Christmas Eve 2008 at Boston’s Best Restaurants

On the night before Christmas, all throughout town, Boston’s best chefs will be hunkering down…to prepare for their guests tasty holiday bites, and ensure that everyone has a magical night…see what you’re favorite restaurants have planned for the holiday Clink, Clio, dante, Davio’s, Eastern Standard, The Fireplace, Grotto, La Voile, Lumiere, Marliave, Meritage, The Metropolitan Club, Pesce Blue, Sandrine’s, Sel de la Terre, Top of the Hub, Turner Fisheries, UpStairs on the Square.


Chef Joseph Margate and the crew at Clink and The Liberty Hotel invite you and yours to spend Christmas Eve with them this year. They’ll be serving a special a la carte menu from 5:00-11:00pm. Call 617-224-4004 to make your holiday reservation.
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Chef Ken Oringer and the staff at Clio invite you to spend your holiday with them come December 24th. They will be offering their guests their regular a la carte menu of Clio favorites along with some special seasonal, holiday-inspired dishes. Dinner will be served from 5:30-9:00pm and you can get reservations by calling 617.536.7200.


Spend your night before Christmas at dante where chef Dante de Magistris welcomes guests to partake of some traditional American and Italian dishes handed down to him by his Nonna. Diners will have a choice of dishes in each of the four courses as well as wine specials and seasonal cocktails. Dinner will be served from 4:00-9:00pm and costs $75 per person. Call 617.497.4200 to make your reservation.
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Christmas Eve diners at Davio’s are in for a treat – co-executive chefs Eric Swartz and Stephen Brown are putting the finishing touches on their Feast of the Seven Fishes menu. In just four courses, the twosome fit seven forms of seafood – scallops, lobster, cod, crab and calamari, for starters. Reserve a spot to enjoy this Italian tradition. Dinner costs $65 per person and you can reserve you seat easily enough, just call 617.357.4810.
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Eastern Standard
The folks at Eastern Standard want you to spend at least some part of your Christmas Eve with them this year so they are making themselves available.  They will be open to serve breakfast and lunch with regular hours in addition to serving dinner until 10pm. Chef Marco Suarez will be serving his regular menu of delicious goodies in addition to some special holiday dishes, wine and cocktail specials. Call 617.532.9100 to make a reservation.

The Fireplace
Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of The Fireplace this Christmas Eve where chef Jim Solomon will be offering a special holiday menu for both lunch and dinner. They’ll be open from 11:00am until 10:00pm so book a table any time – see if you can get one by the fire – to enjoy an a la carte menu of seasonal holiday favorites. Call 617.975.1900 for reservations.
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Channel your inner Italian by attending Grotto’s special Christmas Eve four-course meal inspired by the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. Chef Scott Herritt will be offering this delicious meal for $65, taking full advantage of the multitude of seafood available in Boston. If seafood is not your thing, Herritt has also culled some signature dishes to create an alternate prix fixe for $60 per person. Both menus are available starting at 5:00pm. Reservations are required – call 617.227.3434.
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La Voile
Go for full French immersion this Christmas Eve. The team at La Voile, led by chef Christophe Santos and sous chef Raphael Lambert will be serving a four-course menu that’ll transport you straight from Newbury Street to the South of France with dishes like house-smoked salmon with blinis and a light dill cream; and scallops in champagne sabayon. Dinner, which wraps up with a traditional buche de Noel, costs $65 per person. Call La Voile at 617.587.4200 for reservations and more information.
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Do something a little different this Christmas Eve – head to West Newton for dinner at Lumière. Chef-owner Michael Leviton, a Newton native, pays homage to a Jewish Christmas tradition from his childhood, serving a menu inspired by the Chinese takeout that his family ordered every December 24th. Dinner, which will be served from 5:30 to 9:00pm, will also be available a la carte. Call 617.244.9199 to reserve your table.
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The Marliave
On Christmas Eve this year, both the Upstairs and Downstairs dining rooms at the Marliave will be ready for guests. Chef Scott Herritt will be serving the regular menus until 10:00pm as well as offering their special white truffle menu, availability permitting. So whether you want to have a casual but delightful dinner downstairs, or a more formal affair upstairs, the Marliave has a table with your name on it – or, they will…if you call 617.422.0004 for reservations.

‘Tis the season to treat yourself to delicious, artfully prepared food, which is precisely what you’ll get if you spend your Christmas Eve at Meritage. Chef Daniel Bruce will be preparing a spectacular five-course prix fixe meal designed to pair perfectly with a selection of delicious wines. Dinner, which will be served from 5:00-10:00pm, is $115 per person (or $145 per person with wine pairings). Little ones can eat for $50 and the really little ones (those under 3) are free. Call 617.439.3995 to make your reservation.

The Metropolitan Club
Searching for some Christmas cheer? Look no further than The Metropolitan Club where, chef Todd Winer will be serving up some scrumptious holiday special for , this Christmas Eve dinner. Winer goes super traditional with specials like standing prime rib roast with Yorkshire pudding and horseradish potato gratin. He also goes super decadent with indulgent desserts like triple chocolate trifle. Call 617.731.0600 to reserve a table.


Pesce Blue
Chef James Walter puts on a full, fish-laden spread this Christmas Eve at Pesce Blue in Portsmouth, where he celebrates the holiday with a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner. Book your table between 5:00 and 8:00pm to enjoy four delicious courses for just $55 per person. Walter will also be serving the regular menu if you’re not feeling fishy. Call Pesce Blue at 603.430.7766 – and soon, since the dinner is well on its way to selling out.

Spend this Christmas Eve enjoying a delicious feast with an Alsatian twist. Chef Raymond Ost prepares both a special three-course prix fixe meal for $55 per person and a holiday themed a la carte menu. Whatever your preference, you’re sure to have a joyous and delicious holiday at Sandrine’s. Dinner will be served from 5:00-9:00pm and reservations can be made by calling 617.497.5300.
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Sel de la Terre Long Wharf
Chef Geoff Gardner and the staff at Sel de la Terre’s State Street location know just what everyone wants for Christmas – a delicious, affordable, stress-free way to spend Christmas Eve. Always accommodating, he has kindly put together a five-course menu, available from 4:00-10:00pm on Wednesday, December 24th.  the five course prix fixe for only $45.  The meal will be served from 4-10pm.  Be sure to call 617 720 1300 soon to ensure you get to take part in this steal of a holiday meal.
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Top of the Hub
Santa doesn’t have to be the only one with the bird’s eye view – spend your Christmas Eve feasting your eyes on the fantastic views of Boston available at Top of the Hub. So your taste buds won’t feel left out of the loop, chef Marc Porcaro will be preparing a fabulous three course prix fixe holiday meal. Dinner, which costs $75 per person ($35 for the little ones under 12), will be served from 5:00-10:00pm. Call 617.536.1775 for reservations.
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Turner Fisheries
Join chef Chris Masco and the rest of the folks at Turner Fisheries for a Feast of the Seven Fishes-inspired menu. Paying tribute to the Italian Christmas Eve tradition, chef Masco will be serving his happy diners a four-course meal bursting with the bounty of the sea. Dinner, which costs $55, excluding tax and gratuity will be served from 5:00-9:00pm. Make your reservation by calling 617.424.7425.
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UpStairs on the Square
Have yourself a merry little Christmas Eve meal with the jolly folks at UpStairs on the Square. Chef Stephen Brand will be preparing a delicious four-course prix fixe meal with all the trimmings. Dinner, which costs $85 per person (half price for those under 12), will be served from 5:00 to 8:30pm in both dining rooms. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday evening so call 617.864.1933 to make your reservation soon.
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