When the shows let out at Arlington's Regent Theatre, dining options abound. But there's only one place to rendezvous over deconstructed banana splits. Tryst's pastry chef, Anne Moynihan, keeps the bistro bumping with homemade Nutella gelato, guava sorbet, and other creative indulgences. The candlelit bar is the perfect place for either a hot date or for catching up with old friends. You can linger over pork sirloin and pan-seared halibut.
> Kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 Monday through Thursday, 9 Sunday
> Tryst, 689 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, 781-641-2227, trystrestaurant.com