Haute Spots To Dine Out On Marathon Monday

If you are planning to dine out in the city after watching the Boston Marathon near the finish line on Monday, here are a couple restaurants that are offering some specialty Marathon Day menus.

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At Grand Tour on Newbury Street, Chef Michael Serpa’s French bistro will be offering a special Marathon Monday menu for two on their outdoor patio. The specialty menu features a choice of two starters or vegetable dishes, bavette, mussels or a fish entrée and two drinks for $100 per person. You can also order from the main menu that features everything from black bass crudo, torchon of foie gras and steak tartare for starters to main events like steak frites, duck breast and veal paillard.

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If you are looking to dine directly on Boylston Street to be right in the middle of all of the Marathon happenings and just steps from the finish line, Rochambeau near the Prudential Center is offering a brunch menu to get the day started off right. Seatings are first come first serve and you can dine here as early as 10 a.m. In addition to their brunch menu, they will also be serving up their French classics such as coq a vin, steak frites, roasted half chicken and lamb steak.

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We also caught up with New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy and Linda Holliday, president of the Bill Belichick Foundation to find out some of their favorite spots in the city to celebrate Marathon Monday. Van Noy loves dining out in Back Bay so much he even has a YouTube show called Elite Eatz that features him dining at different restaurants throughout the city with a teammate or celebrity. When it comes to Marathon Monday, he recommends trying a few of his favorites restaurants near the finish line:

Abe & Louie’s – you can take in all the action of Marathon Monday while enjoying a delicious steak!

The Banks – just a few blocks away from the finish line this has to be one of the best new seafood restaurants in the city

Select Oyster Bar – I’m a seafood guy and love everything on the menu at Select from the avocado toast to oysters you’re in for a treat!

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If you are looking to check out a few haute spots just a few blocks from the finish line, Linda Holliday, president of the Bill Belichick Foundation, shared with us some of her and Coach Belichick’s favorite spots to dine out on Marathon Monday:

Sorellina – It’s consistently delicious year after year; perhaps you want to celebrate race day here with close friends and family

Strega Italiano for one of the best steaks in the Back Bay

Buttermilk & Bourbon – I’m from the south so the comfort food reminds me of home!

Contessa (inside The Newbury Boston) – for terrific Italian food, if you can get a reservation for brunch or dinner! It’s the hottest new restaurant in the city and it happens to be close to the finish line.