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A late spot with Hollywood cred and a secret special

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idden in a cool warren of old industrial buildings on the fringes of the South End is a little bit of France—and Hollywood. Gaslight Brasserie du Coin is a mosaic of marble, tile, mirrors, woods, café and communal tables, and high ceilings fringed with rows of wine bottles that will transport you to the Left Bank. It may look familiar from the not-so-terrible Tom Cruise movie Knight and Day (assuming you go to Tom Cruise movies any more) and the hilarious Mark Wahlberg vehicle Ted. But the real secret is the late-night menu, served till midnight and at the bar, which features a killer burger. The servers have even been known to cheat and get you one on the early side, if there’s not too big of a crowd. Even if they don’t, it’s worth the wait. Just eat late. Like the French. Oh, yeah, and the fries are spectacular. There’s a nice brunch (de rigueur in the South End), and al-fresco seating in warm weather. Shelbourne

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Knight and Day, which was originally slated to be titled Wichita, was also filmed at the Worcester Regional Airport, Jacob Wirth, the Boston Public Library, and the Boston Fire Museum. It co-starred Cameron Diaz.

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