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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

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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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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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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The Hill Restaurant, Closter, NJ
The Hill
Closter, NJ
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Popular with diners who enjoy a creative menu with quality ingredients in an attractive, rustic, farmhouse setting, with bar service.
Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years 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 Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, and Easter
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Grain House Restaurant
Old Mill Inn - Grain House
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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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 holday dinner.
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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, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day
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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 and one of the few non-Asian restaurants in northern NJ open on Christmas.
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Central New Jersey Holiday Dining Favorites

Drifthouse 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 Day & New Years Day
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Frenchtown Inn Restaurant
Frenchtown Inn
Frenchtown, NJ
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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
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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.
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Lambertville Station Restaurant
Lambertville Station
Lambertville, NJ
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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.
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Larimar Restaurant
Larimar
Spring Lake, NJ
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Popular with diners who enjoy high end fine dining in an attractive, elegant setting.
Open 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 Christmas Day. Holiday decorations enhance the atmosphere.
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Stage Left Restaurant
Stage Left
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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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 and Christmas Eve.
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Villa Amalfi Restaurant
Villa Amalfi
Toms River, NJ
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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.
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Whispers Restaurant
Whispers
Spring Lake, NJ
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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.
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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.
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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, and New Years Eve.
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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 Day, and New Years Day .
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Washington Inn Restaurant
Washington Inn
Cape May, NJ
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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.
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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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