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The Beehive Hosts 10th Annual New Year’s Eve
The Beehive’s New Year’s Eve Speakeasy offers live music, belly dancing and more. The Beehive is open for à la carte dinner and bar service from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with music by Italian jazz singer Fabio Giacalone. In a separate seating at 9 p.m. celebrate with live music, a three-course prix-fixe menu, a glass of bubbly and entertainment from the Lee Fish Orchestra and Rebecca The Belly Dancer. Tickets for the prix-fixe dinner include a glass of bubbly and live performances. Dinner reservations are required for both the à la carte and prix-fixe dinner; call 617-423-0069.The Beehive’s bar will be open from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., where guests can toast the evening with one of the restaurant’s signature cocktails, wine or champagne. Advanced tickets can be purchased here. The Beehive, Boston Center for the Arts, 541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-423-0069.
 
Ring in the New Year at Terramia
Terramia will ring in the New Year with a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring traditional Italian dishes. Start with a glass of wine accompanied by a choice of appetizers including the oven-baked meatballs covered in creamy Fontina polenta and San Marzano tomato sauce, finished with Parmigiano cheese. A pasta course highlights options such as pappardelle alla bolognese, while mains range from a filet of pork tenderloin to pan-seared filet mignon. Desserts are tiramisu, flourless chocolate cake and bread pudding. Terramia, 98 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113, 617-523-3112.
 
Enter 2017 at Liquid Art House
Liquid Art House executive chef Johnny Sheehan will offer a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner that includes options like charred cauliflower with whole-grain mustard, pickled onion and Dziugas cheese; striped marlin with forbidden rice, crispy root vegetables and celery root purée; and mascarpone mousseline – upside down cherry cake and cactus flower. Liquid Art House, 100 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-457-8130.
 
The Aquitaine Group Welcomes 2017
The Aquitaine Group's restaurants will celebrate New Year’s Eve with dinner specials along with brunch and dinner the next day. Aquitaine will say “au revoir” to 2016 with dishes like honey-roasted duck with chestnut spätzle, delicata squash and slow-cooked savoy cabbage from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are recommended; call 617-424-8577. The cozy Metropolis Cafe will offer Mediterranean fare from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. such as seared filet mignon with king oyster mushrooms, haricots verts, bone marrow mashed potatoes and sauce perigueux; the bar stays open through the next year. To reserve call 617-247-2931. SoWa’s La Motta’s Italian Specialties will serve dishes that include pappardelle with red wine braised oxtail, golden raisins and pecorino from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. For another Italian entry into the new year, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria offers items such as sformato di foie gras with salt-cured blood orange marmellata, pistachio butter and egg bread from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the bar is open through the new year. Nearby Gaslight, Brasserie du Coin, will host a New Year’s Eve dinner from 5 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy à la carte options like petit filet and braised beef short rib. The Lynnfield Gaslight Brasserie (1100 Market St.) serves dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Other suburban NYE dinners are at Aquitaine Chestnut Hill (11 Boylston St., 617-734-8400) and Dedham (500 Legacy Place, 781-471-5212).
 
The Fireplace New Year's Eve Party
At The Fireplace’s New Year’s Eve party, start with a flight of sparkling wine or select a bottle, don a party hat and order an appetizer like duck fat seared Brussels sprouts with Narragansett Creamery ricotta and toasted cashews. Entrées include rack of lamb and grilled filet mignon. Desserts range from spiked eggnog burnt cream to molten dark chocolate cake. The Fireplace, 1634 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02445, 617-975-1900.
 
Sail Into the New Year Aboard Spirit of Boston
Have a gourmet meal on Boston Harbor aboard Spirit of Boston while ringing in the new year. Board at 8 p.m. and cruise from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner includes North Atlantic sole filet, honey and sesame chicken, whole-roasted pork loin and slow-roasted prime rib. Guests will also enjoy a live DJ and champagne toast. For a New Year's Day brunch cruise aboard Spirit of Boston, board at noon and cruise from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a live DJ and a glass of champagne. Purchase tickets for Spirit of Boston here. Spirit of Boston, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd. #75, Boston, MA 02210, 866-845-7245.
 
Boston Restaurants to Welcome 2017
Boston-area restaurants are hosting New Year’s Eve parties. Hojoko will have a live DJ, passed food, two drink tickets and a champagne toast. Visit here for tickets. Anthem Kitchen + Bar at Faneuil Hall is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner through 2 a.m. In addition to its full menu, the hot-spot has two dinner specials: sweet pea arancini served with arrabiata sauce and Flounder Veronique. Following the final dinner of the year, guests can stay for the DJ, favors and a champagne toast. The Green Briar in Brighton plans a NYE bash beginning at 8 p.m. Dance to live music from Stereo Love and receive favors and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $30. Visit here for more information or to purchase tickets. The next day, Sunday brunch starts at noon. Ned Devine’s in Faneuil Hall will have a countdown that begins at 8 p.m. Tickets ($75) include food, live music by Sparks the Rescue, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here. The Harp (85 Causeway St.) starts its party at 8 p.m. with favors, live music from The Wild Ones and a midnight champagne toast, at $75 a ticket. From 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Tico has dancing to DJ Rico Suave, passed appetizers and a tequila drink. To purchase tickets, visit here. Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar at Park Plaza will serve dinner from 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; bar until 2 a.m. Enjoy a Santorini Seafood Tower & Bubbles special and more. To reserve tickets ($100) call 617-422-0008. Try Glow at District Hall (75 Northern Ave.) from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. with live music by Kick, favors and a champagne toast. Tickets are $40.
 
Davis Square New Year's Eve Celebrations
Looking for a meal on New Year’s Eve and brunch the next day? Try Davis Square. Posto is serving an Italian dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and the next day at 4:30 p.m. The Painted Burro is offering huevos rancheros at brunch on New Year’s Eve and the next morning from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner, including artisan tacos and burros, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar’s brunch is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner is from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 
New Year’s Eve Multi-Course Menu at Masa
Plan to spend your New Year’s Eve at Masa, which is offering a multi-course menu. Among the choices will be lobster bisque with smoked mussel salsa; brick chicken over truffle risotto; and passion fruit panna cotta and blueberry ice cream for dessert. For brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy crab cake eggs Benedict with Jonah crab and spicy hollandaise or house-made BBQ duck confit hash and eggs your way. Masa, 439 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-338-8884.
 

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