Where to Eat Christmas Dinner in Boston

Whether you’ll be spending Christmas in Boston away from home or Boston is your home and you just do not feel like cooking — there are several Boston area restaurants that have you covered.

37 Bowdoin Street, Boston
grotto restaurant, beacon hill | by Paul Keleher
Grotto will be serving the “Feast of the Seven Fishes.” The seven fishes feast is a Southern Italian tradition that is served on Christmas Eve. Traditionally it is to commemorate the birth of baby Jesus at midnight and features seven fish dishes. Grotto’s menu for the evening includes calamari, octopus, scallops and salmon.

Legal Crossing
558 Washington Street, Boston

Legal Crossing is one of Legal Seafood’s newest restaurant endeavors as it is a more chic and upscale spot than the other Legal restaurants. For Christmas day, they will be serving a three course meal featuring dishes like citrus grey sole, roasted cod, and tea smoked duck.

Smith and Wollensky
Three Boston Locations

Smith and Wollensky is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day featuring a special holiday menu which includes dishes such as a crab waldorf salad, seared duck breast, and roasted monkfish.

OAK Long Bar and Kitchen
138 Saint James Avenue, Boston

OAK Long Bar has long been a staple of Boston and they are keeping their doors open on Christmas with a special holiday menu. Traditional holiday standards such as pork prime rib, bouillabaisse, and braised short rib are the featured main courses.

After dinner, come back and relax at Clarendon Square Inn which is happily hosting guests on Christmas Eve and Day.

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