TRY Jeremy Sewall’s locally inspired restaurant in Coolidge Corner, Lineage. WHY Too many restaurants offer only a raised-rate, dumbed-down menu on this holiday, but Sewall does his regular à la carte menu, as well as a special lobster meal. His cousin is a lobsterman, so you can’t get bugs much fresher, and at just $42 per person for four courses, it’s a great value.
242 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-232-0065,