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A Feast of the Seven Fishes dish from Davio’s
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Where to Attend a Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner Around Boston

Fill up on seafood on Christmas Eve (or at other points throughout December)

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A Feast of the Seven Fishes dish from Davio’s
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Boston’s a seafood town, so plenty of restaurants step up to the plate with a traditional seafood-filled Christmas Eve dinner. Here are the details on a number of Feast of the Seven Fishes events in and around Boston, mostly taking place on Christmas Eve but with a few bonuses earlier in the month.

Note that several restaurant groups are offering the same menu and pricing at multiple restaurants; in those cases, all the information is listed under a single map point. Il Casale fans in Belmont and Lexington, for example, will find that information under the Dante point in Cambridge.

Looking for restaurants open on Christmas Day? Find those here, and visit the Eater Boston Holiday Dining Guide for holiday-related stories, maps, and guides all year long.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ledger (December 16)

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125 Washington St
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 594-1908
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When: December 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., starting with a cocktail hour with live acoustic music

Pricing: $185, with all proceeds going to Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign

Other notes: Eight courses, eight chefs (including guests from numerous Boston-area restaurants)

Reserve: Online

2. Sinatra at Encore Boston Harbor (December 24)

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1 Broadway
Everett, MA 02149
(857) 770-3310
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When: December 24

Pricing: $147.77

Sample dishes: wood-grilled cuttlefish risotto; pasta with salt cod

Reserve: Call (857) 770-3310

3. Posto (December 24)

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187 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 625-0600
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When: December 24

Pricing: $65 (plus $39 for optional wine pairings)

Sample dishes: olive oil-poached bone-in monkfish; prosciutto-wrapped cod

Other notes: The five-course menu will be offered alongside a limited salad and pizza menu; the regular menu will not be available.

Reserve: Online (reservations recommended)

4. Juliet (December 26-31)

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21 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0958
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When: December 26 through 31, with seatings available starting at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.

Pricing: $75

Sample dishes: saffron butter soup with lobster, sweetbreads, and orange; croquembouche

Other notes: Four courses plus “a number of small surprises,” including some “non-traditional interludes of the French variety.” Additional courses and wine pairings can be added when booking tickets or on the spot.

Reserve: Online

5. Waypoint (December 2-23)

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1030 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-2300
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When: December 2-23, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pricing: $45 ($65 with wine)

Sample dishes: fried smelts; garlic roasted clams

Other notes: Available for lunch alongside the regular menu

Reserve: Online

6. Dante and Il Casale (December 24)

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 497-4200
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When: December 24, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Il Casale) or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Dante)

Pricing: $75

Sample dishes: angel hair pasta with garlic, anchovy, capers, pine nuts, golden raisins; grilled striped bass with mushroom broth, escarole, walnut stuffing, and chive pesto

Other notes: The four-course menu — featuring century-old family recipes from chef Dante deMagistris — is available at Dante (40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., East Cambridge) and both locations of Il Casale (50 Leonard St., Belmont; 1727 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington). The regular a la carte menus will also be available (including non-seafood and vegetarian options), and kids’ menus are available upon request.

Reserve: Online (Dante, Il Casale Belmont, Il Casale Lexington) (recommended but not required)

7. Il Molo (December 20-24)

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326 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
(857) 277-1895
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When: December 20 through 24, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: A la carte pricing, with dishes ranging from $18 to $42 (not including the market-priced stuffed lobster)

Sample dishes: lobster fra diavolo; baccala two-ways

Other notes: At least seven a la carte seafood options will be available

Reserve: Online or call (857) 277-1895 (reservations recommended but not required)

8. Cantina Italiana (December 21-24)

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346 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 723-4577
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When: December 21-24

Sample dishes: calamari ripieni; spaghetti alle vongole

Other note: A la carte specials will be offered alongside the regular dinner menu

Reserve: Online

9. Peregrine (December 24-25)

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170 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 826-1762
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When: December 24 and 25

Other notes: In addition to Peregrine’s holiday prix fixe menus, there is very limited seating available for a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu, but interested parties must call the restaurant and specifically request this menu. Online reservations and those who don’t specify will be booked for the standard holiday prix fixe.

