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What's #OpenInBOS on Christmas Eve and Day?

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Have yourself a tasty little Christmas Eve and/or Day at these restaurants that are open for the holiday. This list will be updated periodically through the afternoon of the 23rd, so send additions and corrections to the tipline, or leave a comment below, or tweet using the hashtag #OpenInBOS. Before heading out, please contact restaurants directly to verify information as hours, menus, and other details may have changed after publication. For most of these events, reservations are strongly encouraged. The numbers don't indicate rankings; the list is in alphabetical order.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Anna's Taqueria (Beacon Hill/MGH)

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242 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 227-8822
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Open regular hours on December 24th.

2. Anna's Taqueria (Coolidge Corner)

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1412 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 739-7300
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Open regular hours on December 24th.

3. Anna's Taqueria (Davis Square)

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236A Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 666-3900
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Open regular hours on December 24th.

4. Anna's Taqueria (Harvard St., Brookline)

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446 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 277-7111
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Open regular hours on December 24th.

5. Anna's Taqueria (MIT)

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84 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 324-2662
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Open until 3pm on the 24th; closed on the 25th.

6. Anna's Taqueria (Porter Square)

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822 Somerville Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 661-8500
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Open regular hours on December 24th.

7. Anthem Kitchen & Bar

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101 S Market St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 720-5570
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Open until 6pm on Christmas Eve.

8. Aquitaine

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569 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 424-8577
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Open from 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-8:45pm on the 24th, serving the regular menu with some Christmas specials. Call (617) 424-8577 for reservations.

9. Aragosta Bar and Bistro

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3 Battery Wharf
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 994-9001
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Open 5pm-9pm on Christmas Eve, serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $69/person. Sample dish: rosemary citrus roasted branzino (view the full menu). Open for brunch 11:00am-2:30pm and dinner 4:00pm-9:00pm on Christmas Day with the same dinner menu as the 24th. (View the brunch menu.) Call (617) 994-9001 for reservations.

10. Area Four

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500 Technology Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 758-4444
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Open 11:30am-2:30pm on the 24th; closed on the 25th.

11. ArtBar

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 806-4122
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On Christmas Day, serving breakfast from 6am-11am, brunch from 12pm-3pm, and dinner from 5pm-10pm. Sample dishes: grilled swordfish and roast prime rib. Call (617) 806-4122 for reservations.

12. Artisan Bistro

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10 Avery St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 574-7176
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Christmas Day brunch is served from noon to 3:30pm; $56/adult, $30/child. Sample dish: glazed duck breast with confit leg cigar and celeriac mousseline (view the full menu.) Call (617) 574-7176 for reservations.

13. Asana

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776 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 535-8800
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Four-course tasting menu available on Christmas Eve; $98/person (add $56 for wine pairings). Sample dish: rack of venison (view the full menu.) Open 12pm-7pm on Christmas Day, featuring carving stations and a dessert "parlor." View the menu. $90/adults, $38/kids. Call (617) 535-8800 for reservations.

14. Aura

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1 Seaport Ln
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 385-4300
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Brunch will be served from 11am-3pm on Christmas Day, accompanied by live jazz, Santa, and children's crafts. Sample dishes: eggs Benedict, roast pork shoulder with chimichurri sauce, assorted desserts (view the full menu). $71/adults, $25/kids 7-14, free/6 and under. Call (617) 385-4300 for reservations.

15. Beacon Hill Bistro

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25 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-7575
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Three-course prix fixe menu available on Christmas Day from 1pm-10pm. Sample dish: Juniper-brined Mangalista ham with saurkraut and local apple (view the full menu). $61/person; add $29 for wine pairings. Reservations recommended; call (617) 723-7575.

16. Bergamot

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118 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 576-7700
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A three-course prix fixe menu will be available from 5pm-8pm on Christmas Eve; $55/person. Call (617) 576-7700 for reservations.

17. BOKX 109 American Prime

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399 Grove St
Newton, MA 02462
(617) 454-3399
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Open on Christmas Eve and Day with regular menu.

18. Bond Restaurant & Lounge

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250 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900
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The Langham's BOND Restaurant & Lounge will offer a four-course prix fixe dinner on Christmas Day from 5pm-9pm. Sample dish: Cinnamon-dusted sautéed foie gras brioche and apple ”agro e dolce.” $65/person. Call (617) 451-1900 for reservations.

19. Cafe Fleuri

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250 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 956-8751
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The Langham's Cafe Fleuri will offer Christmas Day brunch from 10:30am to 3:45pm. Sample dish: Allspice-crusted Christmas goose with roasted pears and buckwheat honey. $83/adults, $41 children 5-12. Call (617) 451-1900 ext. 7125 for reservations.

20. IL Casale Cucina Italiana and Bar

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50 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 209-4942
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A four-course Christmas Eve dinner will celebrate the "Feast of the Seven Fishes." Sample dish: striped bass baked in salt, mushrooms, leek puree, escarole, walnut stuffing. $75/person. Open 4:30pm-9pm; call (617) 209-4942 for reservations.

21. Central Bottle Wine + Provisions

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196 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 225-0040
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Open 11am-6pm on the 24th and offering "a selection of stocking stuffers" including jams, candy, and salami.

22. China Pearl Restaurant

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9 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 426-4338
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The Third Annual ‘Moo Shu Jew’ comedy dinner starts at 6pm on Christmas Eve, hosted at China Pearl by the New Center for Arts & Culture. Comics Steve Calechman, Dana Eagle, Scott Blakeman, and Lenny Marcus will perform Jewish-inspired stand-up comedy during the four-course dinner, which will be free of shellfish and pork. $75/adults, $45/young adults (40 & under). (Menu and tickets available here.)

