Soall Bistro, MarbleheadStandout Qualities: Many recipes come from the two owners’ mothers, including the classic pho, which simmers overnight.
What’s Unique: A thoughtful wine list prepared by a top Boston-area sommelier.
Insider Tip: Soall Bistro owners Sa Nguyen and Mia Lunt occasionally offer Vietnamese cooking classes. Check Facebook for details.
10 Bessom St., Unit 9, Marblehead, 781-990-1233, soallbistro.com
Sugarcane, PeabodyInsider Tip: The staff and space graciously accommodate big groups.
106 Main St., Peabody, 978-532-7800, sugarcanepeabody.com