A la Carte Menu

Pop over to Alcove on Lovejoy Wharf for Christmas Day dinner. Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli's New England Farm Coast-inspired spot, right down by the Garden, will be serving an a la carte menu with a few festive holiday specials (think Fettuccine with Dog Patch Farm Guanciale with optional truffles accompaniments and beef short rib with grits, cippolinis and fresh horseradish) that'll help to keep the spirit bright and the belly full.

Availability: 12:00-8:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Alcove

50 Lovejoy Wharf
Boston, MA 02114
617-248-0050

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Buffet

Head over to ArtBar at the Royal Sonesta this Christmas day for a delicious buffet. They've got warm, seasonal dishes like roasted butternut soup, spiced maple-glazed ham, and herb-roasted sirloin. It's also in the perfect location to take a Christmas day stroll along the Charles River afterwards.

Availability: 12:00-8:00pm

Price: $50 per person; $19 for children 12 and under; Free for children 3 and under

ArtBar

40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-806-4122

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Buffet Brunch & Prix Fixe Dinner

You won't find festive French fare and signature Daniel Boulud dishes under the Christmas tree, so you'll have to head to Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental. Bundle up and make for the Back Bay to enjoy a fabulous buffet brunch during the early portion of the day or, if you can wait, an elaborate three-course prix fixe dinner with goodies like foie gras terrine and pan-roasted filet mignon.

Availability: Brunch: 11:30am-3:30pm; Dinner: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: Brunch: $98 per person; Dinner: $98 per person, $150 per person with optional wine pairing

Bar Boulud

776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
617-535-8800

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Take Out for Pick Up

Let the team at Watertown’s Branch Line take care of your holiday feasting needs. They’ll pack up prime rib, roasted duck or rotisserie chicken and all sorts of tasty sides for you to pick up. They’ve even got chocolate chip cookies and brownies (which you can leave out for Santa or keep for yourself).

Availability: Pickup December 24th from 9:00am-12:00pm

Price: A la Carte

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Branch Line

321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472
617-420-1900

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Buffet Brunch & Dinner

Bring the family together at The Bristol for either brunch or dinner - there'll be bountiful buffets at both (though breakfast items will be removed at 11:30am so book early if you're in the mood for omelets and classic morning fare). You can take in lovely views of the Public Garden while you enjoy whichever meal suits your palate and your holiday plan.

Availability: Brunch: 9:00-11:30am; Dinner: 11:30am-8:00pm

Price: $110 per person

Bristol Restaurant & Bar

200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-351-2037

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A la Carte & Prix Fixe Menus

Celebrate the season over a special Christmas Day Chef’s Tasting Menu at Chopps. The Burlington eatery (which will also be open for breakfast if you've got early risers in your group), will be serving a festive, three-course prix fixe in addition to their regular a la carte menu.

Availability: Breakfast: 6:30am-11:00am; Chef’s Tasting Menu: 2:00-6:00pm

Price: A la Carte; Chef's Tasting Menu: $50 per person

Chopps American Bar & Grill

1 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803
781-221-6643

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Prix Fixe Menu

Bring your family down to Kenmore Square’s Eastern Standard for a festive prix fixe menu à la française. Get treated to modern French-American fare while you take in the classically elegant brasserie atmosphere and spend some quality time with your loved ones. And don’t worry about pleasing the little ones - they get their own special menu, too!

Availability: 1:00-8:00pm

Price: $68 per person

Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-532-9100

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A la Carte Menu

Keeping it low key for Christmas? Head for Five Horses in Davis Square where it's basically business as usual. The Somerville spot will be serving its regular dinner menu throughout the evening so you can duck out for a gathering with friends for the holiday, or pretend like it's not happening.

Availability: 5:00pm-close

Price: A la Carte

Five Horses Tavern – Somerville

400 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02155
617-764-1655

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To-Go Menu

Will the kids be racing downstairs Christmas morning for their presents, or for Joanne Chang's brown butter cinnamon rolls? Get everything you need for a holiday dinner with Flour. They'll be cooking up entrees, sides, morning treats, bread & rolls and dessert, ready for pickup just in time for the holiday.

Availability: Order in-store by December 18th or online by noon on December 20th for pick-up on on December 23rd or 24th.

Price: A la Carte

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Flour Bakery + Cafe Breadquarters

19 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
857-449-0315

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Holiday Buffet

Whether you spent the morning opening presents or simply felt like sleeping in on Christmas Day, you can enjoy a bountiful holiday buffet at Henrietta's Table. Book early, seats for this special tradition sell out super fast every year.

Availability: 12:00-8:00pm

Price: $95 per person, $47.50 for kids from 5-12 years old, free for children under 4.

Henrietta’s Table

1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-5005

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Jewish Christmas

As is their annual tradition, the folks at Mamaleh's are hosting Jewish Christmas with a menu of deli classics and Asian food specials. Pop in for dinner on either the eve or the day itself for a festive evening full of good eats.

Availability: 5:00-9:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Mamaleh’s Delicatessen

One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-958-3354

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Prix Fixe Menu

How about a mini trip to Paris for Christmas? Skip the hassle of Logan and book a table at Miel to enjoy classic brassierie fare for the holiday. The three-course prix fixe includes items like Maine lobster bisque, apricot-glazed duck breast and chocolate profiteroles.

Availability: 12:00-8:00pm

Price: $75 per person

Miel Brasserie

510 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
617-217-5151

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