Boston restaurants open on Christmas

Let the pros do the cooking for you at one of these restaurants open on Christmas
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By Gerrish Lopez |
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Shopping at the best holiday markets in Boston, attending Christmas parties, and meeting end-of-year deadlines have depleted the last of your seasonal energy reserves. Give yourself a break and dine at one of the best Boston restaurants that are open on Christmas. From an intimate feasts to mind-blowing buffets and even a seasonally skewed Boston brunch, there's a meal for every type of celebration. While many have not yet announced their holiday menus, these restaurants typically offer Christmas dining, so check back as we update with details.

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Boston restaurants open on Christmas

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Cafe Fleuri
Photograph: Courtesy The Langham
Restaurants, Buffet

Cafe Fleuri

icon-location-pin Downtown

This elegant cafe, located inside the stately Langham Hotel, offers a seasonal, all-chocolate brunch to get you in the spirit. Their eye-popping Christmas Day buffet includes everything you can think of for holiday feasting. It's geared towards families, with live musical entertainment and a visit from Santa.
Seatings available between 10:30am-3:30pm, $110pp/$55 for children under 12

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The Bristol
Photograph: Courtesy The Bristol
Restaurants, American

The Bristol

icon-location-pin Back Bay

Tucked into the first floor of the Four Seasons, with beautiful views of the Boston Public Garden across the street, this refined spot is a classic destination for Christmas dinner.
Details TBA

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Meritage
Photograph: Courtesy Boston Harbor Hotel/Michael Blanchard
Restaurants, Contemporary American

Meritage

icon-location-pin Waterfront

Located on the second floor of the tony Boston Harbor Hotel, Meritage is a wine-focused, waterfront hideaway that is perfect for oenophiles. Their holiday dining options are sure to be equally impressive. 
Details TBA

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Henrietta's Table, Restaurants, Boston
Photograph: Courtesy Henrietta's Table
Restaurants, American

Henrietta’s Table

icon-location-pin Harvard Sq

For a farm-to-table holiday dining experience, Henrietta's Table is the place. Their holiday buffet is typically filled with classics featuring local, seasonal ingredients.
Details TBA

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La Morra
Photograph: Courtesy La Morra
Restaurants, Italian

La Morra

La Morra makes Christmas dinner both traditional and stress-free. The Brookline Village Italian restaurant keeps it warm, communal and boisterous with its multi-course, family-style holiday meals.
Details TBA

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Smith & Wollensky
Photograph: Courtesy Smith & Wollensky
Restaurants, Steakhouse

Smith & Wollensky Boston – Atlantic Wharf

icon-location-pin Downtown

This national chain maintains a stunning waterfront location at Atlantic Wharf, between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Fort Point Channel. The 10,000-square-foot space features an outdoor patio that adds to the relaxed, upscale ambiance. Christmas dinner will no doubt feature steak as the centerpiece.
Details TBA

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Bar Boulud
Photograph: George Apostolidis
Restaurants, Contemporary American

Bar Boulud

icon-location-pin Back Bay

Head to the Back Bay for a French-inspired Christmas dinner, Bar Boulud's menu typically includes a comforting spread of bistro fare that will get you into the holiday spirit.
Details TBA

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Top of the Hub
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Top of the Hub
Restaurants, American

Top of the Hub

icon-location-pin Back Bay

From 52 stories above the city skyline, you just might see Santa's sleigh as he heads out of town. The Christmas menu at Top of the Hub is typically a four-course feast that will please everyone in the family.
Details TBA

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Eastern Standard, Restaurants and cafes, Boston
Photograph: Elan Fleisher
Restaurants, Contemporary American

Eastern Standard

icon-location-pin Fenway/Kenmore

As it's located in the Hotel Commonwealth, Eastern Standard typically offers an early Christmas breakfast before starting its festive Christmas dinner service in the afternoon.
Details TBA

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