Reserve: By phone only (see notes above) at (617) 826-1762

10. Grotto (December 24)

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37 Bowdoin St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-3434
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When: December 24, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: $55

Sample dishes: pan-seared scallops with crab ravioli, wild mushrooms, leeks; zuppa di pesce

Other notes: Available as a three-course menu (no splitting/sharing) or a la carte

Reserve: Online

11. Varano Group Restaurants (Strega, Nico, etc.) (December 24)

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1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 345-3992
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When: December 24, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: $85 per person, plus an optional $45 for wine pairings

Sample dishes: frutti di mare; Chilean sea bass with lobster

Other notes: The three-course meal is available at Strega Waterfront (1 Marina Park Dr., Seaport District, Boston); Strega Prime (Trade Center 128, 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn); Strip by Strega (64 Arlington St., Back Bay, Boston); Strega North End (379 Hanover St., North End, Boston); and Nico (417 Hanover St., North End, Boston)

Reserve: Online

12. Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse (Back Bay and Seaport locations) (December 24)

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75 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 357-4810
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When: December 24, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: $75

Sample dishes: linguini with lobster, pepperonata, roasted peppers, oregano, tomatoes; codfish loin with Wellfleet littlenecks, mussels, leeks, saffron shellfish brodo, polenta croutons

Other notes: The three-course menu is available in addition to the regular dinner menu at Davio’s Back Bay (75 Arlington St., Boston) and Davio’s Seaport (50 Liberty Dr., Boston)

Reserve: Call (617) 261-4810

13. Eddie V's Prime Seafood (December 24)

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122 Belvidere St
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 358-9990
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When: December 24, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: A la carte pricing

Sample dishes: stone crab claws; Nantucket Bay scallops

Other notes: No specific Feast of the Seven Fishes menu available, but the usual seafood-heavy menu will be supplemented with some holiday specials

Reserve: Online

14. Bar Mezzana (December 23)

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360 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 530-1770
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When: December 23, 5 pm. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: $90 (optional $45 wine pairings available)

Sample dishes: spaghetti with mussels and garlic; baked clams oreganato

Other notes: The dinner is served family-style at communal tables and begins at 6 p.m., with an optional cocktail hour beginning at 5 p.m.

Reserve: Call (617) 530-1770

15. Tiger Mama (December 17)

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1363 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 425-6262
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When: December 17

Pricing: $75

Sample dishes: butter-poached Alaskan king crab with Singapore chile sauce, wok-tossed garlicky pea greens, and milk toast; mango Chinese pudding with coconut sticky rice

Other notes: Seven family-style courses (featuring Thai-, Vietnamese-, and Malaysian-inspired flavors) with optional wine and cocktail pairings in a “tiki Christmas” ambiance

Reserve: Online, or call (617) 425-MAMA (6262)

16. Coppa Enoteca (December 24)

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253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 391-0902
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When: December 24, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pricing: $90 (optional $45 wine pairings)

Sample dishes: squid ink ravioli, lobster, bottarga, burro bianco; yellowfin tuna crudo, fennel, pistachio, Calabrian chile

Other notes: Full menu here

Reserve: Email ryan@coppaboston.com

17. Deadhorse Hill (December 17-24)

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281 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608
(774) 420-7107
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When: December 17-24

Pricing: $75

Other notes: Four courses, served family-style

Reserve: Online

1. Ledger (December 16)

125 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

When: December 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., starting with a cocktail hour with live acoustic music

Pricing: $185, with all proceeds going to Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign

Other notes: Eight courses, eight chefs (including guests from numerous Boston-area restaurants)

Reserve: Online

125 Washington St
Salem, MA 01970

2. Sinatra at Encore Boston Harbor (December 24)

1 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149

When: December 24

Pricing: $147.77

Sample dishes: wood-grilled cuttlefish risotto; pasta with salt cod

Reserve: Call (857) 770-3310

1 Broadway
Everett, MA 02149

3. Posto (December 24)

187 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

When: December 24

Pricing: $65 (plus $39 for optional wine pairings)

Sample dishes: olive oil-poached bone-in monkfish; prosciutto-wrapped cod

Other notes: The five-course menu will be offered alongside a limited salad and pizza menu; the regular menu will not be available.

Reserve: Online (reservations recommended)

187 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

4. Juliet (December 26-31)

21 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

When: December 26 through 31, with seatings available starting at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.

Pricing: $75

Sample dishes: saffron butter soup with lobster, sweetbreads, and orange; croquembouche

Other notes: Four courses plus “a number of small surprises,” including some “non-traditional interludes of the French variety.” Additional courses and wine pairings can be added when booking tickets or on the spot.

Reserve: Online

21 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

5. Waypoint (December 2-23)

1030 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

When: December 2-23, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pricing: $45 ($65 with wine)

Sample dishes: fried smelts; garlic roasted clams

Other notes: Available for lunch alongside the regular menu

Reserve: Online

1030 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

6. Dante and Il Casale (December 24)

40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

When: December 24, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Il Casale) or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Dante)

Pricing: $75

Sample dishes: angel hair pasta with garlic, anchovy, capers, pine nuts, golden raisins; grilled striped bass with mushroom broth, escarole, walnut stuffing, and chive pesto

Other notes: The four-course menu — featuring century-old family recipes from chef Dante deMagistris — is available at Dante (40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., East Cambridge) and both locations of Il Casale (50 Leonard St., Belmont; 1727 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington). The regular a la carte menus will also be available (including non-seafood and vegetarian options), and kids’ menus are available upon request.

