Thank you for your detailed reply. I will investigate further and look forward to First Night in Boston.
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New Year's Eve is a huge celebration in Boston. The city has something called First Night. Parts of the city gets shut down. I cannot comment, unfortunately, on good restaurants there as I have not frequented many restaurants. If I were you, I'd google "First Night" New Year's Eve Boston" so that you can read up on it. You will have to get a hotel sooner rather than later.
Fanueil Hall Marketplace is a great place to visit--there are a lot of little restaurants in there. Oh, if Durgin Park is still there it's was a great seafood place when I had gone there a long time ago. If you like Italian food, there's lots of Italian restaurants, there's Chinatown also.
Purchase Frommer's Guide to Boston--there will be lots of info in there. You could also get info from the Chamber of Commerce in Boston. I know nothing about the restaurant at the Lenox Hotel. The Boylston Street area (where the Boston Marathon ends) has numerous restaurants also.
Have fun! Boston is a great town.
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