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Staying at the Lenox Hotel Looking for New Year's Eve and Day Dining Options

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jrgkittredge Dec 21, 2012 03:48 PM

We're in town for the weekend and looking for places for both New Year's even and a New Year's day brunch. We'd like to keep it within walking distance from the Lenoxl so we don't need to hassle with parking. And prefer a place where we can make reservations.

Open on the type of cuisine, but don't want overly fancy or formal. Prefer to not to a prie fixe menu, would rather places that are serving the regular menu.

Looking for good food, good scene, not crazy or rowdy, but lively fun atmosphere.

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    catsmeow Dec 21, 2012 06:22 PM

    You're staying right in the heart of where many of the First Night activities will be taking place, so it will be crowded throughout the area. I wouldn't wait much longer before making reservations. What is your price range? The best bet might be to go on Open Table because a lot of restaurants aren't serving their regular menu, and that might help you narrow it down.

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      cambridgedoctpr Dec 22, 2012 10:01 AM

      you are an easy walk to china town, where other Asian cuisines are also represented.

      Back Bay has remarkably little interesting dining experiences though there are some decent places.

      You can consider Toro or Coppa, both are busy but within walking distance. I know that you can get reservations at Coppa; i think that Toro only takes reservations for lunch.

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        cambridgedoctpr Dec 22, 2012 10:02 AM

        you are an easy walk to china town, where other Asian cuisines are also represented.

        Back Bay has remarkably little interesting dining experiences though there are some decent places.

        You can consider Toro or Coppa, both are busy but within walking distance. I know that you can get reservations at Coppa; i think that Toro only takes reservations for lunch.

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          CookieLee Dec 23, 2012 11:12 AM

          La Voile on Newbury St is open and I see reservations are available for Lunch.

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            teezeetoo Dec 23, 2012 03:26 PM

            I like La Voile and I would guess that the Met Back Bay and Aquitaine are serving brunch on NY's day. Don't know what's available for NY's Eve: if you want informal, try the Salty Pig and if you want more upscale but not "ny eve's special menu" you'll have to check with places like Bistrot du Midi, Sel de la Terre, Lucca on Huntington, L'Espalier, Sorrelina, all of which are in walking distance from Lenox, and Deuxave which is a bit farther. I think you'll find options and, unlike cambridgedoctor, I think any of these restaurants are worth a visit and are in your "walk zone."

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