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

Adega Grill
Adega Grill
130-132 Ferry St.
Newark, NJ
973-589-8830
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Adega Grill is not your typical Spanish - Portuguese Ironbound restaurant noted for their glitz, flashing neon lights, and packed crowds who have come for the huge potions of food. Overall, it's one the best fine dining experiences in the Ironbound section of Newark.
They are open seven days/week, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.
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Amanda's Restaurant, Hoboken
Amanda's Restaurant
Hoboken, NJ
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Popular with diners who enjoy intimate fine dining with charming, cozy intimate ambiance.
They are open on Thanksgiving (serving a traditional Thanksgiving prixe fixe menu), Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve.

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Anthony David's Restaurant
Anthony David's
Hoboken, NJ
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Anthony David's is an Hoboken institution and a neighborhood trattoria in the Italian tradition. Owned and operated by acclaimed chef Anthony Pino, they are open Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, & New Year's Day
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Bernards Inn
Bernards Inn
Bernardsville, NJ
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The Bernards Inn is an upscale, "Contemporary Casual Dining" experience popular with millennials. They are open for the winter holidays on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve, with a special holiday menu.
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Blue Morel Restaurant
Blue Morel
Morristown, NJ
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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
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Chart House Weehawken, NJ
Chart House
Weehawken, NJ
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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.
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Chez Catherine Restaurant
Chez Catherine
Westfield, NJ
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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.
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Crystal Springs Resort
Crystal Springs Resort - Holiday Dining
Vernon, NJ
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This upscale family resort in the Kattatiny mountains offers several restaurant choices for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year's eve, & New Year's day dining. Spend the weekend and experience cozy accommodations at your choice of two stylish hotels, endless activities for all ages, live entertainment ---- and world-class holiday dining.

Fresco Da Franco
Fresco Da Franco
15 Church Street
Montclair, NJ
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This upscale Italian restaurant serves excellent traditional Italian Dinners. They are open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.

Grain House Restaurant
Grain House Restaurant At the Olde Mill Inn
Basking Ridge, NJ
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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.
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The Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern
The Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
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The Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern is an historic Circa 1796 restaurant listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They serve a well-executed menu.
Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.
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Ninety Acres
Ninety Acres
Peapack, NJ
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located in the Natirar Resort & Spa, in the mountains of Peapack in the Carriage House and Garage from the estate of the late Moroccan King Hassan II. Their well executed menu uses local "fresh farm to table" produce and livestock products. They are open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & New Year's Eve.
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Oceanos Greek Restaurant
Oceanos
Fairlawn, NJ
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One of the best sea food restaurants in Northern New Jersey. They are open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, and Easter.
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Rails Steakhouse Towaco, NJ
Rails Steakhouse
Towaco, NJ
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Rails Steakhouse is a special occasion, destination steakhouse with stunning rustic upscale ambiance. They are an ideal spot to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends.
They are open Thanksgiving serving a traditional Thanksgiving menu, and Christmas Eve & New Years Eve with a special holiday dinner.
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Restaurant Serenade
Restaurant Serenade
Chatham, NJ
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Restaurant Serenade is a high end, destination - special occasion restaurant rated as one of the top Northern New Jersey restaurants. Serves a well-executed European/French influenced menu. Open for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
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Sofia Restaurant
Sofia
Englewood, NJ
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A chic Italian Steakhouse & nightlife venue with one of NJ's few indoor smoking licenses. Smoking is allowed in their ventilated speakeasy-style cigar lounge and bar, separate from its main dining room. They are open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year’s Day

Stone House Restaurant
Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge
Warren, NJ
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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, and on New Years Eve
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Ventanas @ The Modern
Ventanas @ The Modern
Fort Lee, NJ
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Ventanas @ The Modern is a popular high- end, trendy restaurant, and a "clubby" late-night dining and dancing destination.
Ventanas is open seven days/week. They are also open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, & New Year's Day. During the holidays, decorations are festive.
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Waterside Restaurant
Waterside Restaurant
North Bergen, NJ
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A destination restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out directly across the river at the Manhattan skyline. Open on Thanksgiving.
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Central New Jersey Holiday Dining Favorites

