Thanksgiving Reservations 2016: Come and Get ‘Em!

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If you’re still hemming and hawing about what to do next Thursday, take a look at this list and make yourself a reservation!

Atlantic City

Carmine’s hosts a family-style feast ($249.95), which feeds up to eight people and includes a turkey, stuffing, gravy and six sides, plus dessert. Reservations: Online or 609-572-9300. Located at The Quarter at Tropicana. 2801 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City.

Knife and Fork offers a 4-course menu that will feature your choice of soup, choice of salad, Herb Roasted Free Range Turkey with all the trimmings and a caramel apple upside-down cake for dessert. View the menu here. Seating is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. $41 per person, $18 for children 12 and under. Reservations: Online or 609-344-1133. 3600 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City.


Brandl offers its traditional Thanksgiving dinner through the catering division. The special dinner includes your choice of traditional or deep fried turkey, homemade gravy, butternut squash puree, roasted vegetable stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet haricot verts, cranberry orange relish, and homemade pumpkin pie. Orders must be placed by November 22 and include free local delivery or pickup. $39 per person, $30 per person for 6 or more. Other dishes are also available for order. Order online or 732-280-7501. 703 Belmar Plaza, Belmar.

Cape May

Blue Pig Tavern serves a 3-course meal featuring dishes like pumpkin and beer cheese soup, braised lamb shank, pork loin roulade, traditional slow-roasted turkey and much more. View the menu here. Seating is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. $45 per person, $19 for children. Reservations: 609-884-6574. 200 Congress Place, Cape May.

Congress Hall hosts a Thanksgiving buffet in its grand ballroom. Choose from soups, salads, artisan cheese and cured meata carving station, plenty of sides and of course seasonal desserts. View the menu here. Seating is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $45 per person, $19 for children 4 to 12. Reservations: 609-884-6574. 200 Congress Place, Cape May.

The Ebbit Room will serve a farm fresh three-course meal. Choose from appetizers like the Roasted Spaghetti Squash and Onion Turnovers, entrees like the Whole Roasted Turkey (for 6 or more guests) or Caramelized Sea Scallops, and desserts like Pumpkin Tart and Spiced Apple Cake, plus much more. View the menu here. $65 per person. Reservations: 609-884-5700. 25 Jackson Street, Cape May.


Restaurant Serenade puts its signature touch on Thanksgiving with starters like pumpkin soup, gnocchi and Maine oysters. Entrées include the choice of traditional turkey cooked two ways with festive accompaniments or a seafood, beef or venison main course. The meal is complete with housemade desserts, like lemon, pumpkin or warm chocolate tarts or an apple cobbler. View the full menu here. Seating is from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. $75 per person, $35 for children 10 an under. Reservations: Online or 973-701-0303; 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham.


Crystal Springs Resort offers five options for Thanksgiving celebrations. 844-207-3203. 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg.

Crystal Tavern will serve an all-American celebration of the season with a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $59 (kids 4 to 11 $21, under 4 free) featuring corn chowder, Brussels sprout salad with cranberries, walnuts and pecorino, a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixins, and a choice of either bourbon pecan pie or apple turnover. Crystal Tavern will be serving from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the a la carte menu is also available. A wine pairing is available for $30 and the a la carte menu will also be served.

The Diamond Ballroom at Minerals Resort & Spa (Rte 94 Vernon) is another option for families with an expansive buffet from 11:30 a.m to 3 p.m. for $49.95 (kids 4 to 11 $24.95, under 4 free) that’s sure to please everybody, serving bourbon barrel-aged maple and thyme glazed turkey breast; rosemary and garlic encrusted sirloin; roulade of pork with fennel and sausage; rosemary-seared salmon; decadent pastas, numerous salads and sides, and more. For dessert, there will be a myriad of assorted fresh baked fruit pies, pumpkin cheesecake, bourbon pecan pie, warm berry cobbler, pumpkin roll, brownies, blondies and much more. Kids have their own corner with mac and cheese, chicken fingers, pizza bagels and more.

Grand Cascades Lodge: Thanksgiving buffet with live music from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Emerald Ballroom. Guests can enjoy an array of seafood and antipasti from salumi and cheeses to vegetables and shrimp; a salad bar with roasted apples, ancient grains, cheeses and nuts to dress up a variety of greens; hot corn chowder; a carving station with honey-glazed smoked ham, herb-roasted Heritage turkey with cornbread stuffing and other trimmings, as well as other hot entrees, including Cabernet-braised short ribs, grilled organic salmon and pork paillard with sides such as maple rum spiced roasted sweet potatoes, roasted autumn vegetables, wild mushroom lasagna with truffle crème, whipped mashed potatoes and more. Desserts include pumpkin pie, apple pie, pear tart, Italian cheesecake, cookies, assorted pastries and fresh fruit. The buffet is $49.95 for adults, $24.95 for kids aged 4 to 11, kids under 4 are free (tax and gratuity additional).  

