Best Holiday Dining Restaurants In New Jersey

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years

Holiday Dining Restaurants In New Jersey

These restaurants are selected for their outstanding food and holiday ambiance and are open for Thanksgiving, New Years Eve, and some for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

They also offer one or more amenities that are valued at a family special occasion including; food, decor, ambiance, and attentive and friendly service.

Northern New Jersey Holiday Dining Favorites

Bernards Inn
Bernards Inn
Bernardsville, NJ
This is an exceptional restaurant, especially for celebrating special family occassions, and one of the few (food) four star restaurants in New Jersey. They are open for the winter holidays on Easter, Mothers Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

Blue Morel Restaurant
Blue Morel
Morristown, NJ
Popular with health conscious diners who enjoy a menu of smaller portions, and fresh local ingredients. Serves a special 3 course menu on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day. Easter, and Mothers Day

Chart House Weehawken, NJ
Chart House
Weehawken, NJ
Offers an awesome scenic view of the waterfront and the NYC skyline from any table in the house; Open seven days/week, all major holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Chez Catherine Restaurant
Chez Catherine
Westfield, NJ
This French restaurant is as close as you can find to a taste of France in New Jersey. They are open on Thanksgiving Day and serve a traditional Thanksgiving turkey menu.

The Manor Restaurant
The Manor
West Orange, NJ
This landmark restaurant is set in an elegant country house with acres of magnificent gardens. They offer holiday dinners including both brunch and four-course, a la carte dining experiences for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.

Oceanos Greek Restaurant
Fairlawn, NJ
One of the best sea food restaurants in Northern New Jersey. They are open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, and Easter

Grain House Restaurant
Old Mill Inn - Grain House
Basking Ridge, NJ
The Grain House was the original "Inn" from 1930 to 1977 with its historical theme and colonial charm surrounded in rich woods, striking hearths and richly beamed ceilings. Open on Thanksgiving. and Easter. Child Friendly.

Stone House Restaurant
Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge
Warren, NJ
Very attractive decor, an architectural gem in the style of a spacious California modern rustic lodge. Serves food prepared with locally grown, natural ingredients. Open on Thanksgiving serving a traditional turkey dinner.

Waterside Restaurant
Waterside Restaurant
North Bergen, NJ
A destination restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out directly across the river at the Manhattan skyline. Open on Thanksgiving and one of the few non-Asian restaurants in northern NJ open on Christmas.

Central New Jersey Holiday Dining Favorites

Due Mari Restaurant
Due Mari
New Brunswick, NJ
Popular with diners who enjoy well prepared eclectic, food with a trendy, modern ambiance.. Serves Contemporary Italian food.
Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and ,New Years Eve.

Europa South Restaurant
Europa South
Point Pleasant, NJ
A long time favorite serving traditional Spanish - Portuguese food. They are open on Thanksgiving Day and offer a traditional turkey Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

Frenchtown Inn Restaurant
Frenchtown Inn
Frenchtown, NJ
A favorite during the holiday season for diners who enjoy game such as Roast Goose stuffed with apricot corn bread. pheasant, wild boar, venison and rabbit paired with regional fruits and vegetables of the season... Open on Thanksgiving

Frog and Peach Restaurant
Frog and the Peach
New Brunswick, NJ
A high end restaurant with an energetic atmosphere frequented by a trendy crowd. They are open on Thanksgiving Day serving a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with roasted free range turkey.

Lambertville Station Restaurant
Lambertville Station
Lambertville, NJ
Open 365 days/year. Popular with diners who are visiting Lambertville and are looking for good traditional American food, convenient parking, and a scenic Lambertville experience.

Metuchen Inn Restaurant
Metuchen Inn
Metuchen, NJ
The Metuchen Inn features old world dining in an elegant setting. Located in a circa 1843 restored old mansion, the restaurant is popular with diners out to celebrate a special occasion with old world, formal ambiance. They are open for holiday dining on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Holiday decorations enhance the atmosphere.

Restaurant Nicholas
Restaurant Nicholas
Middletown/Red Bank, NJ
One of the best restaurants in NJ. An upscale, destination restaurant with exceptional food, wines, and first class service. Open Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve,

Salt Creek Grills
Salt Creek Grille
Rumson, NJ
One of several of a chain of California semi-upscale restaurants with a beautiful view of the Navesink River. They are open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and New Years Day

Stage Left Restaurant
Stage Left
New Brunswick, NJ
Serves up well prepared food using fresh "farm to table" local ingredients and sustainable produce.
They are open on Thanksgiving serving an ala carte menu and a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Feast.

Villa Amalfi Restaurant
Villa Amalfi
Toms River, NJ
Villa Amalfi, an Italian restaurant is open on Thanksgiving Day serving a traditional turkey dinner in addition to their normal Italian menu. They are also open Easter, Mother's and Father's day.

Whispers Restaurant
Spring Lake, NJ
Located in the nineteenth-century Victorian B & B, this upscale BYOB charming turn of the century restaurant is the setting for a fine dining experience.
Open Thanksgiving Christmas day, and New Years Eve.

Southern New Jersey Holiday Dining Favorites

Cafe Madison Restaurant
Cafe Madison
Riverside, NJ
Cafe Madison is one of the top fine dining restaurants in southwest New Jersey. Popular with diners who enjoy well prepared, creative food with vibrant, elegant industrial chic ambiance.They are open on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Carmine's Restaurant
Carmine's Restaurant
The Quarter at the Tropicana
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Popular with diners, especially in large groups, who enjoy red sauce traditional Italian food served in huge portions..
Open 7 days/week and on holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day

Ebbitt Room Restaurant
Ebbitt Room
Cape May, NJ
One of Cape May's top restaurants, located in the Virginia Hotel, this fine dining restaurant is open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve.

Engelside Inn Restaurant
Engleside Inn - Leeward Room
Beach Haven, NJ
The Engleside Inn, Leeward Room is one of the top upscale, fine dining restaurants in Long Beach Island. It is the "go to" place in LBI to celebrate a special occasion . They serve a traditional American menu featuring fresh caught seafood, premium cut steaks, pasta, chicken, lamb, and pork dishes.
They are open year round with special holiday meal preparations on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve.

McCormick and Schmick's Restaurant
McCormick and Schmick's
Atlantic City & Bridgewater, NJ
This seafood restaurant is a high end national chain and a good place to celebrate a special holiday occasion or for a romantic dinner. They are open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day .

Rams Head Inn Restaurant
Rams Head Inn
Galloway, NJ
An old world style, elegant landmark, destination restaurant with beautiful gardens located just eight miles from Atlantic City, Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve,Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Easter

Washington Inn Restaurant
Washington Inn
Cape May, NJ
A landmark Cape May restaurant, popular with older diners who enjoy old world charm, excellent food, in an elegant setting.
Open Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.

Ye Olde Centerton Inn Restaurant
Ye Olde Centerton Inn
Pittsgrove, NJ
This historic inn dates back to 1706 when it was a former stage coach stop between Philadelphia and Greenwich, NJ. Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and New Years Day.

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