New Year's Eve...The Countdown is On!

Serving a three course prix fixe menu.

Serving a special prix fixe dinner menu.

A three course prix fixe menu or a five course prix fixe menu with wine pairings...
includes Champagne toast and balloon drop.

Choose from the selection of Avery Ten Martinis, Signature Cocktail offerings or the  
New Year's Eve Signature Champagne Cocktail Menu.  
OR enjoy the festivities in the semi-private lounge with a Taste and Share menu,  
a Dom Perignon toast and private balloon drop.

Upcoming Wine Seminars at Taberna!

The Wednesday Wine Seminars at Taberna de Haro will feature the Island Wines of Spain during the month of January. Taste the beautiful wines from both the Canary and Balearic Islands, paired with regional tapas.

Christmas Eve Dinner??

In 5 days it will be Christmas Eve, have you made your reservations yet?
We have you covered with a list of options... everything from brunch, dinner and Feasts of the Seven Fishes...

Insert your Holiday Party HERE!

Plan your holiday party at The Blarney Stone! The Blarney Stone has a variety of menu options based on budget, time of event, and number of guests.

Close down the office early and celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with fellow employees and good cheer at Bokx 109 American Prime. Dates are available December 1-January 31; Monday-Friday between 12-4 pm. Your choice of three course plated lunch or cocktail party with passed and displayed hors d'oeuvres is available. Both options include one glass of house wine (red or white) per person. $45 per person; 8 person minimum; private rooms require minimum of 10.

Gifts of Hope at Savinos Grill

On Tuesday December 20th, Savinos in Belmont will donate 10% of their proceeds from that evening to the Belmont Food Pantry, as part of the annual Gifts of Hope campaign. Enjoy authentic Italian Mediterranean cuisine, while helping those in need.  

Savinos is also available for private functions every day, including book your holiday parties now!

Call Tom at the restaurant for reservations and details: 617-484-3499.

This Weekend at the Ritz: Hot Chocolate & Breakfast with the Boston Ballet

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is getting you ready for the holiday season with a slew of delightful treats and activities. On Saturday December 10th from 2-4pm, in the newly opened Avery Bar (think back to our Summer Issue's hotel bar feature), the Ritz invites you to sit by the fire and create your own cocoa. This Hot Chocolate Bar will offer a choice of chocolate (white, milk or dark), as well as a bounty of toppings including candy, creams and cookies. Pastries and sweets will be served, as well as a variety of liquor infusions (for the adults of course). 
$28.00 per adult ($8.00 for each additional Hot Chocolate with alcohol)  $21.00 per child (2-12yrs)
Also available for reservation: December 17th & 24th 

Holiday Lunch at Grill 23

Back Bay's beloved steak and seafood grill, Grill 23, is bringing back their Annual Holiday Lunch from December 12-23rd. The three course prix fixe menu will be served from 12-1:30pm for $39. Both Grill 23's delicious menu and festive decorations will not disappoint!

Tuesday Night Fashion at the Oak Bar

Local fashion designer and Designer-in-Residence at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Denise Hajjar, will showcase her collection at three informal fashion shows in the Oak Bar this holiday season on Tuesday, December 6, 13 and 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sip on a holiday cocktail and enjoy dinner as you watch models stroll through the Oak Bar wearing Denise's latest designs. As a special holiday gift Denise Hajjar will offer 20% off everything in her boutique and 15% off gift certificates. 
For more information call (617) 927-5990 or email  

Cover Shoot at Catalyst Restaurant!

Photographer Andy Ryan (left) with Chef William Kovel (right) prepping for lunch.
We had a great time this afternoon shooting the cover for our Where To Eat Winter Issue at Catalyst Restaurant, located in the heart of Kendall Square. The stainless kitchen and white subway tiles are sharp, sleek and perfect for photographing! Look for the new issue on stands very soon!

W2E Halloween Happenings

Spooky Tea will be held in the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille every Saturday and Sunday in October as well as on Monday, October 31. Tea service will include cookie decorating and Halloween treats for children. Adults will receive a glass of champagne served with strawberries and Devonshire cream. The festivities will end with an escorted treasure hunt where the children will use their placemat/treasure map to visit the Front Desk, Concierge, Gift Shop and Spa. Seating times are 2:30 pm and 4 pm. The price for this upgraded service is $25 for Children and $35 for Adults. 

dante's Inferno Halloween in Hell party will included DJs and dancing, a costume contest, devilish drinks, a cash bar and naughty nibbles! Monday, Oct 31 from 8 pm-1 am. RSVP to or 617.497.4200. 

