Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Years Eve Dinner in Boston

As the clock ticks closer to New Years Eve, our Boston bed and breakfast has many options to help you ring in the new year with style! Popular South End eatery B&G Oysters will be offering 5 course tasting menu ($65 per person) in addition to their regular menu for New Year's Eve from 12pm to 11pm. We recommend reservations. Give them a call at 617-423-0550.

At our neighbor to the north, the Back Bay, Brasserie Jo is serving a special holiday menu a la carte. Contact them at 617-425-3240

Just a few blocks away from this Boston Bed and Breakfast, in the Back Bay, L'espalier will be serving an eight-course dinner menu for $195 per person with champagne. They can be reached at 617-262-3023
Latin restaurant Noche, right in the South End, will host a special New Years Eve celebration with open bar, light appetizers and champagne toast for $100. The celebration is from 9:30pm until 2:00am. For more details, give them a call at 617-482-0117.

Sel de la Terre Back Bay is serving a special five-course prix fixe menu ( $85 per person + $40 with wine pairings or + $35 with Vitner's pairings) for New Year's Eve from 5:00-11:00pm. Get more information at 617-266-8800.

Right down the street, The Beehive will be hosting a Discoteque Burlesque New Years Eve gala celebration ($75.00 ) with a buffet ($105 with the buffet) from 9:00pm until 2:30am. Give them a call for more details at 617-423-0069.

Also in the South End, and only a short walk away, Toro is hosting a New Years Eve party ($95 per person) featuring special luxe treats and a cava toast from 9:00pm until 2:00am (Cash Bar). They are also welcoming 2012 with a Brunch on Sunday from 10:30am until 2:30pm. 617-536-4300.

Union Bar & Grille is serving their regular menu in addition to holiday specials for New Year's Eve from 5:30pm-12:00am. Give them a call for more details at 617-423-0555.

Right down the block from this Boutique Hotel, you will find many of these options for a fabulous New Years Eve in Boston.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Dinner in Boston

If your travels this Christmas weekend bring you to Boston, check out these local restaurants meal offerings for the holiday.

Close to to thisw Boston Boutique Hotel, in the Back Bay, L'Espalier will be serving a prix fixe eight-course Christmas Eve dinner menu for $120 per person. Give them a call at (617)262-3023 for reservations.

Just a few steps from L'Espalier, Asana will be serving a holiday brunch buffet ($95 per adult; $35 per child under 12) and four-course dinner menu ($68 per adult plus $32 for wine pairings) on Christmas day. The dinner menu will be available from 5:30pm until 10:00pm. Contact Asana at (617)535-8888

A short walk away from us in the South End, Toro will be serving their regular menu plus some holiday specials for Christmas Eve. Their dinner hours for Christmas Eve are from 5:00pm until 11:45pm. No reservation required. For more information give them a call at (617)536-4300.

Union Bar and Grille is offering their regular menu in addition to holiday specials on Christmas Eve. Open for dinner from 5:30pm until 11:00pm. Contact them at (617)423-0555

A few blocks away from this Boston Bed and Breakfast, Brasserie Jo will be serving a special holiday menu on Christmas day (617)425-3240

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Monday, December 19, 2011

4 Beautiful walks to take in Boston during the Wintertime

"When it snows, ain't it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland."

Although long and full of snow, New England Winters are notorious for the beautiful scenery they create. It is hard to describe the beauty that is formed when green and white come together, or the shadows casted by holiday lights and street lights on the snow in the city. And luckily, Boston doesn't slow down in the winter, so there is still plenty to do outside when you come visit. Check out these city walks or ask one of our Hosts at Clarendon Square Boston Bed and Breakfast about their favorite city walks.

Only a few miles away from this Boston Bed and Breakfast, you can find the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. With 235 acres of land hold the most comprehensive and best documented living collection of its kind in the world. The Arboretum is the home of Peter's Hill, the highest point of Boston's Emerald Necklace and one of the best views of the Boston Skyline.

This entire season you can experience the Winter lights installations through the the Rose Kennedy Greenway with a special appearance from the piece  Ice Chimes which will be on display at the Rowes Wharf Plaza (between High St. and Broad St.). Walking the lenght of the Greenway takes about 30 minutes, but everyone should build in extra time to stop and admire the great artwork found around.

Boston Common and Public Gardens houses some of the most popular walks in the city. The starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country and it is almost 50 acres in size.

The Commonwealth Avenue Mall runs right down the middle of Commonwealth Avenue in the downtown area of Back Bay and serves as the perfect back drop for beautiful, colorful pictures year round. Full of history, art and beautiful trees, this stroll is sure to produce precious mementos to take back home with you. As you can see the Winter is full of things to do in Boston!

Monday, December 12, 2011

$1 Oyster Deals in Boston Near Bed and Breakfast

When discussing the best boston restaurants with our guests we always ask them "What do you definitely want to eat while in town?" The most common response is "Seafood!! ooh, oysters!". And they mean it.

If your trip to Boston will require multiple opportunities for oyster eating, let us help you make the hunt a little easier. Here are our top picks for $1 oysters in the area:

Every Sunday Myers and Chang hosts "Oyster Oblivion". $1 Oyster specials begin at 8:00pm and ends whenever they run out! They also have drinks and beer specials so you can make this a very fun night out in the South End.

McCormick and Schmicks is a widely known name amongst seafood lovers. They have a long history of quality seafood offerings and now on Tuesday nights they have oysters for $1. In Downtown Crossing (easily accessible from this Boston Boutique Hotel) Marliave is king when it comes to $1 specials (Oysters AND Clams!). The $1 oysters are available daily from 4 pm-6 pm and 9 pm-10 pm. They offer a wide variety of regional picks for that 100% New England experience.

This Boston Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of the South End surrounded by the best restaurants in the city, the mos sought after real estate and hundreds of years of history.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Dinner Time Happenings in the South End

As Boston moves forward claiming ground as the Food Capital of the East, we keep hearing compliments and praises from our guests from all over the world about our happening food scene. And it is that Boston restaurants have found a great balance between food and ambiance that is imcomparable from one establishment to the next.

As if you needed more reasons to go out and eat your way around Boston, here are 2 places to hit on a Monday night in the South End. Comfortable located within short walking distance from this Boston Bed and Breakfast.

Every Monday night from 8pm-12am is Irish Night at The Beehive. Catch some traditional pub fare and  live Irish and Celtic music. Reservations are recommended if you are looking to dine.

The Holidays are coming and if you are hoping to impress Santa (and/or a cutie) with your budgeting skills, head to Date night on the cheap at Meyers + Chang on Monday nights. A couple can have dinner for $40 and they offer a few menus to chose from.  This offer is available of Tuesdays as well and we recommend you make reservations.