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If you are looking for excellent, sophisticated food past 9 p.m. head to Brine in Newburyport. Nancy Batista-Caswell’s innovative restaurant produces steaks, crudo, and, of course, oysters, to perfection until 11:45 p.m., on weekends.
25 State St., Newburyport, 978-358-8479, brineoyster.com
Howling Wolf Taqueria
On Fridays and Saturdays this Mexican restaurant serves its late-night menu of killer quesadillas and bean burritos until 12 a.m.; they offer a tasty midnight snack.
76 Lafayette St., Salem, 978-744-9653, howlingwolftaqueria.com