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Dine out for the holidays
Where to go on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

12/17/15
By Allie Ginwala aginwala@hippopress.com



Enjoy a special dinner or your favorite dish from a local restaurant on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24. Plus, check out a handful of restaurants open on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25.

 
Open on Christmas Eve with special dinners 
Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, bedfordvillageinn.com) will serve a prix fixe dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the dining room and at Corks (Tavern closed for dinner). The menu includes appetizers (chestnut soup, truffled portobello ragout, New England clam chowder), salads, entrees (pan-roasted Scottish salmon, butter-poached Maine lobster, duet of Long Island duck) and a grand dessert buffet and after-dinner cordials served in the Great Hall. Cost is $79 for adults, $29 for children 10 and under. Reservations required. 
Campo Enoteca (969 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0256, campoenoteca.com) will offer seatings at 5, 5:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. for a Feast of the Seven Fishes. The menu features amuse (salted cod croquette), antipasti platter (baked stuffed mussels, baked stuffed clams Oreganata, baked stuffed Point Judith squid body), primi (grilled fresh U.S.A. shrimp), pasta (albacore tuna Bolognese), secondi (pan-roasted halibut) and dolce (panforte). Cost is $45 per person. Reservations required.
Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677, copperdoorrestaurant.com) will serve a special Christmas Eve prix fixe dinner menu from 4 to 10 p.m. (last reservation at 8 p.m.) Guests may choose from two-course ($59), three-course ($69) and four-course ($79) options. Call or go online for reservations.
• Epoch Restaurant & Bar at The Exeter Inn (90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, epochrestaurant.com) will serve a special menu with multiple appetizer (oyster stew, chestnut soup, Swedish meatballs, tuna tartare), entree (bronzed sea scallops, porcini-dusted filet mignon, Hudson valley duck duo) and dessert (eggnog creme brulee, flourless chocolate cake, warm spicy gingerbread) options from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per person, $80 for dinner and wine pairings. Reservations required. 
Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar (524 Nashua St., Milford, 673-3939, giorgios.com) will serve its Christmas Eve Feast (Milford location only) on Christmas Eve from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $34.99 for adults, $14.99 for kids under 12. Reservations available.
Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875, tuscanbrands.com) will serve a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes from 3 to 8 p.m. The dinner includes seafood mista, Point Judith squid alla fiorentina, herb-roasted swordfish and chocolate and hazelnut cannelloni. Cost is $55, $80 with wine pairings. Call or book reservations online.
 
