Hanukkah starts Sunday, December 6, and there are plenty of options for holiday dining around Boston this year. Celebrate the Festival of Lights with an assortment of latkes, blintzes, sufganiyot, gelt, and more. (This list will be updated in the coming days; hit up the tipline with any suggested additions.)
On December 11-13, Beat Brasserie will have a latke and house-smoked salmon special for $12, which will be available during dinner and weekend brunch.
This restaurant regularly serves traditional Polish and Eastern European dishes, including potato pancakes (served with Hungarian goulash), duck made with baked apple, stuffed cabbage, and much more.
Chef Tony Maws is cooking a special Hanukkah menu from December 6 through December 14. He selected some favorite festive family recipes to put a spin on for both the tasting and a la carte menus, including house-made rye flour pappardelle, sweet potato latkes, and smaltz-poached Spanish loup de mer. The 6-course tasting menu is $98 per person and the 8-course menu is $118 per person.
Hanukkah specials are available from December 6 to 14. The dinner entree is braised short ribs over potato latkes, parsnips, cinnamon apples, sour cream, and the power lunch special is a pastrami sandwich on challah bread with cole slaw. There are also Jewish cookies available for dessert.
Have your challah French toast-style alongside some New York-style potato pancakes.
Newton Centre is home to this Jewish deli, which makes everything from scratch and serves classics like chicken matzoh ball soup, cheese blintzes, challah french toast, and their patented potato pancakes. Inna's also has a space at Boston Public Market.
This Brookline restaurant is offering a Hanukkah Holiday Dinner each night. This includes a four-course meal for $38.50, dreidels at the table, and of course, latkes, brisket, and matzah ball soup. The potato and celery root latkes will be served with lemon mascarpone, arugula, and shaved honey crisp apples.
Chef Sarah Wade will be cooking up a mix of savory and sweet latkes, starting December 7. Her spin on traditional latkes includes root vegetable cakes with ginger spiced sour cream, three onion latkes with bleu cheese fondue, and a classic cake with duck confit and cranberry chutney.
It's "Jewish Christmas Eve" this year at Lumière. Chef Michael Leviton is crafting a menu melding Jewish cuisine and Chinese takeout. In the lineup: a potato latke with house-smoked bluefish pâté and sauce ravigote, squid Chow Fun with Chinese broccoli, hand harvested Stonington Maine sea scallops, a five spice Long Island duck breast, and more. Three courses will cost $85. Wine pairings will also be available.
Cover your bases with the Hanukkah catering menu from Michael's. Knishes, kugel, matzoh ball soup, sufganiyot bread pudding, and latkes are available, plus brisket by the pound.
This Harvard Square restaurant has a serious brisket on the menu: It is grilled and slow-roasted and served with cider-braised collard greens, corn bread, and Vermont maple butter.
This new shop has your challah needs covered: the rolls are baked with fresh apples and bits of coconut.
Inman Square's resident deli has been around since 1919, and it serves up potato pancakes along with a host of traditional sandwiches and cheese blintzes.
The Brookline and Natick locations serve their latkes year round, but heading into Hanukkah, the potato treats go nicely with blintzes and a steaming cup of coffee.