The Fireplace is hosting their ninth annual Nightmare on Beacon Street on Sunday, October 30 at 8 pm. The event will feature a costume contest with prizes, ghoulish goodies, creepy cocktails and tarot card readings! No cover and no reservations required.

Seasonal Sips at Meritage

Meritage Restaurant, located in the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, invites you to taste their exceptional wine collection every Thursday evening from 5:30pm-7:00pm. In addition to sampling three to four wines chosen by sommelier Betsy Ross, guests will enjoy small bites prepared by Chef Daniel Bruce.
$25 per person.

October 20th: Hearty Harvest Wines
October 27th: Wine and Cheese
November 3rd: Blind Tasting with Reds
November 10th: Meritage Blends vs. Bordeaux
November 17th: Perfect Pairings for your Turkey

Get Sideways Wine Wednesdays at Ceia

Newburyport's Ceia Kitchen + Bar, located in the Where To Eat Boston "North" Chapter, is introducing "Get Sideways Wednesdays"! A discounted weekly flight trio will be featured, along with Executive Chef Brando's choice cheese pairings for $19. The combo will be offered Wednesday's this fall from 5-7pm. 

To make the evening extra sweet, click here for a Where To Eat exclusive deal to be used while dining at Ceia! The QR code can also be found on p.131 of our current issue.

For a detailed schedule through November, click menu below:

4th Annual Home Sweet Home Dessert Tasting!

This Saturday, October 22nd, The Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund (CHAF) will be hosting their 4th Annual Home Sweet Home Dessert Tasting Event. We are excited to have our very own publisher, Jill Epstein, featured as a Celebrity Judge for the Dessert Competition! Help support the homeless with a night of dinner, dancing, wine and dessert hosted by NECN's TV Diner host Billy Costa! Many of the finest Boston restaurants and bakeries are participating in this great cause, including The South End Buttery, The Fireplace, Henrietta's Table, Harvest, Chocolate Therapy, Kickass Cupcakes and many more.
Tickets are $50 for the Presidents Ballroom (dessert tasting and dancing) and $100 for a VIP Passport (also includes dinner and wine tasting).
To purchase tickets, click here.


Cookbook Dinner at Summer Winter

Summer Winter Restaurant, located just north of Boston in Burlington, MA, is hosting a fabulous Cookbook Dinner in honor of Chef Mark and Chef Clark's "Maine Classics" Cookbook. 

On Friday, October 14th, guests will enjoy a five course tasting menu and will also have the opportunity to get their cookbooks signed!
For reservations, call 781.221.6643.

Click on Menu to View Larger:

Bivalves and Bubbles at Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods is bidding their annual Oyster Festival farewell on Saturday, October 15th on the stunning all-weather roof-deck at Seaport's Legal Harborside

606 Congress Head To Tail Fin Dinner

606 Congress, located in South Boston's waterfront district, is known for cooking up both delicious and sustainable cuisine. In keeping with their reputation, Executive Chef Richard Garcia will offer diners a 7-course, sustainably-caught seafood dinner on Thursday, October 13th. Featured dishes include Yellowfin Tuna Marrow Tartare with fresh wasabi and nori cracker and Deep Fried Cod Tongue & Cheek with smoked cod roe sauce. 

Cowboy BBQ at Apple Street Farm!

Despite the chill in the air, the Summer Dinner Series at Apple Street Farm is still in full swing and ready to spice up your weekend with a Cowboy Barbecue. L'Espalier's Chef Frank McClelland and Sel de la Terre's Chef Daniel Bojorquez will warm you up with dishes like Mesquite Charred Heirloom Tomato Soup, Grilled Octopus and Texas Ribeye. All are fit for a cowboy and part of the evening's four course meal, which is complimented with a trio of wine pairings.

September Sommelier Night at Bistro du Midi

Bistro du Midi is known for bringing Provence to you, and that is exactly what they plan on doing for this evening's September Sommelier Night. With Bistro's lovely views of the Boston Common and charming atmosphere, it isn't too hard to imagine you are dining out in the South of France.

Boston's Fashion Night Out!

Where To Eat's Art Director, Jason Whyman (right), with wife Ashley Whyman and friends at last night's Rue la la Fashion Night Out Party!

Cozy Up with The BOND Jazz Experiment this Fall

BOND Restaurant | Lounge, located in The Langham Hotel in downtown Boston, is a longtime Where To Eat favorite for many reasons. The afternoon tea is quaint, classy and delectable, while the gourmet dinner menu is full of globally inspired selections.  The nightlife at BOND is also a force to be reckoned with and a go to for locals and traveling guests alike.

