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Where (and what) to eat on Christmas Eve Boston

Oh, tasty night.

Saltie Gal


Wine down

Tucked away in the Boston Harbor Hotel,Meritagechef Daniel Bruce offers a four-course prixfixeavailable on both Christmas Eve and Day. Highlights include pan roasted American red snapper with Tahitian coconut curry, Cabernet-braised short ribs with truffle oil andTuscankale and the world’s fanciest rendition of “ants on a log.” Each course will be paired by Sommelier NicholasDaddonafor $195, or without pairings for $125.Dec. 24-25, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., reservations recommended,meritagetherestaurant.com

Get lit

Chef Jody Adams and her team’s latest Porto in Back Bay will celebrate their first Christmas Eve in the AM, with a deluxe brunch made with hungry (and honestly, pretty last minute) shoppers in mind. On the menu:pomegranate-halvacinnamon buns, baked French toast with plump-poppy seed jam and the Egg Nog Flip — a rye-laced take on the classic, served flaming,tableside.Dec. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., reservations recommended,porto-boston.com

Sharing is caring

Chef Andy Husbands will host his annual Southern Christmas Eve dinner at his South End mainstay, Tremont 647. You can nosh on cider-brined turkey,house-madeham steaks or buttermilk fried chicken with three chili gravy along with sides served family style, like brown sugar-cayenne sweet potatoes and pimento cheese casserole. Selections are served a la cart but it’s really recommended (by us) to bring friends so you can get a lil of each.Dec. 24, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., reservations recommended,tremont647.com

Southern comfort

Bergamot has an $85 three-courseprixefixewith platters of roast halibut with lobster and charred octopus, truffled Parmesan gnocchi and stuffed quail with dirty rice, okra and chicken jus caramel. Top it off with candy cap creme brulee with port fig jam or winter citrus tarts with chocolate sorbet.Dec. 24, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., reservations recommended,bergamotrestaurant.com

Feast with the fishes

Feast of the Seven Fishes is prevalent in the prixfixecategory, but none sound quite as exciting as Kathy Sidell’s spread at Saltie Girl. The $128 per head dinner includes lobster puttanesca, a fried fisherman’s box (sweet ebi, local cod, Nantucket scallops, squid!), baked clam stuffies and (of course) marinated white anchovies on toast with smoked tomatoes and salsa verde. The menu comes with a wine pairing for $165. Dec. 24 at 8 p.m., reservations required, saltiefeast.eventbright.com

Make it wholesome

BISq in Inman will offer a $70 whole animal feast, with the choice of suckling pig, roast chicken, fish or rib eye and lamb leg. (Vegetarian grain options also available.) Servings will be made-to-order based on party size and include choice of sides (shishito peppers, poached and roasted beets, smashed potatoes); apps (beef heart tacos, cerviche with quinoa, roast mushroom and arugula salad); and dessert. Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m., reservations recommended, 1071 Cambridge St., Cambridge, bisqcambridge.com

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