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Milton's Abby Park can be your go-to for modern American cuisine on Christmas Eve. They're open until 6:00pm, giving you plenty of time to lunch & linger (or have an early supper) before Santa comes.

Availability: aa:30am-6:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Abby Park

550 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
617-696-8700

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Celebrate the holiday at one of South Shore's top steakhouses. Take your pick of entrées from their meaty menu and leave satiated — ready to head home, slip into bed and dream of sugar plums dancing around in your head.

Availability: 5:00-9:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Alba Restaurant

1486 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02186
617-376-2522

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Alcove, the brand spanking new restaurant from Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli will be open on Christmas Eve serving its New England farm coast-inspired menu at both lunch and dinner. Book a table at the Lovejoy Wharf spot to have a cozy and delicious night before Christmas.

Availability: Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: 5:00pm-12:00am

Price: A la Carte

Alcove

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

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A la Carte Lunch

If your Christmas Eve dinner plans include feasting at home, then make sure to head out to Amelia's Trattoria for lunch before settling in for the evening. Chef-owner Delio Susi's Kendall Square spot will be cooking up a la carte Italian eats between 11:00am and 5:00pm.

Availability: 11:00am and 5:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Amelia’s Trattoria

111 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-868-7600

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Area Four will be open for lunch on Christmas Eve. Head over to this casual joint (well-known for their pizza hybrid of New Haven and Neopolitan), and fill up before you get some last minute Christmas shopping done.

Availability: 11:30am-3:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Area Four Cambridge

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-758-4444

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Prix Fixe

Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner at Artistry on the Green in historic Lexington. Executive Chef Stacy Cogswell has designed a three-course prix fixe menu with seasonal stars like squash, chestnut, pomegranate, and molasses. There's a special menu for the little ones so they'll be well fed before they head for bed.

Price: $80 per person; $25 per child 12 and under

Artistry on the Green

2027 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
781-301-6655

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Get your fill of Italian fare — pizza, pasta, antipasti and everything in between — at Babbo on the night before Christmas. They'll be slinging Neapolitan-style pies from the wood-burning brick oven up until 8:00pm at the Seaport spot. Don't forget to order a few flavors of gelati for dessert.

Availability: 11:30am-8:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Babbo Enoteca e Pizzeria

11 Fan Pier Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
617-421-4466

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Before you settle in for Christmas Eve, have your fill of classic French fare at Bar Boulud. The team at the Back Bay restaurant (within the Mandarin Oriental) is putting together a three-course menu that'll satisfy your every special occasion craving with dishes like decadent foie gras terrine and traditional bouche de noel.

Availability: 5:30-10:00pm

Price: $95 per person

Bar Boulud

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

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A la Carte Brunch & Prix Fixe Dinner

Christmas Eve affords two chances to have your fill of French fare at Bistro du Midi. You can get your family and friends together over a la carte brunch in the afternoon or enjoy a joyeux noel over a three-course dinner menu. Chef Robert Sisca is also offering a special game menu for guests who are up for a six-course tasting menu featuring meats like venison, boar and elk.

Availability: Brunch: 11:00am-2.30pm; Dinner: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: Brunch: A la Carte; Dinner: $95 per person for three-course prix fixe: $150 for game menu, $225 with wines

Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-7878

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A la Carte Brunch

Drop by Bostonia Public House on Christmas Eve. The Financial District spot is open for brunch, serving their a la carte menu and their legendary build-your-own bloody mary bar. There'll be live music if you want to linger and listen to some tunes though the restaurant is right by Faneuil Hall if you still have a gift or two to get.

Availability: 10:00am-3:00pm "

Price: A la Carte

Bostonia Public House

131 State Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-948-9800

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Buffet Brunch & Prix Fixe Dinner

The Bristol is serving both brunch and dinner on Christmas Eve so you can enjoy choose between a bountiful buffet or a family-style three-course prix fixe dinner menu. Whichever option you choose, everyone - friends, family, fellow diners of all kinds - will feel merry and bright and happily full.

Availability: Brunch: 9:00am-2:30pm; Dinner: 5:00-10:30pm

Price: Brunch: $105 per person; Dinner $105 per person

Bristol Restaurant & Bar

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

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Brookline dwellers — bop on over to Washington Square's best Mexican kitchen and tequila bar for inventive eats from chef-owner Joe Cassinelli and his team. They're open for regular hours, yes, but dining at Burro Bar is always anything but ordinary.

Availability: 5:00-9:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Burro Bar – Brookline

1665 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
617-277-0427

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