Don’t want to spend Thanksgiving in the kitchen? These holiday specials are happening at restaurants all over New Jersey.
Benares is open on Thanksgiving for dine-in meals and takeout orders. Vegan and vegetarian options abound.
327 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff; 201-904-2222
Blue Morel, Morristown
Blue Morel’s Thanksgiving buffet features roast turkey, pig, a raw bar, salads, dessert and more. Reservations, highly recommended, are available between noon and 8 pm on Thanksgiving. The buffet is $99 per adult and $29 for children under 12.
2 Whippany Road, Morristown; 973-451-2619
Brasserie Mémére, Closter
The three-course dine-in menu ($72 per person; from noon-8 pm) includes escargots in garlic-herb butter, butternut squash soup, roast turkey, beef tenderloin, pumpkin crème brûlée and more. Thanksgiving dinner to go–featuring turkey, sides and a bottle of Beaujolais nouveau—feeds 6-10 people for $290, with additional add-ons available; orders must be received by Saturday, November 18, and picked up on Thanksgiving between 11 am and 2 pm.
107 Vervalen Street, Closter; 201-660-8822
Choc-O-Pain, Hoboken & Jersey City
Need to outsource dessert? Choc-O-Pain’s tarts come in flavors including pumpkin, apple, pear spiced almond cream, vegan chocolate ganache and pecan. All orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.
Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg
This resort is hosting multiple Thanksgiving feasts. The Emerald Ballroom ($72 per person), Diamond Ballroom ($68 per person) and Black Bear Golf Club ($58 per person) are serving a buffet of seafood, other hot options and dessert; the Canyon Ballroom at Minerals Hotel ($68 per person) offers a similar selection for its Thanksgiving buffet. Crystal Tavern ($72 per person) and Springs Bistro ($68 per person) offer a three-course Thanksgiving dinner, with Springs offering a wine pairing ($100 per person). Kites Restaurant ($55 per person), meanwhile, offers a three-course meal with soup, salad, turkey and dessert. Wine director Susanne Wagner is hosting tastings in the Wine Cellar—which houses the state’s largest wine collection—suggesting pairings with classic dishes. Reservations suggested.
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg; 973-862-4351
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Faubourg is one of New Jersey Monthly‘s 30 Best Restaurants in the state, so you know its Thanksgiving offerings must be good. In addition to a dine-in meal from noon-8 pm on Thanksgiving, Faubourg is offering a family-style Thanksgiving dinner package for pickup. It includes butternut squash soup, roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, fall vegetables and more. Other items, such as shrimp cocktail, chicken pot pie and roasted salmon, are available a la carte. The package can feed 3-4 people ($245) or 6-8 people ($475). Orders must be submitted by November 18 and picked up on November 22 or 23 between 10 am and noon.
544 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair; 973-542-7700
The Fox & Falcon by David Burke, South Orange
The Fox & Falcon, which celebrity chef David Burke took over earlier this year, is offering an in-restaurant feast—three courses with add-on sides—as well as to-go packages. The $225 package serves 4-5 people while the $400 packages serves 8-10 people; both include turkey, stuffing, butter-whipped potatoes, gravy, Caesar salad, vanilla-bean whipped sweet potatoes and pie. Pick up orders, packed in oven-ready containers, between 9 am and noon on Thanksgiving.
19 Valley Street, South Orange; 973-419-6773
Grain & Cane, Berkeley Heights
Bring home a complete Thanksgiving meal. The $190 package feeds 6-8 people and includes turkey breast, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potato casserole and roasted butternut squash. Other a la carte items—such as pumpkin cheesecake, upside-down apple cake and additional sides and mains—are also available. Orders must be placed by November 18 and can be picked up from noon-6 pm on November 22. Want to dine in on Thanksgiving? The restaurant is offering its regular menu in addition to a Thanksgiving menu.
250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights; 908-897-1920
This restaurant in Hoboken’s W Hotel is offering a takeout menu as well as a three-course, dine-in menu. The takeout menu ($225; serves 4-6 people) includes squash soup, turkey breast, mashed potatoes, fall vegetables and pies. Orders must be placed online by November 17, and can be picked up on Thanksgiving from 11 am-1 pm. Options for the prix-fixe dinner include turkey confit deviled eggs, braised lamb shank and cobbler, in addition to special wines.
225 River Street, Hoboken; 201-253-2500
Jarana, East Rutherford
Want a Latin twist on the traditional Thanksgiving feast? Jarana, which opened earlier this year at American Dream, has you covered with a special Peruvian Thanksgiving to-go package, featuring a selection of pollo a la brasa, coles con chicharrón, corn cake, pumpkin tres leches and much more. At $145, it serves up to 4 people and is available for pickup on November 22 from noon-5 pm. Preorders close on November 18.
