport:||Back Bay or NE Medical Center T .|
|Price:||Main courses $9-$19.|
The small but perfectly formed Franklin is a neighborhood hangout for the whole city. What's it got that your average corner joint doesn't? The culinary talents - and the constant commitment to honing them - that you'd expect from dining destinations charging twice the price. Tiny, dark and pretty much packed from happy hour onwards, it requires patience from its patrons but eventually rewards them with quality cocktails and foodie delights such as soy-marinated chicken livers or scallop and artichoke casserole.