Where to Eat on Christmas in Back Bay

Focus on your loved ones this Christmas and leave the cooking to Back Bay’s best restaurants.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

Bar Boulud
776 Boylston Street

Bar Boulud is serving up a Christmas Feast this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5 pm – 10 pm.  The three-course prix-fixe menu includes French favorites like foie gras terrine and bouche de noel for dessert, as well as an optional truffle course. $95 per person.

To view the full menu, click here. Reserve here.

*

Bistro du Midi
272 Boylston Street

Join Bistro du Midi to celebrate Christmas Eve with a special three course prix fixe menu by Chef Sisca. Choose from a selection of New England inspired French dishes with touches of holiday spirit, such as foie gras torchon and Bouillabaisse du Midi. Chef is also offering a special “Game” Tasting menu with six courses and optional wine pairings.

To view the Christmas full menu, click here. For the Game Tasting menu, click here.  Reserve here.

*

Davio’s
75 Arlington Street

Davio’s Back Bay is offering a traditional Italian Christmas with a Feast of Seven Fishes dinner (as well as their regular dinner menu).  Offerings include linguini with Nantucket Bay scallops and black truffle cream and Georges Bank Cod and Wellfleet Littlenecks with creamy potatoes, leeks, and shellfish broth.

To view the Christmas full menu, click here.  Reserve here.

*

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
75 Arlington Street

Fleming’s is offering their holiday menus all month long and is open from 3 pm – 10 pm on Christmas Eve.  The holiday lunch menu includes wild mushroom soup with truffle cream and thyme and a 6 oz. filet mignon with their Fleming’s potatoes and crab cakes with roasted red pepper and a lime butter sauce.   The holiday dinner menu features a filet mignon and colossal North Atlantic lobster tail entree with Cabernet demi glace, mixed sauteed mushrooms, and Cabernet salt.  The featured cocktail of the season is the Fireside Rye: Knob Creek rye, fresh grapefruit juice, and a house-made chardonnay honey syrup.

To view the full holiday menus, click here.  Reserve here.

*

OAK Long Bar +  Kitchen
138 Saint James Avenue

OAK Long Bar is pulling out all the stops for Christmas this year, serving brunch from 7 am – 2 pm, a la carte dinner AND Christmas Special Prix-Fixe from 3 – 10 pm, and late night from 10 pm – 12 am.  The three-course Christmas menu starts with lobster bisque, a market salad, or — Boston Back Bay’s favorite — the hearth baked bread with honey butter.  Entrees are served family style and guests are asked to choose two of three options, including a delightful Pineland Farms Prime Rib, for the table, all served with an array of tradition accompaniments.  Dessert gives you an impossible choice: croquembouche or bouche de noel.

To view the Christmas full menu, click here.  Reserve here.

*

STRIP by Strega
64 Arlington Street

STRIP by Strega is going back to owner Nick Varano’s Italian roots for Christmas Eve with a very special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu.  Offerings include crab cakes and pan seared Chilean sea bass and lobster tail, among several delicious dishes.  STRIP’s regular menu (and Insta-ready sea food towers) are also available.

To view the Christmas full menu, click here.  Reserve here.

*

Top of the Hub
800 Boylston Street

With sweeping views of town from their cozy dining room, Top of the Hub might just be one of the most iconic places in Boston to spend Christmas Eve.  Their four-course prix-fixe menu has options to put everyone in the holiday spirit — from braised lamb shank to cedar plank salmon to rosemary caramelle pasta for the vegetarian in the family.  Save room for dessert: mint white chocolate pomegranate mousse or ginger & brandy chocolate yule log.

To view the Christmas full menu, click here.  Reserve here.

*

CHRISTMAS DAY

Artisan Bistro
10 Avery Street

This Christmas day from 10 am to 3 pm, visit Artisan Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston for a holiday gathering that will delight friends and family, while bringing them together to celebrate the spirit of the season.
Executive Chef Robert Bruce’s Christmas Day buffet centers on a delicious Beef Wellington which is always an impressive dish, but his updated version is a real special occasion treat. He’s retained the luxurious character of the dish itself and, for a festive, more casual touch, deconstructed it for a delicious twist on an old classic. Chef Bruce’s Christmas Day menu also features a salad station, side selections that include duck fat potatoes, and a selection of potatoes.

Reserve here.

*

Bar Boulud
776 Boylston Street
11:30 – 3:30 pm

Christmas Day Brunch at Bar Boulud brings together everything that you love about brunch with your seasonal favorites with a French flair.  Enjoy Viennoiserie, a smoothie station, a carving station, a bagels and smokes salmon station, a dessert station and much, much more.

To view the full menu, click here. Reserve here.

*

OAK Long Bar +  Kitchen
138 Saint James Avenue

OAK Long Bar is pulling out all the stops for Christmas this year, serving brunch from 7 am – 2 pm, a la carte dinner AND Christmas Special Prix-Fixe from 3 – 10 pm, and late night from 10 pm – 12 am.  The three-course Christmas menu starts with lobster bisque, a market salad, or — Boston Back Bay’s favorite — the hearth baked bread with honey butter.  Entrees are served family style and guests are asked to choose two of three options, including a delightful Pineland Farms Prime Rib, for the table, all served with an array of tradition accompaniments.  Dessert gives you an impossible choice: croquembouche or bouche de noel.

To view the Christmas full menu, click here.  Reserve here.

*


OUR SPONSORS