23. City Table

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65 Exeter St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 933-4800
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Open until 6pm on Christmas Eve.

24. Clio

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370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-7200
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Open 5:30pm-10:30pm on Christmas Eve.

25. Coppa

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253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 391-0902
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Open from 5pm-8pm on Christmas Eve, serving a "Feast of the Seven Fishes" menu ($60/person) as well as an a la carte menu. Sample dish: black garlic chitarra with clams, prosecco, and fennel (view the full menu.) Call (617) 391-0902 for reservations.

26. Craigie on Main

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853 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-5511
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Open on Christmas Eve.

27. Dante

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 497-4200
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A four-course Christmas Eve dinner will celebrate the "Feast of the Seven Fishes." Sample dish: striped bass baked in salt, mushrooms, leek puree, escarole, walnut stuffing. $75/person (add $40 for wine pairings). Open 5pm-11pm; call (617) 497-4200 for reservations.

28. Davio's

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75 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 357-4810
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A Feast of the Seven Fishes-inspired prix fixe menu is available on Christmas Eve from 5pm-10pm (as well as a la carte options). Sample dish: Pan-roasted striped bass, lobster, and shrimp with roasted Yukon gold potatoes, haricot vert, and saffron brodo. $75/person. Reservations recommended; call (617) 357-4810.

29. Eastern Standard

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528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9100
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The full dinner menu is available from 5pm-10pm on Christmas Eve, with some special holiday dishes. The cafe is also open on the 24th (7am-4pm), and the bar will stay open until midnight. Open for breakfast 7:00am-10:30am and dinner 1:00pm-8:00pm on Christmas Day with the standard breakfast menu and a three-course prix fixe dinner menu ($60/person). Call (617) 532-9100 for reservations.

30. Empire Restaurant & Lounge

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1 Marina Park Dr
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 295-0001
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Open with the standard menu on Christmas Eve; normal hours (4:30pm-midnight).

31. L'Espalier

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774 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 262-3023
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Six-coure prix fixe dinner available on Christmas Eve from 5:30pm-9:30pm; $130/person (add $90 for wine). Sample dish: Guinea hen, slow poached and roasted with black truffle-turnip “risotto,” pear puree, and foie gras jus (view the full menu.) A six-course lunch is also available on the 24th from 11:30am-2:30pm; $80/person. Call (617) 262-3023 for reservations.

32. Finch at the Boxer

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107 Merrimac Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 624-0202
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Open 6am to 2pm for Christmas Day breakfast; all options a la carte. Sample dishes: "Breakfast in Bread" (eggs with cheese and bacon or sausage on an English muffin), Greek yogurt with granola, and omelets.

33. The Fireplace

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1634 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 975-1900
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Open for lunch and dinner on the 24th; open for "dinner and holiday cocktails" 11am-9pm on the 25th.

34. Foundry On Elm

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255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 628-9999
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Open until 6pm on Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day.

35. Gather

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75 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
Open until 6pm on Christmas Eve.

36. Grotto

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37 Bowdoin St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-3434
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Serving a three-course "Feast of the Seven Fishes" menu ($65/person) as well as the regular menu on Christmas Eve. Call (617) 227-3434 for reservations.

37. The Hawthorne

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500A Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9150
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Closed on Christmas Eve. Open 8pm-2am on Christmas Day "slinging signature and classic cocktails to worn and weary out-of-town visitors or folks just looking to keep the holiday celebrations going strong."

38. Island Creek Oyster Bar

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500 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 532-5300
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Open until 11pm on Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day.

39. Kitchen

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560 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 695-1250
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Serving a three-course "Feast of the Seven Fishes" menu ($65/person) as well as the regular menu on Christmas Eve. Call (617) 695-1250 for reservations.

40. Legal Harborside

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270 Northen Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 477-2900
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Christmas Eve hours: 1st floor — 11am-10pm, 2nd floor — 5pm-10pm, rooftop — 4pm-10pm. Christmas Day hours: 1st and 2nd floors — 12pm-8pm. On Christmas Eve, a seven-course "Feast of the Seven Fishes" tasting menu is available (it's also available most of the month). Sample dish: Olive oil-poached swordfish belly with pink grapefruit, fennel, and red Fresno pepper. $75/person; add $50 for wine pairings (view full menu). On Christmas Day, a four-course prix fixe is available on the 2nd floor. Sample dish: Lobster pappardelle with baby carrots, black trumpet mushrooms, and vanilla foam (view full menu). $60/person. Call (617) 477-2900 for reservations. Check Christmas Eve hours for all Legal locations here and Christmas Day hours here.

41. Lotus Xpress

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167 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 629-5909
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Open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day.

42. Lumière

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1293 Washington St
Newton, MA 02465
(617) 244-9199
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Three-course prix fixe menu of "beloved Chinese fare paired with Hanukkah and Christmas classics," available on Christmas Eve from 5:30pm-9pm. Sample dish: Chow fun with squid, chinese sausage, pickled mustard greens, soy, sesame & black vinegar (view full menu). $75/person; add $30 for wine pairings. Reservations are required; call (617) 244-9199 any day after 2:30pm.

43. Marliave

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10 Bosworth St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 422-0004
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Serving a three-course "Feast of the Seven Fishes" menu ($65/person) as well as the regular menu on Christmas Eve. Call (617) 422-0004 for reservations.

44. Meritage

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70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 439-3995
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A four-course prix-fixe menu is available from 5pm-9pm on Christmas Eve; $115/adult (add $60 for wine pairings), $50/child 10 and under. Sample dish: sage-roasted Vermont pheasant (view the full menu.) A buffet brunch and a four-course prix-fixe menu (same pricing as the previous day) are available on Christmas Day. Call