The holidays are practically upon on us and whether you’re looking to start
a new holiday tradition or just a way to get out of doing the dishes, some of
the Boston-area’s best restaurants are happy to accommodate with special Christmas
Day menus and hours.
plush dining room,overlooking the peaceful Public Garden, this Christmas Day.
Chef de cuisine Jerome
Legras and pastry chef Tim
Fonseca have put together a buffet that will please all palates. Available
from 11:00am until 8:00pm, the buffet costs $80 per adult and $40 per child.
Call Aujourd’hui at 617.351.2037 for reservations and more information.
at the Seaport Hotel welcomes guests to join them for a tempting Christmas brunch
on Sunday, December 25th. For those in the mood for breakfast fare, chef John
Merrill‘s menu has poached eggs over griddled seafood cakes with chive hollandaise;
and cinnamon and sugar-glazed brioche French toast with bananas Foster. Guests
who are craving something savory can opt for stuffed veal loin with caramelized
shallot ragout over Great Hill blue cheese custard; or cider glazed breast of
goose, with heirloom apple and onion confit, braised greens and a vanilla bean
game reduction. There’ll also be a dessert buffet and a kid’s menu available
for the little ones. Aura is accepting reservations for one seating from 12:00-12:30pm.
The brunch costs $42 for adults and $17 for children 12 and under. Call Aura
at 617.385.4300 to make your reservations.
Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston will be open from 11:00am until
10:00pm on Christmas Day. Make reservation for a three-course prix fixe menu
from chef David
Blessing and pastry chef Tim
Fonseca. The prix fixe costs $58 per adult and $29 per child (not including
tax, gratuity and beverages). Call the Bristol Lounge at 617.351.2053 to save
Christmas Day, Café
Fleuri at the Langham Hotel welcome guests from 10:30am until 4:00pm for
a celebratory holiday brunch from chef John
Lambiase. A jazz trio, Victorian Carolers and Santa will all be on hand
to keep the mood festive. The brunch, which includes all sorts of deliciousness
from buffet stations like the Winter Market Salad Station, the Cheese and Charcuterie
Station, the Chrismas Table and the Kids Corner, costs $54 per person for adults,
$25 for children 12 and under and is free for children 4 and under.
Kenny and Mark
Sapienza invite guests to join them at the Langham Hotel for Christmas Dinner
Sapienza and his team will be creating a memorable four-course dinner that will
be available from 12:30-8:00 pm. Warm up with New England lobster bisquewith
Calvados and chanterelles. Enjoy allspice crusted duck breast with honey glazed
turnips, chestnuts and port or shallot basted filet mignon of beef with pommes
Pont Neuf and asaragus Maltaise. Save room for desserts from pastry chef John
Quinn who’ll be offering up port-poached pears with sugared brioche crust, stuffed
with ricotta and served with candied orange mascarpone sorbet. Dinner costs
$79 per person for adults and $35 for children 12 and under and is free for
children 4 and under. Call Julien at 617.451.1900 for more menu information
Spend Christmas Eve at Meritage
at the Boston Harbor Hotel and you’ll be treated to a five-course prix fixe
menu from chef Daniel
Bruce. The menu is available from 5:00-10:00pm and costs $95 per person.
There is also a special three-course menu available for children at $37.50.
Call 617.439.3995 for menu information and to make reservations.
Christmas Day chef Christoph
Leu rolls out a four-course menu at Turner
Fisheries. The menu starts off with Turner’s award-winning clam chowder
followed by courses like blue lump crab cake on lemon fennel puree; slow roasted
prime rib of beef with caramelized garlic rosemary jus, horseradish-spiked tomato
mash and watercress salad; and warm baci cake with cherry brandy sauce and egg
nog ice cream. The menu, which will be available from 11:30am until 8:00pm,
costs $60 per adult and $29 for children 12 and under.