New Years Eve in Boston
Does anybody have any recommendations for good restaurants in the Boston area that have New Year's events? My boyfriend and I want to go somewhere nice that isn't a club (and somewhere that isn't incredibly expensive, although I'd like to hear ANY suggestions, regardless of price),
I thought someone posted a web site with different restaurant's NYEve activities on here but I can't find it (anyone have that?). But I went to Sandrine's in Harvard Sq. last year and it was very good and a relative deal at $65 pp. Basically all you could eat but things were cooked to order. Not sure if it's happening again.
I spent a couple of days calling around to local restaurants to see what was being offered and ended up selecting Sel de la Terre for my NYE celebration. $85, 6 course tasting menu. I've been there and love it. Other places were in the $100 - $150 range. Salamander has a 4-course meal for $100, Hammersley's has a 4-course for about $100. Les Zygomate has a 3-course dinner for $75, plus music through the night (most of the other places have nothing special at midnight). The Bay Tower Room is 5 courses for $175.
Hope that helps. I found the BostonChef site helpful in finding restaurants to call but the actual event info on it was mostly from last year.
We're ending up at Vox Populi for a 3 course meal for $45. Barcode and Metro are offering the same price, different menus but each has a choice of 3 apps, 3 entrees and 2 or 3 desserts (I found a bunch of listings in Stuff@Nite and Improper). I'll probably go with either fried calamari w/ aioli or mixed greens w/ goat cheese. filet mignon w/ pancetta mashed potatos and heath bar cake. It's convenient (altho somewhat in the midst of First Nite craziness) and you don't break the bank.