Reserve: Online (Dante, Il Casale Belmont, Il Casale Lexington) (recommended but not required)

40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142

7. Il Molo (December 20-24)

326 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109

When: December 20 through 24, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: A la carte pricing, with dishes ranging from $18 to $42 (not including the market-priced stuffed lobster)

Sample dishes: lobster fra diavolo; baccala two-ways

Other notes: At least seven a la carte seafood options will be available

Reserve: Online or call (857) 277-1895 (reservations recommended but not required)

326 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109

8. Cantina Italiana (December 21-24)

346 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

When: December 21-24

Sample dishes: calamari ripieni; spaghetti alle vongole

Other note: A la carte specials will be offered alongside the regular dinner menu

Reserve: Online

346 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

9. Peregrine (December 24-25)

170 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

When: December 24 and 25

Other notes: In addition to Peregrine’s holiday prix fixe menus, there is very limited seating available for a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu, but interested parties must call the restaurant and specifically request this menu. Online reservations and those who don’t specify will be booked for the standard holiday prix fixe.

Reserve: By phone only (see notes above) at (617) 826-1762

170 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114

10. Grotto (December 24)

37 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA 02114

When: December 24, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: $55

Sample dishes: pan-seared scallops with crab ravioli, wild mushrooms, leeks; zuppa di pesce

Other notes: Available as a three-course menu (no splitting/sharing) or a la carte

Reserve: Online

37 Bowdoin St
Boston, MA 02114

11. Varano Group Restaurants (Strega, Nico, etc.) (December 24)

1 Marina Park Drive, Boston, MA 02210

When: December 24, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: $85 per person, plus an optional $45 for wine pairings

Sample dishes: frutti di mare; Chilean sea bass with lobster

Other notes: The three-course meal is available at Strega Waterfront (1 Marina Park Dr., Seaport District, Boston); Strega Prime (Trade Center 128, 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn); Strip by Strega (64 Arlington St., Back Bay, Boston); Strega North End (379 Hanover St., North End, Boston); and Nico (417 Hanover St., North End, Boston)

Reserve: Online

1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210

12. Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse (Back Bay and Seaport locations) (December 24)

75 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116

When: December 24, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: $75

Sample dishes: linguini with lobster, pepperonata, roasted peppers, oregano, tomatoes; codfish loin with Wellfleet littlenecks, mussels, leeks, saffron shellfish brodo, polenta croutons

Other notes: The three-course menu is available in addition to the regular dinner menu at Davio’s Back Bay (75 Arlington St., Boston) and Davio’s Seaport (50 Liberty Dr., Boston)

Reserve: Call (617) 261-4810

75 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

13. Eddie V's Prime Seafood (December 24)

122 Belvidere St, Boston, MA 02199

When: December 24, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: A la carte pricing

Sample dishes: stone crab claws; Nantucket Bay scallops

Other notes: No specific Feast of the Seven Fishes menu available, but the usual seafood-heavy menu will be supplemented with some holiday specials

Reserve: Online

122 Belvidere St
Boston, MA 02199

14. Bar Mezzana (December 23)

360 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

When: December 23, 5 pm. to 10 p.m.

Pricing: $90 (optional $45 wine pairings available)

Sample dishes: spaghetti with mussels and garlic; baked clams oreganato

Other notes: The dinner is served family-style at communal tables and begins at 6 p.m., with an optional cocktail hour beginning at 5 p.m.

Reserve: Call (617) 530-1770

360 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

15. Tiger Mama (December 17)

1363 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

When: December 17

Pricing: $75

Sample dishes: butter-poached Alaskan king crab with Singapore chile sauce, wok-tossed garlicky pea greens, and milk toast; mango Chinese pudding with coconut sticky rice

Other notes: Seven family-style courses (featuring Thai-, Vietnamese-, and Malaysian-inspired flavors) with optional wine and cocktail pairings in a “tiki Christmas” ambiance

Reserve: Online, or call (617) 425-MAMA (6262)

1363 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

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16. Coppa Enoteca (December 24)

253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

When: December 24, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pricing: $90 (optional $45 wine pairings)

Sample dishes: squid ink ravioli, lobster, bottarga, burro bianco; yellowfin tuna crudo, fennel, pistachio, Calabrian chile

Other notes: Full menu here

Reserve: Email ryan@coppaboston.com

253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

17. Deadhorse Hill (December 17-24)

281 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608

When: December 17-24

Pricing: $75

Other notes: Four courses, served family-style

Reserve: Online

281 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608

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