Open on Christmas Eve with regular menus
900 Degrees (50 Dow St., Manchester, 641-0900; Brickyard Square, 24 Calef Highway, Epping, 734-2809, 900degrees.com) will be open until 4 p.m. at both locations.
Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, alansofboscawen.com) will be open until 8 p.m. 
Airport Diner (2280 Brown Ave., Manchester, 623-5040, thecman.com) will be open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, belmontrestaurant.com) will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Black Forest Cafe (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, theblackforestcafe.com) will be open until 5 p.m. serving from the regular dining room menu. Marketplace is open on a “first come, first served” basis.
The Coach Stop Restaurant & Tavern (176 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 437-2022, coachstopnh.com) will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., serving from a limited menu (about 16 to 18 items).
Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, chezvachon.com) will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving from the regular menu.
Common Man Claremont (21 Water St., Claremont, 542-6171, thecman.com) will serve Christmas Eve dinner from 5 to 8 p.m.
Common Man Restaurants (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 304 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-3463; 60 Main St., Ashland, 968-7030; thecman.com) will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Country Spirit Restaurant & Tavern (262 Maple St., Henniker, 428-7007, countryspirithenniker.com) will be open regular hours, serving from the regular menu.
Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871, countrytavern.org) will be open for lunch and holiday pick-ups until 4 p.m.
Cucina Toscana (427 Amherst St., Nashua, 821-7356, cucinatoscananashua.com) will be open regular hours, serving from the regular menu. Reservations are recommended.
The Derryfield Restaurant (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880, thederryfield.com) will be open for lunch at 11:30 a.m., closing at 6 p.m., serving from the regular menu plus specials.
Firefly American Bistro & Bar (22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, fireflynh.com) will be open until 4 p.m., serving from its regular menu.  
Foster’s Boiler Room (231 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2764, thecman.com) will serve Christmas Eve dinner from 4 to 8 p.m.
The Foundry Restaurant (50 Commercial St., Manchester, 836-1925, foundrynh.com) will serve from its regular menu from 4 to 8 p.m.
Fratello’s Italian Grille (155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022; 194 Main St., Nashua, 889-2022; fratellos.com) will be open until 8 p.m. at both locations.
Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House (62 Lowell St., Manchester, 669-9460, gauchosbraziliansteakhouse.com) will serve its regular menu during regular hours.
Granite Restaurant & Bar (96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9005, graniterestaurant.com) will serve Christmas Eve specials from 5 to 9 p.m.
Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, hanoverstreetchophouse.com) will serve from its regular dinner menu, taking reservations from noon to 4 p.m.
Hart’s Turkey Farm (233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-6212, hartsturkeyfarm.com) will serve from its regular menu until 2 p.m.
The Homestead Restaurant (641 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-2022, homesteadnh.com) will serve its full menu until 8 p.m. on a “first come, first served” basis.
LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898, thebistroatlabelle.com) The Bistro will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lakehouse Grille (281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-5221, thecman.com) will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.
Martha’s Exchange (185 Main St., Nashua, 883-8781, marthas-exchange.com) will be open regular hours (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) at the bar. The kitchen will most likely close early.
MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar (212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334, mtslocal.com) will serve from its regular menu from 4 to 8 p.m.
Old Europe (76 N. Main St., Concord, 856-7181, oldeuropenh.com) will be open for regular hours serving from the regular menu.
Piccola Italia (815 Elm St., Manchester, 606-5100, piccolaitalianh.com) will be open until 10 p.m.
Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091, redarrowdiner.com) is open 24 hours a day year round, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The regular menu will be available along with specials.
The Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, theredblazer.com) will serve from its regular menu (plus specials) until 8 p.m.
Republic Cafe & Bistro (1069 Elm St., Manchester, 666-3723, republiccafe.com) will be open for breakfast and lunch, most likely closing at 4 p.m.
Restaurant Tek-Nique (170 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5629, restaurantteknique.com) will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. and will serve from its regular menu.
River Road Tavern (193 S. River Road, Bedford, 206-5837, riverroadtavern.com) will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Route 104 Diner (752 Route 104, New Hampton, 744-0120, thecman.com) will serve breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Stonehurst Manor (3351 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway, 356-3113, stonehurstmanor.com) will serve from its regular menu from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Tilt’n Diner (61 Laconia Road, Tilton, 286-2204, thecman.com) will serve breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Windham Restaurant (59 Range Road, Windham, 870-9270, windhamrestaurant.com) will be open until 9 p.m., serving the full menu plus chef’s specials. Reservations recommended.
XO on Elm (827 Elm St., Manchester, 560-7998, xoonelm.com) will serve its regular menu from 4:30 to 11 p.m.
The Yard Restaurant (1211 S. Mammoth Road, 623-3545, theyardrestaurant.com) will be open until 8 p.m., serving from the regular menu.
Zampa (8 Exeter Road, Epping, 679-8772, zampa.com) will serve classic, traditional Christmas fare from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.
 
Open on Christmas Day
• Epoch Restaurant & Bar at The Exeter Inn (90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, epochrestaurant.com) will serve lighter fare from the bar menu from 4 to 8 p.m.
• Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House (62 Lowell St., Manchester, 669-9460, gauchosbraziliansteakhouse.com) will serve a brunch buffet ($8.95 per person) from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a dinner buffet ($29.99 per person) from 4 to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.
• Lakehouse Grille (281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-5221, thecman.com) will serve a Grand Christmas Feast from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The menu includes starters (corn and lobster chowder with tarragon cream, peel-and-eat shrimp with lemon-horseradish cocktail sauce), entrees (roasted acorn squash with three-grain salad, roasted chicken with grape ver jus) carving station (herb-crusted slow-roasted sirloin of beef, grilled and roasted brined pork loin) and dessert (warm pumpkin and pecan cobbler, assorted cakes, pies and sweets). Cost is $38.95 per adult, $16.95 per child 12 and under. Reservations required.
• Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091, redarrowdiner.com) is open 24 hours a day year round, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The regular menu will be available along with specials.
• River Road Tavern (193 S. River Road, Bedford, 206-5837, riverroadtavern.com) will be open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
• Stonehurst Manor (3351 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, 356-3113, stonehurstmanor.com) will serve from its holiday menu from 2 to 8 p.m. Menu items include shrimp cocktail, raspberry and brie en croute, maple-brined turkey, cranberry and blood orange duckling, roast butternut squash ravioli with winter vegetable and seasonal desserts. Children’s menu includes prime rib, pasta tubes, chicken fingers, turkey and dessert.
• Wentworth by the Sea (588 Wentworth Road, New Castle, 422-7322, wentworth.com) will serve a Christmas Day Holiday Buffet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wentworth Ballroom. Menu includes seasonal fruit and smoothies, New England raw bar, an omelet station, a Belgian waffle station, carving stations, hot entrees and dessert display. Cost is $54.95 for adults, $24.95 for children ages 2 to 12. Reservations required. A three-course prix fixe Christmas dinner will be served from 1 to 10 p.m. at SALT Kitchen & Bar and in the grand Dining Room. Dinner features char-grilled prime hanger steak, pan-flashed Atlantic swordfish, traditional Christmas turkey and half-roasted Christmas duckling. Cost is $49.95 for adults, $24. 95 for children ages 2 to 12. Reservations strongly recommended.

 






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