Fancy up a special holiday meal at superb hotel restaurants.
There’s something undeniably special about walking into a pine-garland-festooned hotel lobby with a brightly lighted tree reaching to the ceiling. Especially when many Boston hotels are as proper as can be this side of the pond. While these establishments pamper all year round, the holiday season especially focuses on hospitality for both overnight guests and visitors to their restaurants. Befitting an historic city, Boston has a longstanding tradition of great hotel dining which carries on to this day. Make a meal extra festive by stopping in to feast on some extraordinary food by awardwinning chefs and consider it a gift to your palate and your spirit. —Mat Schaffer
Meritage’s roast Colorado lamb chop with minted Easter egg potatoes, black garlic and rabe
The Bristol burger