There are lots of options in Boston when it comes to ringing in the New Year, but there are only a few places that do it up like no other. Here’s a look at the top five hautest spots to party this New Year’s Eve.
1 TAMO Bistro & Bar
TAMO Bistro & Bar at the Seaport Hotel invites couples and singles to celebrate in style with champagne toasts, small bites and dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sip on a glass of Prosecco or kick it up a notch with St. Germain with a lemon twist, Crème de Cassis for Kir Royale accompanied by a blackberry garnish, or XANTE Pear liquor with a pear garnish. Chef Robert Tobin’s appetizer and entrée specials will be available on TAMO’s a la carte menu. Reservations are required.
1 Seaport Lane Boston, MA 02210
2 Legal Harborside
One of the best views of Boston can be had from the waterfront location of Legal Harborside at Liberty Wharf, but there is nothing quite like watching the fireworks from the rooftop here. From 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., the glass-enclosed space features a cozy fireplace that you can gather around and enjoy cocktails and snacks. A live DJ will be on hand spinning some tunes and a toast with Moët & Chandon "Imperial" Brut NV bubbly will get underway when the clock strikes midnight. Parties up to six guests can reserve a couch or table for $600 per group.
270 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210
3 Craigie on Main
Over in Cambridge, Craigie on Main is hosting a quieter celebration with six celebratory dinner seatings. Chef Tony Maws and Chef Aaron Chambers are hosting the first seating at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. with a second seating at 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The five course dinner (for the early seating) or six-course feast (for the second seating) can also be paired with wine and a champagne toast for a memorable night.
853 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139
4 Top of the Hub
High atop the Prudential Center sits the Top of the Hub that offers a breathtaking view of the city of Boston and beyond from the 52nd floor. This New Year’s Eve, they will host two seatings for a four-course prix-fixe dinner. The first will be held between 5 and 6:30 p.m. with a second between 8:30 and 10 p.m. The evening’s dinner festivities include live entertainment from the band Do I Do, a champagne toast and entrees like crispy seared duck breast and seared foie gras; Brandt beef tenderloin and braised beef cheek and sustainably caught Chilean sea bass.
800 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02199
5 Outlook Kitchen and Bar
If you are looking for a fun night out on the town without having to worry about driving home, book a stay at boutique The Envoy Hotel located in the Innovation District. Executive Chef David Verdo has prepared a three-course tasting menu at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Outlook Kitchen and Bar, followed by a champagne toast and fireworks viewing from the Lookout Rooftop Bar. The menu includes butter poached lobster with caviar and Pineland Farms filet with oxtail ragout, chanterelle mushrooms, enoki, black truffle and pomme puree.
70 Sleeper Street Boston, MA 02210