Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot…And Made Out With At Midnight

There’s yet another New Year’s Eve lurking right around the corner! That means another night of listening to the smooth sounds of those honking noisemakers, finding someone to make out with at midnight, and of course forcing someone to be the designated driver. But say this year, you’ve chosen to bypass all the party mania and head out to dine instead. Where’s the best location for your last meal of the year?

A multitude of Boston restaurants have the perfect evening planned out for their guests with special prix fixe menus. A standout in the field of New Years choices is Hamersley’s Bistro, the beautiful location adjacent to the Boston Center for the Arts, lit to perfection with tiny white lights across the brick courtyard. If you’re looking to go French for the evening, Hamersley’s would be an ideal choice. They are offering a 4 course menu at $110 per person. Also included is a champagne toast with your dessert, and we all know champagne is a great way to ring in a new year. While Hamersley’s can definitely get a little pricey for this holiday evening, there are a variety of alternatives for those who are looking to keep their budget trim.

If you’re looking to go Spanish for New Years, there’s always a fabulous meal awaiting you at Tapeo. This Newbury Street location has for years been known as a great tapas location, but their New Years menu attracts us even more. For just $40 per person, you can enjoy one cold tapa, 2 hot tapas, paella, dessert, and a glass of champagne. With the chance to pick at each other’s plates so obvious at Tapeo, this deal can result in quite a large meal for both you and your guest. However knowing Tapeo’s specialties, we’d suggest adding a pitcher of sangria into the mix. After that, most acquaintances will pretty much be forgotten for the evening.

Hamersley’s Bistro [MenuPages]
Hamersley’s Bistro [Official Site]
Tapeo [MenuPages]
Tapeo [Official Site]

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Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot…And Made Out With At Midnight