Wine Seminars are back at Taberna!

Taberna de Haro, a dining gem in Brookline since 1998, is well known for serving up authentic Spanish flavors paired with the perfect Spanish wine. Deborah Hansen, owner and Chef, is bringing back her beloved weekly wine seminars, which will feature a four-course tapas menu and four Spanish wines.

Noche To Host Cigar and Wine Dinner

Whether you are a fan of Noche's fabulous modern Latin cuisine, a wine lover or cigar aficionado, this event is for you. On September 13th, 2011 at 6:30pm guests are treated to a 3 course feast paired with wine and various cigars including Oliva, Rocky Patel and Osmany Hidalgo Cigars. 

Chef Scott Robertson, featured on p. 120 of our latest issue, is sure to please with the following menu:

The Fireplace Celebrates 10 years!

The Fireplace in Brookline is celebrating a decade of warmth, charm and exceptional cuisine with 3 specials for the month of September, each one representing a little piece of history:

Scampo Dishes Deals in September!

Not only was Lydia Shire recently crowned  #1 on The Daily Meal's "Top 10 List of Badass Women Chefs in America," but she was also awarded another top spot: Best Pizza in the state of Massachusetts on Food Network's 50 States, 50 Pizzas list.

Restaurant Week is Back!

Restaurant Week Boston is back and ready to highlight your summer!  

Restaurant Week offers some of Boston's finest dining at affordable prices, so come out and try a new restaurant or get back to an old favorite with prix fixe meals being served at 200+ participating restaurants.
Two course lunches are offered for $15.11, three course lunches for $20.11 and three course dinners for $33.11 at restaurants throughout Boston, Cambridge, the suburbs and beyond.

Cocktails and Lobster at Summer Winter

For the month of August, Burlington's finest, Summer Winter, will pay homage to 'summer' with a special menu of $10 Bumper Cocktails from bartender Drew Jordan (we promise there will be no talk about winter).

Utilizing the best of what is currently growing in the on-premise, four season greenhouse, guests can enjoy these three special cocktails:

Can't Get Enough Ceia!

Newburyport's Ceia Kitchen + Bar is an exciting new addition to Where To Eat's North Shore chapter! It is obvious they have won the hearts and stomachs of diners by their recent accolades from North Shore Magazine. With an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere, selection of organic meats and a phenomenal wine list, it's no wonder they were named Reader's Choice Best New Restaurant, Best Burger and Best Wine list. Congrats!

Here is a little peak into their W2E page:

New Issue, New Recipes!

We were so thrilled to debut the cover for our Where To Eat Summer Issue yesterday, and today, we are even more excited to share one of the featured recipes found inside!

5 Patios For Savoring Sun & Food!

With high temps in the 80s and sunshine expected ALL weekend, here are 5 patios for you to check out!

Let us know where you end up and don't forget your shades!
Click on the links below for more information

A MUST for lobster, perfect for a warm night out!

W2E 4th of July Weekend!

all american wine dinner
7pm $65

4th of july italian- american mix and mingle bbq - live music, patriotic cocktails, italian-american bbq buffet. 
8pm-1am, $75 

Congratulations Marie-Claude Mendy!

One of Where To Eat's finest Chefs, Marie-Claude Mendy of Teranga, has been crowned Food Network's Chopped Champ. We couldn't be happier for her! Head over to the South End,

An Anniversary Tea...

Wish you could turn back the clocks to 1865 when tea only cost 1 schilling, 6 pence (aka 15 cents)? 

Well, here is your chance.
Celebrate the 146th anniversary of Europe's first grand luxury hotel, The Langham, London tomorrow at BOND Restaurant|Lounge. Signature afternoon tea will be served and will only cost you 15 cents...yes, you heard right.

The Harvest Review Tasting Series!

Tonight's strawberry themed evening marks the beginning of The Harvest Review Tasting Series and it couldn't get any sweeter! Learn all about the choice ingredient from Ward's Berry Farm's very own Jim Ward, while enjoying Chef Mary Dumont's specialty dishes!

Here is the succulent strawberry 4-course line up:

Chilled Strawberry Soup
cava, kiwi & basil seed
Nino Franco, Rustico, Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy  NV

Rosemary Prosciutto Cotto
wild pea greens, compressed strawberry & buffalo mozzarella
Groundwork, Rosé of Grenache, Santa Barbara County, CA  2010

Seared Scituate Scallops
strawberry rhubarb compote, chanterelle potato puree & black truffle balsamic
Hunterdon, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA  2007

Trio of Ward’s Farm Strawberries
petite shortcake, pot de crème & strawberries with fresh herbs
Marenco, Pineto, Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont, Italy  2009

6:00 pm
$39 per person
Call 617.868.2255 to make your reservations!

