Feast and Fete

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



Photo courtesy of Mooo


What’s cool about a party in a wine cellar? Everything. With double-vaulted ceilings, a renovated Italian mosaic from 500 A.D., and hundreds of bottles to choose from (some vintages date to 1876), dinner at the Wine Cellar at Mooo is a high-class affair. Up to 50 guests can feast on modern steakhouse dishes from chef-owner Jamie Mammano — filet mignon with truffled Parmesan fries, or Cornish game hen with a side of creamed spinach, perhaps? — in this private dining room built on the foundation of a 1722 Beacon Hill mansion. We’ll drink to that. >> 15 Beacon St., Boston, 617-670-2515, mooorestaurant.com