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Cambridge/Arlington for Christmas

Bri Dec 22, 2006 01:36 AM

My partner and I will be staying at the Cambridge House B&B for Christmas Eve and would love to have some recs for Christmas Day breakfast or lunch, if anything is open.

Thanks in advance!

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    Bluebell Dec 22, 2006 03:45 AM

    I can't imagine much will be open, but here are a few suggestions to check out:

    - For Chinese, Qingdao Garden is not far from you on Mass Ave. There are many posts about it on this board - be sure to try the dumplings.

    - Henrietta's Kitchen is attached to the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, and serves tasty and large meals. Very American, good vegetables. They might be doing a brunch if you are lucky - you could check bostonchefs.com.

    Honestly, most of the usual breakfast/brunch places will probably be closed. I do think that Cambridge House B&B will give you scones, etc. Good luck!

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      BJK Dec 22, 2006 11:51 AM

      Looks like there are at least a handful of restaurants open on Christmas Day:

      http://export.opentable.com/opentables.aspx?t=Reg&n=434%2c490%2c413%2c184%2c722%2c200%2c127%2c438%2c199%2c414%2c1009%2c435%2c633%2c581%2c813%2c1275%2c&f=&q=&m=7&p=2&d=12%2f25%2f2006+12%3a00+PM

      http://bostonchefs.com/news/viewArticle.php?id=3461&title=Christmas_at_Boston_Restaurants

      If it were me, I'd head over to Eastern Standard in Kenmore for brunch:

      http://www.easternstandardboston.com/...

      :
      )BK

      1. Bri Dec 22, 2006 12:23 PM

        Thanks for the info, it is much appreciated! I think it might just be Eastern Standard...sounds great.

        Regards,
        Bri

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          BJK Dec 22, 2006 12:27 PM

          My pleasure! Happy holidays!

          :)
          BK

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          1. re: BJK
            Maxinella Dec 22, 2006 10:46 PM

            You might also want to head over to Brookline. I'll bet most of the restaurants on Harvard Street will be open.

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