12 Boston Restaurants Decked Out for the Holidays
As festive winter holidays draw near, the season seems to get busier by the minute. Take a moment to yourself ahead of Hanukkah and Christmas this weekend—and step away from the kitchen—to have a meal and some drinks in someone else’s well-decorated dining room. From flicking tree lights at La Brasa to adorable, handmade garland at the Table at Season to Taste, here are a dozen spots that would make Mrs. Claus proud.
Bantam Cider Company
Check out the upside-down Christmas trees, and the jolly merchandise display, at Bantam Cider this Friday night. The Somerville cider company has one more day of its epic online raffle to win a gift box filled with local beer, cider, and restaurant gift cards, too.
Bantam Cider Co., 40 Merriam St., Union Square, Somerville, 617-299-8600, bantamcider.com.
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care at this Southie restaurant—and the burger and pizza ornaments are exactly where they should be.
Capo, 443 W Broadway, South Boston, 617-993-8080, caposouthboston.com.
Delux Cafe, 100 Chandler St., South End, Boston, 617-338-5258.
Mr. Dooley’s Tavern
Window garlands, velvet ribbons, and white lights transport you to Ireland at this downtown pub.
Mr. Dooley’s Tavern, 77 Broad St., Boston, 617-338-5656, mrdooleys.com.
Grill 23 & Bar
Grill 23 & Bar, 161 Berkeley St., Boston, 617-542-2255, grill23.com.
The Indo’s wrought iron chandeliers look so classic covered in tiny white lights. There’s a sparkling Christmas tree in the pub, too.
The Independent, 75 Union Square, Somerville, 617-440-6022, theindo.com.
In East Somerville, this large space has 360 degrees of decorations, including a tree with magically blinking lights.
La Brasa, 124 Broadway, Somerville, 617-764-1412, labrasasomerville.com.
Very endearing Italian decorating flair at this North End trattoria.
Ristorante Limoncello, 90 North St., North End, Boston, 617-523-4480, ristorantelimoncello.com.
Isn’t this South End streetscape appealing?
Metropolis Cafe, 584 Tremont St., South End, Boston, 617-247-2931, metropolisboston.com.
The Smoke Shop
Chef Andy Husbands’s new barbecue joint went with a white tree this year—and whiskey.
The Smoke Shop, One Kendall Sq., Cambridge, 617-577-7427, thesmokeshopbbq.com.
The Table at a Season to Taste
This rustic garland is beautiful from a distance—check out the dried fruit and traditional puffs of popcorn. But take a closer look so as not to miss the most adorable, copper pot ornaments!
The Table at a Season to Taste, 2447 Massachusetts Ave., North Cambridge, 617-871-9468, cambridgetable.com.
Trina’s Starlite Lounge
This kitschy kitchen repurposed cocktail umbrellas as Christmas tree ornaments, and we approve.
Trina’s Starlite Lounge, 3 Beacon St., Inman Square, Somerville, 617-576-0006, trinastarlitelounge.com.