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford; 551-777-8020
Jersey Social, Jersey City
Jersey Social offers three to-go Thanksgiving feasts, featuring varying quantities of turkey with gravy, sweet potato mash, honey glazed Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese, and flan. The $96 package serves 2-3 people; the $160 package serves 4-6; the $250 package serves 6-8. Orders must be placed by November 18 and picked up on November 22 from 5-10 pm.
837 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City; 201-222-7447
Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Morristown
If your celebration is on the smaller side, enjoy a to-go Thanksgiving meal for four that includes cream of pumpkin soup, kale salad, lasagna Bolognese, an herb-roasted half turkey and apple cranberry cobbler. The price is $232; additional side options range from $24-58. All orders must be placed by November 21 and picked up on November 22 (select your pickup time online).
110 South Street, Morristown; 973-644-3180
Seasons 52 (Garden State Plaza), Paramus
For groups ranging from four to six, Seasons 52 is offering a to-go Thanksgiving box with salad, roast turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, squash, cranberry relish, and mini-pumpkin pies. for $225. Pick up orders on November 22 and reheat at home on Thanksgiving.
1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus; 201-518-1074
The takeout offering ($75 per person) includes pumpkin soup, turkey, sides of potato purée and autumn vegetables, and an apple cobbler; additional $35 sides are available. The in-restaurant menu ($95 per adult; $50 per child under age 10) features appetizers (including pumpkin soup, an autumn salad, short rib tortellini and tuna tartare), entrées (including turkey, halibut and beef) and desserts (including chocolate mousse cake and pumpkin pie). Takeout orders must be placed by November 17 and picked up on Thanksgiving from 11:30 am-1 pm.
6 Roosevelt Ave, Chatham; 973-701-0303
Stern and Bow, Closter
The prix-fixe meal ($65) includes butternut squash soup, crispy calamari, turkey with fixings (stuffing, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce), wild-mushroom fettuccine, fennel-rubbed pork loin, pan-seared branzino, apple beignets and more. A children’s menu ($30) includes turkey dinner, pasta and pizza. Reservations required; seatings from 1-6 pm.
171 Schraalenburgh Road, Closter; 201-750-3350
The Vreeland Store, West Milford
This historic eatery is offering a variety of takeout sides, including mashed potatoes, sausage apple stuffing, vegan stuffed acorn squash and more. And for dessert, choose from pies (apple, pumpkin, Key lime), cheesecake, chocolate mousse, macarons, cupcakes and more. Orders can be picked up November 22 from 11 am-4 pm.
1383 Macopin Road, West Milford; 973-874-0860
B2 Bistro, North Brunswick
At the restaurant’s North Brunswick location, catered to-go menu options serve 4-5 people (10 pounds of turkey; $175) or 8-10 people (20 pounds; $275). All orders include macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, roasted French beans, apple cider-glazed carrots and more. At the restaurant’s Red Bank location, catered to-go menu options serve 4-6 people ($325) or 8-10 people ($425), and feature turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted squash and Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. For both locations, orders must be placed by November 17 and picked up on November 22.
230 Washington Place, North Brunswick; 732-297-3803
141 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank; 732-268-8555
Blu Grotto, Oceanport
Just heat and serve Blu Grotto’s luxurious package, which includes turkey breast, whipped sweet potatoes, maple-glazed bacon Brussels sprouts, stuffing, pumpkin or apple pie, and bourbon-maple whipped cream. Packages serve 8-10 people ($290), 12-16 people ($425) or 18-20 people ($520). Orders must be placed by November 17 and can be picked up on November 22 from 3-7 pm, or on Thanksgiving day from 9 am-noon.
200 Port Au Peck Avenue, Oceanport; 732-571-7900
Canal House Station, Milford
A four-course takeout dinner option includes a seafood starter, roasted butternut squash soup, a classic Thanksgiving dinner of roast turkey breast, cornbread sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, glazed carrots, string beans with parsley butter, potatoes and pecan/pumpkin pies. Orders are $150 per person and can be picked up on November 22 from 2-5 pm or on Thanksgiving from 11 am-2 pm.
2 Bridge Street, Milford; 908-995-7200
Drifthouse by David Burke, Sea Bright
Thanksgiving at one of New Jersey Monthly’s 30 Best Restaurants includes whole roast turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, squash pie, whipped sweet potatoes and more. Add-ons—including marinated shrimp, baked brie, and other appetizers and sides—are available. The restaurant is also offering to-go cocktails. Orders must be placed by November 17 and picked up on November 22 (2-8 pm) or Thanksgiving (9:30 am-noon). Packages serve 2-4 people ($249) or 6-8 people ($499).
66 Witherspoon Street, Princeton; 609-924-0078
The GOAT by David Burke, Union Beach
The GOAT, which earned a three-star review from New Jersey Monthly earlier this year, is offering to-go dinners and is hosting Thanksgiving dinner (noon to 8 pm). Reservations suggested.