Mark your calendars for the fabulous Tasting Series to come!

Wednesday, July 6th - "Think Pink"
Rosé Wine Harvest Review, Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
Wednesday, August 10th - "You Say Tomato..."
Heirloom Tomato Harvest Review
Wednesday, September 7th - "To Market, To Market..."
Charles Square Farmer's Market Harvest Review
Hosted by Joan Squeri, Program Director

Get Your Pink On This Weekend at Aquitaine!

This Sunday, June 5th, our favorite South End French Bistro, Aquitaine, will be hosting a fabulous 5 Course Rosé Wine Dinner.  Wine Specialist Dan Michaud, of Ruby Wines, will be there sharing his expertise of the various wines selected.

We hope to see you all dolled up in your best pink attire and ready to taste Chef Matthew Gaudet's special menu!

The cost is $65 per person - For Reservations, call 617.424.8577

New Tapas Menu at Abby Park!

Reserve your table at Abby Park in Milton to try out their new tapas menu!

These classical, yet creative new dishes are both delicious and made with the highest quality ingredients (tomatoes come from City Growers in Dorchester and dairy products from Thatcher Farm in Milton!)

Marinate Olives 5
olive oil, herbs
Garlic Shrimp 8
slivered garlic, parmesan, pepper flakes
Cheese Board 7
Assorted cheeses
Sliders 8
Blue cheese, caramelized onion
Prosciutto 8
Thinly sliced, arugula, white anchovies, olive oil
Plato Mixto 8
Manchego cheese, prosciutto, roasted peppers, olives
Hummus 4
Chickpea hummus, pita bread 

What will you be ordering?? One of each? too.
All dishes are 1/2 price from 3-6pm everyday!

Sign up for Abby Park's Newsletter on their website to be automatically entered into their Dinner For Two Contest!


Did you know the MFA was home to the finest art AND finest restaurants? Navigate through your favorite exhibits this weekend (the enchanting new Chihuly exhib is sure to brighten up this dreary week), and end the day with seasonally inspired, artfully prepared cuisine at Bravo

Who can resist Roasted Seckel Pear with gorgonzola dolce, chestnuts, baby arugula, peppercorn spiked maple syrup & pancetta crisp? Or a Berkshire Pork Loin with sweet potato purée, brussels sprouts, black mission fig jam?
Whatever you choose, Chef Tim Partridge is sure to treat your palate to a deliciously creative experience.

P.S....If the sun does decide to shine, outdoor dining is available!

Lunch: Mon–Fri, 11:30 am–3 pm
Dinner: Wed–Fri, 5:30–8:30 pm
Brunch: Sat and Sun, 11:30 am–3 pm

Bravo dinner guests receive complimentary parking in the MFA Parking Garage after 5 pm

L'Espalier's Cocktails Through The Decades...

Don't miss tonight's Top Shelf at L'Espalier featuring "Cocktails Through the Decades"....Make your reservations to join sommelier Kate Moore for a Prohibition Era Cocktail tasting, including the French 75, Classic Sidecar, Boardwalk Punch and more! Small bites from Chef de Cuisine Shane O'Neill will also be served!

More Top Shelf's to love....

June 2: Fizzes, Cobblers and Flips 

June 16: Ratpacks and Mad Men III 

June 30: Summer Sips 

6:30-8pm and $48 per person
For reservations, call 617-262-3023.
Visit for more information.

W2E Tonight: Jack Sidell's Circle of Legendary Boston Food Friends

Tonight's event features a slew of Boston's best chefs and benefits The MGH Heart Center!! Hope to see you there!

Tickets: Individual $150, Couples $275
Tickets will be available at the door until the
event sells out.

The Evenings Featured Chefs & Restaurateurs
Matthew Gaudet & Jeff Gates, Aquitaine
Rodney Murillo, Avila
Bernard Leung, Bernards
Jarrod Moiles, Bokx 109
Elli Kaplansky, B Street
Paul O'Connell, Chez Henri
Steve DiFillippo, Davios
Jason Santos, Gargoyles
Jen & Josh Ziskin, La Morra
Jeff Fournier, 51 Lincoln
Chris Jamison, Lolita
Todd Winer, Met Back Bay
Barbara Lynch, No. 9 Park
Todd English, Olives
Marc Orfaly, Pigalle
Dante de Magistris, Restaurant dante
Leo Fonseca & Corey Comeau, Stephanie's on Newbury
Jasper White, Summer Shack
Suzi Maitland, Beau & Trina Sturm, Trina's Starlight Lounge
Tiffani Faison, Workshop

W2E Weekend Recipe: Cooking with J.Lohr!

