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Boston Restaurants Open On Christmas Eve

Put down the cooking utensils and dine out this Christmas Eve for a wonderful holiday feast. When you’re all done with your last minute Christmas Eve decorations and touchups, grab the family and head out for some of the best cuisine in and around the Boston area. The list below is put together by Boston’s top chefs featuring special holiday menus you can only get once a year!

Please note that while we’ve done our very best to confirm which Boston restaurants are open on Christmas Eve, details are subject to change so it’s always a good idea to confirm with the restaurant before you go there.

Boston Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve 2021


Open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with dine-in as well as to-go options. Open till 10 PM.

Alden & Harlow

Open until 10 PM as per regular hours but 2021 Holiday Hours could not be verified. They’ve been closed on Christmas Eve and Day in the past, so we strongly recommend checking with the restaurant.


Is serving a full Christmas Menu to-go, between 11 AM to 4 PM, given that the order was placed in advance. Find detailed instructions here.

Bambara Kitchen & Bar

Will be open till 9:30 PM with a special Holiday Pop-up Bar. Make online reservations here.

Bar Boulud

Should be open till 10:00 pm to serve guests on Christmas Eve, but Holiday Hours and Offerings could not be verfied.


Is bringing in December 24th festivities from 11:30am-4pm! Take-out and Delivery options are also available and preorders are recommended. Check out this menu for Christmas Eve preorders.

Branch Line

Should be open as per regular hours upto 10 PM but Christmas Eve Hours and Offerings could not be verified. **Note: The restaurant recommends parking in the FREE parking garage adjacent to the branch due to ongoing constructions in the neighborhood. Call 617-420-1900 for further queries.

The Butcher Shop

The Butcher Shop will be closed 12/24, 12/25, and 12/26 for the holiday weekend this year.


Holiday hours could not be verified, but Buttercup should be open for the weekend from 4:30-10:00 PM. To keep an eye out for updates or make reservations, visit their website.


Dine-in hours for Christmas Eve could not be verified. The restaurant is normally open all days of the week from 4-10 PM. Pre-ordered Christmas Catering must be picked up by 3 PM.

Ciao Bella

Is expected to be open from 5-11 PM on Friday. Holiday hours could not be verified.


Will be closed this year on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and December 26


Is typically open from 5:30-10:00 PM for dinner. Make reservations here. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.


Christmas Eve timings could not be confirmed. Usual hours on Friday are 5pm-10:30pm. If you’re interested in enjoying a Christmas Day Meal instead, we urge you to make prior reservations.


Open from 4 to 10 PM on Christmas Eve with a special holiday feast. More details can be found here.

The Dial

Is open on Christmas Eve till 11 PM. For more details and reservations, check their website.


Is open daily till 10 PM, but we recommend confirming Christmas Eve hours before going. Call 617 807 7300

Field & Vine

Will be closed this year for the holidays and reopening on 28th December.If you’re considering going on New Years, we recommend making bookings right away, at 617 718 2333.


Should be open (likely till 10 PM) this Holiday Season. Contact the restaurant for more details and Holiday Hours.

Henrietta’s Table

Is open on Christmas Day but Christmas Eve hours could not be verified. Contact the restaurant for exact details.

Il Casale

Open and offering an Italian-style Christmas Eve Feast as well as a Take Home menu on Friday. For the Take Home option, orders must be placed in advance. Check with the restaurant for hours. *Staff Tip: Heaters are first come first serve this year, so dress in full preparation for the weather.


Is closed this year for Christmas dates but will be open on New Year’s Eve & Day.

Lincoln Tavern

Normally operates on weekends till 2 AM and is expected to be open on Christmas Eve. Holiday Hours, however, could not be confirmed. We recommend checking their social media for weekly updates.

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Boston Restaurants Open On Christmas Eve 2021 – Continued

Mamaleh’s Delicatessen

Is serving a Take Out and Delivery menu for Jewish Christmas, for which orders can be placed starting 23rd December. We recommened keeping an eye on their social media as more information is awaited.

Metropolis Café

Open for dine-ins from 5 to 9 PM on Christmas Eve. A Dinner Pick-Up Menu (priced at $74 per person) is also available.

Nosh & Grog

Expected to be open but 2021 Holiday Hours could not be verified. You can send in your query via text (as instructedon the website), for the restaurant to answer.

Oak + Rowan

Closed on December 23-28 2021.

Prairie Fire

Should be open till 10 PM on Christmas Eve but we recommend calling the restaurant pre-book or to confirm table availabiltiy.

Puritan & Co.

Open for a Christmas Eve dinner starting at $75 per person. **Staff Update: The restaurant is fully booked for Christmas Eve. Call 617 615 6195 to check for last minute openings.

The Quarry

Should be open from 4-9 PM on Christmas Eve. Check with the restaurant to confirm the hours and table availability.

Rare Steakhouse

Open from 3 to 10 PM on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Red 8

Open on noon to 12 AM on Christmas Eve.

Row 34

Open on noon to 12 AM on Christmas Eve.


Appears to be closed for the holidays.

State Park

Open upto 10 PM for Lunch & Dinner on Christmas Eve.

Steel & Rye

Closed from 21-28 December.

Summer Shack

Should be open from 9 AM to 10 PM but it is recommended to locally confirm the hours of operation.


Open for dine-in from 4 to 10 PM. A To Go Christmas Menu can also be ordered for Christmas (Eve & Day) and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Tony & Elaine’s

Should be open until 10:30. Confirm the hours independently before you go.

Town Meeting Bistro

Open from 11:30 AM to 8 PM for lunch and dinner.


Open from 5-9:30 PM. Confirm the holiday timings and capacity with the restaurant.

Urban Hearth

Open from 5 to 10 PM. Christmas order pick-ups on the same day start at 9 AM.

Vicki Lee’s

Open 9-4 on 24th December for last minute needs. Closed through 25th-27th December for the holidays.


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