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9 Celebratory Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinners Around Boston

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This year, plenty of restaurants around Boston are pulling out all the stops for a traditional Italian American seafood-filled holiday dinner. Here are the details on several Feast of the Seven Fishes events in and around Boston, taking place on Christmas Eve and throughout the rest of the month.

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Bistro 5

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When: December 20 to 23

Pricing: $90 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $40.

Other notes: Bistro 5 is offering a four-course menu that includes plates like a seafood-studded saffron risotto and salt cod with pumpkin polenta, a fermented blood orange emulsion, squid-ink marinara, and olive tapenade.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

Bar Enza

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When: December 19 through December 24

Pricing: $150 for a prix fixe menu for two people. (Or, with a wine paring, the dinner is $185.)

Other notes: Dishes include caviar, chilled lobster, fried Nova Scotia smelts with black garlic aioli, a roasted hamachi collar, and a whole lot more.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

A whole roasted fish plated on a white decorative dish. Bar Enza

Lucia Ristorante

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When: Dine-in on December 24, or the feast is available for takeout here.

Pricing: The menu is a la carte and main dishes range from $18 to $49 apiece.

Other notes: Dishes include calamari, fried cod, baked stuffed clams with pancetta, and a showstopping lobster fra diavolo.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

An overhead shot of two people digging into plates of pasta and seafood at a wooden table. Brian Samuels/Lucia Ristorante

When: The feast is served every Friday in December, from 12 to 10 p.m.

Pricing: The menu is a la carte. Seafood dishes range from $19 to $38 apiece.

Other notes: Dinner options include fried oysters, a salted cod cake pepperonata, and a grilled octopus salad.

Reserve: Online.

A line of fried oysters with a dollop of orange sauce and green chives sprinkled on top of each one.
Fried oysters at Prezza.
Prezza

Tuscan Kitchen Seaport

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When: December 24

Pricing: $75 per person, or $95 per person with an optional wine pairing

Other notes: The meal includes a zuppa di pesce, or fish stew with mussels, shrimp, and clams, linguini with sea urchin crema and squid, plus a warm panettone bread pudding with peppermint gelato for dessert.

Reserve: The dinner will take place at Tuscan Kitchen’s Seaport, Burlington, and Salem locations. Reservations are available here.

A shallow bowl filled with mussels, shrimp, and clams in a red broth.
The zuppa di pesce.
Tuscan Kitchen

Bar Mezzana

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When: December 17 to December 23

Pricing: $115 per person, with an optional wine pairing available for $55 per person.

Other notes: The five-course dinner includes a bay scallop crudo, baked clams and oysters, a crab lumache, and a grilled branzino with mussels, artichoke pesto, and grilled potato, plus dessert.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

An overhead shot of a table crowded with plates filled with raw and cooked seafood dishes, with two people at either end of the table.
A seafood spread at Bar Mezzana.
Reagan Byrne/Bar Mezzana

When: December 23

Pricing: $130 for a feast that feeds two to three people, available for dine-in or takeout.

Other notes: This is a pasta-centric take on the dinner, aptly called the “Feast of Seven Pastas.” The meal includes seven kinds of pasta including gnocchi cacio e pepe and ricotta manicotti, plus Caesar salad, bread, and chocolate cookies.

Reserve: The dinner is available to reserve at all locations in the South End, Newton, and East Boston.

The interior of MIDA in Boston is pictured on July 1, 2019.
Mida’s South End location.
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Ivory Pearl

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When: December 18 through December 22

Pricing: Separate lunch and dinner menus are available a la carte or as a set.

Other notes: Ivory Pearl is as much known for its cocktails as it is for its seafood, which means this feast will be extra fun when it comes to the drinks department. The restaurant tapped five local guest bartenders to mix up special drinks alongside the food each day. See the full lineup here.

Reserve: Reservations are available for both the lunch, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. all week, and the dinner, which runs from 5 to 9:30 p.m., December 20 to 22.

