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Calling all seafood lovers - New Year's Eve at The Hourly Oyster House is the place to be. They'll be serving their regular menu as well as a la carte specials inspired by the holiday and the ocean (think: monkfish wellington). The raw bar will be open all night long as well, so you can sling back some oysters as the clock strikes midnight. There'll be party favors and a gratis bubbly toast at midnight.

Availability: 4:00-11:00pm

Price: A la Carte

The Hourly Oyster House

15 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-765-2342

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Dinner and Party

What better place to celebrate Irish New Year's than at the James Pub & Provisions? This Needham pub will have an early dinner seating with a four-course prix fixe dinner (with optional wine pairings), an Irish New Year's toast at 7:00pm and a second seating at 8:00pm. They'll be open 'til 1:00am, so night owlls, bring your dancing shoes and dance the night away to tunes of the 80's.

Availability: 5:00pm-1:00am

Price: first seating is $60 per person; second seating is $80 per person; kids prix fixe menu $20 per child

The James Pub & Provisions

1027 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
781-455-8800

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Eight-Course Prix Fixe

The party is twice as nice over at L'Espalier this New Year's Eve. They're wrapping up their 40th year in business with an elaborate eight-course menu — including Champagne! The dual celebration is the final blowout of the year, and it's sure to be one very special evening.

L’Espalier

774 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
617-262-3023

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Give a proper send-off to 2018 at Menton, where they'll be setting up a 1950s-inspired celebration full of glitz and glamour. Once the clock strikes twelve, jump ahead a few decades to the 80s in their private dining room to welcome 2019 with a DJ, dancing, snacks and cash bar. Of course, you'll want to eat before the party starts and thankfully, the spot has two seating options: book a table between 5:00 and 7:45pm for four-courses or choose to join them between 8:00 and 11:00pm for a nine-course tasting menu (both seating times include optional wine pairings).

Price: first seating; 5:00-7:45pm, enjoy 5 courses $225/pairings $125; second seating 8:00-11:00pm for 9 courses $295/$165 pairings.

Menton

354 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-737-0099

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Whatever else your New Year's Eve plans include, you can enjoy a good meal at The Merchant. The Downtown Crossing spot will be open throughout the day (and well into the evening, serving an a la carte menu so you can pop in whenever suits your schedule to warm up and have a bite.

Availability: 11:00am-2:00am (kitchen until 1:00am)

Price: A la Carte

The Merchant

60 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-482-6060

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Prix Fixe Menu

End 2018 on a sweet (and savory) note at Miel Brasserie. The InterContinental's Provence-inspired restaurant will be serving a four-course prix fixe dinner. Enjoy sparking views of Fort Point Channel o linger after dinner to ring in the New Year with an in-house DJ.

Availability: 5:00-11:00pm

Price: $110 per person

Miel Brasserie

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

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A luxurious tasting menu at No. 9 Park is the perfect way to round out 2018. There will be two seatings, so reserve a spot early in the evening before heading off to your New Year's Eve party, or join the later seating and ring in the New Year at Barbara Lynch's flagship restaurant.

Availability: first seating 5:00-7:00pm; second seating 8:00-11:00pm

Price: first seating is $175 per person with wine pairings for an additional $115 per personl second seating is $225 person with wine pairings for an additional $155 per person; prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity

No. 9 Park

9 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-742-9991

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A la Carte Menu & Gala

Have a New Year's Eve you won't forget without the hassle of getting into the city. Novara in Milton will will be serving their regular a la carte dinner menu for the early portion of the evening. Then, come 9:00pm, things get fancy with the New Year's Eve Gala, a fanciful and festive evening of food, drink, music and dancing, and a champagne toast - and plenty of free parking.

Availability: A la Carte Menu: 5:00-9:00pm; Gala: 9:00pm-1:00am

Price: A la Carte; Gala: $75 per person

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Novara

556 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
617-696-8400

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End 2018 on a fanciful note with dinner at O Ya in Boston's Leather District. This top-notch sushi restaurant will be open for its regular hours serving an a la carte menu, so it is the perfect place to enjoy some of the most delicious, delicate, and well-crafted Japanese food in the area before heading off to continue your New Year's Eve festivities.

Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: a la carte

o ya

9 East Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-654-9900

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PAGU will be previewing some of the things they're working on for 2019 via their five-course New Year's Eve tasting menu. Book a table on the earlier side of the evening if you've got a party to get to or opt for a later reservation to ring in 2019 at PAGU's New Year's Eve Bash. It'll be all you can eat food (giant paella, suckling pig, and chicken nugz bao), raffles, cocktails and porrons, and a whole lotta fun.

Availability: dinner 5:00-7:30pm; party 9:00pm-12:00am

PAGU

310 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-945-9290

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A la Carte Specials

PARK Restaurant & Bar will be serving their regular menu as well as a festive menu of a la carte specials. The New Year's Eve eats can be paired with wines or celebratory cocktails, and there'll be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. They've also got party favors and no late night cover, so you can have a super fun but also pretty chill celebration in Cambridge.

Availability: 5:00pm-1:00am

Price: A la Carte

Park Restaurant and Bar

59 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-491-9851

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Dinner and Half-Off Champagne

Let Post 390 be a part of your New Year's Eve festivities this year. With two seatings, you can head in early before your party or come later and stay a while to ring in the New Year in this contemporary Back Bay eatery. Head to the bar after your meal for a complimentary glass of bubbly, or pony up for a bottle (all bottles will be half off).

Availability: Early Seating: 5:00-6:30pm Later Seat8:15-10:30 reservation window; open until 1:30am

Price: $75 per person for three courses; $95 per person for four courses; wine pairings available at an additional cost

Post 390

406 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-399-0015

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