Feast and Fete

These local restaurants make rehearsal dinners, showers, and brunches worth hosting--and toasting--for parties both large and small.




Enjoy a dinner at Radius and you and your guests will understand why chef-owner Michael Schlow won the James Beard Award. His modern American cuisine — think seared scallops with spinach fondue, wild mushrooms, and Meyer lemon emulsion — is perfectly complemented by a pleasant dining room thats seats up to 60 and sits adjacent to the wine cellar, which is a former bank vault. >> 8 High St., Boston, 617-426-1234, radiusrestaurant.com.




Catch the Mediterranean spirit at an afternoon gathering for up to 55 on this eatery’s enclosed brick patio, complete with herbs, flowers, a bubbling fountain, and a fig tree. Chef Ana Sortun serves up a multicourse mezze-style luncheon, meaning you won’t find any pigs in a blanket here: We’re talking chickpea crêpes with smoked cinnamon aioli, or lamb steak with Turkish spices and fava bean moussaka. It’s a home (far) away from home. >> 134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, 617-661-0505, oleanarestaurant.com.