1411 Route 36, Union Beach; 732-264-5222
Kona Grill, Woodbridge
Enjoy a holiday meal at the restaurant or via takeout starting on Thanksgiving and running through November 26. Offerings include turkey and trimmings, pumpkin pie and a special pumpkin cocktail.
11 US-1, Woodbridge; 732-750-4400
Osteria Morini, Bernardsville
Enjoy a fuss-free Thanksgiving at home with a catered dinner. The $180 Thanksgiving Box feeds 4-6 people (or add $45 for each additional person) and includes slow-roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, mushroom Brussels sprouts, stuffing, cornbread, cranberry sauce and gravy. Side and dessert add-ons are available. Order by November 20 at 5 pm.
107 Morristown Road, Bernardsville; 908-221-0040
Rat’s Restaurant, Hamilton
This beautiful French restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture is offering a $70-per-person prix-fixe menu includes a cranberry and goat cheese tart, squash soup, chicken liver mousse, roasted turkey, apple tarte tatin and more. Reservations can be made online.
16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton; 609-584-7800
Red Horse by David Burke at the Bernards Inn, Bernardsville
Chef David Burke, who owns several restaurants in New Jersey, recently took over operations at the classic Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, giving it his Red Horse moniker. The restaurant is serving a three-course prix-fixe menu on Thanksgiving (noon to 7 pm).
27 Minebrook Road, Bernardsville; 908-766-0002
Red Horse by David Burke, Rumson
Corinne’s Place, Camden
Named an American Classic by the James Beard Foundation, Corinne’s Place is beloved for its soul food. Thanksgiving takeout includes a whole roast turkey, three sides, cornbread and sweet potato pie. Packages are sold by size—$319.89 for 10 people or $479.84 for 15 people. Additional meat—including chicken, beef ribs, pork ribs, turkey wings and meatloaf—can be added for $75. Orders must be placed by November 17.
1254 Haddon Avenue, Camden; 856-541-4894
Dooney’s Pub, Voorhees & Delran
Looking for a pre-Thanksgiving spot to kick off the holiday weekend? Head to Dooney’s Pub on November 22 to enjoy a happy hour of French fries, Guinness, on-tap beers, or Jameson and Tito’s mixed drinks. Screaming Matilda, featuring Irish singer Ray Coleman, will perform at the Delran location from 7-11 pm.
154 NJ-73, Voorhees Township; 856-210-6274
1361 Fairview Boulevard, Delran; 856-461-9100
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
In AC on Thanksgiving? Council Oak Steak & Seafood’s dinner ($79 per person) includes roasted turkey, chestnut and Italian sausage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, green beans almondine and a wide selection of desserts. Fresh Harvest Buffet’s dinner ($39.99 per person) includes roasted turkey, prime rib, a raw bar (shrimp, clams and oysters), corn bread stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes and pies (pumpkin, apple and pecan).
1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-449-1000
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Voorhees
The to-go feast serves four for $75 and includes roast turkey breast, sage-and-sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and more. Apple and pumpkin pie can be added for $10 each. Orders must be placed by November 19 and can be picked up between November 21 and 22.
13107 Town Center Boulevard, Voorhees; 856-545-9009
Nunzio by Chef Michael DeLone, Collingswood
Order to-go a la carte dishes such as butternut squash bisque ($14), baked turkey Bolognese ($65), truffle gnocchi ($85), sausage and broccoli rabe stuffing ($23) and pecan pie ($20). Orders must be placed by November 19 at noon (or until items are sold out), and can be picked up on November 22 from 3-7 pm.
706 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood; 856-858-9840
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor
A buffet is happening from 11 am-5 pm on Thanksgiving. The menu includes chilled salads (roasted butternut squash; seafood ceviche; deviled egg potato salad), soups (creamy crab; split pea and ham), entrées (roasted turkey, fried haddock, braised pork shoulder), sides (stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, cheese tortellini) and assorted desserts. Meals for adults start at $58; for children, $27. Reservations are required.
9601 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor; 609-368-0100
Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Galloway
Choose between a buffet ($64.95 per person) or prix-fixe meal ($34.95 per person). Buffet stations include turkey, braised short ribs, pasta, citrus-poached shrimp and crab claws, and more. The four-course meal features glazed ham, pumpkin pie and chocolate cake. The buffet is from 11 am-5 pm; the dinner runs from 5-9 pm. Reservations suggested.
401 S New York Road, Galloway; 609-652-1800
dineDK Private Dining, New Jersey
Want to really wow your guests? For around $2,000, you can hire a Michelin star chef to talk you through planning—and walk you through preparing—Thanksgiving dinner. You can personalize the menu, but it includes two main dishes, between 4 and 5 side dishes, and a dessert.
Jersey Shore; 646-979-0227
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