Flames Brazilian Steakhouse
Flames Brazilian Steakhouse
Belmar, NJ 07719
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Flames Brazilian Steakhouse brings Newark to the Jersey Shore with its authentic Brazilian "Churrasco" where different tender cuts of meat are brought to you, one at a time by Gauchos in large vertical skewers.
They are open seven days/week and on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.
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Drifthouse by David Burke Restaurant
Drifthouse by David Burke
Sea Bright, NJ
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Offers dining in a high end chic atmosphere, serving inspiratonal dishes prepared with fresh, quality ingredients, and panoramic ocean & sunset views.
Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, & New Years Day.
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Frog and Peach Restaurant
Frog and the Peach
New Brunswick, NJ
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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, and Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve,
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Il Giardino Sul Mare
Il Giardino Sul Mare
Forked River, NJ
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A traditional "Old World" Italian restaurant. They are open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.

Lambertville Station Restaurant
Lambertville Station
Lambertville, NJ
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Popular with diners who are visiting Lambertville and are looking for good traditional American food, convenient parking, and a scenic Lambertville experience.
Open Seven days/week and on Thanksgiving.
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Metuchen Inn Restaurant
Metuchen Inn
Metuchen, NJ
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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 New Year's Eve. Holiday decorations enhance the atmosphere.
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Rat's Restaurant, Hamilton Township, NJ
Rats
Hamilton Township, NJ
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The romantic restaurant is located on the Grounds for Sculpture park providing a scenic background for an out of the ordinary, romantic dining experience. The grounds are attractively developed along the lines a small European village. The interior has five dining rooms adorned with original artwork, and fireplaces.
They are open for winter holiday dining on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.
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Sirena Ristorante
Sirena Ristorante
Long Branch, NJ
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Sirena Ristorante is a classical Italian restaurant with lots of ambiance and awesome, scenic oceanfront/beach views.
Open 365 days/year including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.
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Stage Left Steak, New Brunswick
Stage Left Steak
New Brunswick, NJ
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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.
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Stella Marina
Stella Marina
Asbury Park, NJ
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Popular with diners who enjoy tasty food and upscale, trendy ambiance with stunning ocean views
Open 365 days/year including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.
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The Perch at The Peacock Inn
The Perch at The Peacock Inn
Princeton, NJ
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Located in a charming Eighteenth century mansion B & B, It's an "Old World" fine dining restaurant popular with diners who come to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic dining experience..They are open for the winter holidays on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's day.
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Villa Victoria
Villa Victoria
Brick, NJ
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A traditional "Old World" elegant Italian restaurant. They are open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve& New Year's Day.






Southern New Jersey Holiday Dining Favorites

Blue Pig Tavern, Cape May
Blue Pig Tavern
Cape May, NJ
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The Blue Pig Tavern in Cape May's Historic Congress Hall Seaside Resort, serves a menu prepared with fresh ingredients from their own nearby farm.. Set in an 1800's historic hotel, it's especially cozy in the colder winter months with the warmth and glow from their large wood burning fireplace.
They are open on Thanksgiving serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. They are also open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
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Carmine's Restaurant
Carmine's Restaurant
The Quarter at the Tropicana
Atlantic City, NJ
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Popular with diners, especialy 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
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Deauville Inn, Strathmere, NJ
Deauville Inn
Strathmere, NJ
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Located on the bay side of Corson's Inlet with scenic waterfront and sunset views, the Deauville Inn is a casual yet upscale restaurant with 1920s and '30s nostalgia.
They are open Thanksgiving, serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
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Ebbitt Room Restaurant
Ebbitt Room
Cape May, NJ
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One of Cape May's top restaurants, located in the Virginia Hotel, this fine dining restaurant is open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Year's Day.
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Engelside Inn Restaurant
Engleside Inn - Leeward Room
Beach Haven, NJ
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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.
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McCormick and Schmick's Restaurant
McCormick and Schmick's
Atlantic City
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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 Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
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River winds restaurant
River Winds
West Deptford
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One of Gloucester County's most upscale restaurants, known as the go-to place in southwest Jersey for scenic waterfront views of the south Phiily skyline.
It's "Old World" upscale ambiance, and prices that won't break the bank. They are open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve..
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Verona Ristorante
Verona Ristorante
141 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ
(856) 446-2126
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Verona Ristorante is a classic Italian restaurant serving a well-executed southern Italian Menu in a romantic setting. They are also open on major dining holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
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Ye Olde Centerton Inn Restaurant
Ye Olde Centerton Inn
Pittsgrove, NJ
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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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