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A Guide to New Year’s Eve Dining in the Fenway

We all deserve to ring in the new year with some safe celebrating and decadent dining.

Whether you’re looking for a classic restaurant for a family feast or a lively spot for you and your crew to ring in 2022 in style, check out these four options for toasting to brighter days ahead in the new year.


Orfano is ringing in 2022 with two decadent dining experiences, where newcomers like Hamachi Crudo and Rob Roy Ribeye mingle with classic Italian dishes like the Orfano Caesar and Lobster Bucatini.

Reservations are available for:

A three-course prix fixe menu, $95 per guest. 5:00 pm-6:30 pm. Explore the menu here.

A five-course prix fixe menu with a toast of sparkling Franciacorta at midnight, $175 per guest. 8:30 pm. Explore the menu here.

To preempt that glass of bubbly before the ball-drop, go for an ice-cold martini like The Mantelli—Reyka vodka, lemon cordial, sherry and almond chilled to perfection over shaved ice—or an Italian varietal from the updated wine list. The Orfano bar will be available for walk-ins. Click here to make a reservation.

1391 Boylston Street, Boston, 617-916-9600orfanoboston.com


Hojoko makes for one of the most unique New Year’s Eve dining experiences around, with boundless energy and fun pop culture decor everywhere you look. The menu exists in the spirit of pure fun, with funky takes on sushi rolls and assorted items like crispy chicken wings, spicy miso ramen and a wagyu cheeseburger. The beverage possibilities range from sake and tequila bombs to mai tais, daiquiris, and Japenese whiskey. And not to worry if sake isn’t your vibe. Hojoko also offers selections of beer and wine, including two sparkling varieties that come by the glass, half bottle and bottle. Click here to make a reservation.

The Verb Hotel, 1271 Boylston Street, Boston, 617-670-0507hojokoboston.com

Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

No other seasonal dish presents so majestically as a whole roast suckling pig. So those with big appetites should take note of Citizen’s family-style pig roast experience: slow-roasted for 14 hours and accompanied by a plethora of fixings. The cozy pub’s vast whiskey selection—which boasts more than 200 options—will further reveal why this place is an abiding neighborhood favorite. The full menu will be served until 11 pm, followed by late night bites until 1 am, from stacked seafood towers to decadent lobster and jumbo shrimp cocktails to a whiskey-and-oysters pairing. Smoky Peat Monster Scotch for sipping while you slurp? Cheers to that! Click here to make a reservation.

1310 Boylston Street, Boston, 617-450-9000citizenpub.com

Time Out Market

For those looking for a night out, Time Out Market’s Winter Wonderland celebration has you covered. Give a cheers to 2022 with a complimentary champagne toast and $60 to spend at any of the food hall’s bars or kitchens, which will be open from 8–11 pm, with select late-night snacks to cap the year off with the perfect bite. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Be prepared to be wowed by Cirque de Light performers, a roaming magician, tarot card reader, and a 360-degree photo booth. Worried about the end-of-night battle for an Uber? Event attendees will also receive 15% off a one-night stay at the nearby The Verb Hotel to be used exclusively for the evening of December 31, and the first 200 ticket purchasers will be entered into a raffle for a free stay. Click here to purchase tickets.

401 Park Drive, Boston, 978-393-8088timeoutmarket.com/boston