Date Night Boston… The Mayor’s Holiday Specials

This week’s date night suggestions come courtesy of  Mayor Tom Menino.

They include shopping, shows, accommodations, and dining specials.


During the holidays the Capital Grille is offering a tasty lunch menu including burgers with smoked bacon,  havarti and parmesan truffle fries.  Their signature dry aged steaks and seafood are also available.

Whether you have time to settle in or can spare but an hour or so,  put lunch at The Capital Grille on your agenda. The dining room will be OPEN FOR LUNCH December 1st through 24th (M-F) 11:30AM – 2:00PM.

Dante’s special Christmas Eve Dinner offers a 4-course menu will feature the traditional Italian Seven Fish Feast and also include classic American choices. Space is limited. Make your reservation today.

4pm-9pm – $75 per person
40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

Ciao Bella Restaurant

240A Newbury Street
Ask for the Mayor’s Holiday Special Dinner Menu:
3 Course Menu, $32

Featuring Antipasti, Secondi Piatti and a Dessert Course, each with several delectable choices.

  • Da Vinci Restaurant

    Da Vinci Restaurant would like to offer a complimentary soufflé of crème caramel dessert with the purchase of an entrée. Guests will have to mention the Mayor’s Holiday Special when they arrive. Da Vinci Ristorante is located at 162 Columbus Avenue nestled between Arlington and Berkeley Streets in the heart of Boston’s Park Square. The upscale Italian eatery offers a blend of classic and modern Italian dishes in a sophisticated and warm dining atmosphere.

    For reservations and more information, please call 617.350.0007 or visit

  • Fugakyu

    Fugakyu would like to offer a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of an entrée or sushi order. Located at 1280 Beacon St. in Brookline, Fugakyu, is the largest Japanese restaurant in New England featuring two floors that include bamboo-enclosed booths and screened Tatami rooms. Authentic Japanese cuisine in an elegant, serene Japanese setting at either of two locations in 1280 Beacon St., Brookline, MA and in 621 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA. Fugakyu was given the coveted Best of Boston 2006 “Best Sushi” award by Boston Magazine, and has quickly earned a reputation within the city for offering a dining experience unlike any other.

    Fugakyu is open Monday – Saturday, 11:30 AM – 1:30 AM and Sunday from 12:00PM – 1:30AM. Lunch is served daily until 3:00PM. Reservations can be made by calling 617-734-1268 or for more information visit

And don’t forget these two special Boston holiday traditions!

Skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond: Now Open!

The Frog Pond features concessions, skate rentals, rest rooms, and a warming area. Please call (617) 635-2121 for advance sales of 20 people or more and special school programs or (617) 635-2120 for further information on the Frog Pond or visit:

Boston’s Beloved Traditions

  • Historic Holiday Stroll with the Freedom Trail Foundation

    Now through January 2009 on Thursday-Sunday at 3:30 pm. Excludes Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 90 minute tour is $27 for adults, $18 children (12 and under). Reservations REQUIRED. Walk with a costumed guide, take advantage of discounts at a Freedom Trail museum shop, and round off the tour with hot chocolate, tea or wine and crumpets at the Omni Parker House Hotel. Staring at Faneuil Hall, costumed tour guides in 19th century Dickensonian garb will lead visitors along the historic Freedom Trail. Revisit the days when Boston hosted the triumphant American premiere of holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.” Hear the story of how Christmas and holiday traditions evolved in Boston and the highlights of the American Revolution as it happened just 75 years earlier. More info: > Online Store > Tours > Historic Holiday Stroll Call (617) 357-8300 or purchase tickets online, or purchase tickets in person at: …BosTix Booths on Copley Square and next to Faneuil Hall: …Boston Common Visitor Information Center, 148 Tremont St



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