A la Carte Menu

Spend the night before Christmas in the West End at Alcove, where they're open for regular hours and serving up their signature menu of Mediterranean flavors. Fill up on locally-sourced fare from chef Brian Paszko with a great view of Zakim Bridge and Lovejoy Wharf. You might even see Santa in the sky if you look close enough.

Availability: 5:00-11:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Alcove

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

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A la Carte Menu

Book a table before 9:00pm to enjoy your favorite a la carte dishes at any of the Aquitaine outposts. The trio of French bistros - Boston, Chestnut Hill and Dedham - will be open for business, serving their regular menus - just closing a little earlier than usual.

Availability: 5:00-9:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Aquitaine

569 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-424-8577

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A la Carte Menu

Book a table before 9:00pm to enjoy your favorite a la carte dishes at any of the Aquitaine outposts. The trio of French bistros - Boston, Chestnut Hill and Dedham - will be open for business, serving their regular menus - just closing a little earlier than usual.

Availability: 5:00-9:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Aquitaine Chestnut Hill

11 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
617-734-8400

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A la Carte Menu

Book a table before 9:00pm to enjoy your favorite a la carte dishes at any of the Aquitaine outposts. The trio of French bistros - Boston, Chestnut Hill and Dedham - will be open for business, serving their regular menus - just closing a little earlier than usual.

Availability: 4:00-9:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Aquitaine Dedham

950 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA 02026
781-471-5212

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Prix Fixe Menu

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 a decadent black winter truffle risotto and baked Alaska.

Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: $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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A la Carte Menu

Bar Lyon, Jamie Mammano’s casual Lyonnaise bistro on Washington Street in the South End, will be serving their regular menu as well as a handful of festive French specials so you can be sure to have a delicious réveillon de Noël.

Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Bar Lyon

1750 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-904-4020

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Book a table at Bergamot to spend the night before Christmas enjoying a three-course menu from chef Keith Pooler and his team. Instead of sugar plums you'll have visions of sunchoke velouté, Parsley-crusted lamb loin and cranberry clafoutis dancing in your head once you're home and in bed.

Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: $75 per person

Bergamot

118 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143
617-576-7700

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A la Carte Lunch & 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 lunch in the afternoon or enjoy a joyeux noel over a three-course dinner menu or the epic six-course Tasting Menu from chef Robert Sisca and his team.

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

Price: Lunch: A la Carte; Three-course Prix Fixe: $95 per person; Six-course menu: $150 per person

Bistro du Midi

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

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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

The Bristol is serving both brunch and dinner on Christmas Eve. There'll be bountiful buffets full of sweets and savories at both but book early if you're feeling breakfast-y. Whichever option you choose, everyone - friends, family, fellow diners of all kinds - will feel merry and bright and happily full.

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

Price: Brunch: $110 per person; Dinner $110 per person

Bristol Restaurant & Bar

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

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A la Carte Menus

Chopps American Bar and Grill in Burlington invites revelers to celebrate Christmas Eve with a la carte offerings from the regular menus. Pop in for a bite from the Great Room menu between 12:00 and 10:30pm or opt for something from the regular dinner menu between 5:30 and 9:00pm.

Availability: Great Room Menu: 12:00-10:30pm; 5:30-9:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Chopps American Bar & Grill

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

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A la Carte Breakfast

If you're planning on swinging by the Pru or making one more pass at Newbury Street for some last minute gift, you can have breakfast or lunch at City Table. The Lenox Hotel's signature restaurant will be serving their regular a la carte menus before closing for dinner, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Availability: 6:30-11:00am

Price: A la Carte

City Table

65 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-933-4800

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