Since 1975, this refined Harvard Square stalwart has led the local farm-to-table charge, celebrating regional ingredients with an elegant, seasonal menu. The kitchen personifies a sophisticated approach to New England dining. Locally-sourced seafood and meats, plus homemade pastas, are all meticulously and imaginatively prepared. It’s certainly that typical cozy, comfort food you’d expect on Christmas Day, just without you having to do all the prep.
Boston lights up during the holidays, as festive parties and jolly get-togethers fill the city’s best restaurants. But as the days inch closer to Christmas, The Hub seems to quiet down, with college students returning home and many residents traveling beyond Boston proper—leaving room for the remaining Hub-dwellers at some of the city’s most popular restaurants. This list highlights those eateries that even stay open on Christmas Day, offering themed brunches, merry menus and the bonus of leaving all the cooking to someone else. We tried to include as many as possible, however, some restaurants haven’t released their holiday hours, so if you have your eyes on a particular restaurant that isn’t on this list, be sure to check with them directly. For more festive fun, be sure to check out the twinkling Boston Christmas light displays and other Boston Christmas events.
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