When: December 31

Pricing: $175 per person

Other notes: The five-course dinner includes Duxbury oysters, crab tortelletti in a tomato brown butter sauce, a fish stew paired with pizza Bianca, and more.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

Bistro 5

When: December 20 to 23

Pricing: $90 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $40.

Other notes: Bistro 5 is offering a four-course menu that includes plates like a seafood-studded saffron risotto and salt cod with pumpkin polenta, a fermented blood orange emulsion, squid-ink marinara, and olive tapenade.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

Bar Enza

When: December 19 through December 24

Pricing: $150 for a prix fixe menu for two people. (Or, with a wine paring, the dinner is $185.)

Other notes: Dishes include caviar, chilled lobster, fried Nova Scotia smelts with black garlic aioli, a roasted hamachi collar, and a whole lot more.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

A whole roasted fish plated on a white decorative dish. Bar Enza

Lucia Ristorante

When: Dine-in on December 24, or the feast is available for takeout here.

Pricing: The menu is a la carte and main dishes range from $18 to $49 apiece.

Other notes: Dishes include calamari, fried cod, baked stuffed clams with pancetta, and a showstopping lobster fra diavolo.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

An overhead shot of two people digging into plates of pasta and seafood at a wooden table. Brian Samuels/Lucia Ristorante

Prezza

When: The feast is served every Friday in December, from 12 to 10 p.m.

Pricing: The menu is a la carte. Seafood dishes range from $19 to $38 apiece.

Other notes: Dinner options include fried oysters, a salted cod cake pepperonata, and a grilled octopus salad.

Reserve: Online.

A line of fried oysters with a dollop of orange sauce and green chives sprinkled on top of each one.
Fried oysters at Prezza.
Prezza

Tuscan Kitchen Seaport

When: December 24

Pricing: $75 per person, or $95 per person with an optional wine pairing

Other notes: The meal includes a zuppa di pesce, or fish stew with mussels, shrimp, and clams, linguini with sea urchin crema and squid, plus a warm panettone bread pudding with peppermint gelato for dessert.

Reserve: The dinner will take place at Tuscan Kitchen’s Seaport, Burlington, and Salem locations. Reservations are available here.

A shallow bowl filled with mussels, shrimp, and clams in a red broth.
The zuppa di pesce.
Tuscan Kitchen

Bar Mezzana

When: December 17 to December 23

Pricing: $115 per person, with an optional wine pairing available for $55 per person.

Other notes: The five-course dinner includes a bay scallop crudo, baked clams and oysters, a crab lumache, and a grilled branzino with mussels, artichoke pesto, and grilled potato, plus dessert.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

An overhead shot of a table crowded with plates filled with raw and cooked seafood dishes, with two people at either end of the table.
A seafood spread at Bar Mezzana.
Reagan Byrne/Bar Mezzana

Mida

When: December 23

Pricing: $130 for a feast that feeds two to three people, available for dine-in or takeout.

Other notes: This is a pasta-centric take on the dinner, aptly called the “Feast of Seven Pastas.” The meal includes seven kinds of pasta including gnocchi cacio e pepe and ricotta manicotti, plus Caesar salad, bread, and chocolate cookies.

Reserve: The dinner is available to reserve at all locations in the South End, Newton, and East Boston.

The interior of MIDA in Boston is pictured on July 1, 2019.
Mida’s South End location.
David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Ivory Pearl

When: December 18 through December 22

Pricing: Separate lunch and dinner menus are available a la carte or as a set.

Other notes: Ivory Pearl is as much known for its cocktails as it is for its seafood, which means this feast will be extra fun when it comes to the drinks department. The restaurant tapped five local guest bartenders to mix up special drinks alongside the food each day. See the full lineup here.

Reserve: Reservations are available for both the lunch, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. all week, and the dinner, which runs from 5 to 9:30 p.m., December 20 to 22.

Tonino

When: December 31

Pricing: $175 per person

Other notes: The five-course dinner includes Duxbury oysters, crab tortelletti in a tomato brown butter sauce, a fish stew paired with pizza Bianca, and more.

Reserve: Reservations are available here.

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