We know how it is. You have great intentions of organizing Christmas Eve dinner out for your nearest and dearest, but then all of the sudden, it’s a week before Christmas, never even mind Christmas Eve. Will you be reduced to eating takeout pizza? No! (Although it is worth noting that our family once spent Christmas Eve feasting on treats from Bernard’s and it was spectacular.) If you’re still seeking some fine holiday eating, we’ve tracked down four great options for you. Enjoy!
•Marco is going all out on Christmas Eve with a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. In this case, that means dishes like shrimp cannelloni, baked sole, and bistecca Fiorentina (wait a minute! That’s not a fish!). Pricing will be a la carte, and you can call (617) 742-1276 to save your family’s spot.
•dante is also going the Seven Fishes route with a four-course Italian meal. Striped bass baked in salt with mushrooms, leek puree, escarole, and walnut stuffing? Yes, please! The meal costs $100 with wine pairings and $75 without and the regular menu will also be available. Call (617) 497-4200 to reserve.
•If seven fishes sounds like a fish too far for you, check out Christmas Eve at The Metropolitan Club. Their special menu for the evening includes delicacies like a triple chop of Colorado lamb and “over the top” macaroni and cheese. The pricing is a la carte and reservations may be made by calling (617) 731-0600.
•It’s 6pm on Christmas. The presents have been opened, the big Christmas lunch has been digested and you and your sister are getting increasingly bored. What to do? Head to The Fireplace to enjoy special holiday cocktails around the titular roaring hearth. If you’re still hungry, they’ll be serving a proper Christmas dinner as well.
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