We love not only to drink the fabulous J.Lohr wine, but to cook with it too! 
Located on 900 acres in Central California's beautiful Monteray County, J.Lohr Vineyards is commited to producing sustainable wines of the finest quality. J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines was named 2010 American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine!

Check out all of the amazing recipes here! One of our favorites, incorporating the J. Lohr Estates Series, is the Sweet Onion Crusted Snapper with J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot Sauce.

Oh and be sure use the party calculator to see how many bottles you will need for a summer soirée...J.Lohr has you covered!

Taza + Steve's

Steve's Ice Cream and Somerville's very own Taza Chocolate are bringing ice cream to a whole new level of amazing. Steve's began in Somerville in 1973 and will be back this summer! The two have paired up to create flavors that will absolutely captivate your senses (think chocolate ice cream spiced with cayenne, cinnamon and Taza Guajillo Chili Chocolate). 

Taza is the only producer in the US of 100% stone ground, organic chocolate and Steve's is completely commited to purchasing from local, sustainable dairy farms. Doesn't this sound like a match made in organic heaven?

We welcome this dynamic duo with open arms and eagerly wait for Steve's arrival to Boston!

And The Winner Is....

The winner of our LIKE contest is.....


Congrats, Laura! You will receive a $100 gift certificate to Brookline's Taberna de Haro! Enjoy authentic Spanish wine and tapas on us!

Thank you for all of the Where To Eat love! More contests coming soon!!

Where To Eat... on Cinco de Mayo!

Today is the day we celebrate Mexican heritage and pride, and Boston has some of the best restaurants to do so. One of Where To Eat's favorites, MASA, is celebrating all month long at both their Woburn and South End locations. Tonight, a special three-course menu will be available for $24.99. Chef Philip Aviles has outdone himself with menu items such as Grilled Salmon with lemon caper salsa and Habenero Truffles for dessert!
But what about the margaritas you ask? Well, add a classic margarita or famous masarita to your meal for just $5.

Oh, and after you are full of delicious Mexican cuisine, get ready to salsa!

Visit MASA's website for information on more delectable May specials...olé!

Plat du Jour: Bread of Bondir

At Bondir in Cambridge, the house made bread is not just an accessory, it is part of the experience . Diners can choose from Cascade Hops, 9-Grain, Caraway Currant, Spelt, Cranberry Walnut, Bronze Fennel-Sea Salt, Whole Wheat, and The Sea (with dried seaweed, squid ink, and dehydrated shrimp). In keeping with Chef Jason Bond's belief in local, sustainable ingredients, the flour used comes from an ecologically sound farm in Northfield Massachusetts and is made fresh daily. Is there a better way to start your meal? We think not.

If you can't make it in for dinner, call the restaurant 48hrs in advance to place your order and to find out what varieties are available! 

Royal Tea Please...

Celebrate with BOND this Friday, April 29th, as they bring a little bit of London to Boston's very own Langham Hotel. Gather your fellow Will+Kate admirers for an afternoon of elegance, traditional English tea and delicious treats!

Tea Service Sittings at 3:00pm & 3:30pm.
Click here for more details.

Easter Brunch?

For all of you last minute diners, be sure to check out our April e-mag for the best Easter Brunch spots in town. 
Perhaps you'll visit  Restaurant Dante for a traditional three course Italian Easter with century-old dishes made with special family recipes? 
Or maybe you will stop to see the easter bunny and search for eggs at Jer-ne? Scituate Jonah Crab Eggs Benedict at Aquitaine?

Whatever your fancy, Where To Eat has got you covered. 
Don't forget, you can always call our toll-free reservation line at 888.239.9556!


Happy Earth Day Everyone! 
Looking for a way to incorporate greener habits into your lifestyle? What better way than to start with your stomach. 

More and more of our favorite Boston restaurants are bringing fresh, local and sustainable eats to their menus, and today is no exception. 

606 Congress is celebrating our lovely planet with a fabulous Earth Dinner. The best part (or at least we think so!) is that the captains of the boats for this evening's catch, will be right there with you- letting you in on all you need to know about the fish used to create such an earth friendly meal. bon appétit!

Details: 7pm, $65/person with $5 donation the the Chefs Collaborative. To reserve, call 617.476.5606