When Greg Jacobs moved his popular Brookline Village seafood shack, The Village Fish, to Needham 2 1/2 years ago, he took a city vibe with him. Washing up on the corner of Great Plain and Dedham avenues was serendipitous. "Turns out the people who had their first dates at the Village Fish in Brookline have moved out here to raise their children," he says. Trout and swordfish, fresh from Fish Pier, sizzle till 11:30 p.m. on weekends. After a long day of hedge-clipping, make the pain go away with Sicilian littlenecks and a cold Anchor Steam at the raw bar.
> Kitchen closes at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 the rest of the week
> The Village Fish, 970 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, 781-449-0544, thevillagefish.com