Christmas Dining Options at Boston Restaurants

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.



in Aujourd’hui‘s

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


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

your table.

Café Fleuri


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

at Julien.

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

and reservations.


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.

Turner Fisheries


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.

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