Restaurants Open on Christmas in Boston

Photo courtesy of  Concord's Colonial Inn
Photo courtesy of Concord's Colonial Inn
12/11/22 - By Lucie T

Not only are there a bunch of amazing restaurants open on Christmas in Boston, but they have all kinds of special holiday plans for guests as well. As cozy as it is at home during the end of December, there's something about the idea of someone else doing the cooking for the family that is just so appealing—no matter what holiday you celebrate. We've complied a list of some of the best, including Boston restaurants open on Christmas Eve and those doing Christmas takeout. So read on for the restaurants open on Christmas in Boston and make your reservations before they're all booked up.

And with all that spare time not preparing Christmas dinner, you can try some of these 101 Christmas Activities for Kids. If you're looking for more family-friendly holiday fun, explore our list the Top Holiday Activities and Christmas Events for Boston Kids.

Restaurants Open on Christmas in Boston

Joe's on Newbury – Boston

A Back Bay stalwart, Joe's distinctive American fare features steaks and seafood as well as holiday favorites for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The restaurant takes reservations over the phone (617-536-4200) and through OpenTable.

Tamo Bistro + Bar – Boston

Tamo is a picturesque Boston Seaport restaurant with a festive ambiance. Enjoy the views of the Boston Harbor while making holiday memories. Reservations can be made online via OpenTable or by calling 617-385-4304.


Clink. – Boston

This Christmas, Clink. serves up main courses and delicious delicacies. This popular restaurant at the Liberty Bar is also hosting a Chef's Gala tasting menu for New Year's Eve. Reserve online or call 617-224-4004 to book your table.

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 Fiore's innovative Italian cuisine will hit the spot on Christmas. Photo courtesy of Fiore

Ristorante Fiore & Cantina Italiana – Boston

Fiore and its sister restaurant Cantina Italiana (up the street) are two restaurants open on Christmas in Boston for dinner and lunch. Families in the mood for a delicious, traditional Italian meal will get their Christmas wish granted. Reserve online or call 617-371-1176 (Fiore) / 617-723-4577 (Cantina Italiana) to reserve.

Restaurants Open On Christmas Near Boston

ArtBar​ – Cambridge

ArtBar's Christmas day buffet starts at 5pm and features traditional options, not to mention mouth-watering dessert options: peppermint cheesecake, s'mores skillet, pies, and panna cotta. Adults are $58, kids 12 and under are $25, and kids 3 and under are free. Call 617-806-4122 or reserve online.

Photo of a restaurant open on Christmas in Boston.
A buffet is perfect for families, especially at Christmas. Photo courtesy of Henrietta's Table

Henrietta's Table – Cambridge

On Christmas day, head on over to The Charles Hotel for a warm breakfast or an afternoon/early evening meal that will be sure to satisfy you. Known for their fresh farm-to-table dining experience, your taste buds will thank you. Reserve your table online, or call 617-661-5005.

Concord's Colonial Inn – Concord

The Annual Christmas Day Buffet at the Colonial Inn is open once again! Enjoy a seafood bar, roasted meats, and seasonal favorites prepared by the chefs. Reservations are required. Call 978-341-8202 to reserve your spot.

Boston Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve

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Smith & Wollensky has a family friendly holiday atmosphere. Photo courtesy of the restaurant

Smith & Wollensky – Boston-Atlantic Wharf & Wellesley

​Both locations of Smith & Wollensky's are open on Christmas Eve where they will be serving their popular winter menu. Tempt kids with steaks and burgers as well as mouthwatering desserts like Gigantic Chocolate Cake and Campfire Sundaes. Call 617-778-2200 (Congress St. location) to reserve.

Boston restaurants use local ingredients, like fresh seafood, for holiday feasts. Photo courtesy of ​Rowes Wharf Sea Grill  

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille – Boston

Ring in the holiday with a gorgeous waterfront view at this classic seafood restaurant. Chef David Daniels has many specialties on the menu, including seafood towers and king crab mac and cheese. While the kids might enjoy some of the adult macaroni, there's also a nautical-themed kids menu for the younger guests. Reserve a table online.

Town Meeting Bistro – Lexington

On December 24, bring the whole family for a prix-fixe menu at Inn at Hastings Park. Enjoy the atmosphere of the restored historic main house and celebrate the Christmas season with a delicious 3-course meal. The price for adults is $85; children ages 4-12 are $45; children ages 3 and under free. Peruse the menu and reserve online.

Toscano – Boston & Cambridge

Travel across the world without leaving the Boston area at either of these Toscana locations. The tastes and aromas on Christmas Eve will make you think that you were truly on a Tuscan vacation. Enjoy real Italian hospitality while dining on antipasti, cheeses, pasta, pizza, and much more. Reserve online at the Beacon Hill or Harvard Square locations.

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Toscana Ristorante provides gourmet Italian fare for Christmas Eve dinner. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Branch Line – Watertown

If you've dined at Branch Line for weekend brunch, you know you can look forward to some yummy comfort food on Christmas Eve. While there is not yet a specific menu available online, dinner sides often include mac and cheese, creamed corn, and rosemary fries, to name a few. Reserve your table online or call 617-420-1900.

Boston Restaurants Open For Christmas Takeout

Flour Bakery + Cafe – Multiple Locations

This Boston favorite (with nine locations) is providing customers with a Christmas Order pick-up option this year. Order online, with such menu options as chicken pot pie and braised beef. Be sure to add plenty of the restaurant's phenomenal desserts–sure to make things merry. Orders must be placed by December 21 and can be picked up on the 23rd or on Christmas Eve at any location.

Photo of a takeout dinner from a Boston Christmas menu 
Great things come in takeout packages, like Christmas dinner from a Boston restaurant. Photo courtesy of Saltbox Kitchen

Saltbox Kitchen – Concord

The website reads, "This holiday season, let us do the cooking!" Go ahead and take them up on their offer by ordering your Christmas meal online now. Place your order by December 17 for pickup on December 23. Enjoy items such as classic duck confit and Christmas tiramisu.