At easygoing Nightingale, chef/co-owner Carrie McCabe-Johnston caters to late-night appetites with a gotta-try-this array of small plates: bruschetta four ways, hearty meatballs, Thai-style spareribs, caviar-topped deviled eggs, ale-steamed mussels, lovely salads and other inventive, moderately priced dishes. Kitchen open to 1 a.m. Tue.-Sun.

2551 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-354-7060,

Slip downstairs to the limestone-lined walls of the rathskeller-like pizza bar at Burch Steak, kick off those dancing shoes and cover the table with pizza after pizza from the bar's busy wood-burning oven. Not in the mood for 'za? Indulge in lamb meatballs, roasted mussels and sausage and other rustic snacks. Kitchen open to midnight Mon.-Thu., to 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. and to 11 p.m. Sun.

1933 Colfax Av. S., Mpls., 612-843-1500,

Loud, crowded, fun-loving Chino Latino is a late-night magnet for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which is the kitchen's something-for-everyone menu of street-food-inspired fare from around the world. Kitchen open to 1 a.m. Sun.-Thu., to 2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.

2916 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-824-7878,