Restaurant Latour serves a 5-course Thanksgiving tasting menu from 1p.m. to 7 p.m. for $125 (tax and gratuity additional). Executive Chef Anthony Bucco and Chef de Latour Martyna Krowicka have created a menu full of fall flavors and luxurious twists on traditional holiday ingredients. To start, treasures from the sea: oysters, caviar and sea urchin will be paired with apples. Chestnut Agnolotti will be topped with white truffles, while monkfish is accompanied by romesco and corn pudding, and Heritage turkey is served in a croquette with fall vegetables and stuffing crumble. For dessert, pumpkin is roasted in hot ashes and served with honey and spice bush berries.

Springs Bistro at Grand Cascades Lodge offers an Italian take on Thanksgiving with a three-course menu for $59 from 3 .p.m to 8 p.m. (kids 4 to 11 $21, under 4 free). The menu starts off with a carrot salad with pistachio, capers and parmesan or an autumn squash soup with pancetta and sage. The main course is traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. For dessert, guests can choose a ricotta crostata or apple pie. A wine pairing is available for $30 and the a la carte menu will also be served.






hohokusdiningroomThe Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, a historic Bergen County landmark, once again offers a 4-course menu of seasonal favorites. Choose from a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, as well as seared whole trout, or grilled filet mignon and a kids’ menu. View the menu here. Seating is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $45 per person, $15 for children 10 and under. Reservations: Online or 201-445-4115. 1 East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus.


Call Anthony David’s Gourmet Specialties to order a complete Thanksgiving dinner, gourmet sides or dessert. View our Thanksgiving menu here. Call in your order by November 21 at 11 a.m., or stop by for personal assistance with your order. 201-222-8399. 953 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken.

Halifax offers a special menu that includes an appetizer, entree, side and dessert. Options include: house cured salmon crudo with fresno chilies, lime and parsnips, heritage turkey roulade with pecan cranberry stuffing, cranberry jelly and baby carrots, pumpkin mascarpone orzo, and butternut squash bread pudding for dessert. Seating is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. $55 per person. Reservations: Online or 201-253-2500. 225 River Street, Hoboken.


strip-house-turkeyAt Strip House, choose a 3-course, prix-fixe menu (poached pears or butternut squash soup; roasted organic free-range turkey or grilled Atlantic salmon; pecan or pumpkin pie) or enjoy signature Strip House a la carte menu items. Seating is 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. $59 per person, $29 for children 12 and under. Reservations: Online or 973-548-0050. 550 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston.

Long Branch

Avenue welcomes families for Thanksgiving with a 3-course, prix-fixe menu. Enjoy favorites like butternut squash soup, Thanksgiving turkey dinner, boeuf bourguignon, trout amandine; pumpkin cheesecake, crème brûlée and much more. View the menu here. Seating is 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. $38 per person, $18 for children 5 to 12, free for children 4 and under. Reservations: Online or 732-759-2900. 23 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch.


Join Chakra for a 3-course Thanksgiving feast on the big day. $49 per person (plus tax and gratuity). A children’s a la carte menu will also be available. Click on November 24 here for full menu. Call 201-556-1530. W. 144 Route 4, Paramus.

Point Pleasant

Lobster Shanty hosts a Thanksgiving buffet, serving traditional carved roast turkey, flank steak or ham, seafood pescadore, corn bread stuffing and much more. View the menu here. Seating is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $28 per person, $13 for children 12 and under. Reservations: Call 732-899-6700. 81-83 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach.

Jack Baker’s Wharfside offers a special selection of fresh roast turkey or crown roast of pork, plus traditional sides and desserts. $22 per person, $10 for children 12 and under. Reservations: 732-892-9100. 101 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach.

The Shrimp Box welcomes guests with a special menu consisting of seven different entrees to choose from, ranging from $20 to $36. Choices include traditional roast turkey, half roasted duck, surf and turf and more. There is also a traditional turkey entree for children 12 and under for $13. View the menu here. Reservations: Online or 732-899-1637. 75 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach.


Salt Creek Grille in Princeton will serve an all-you-can-eat traditional turkey dinner, including the classics, an oven-roasted, hand-carved turkey with homemade pan gravy, candied yams with sage and apple-rosemary stuffing. Seating is 12pm to 7pm. $34 per person, $18 for children 12 and under. Diners may also choose from a special limited menu which includes favorites like butternut squash bisque, half roasted chicken and more. Reservations: Online or 609-419-4200. One Rockingham Row, Princeton.


plumbakeryPlum, a 100% gluten-free bakery (an offshoot of Plum on Park Restaurant), offers enticing holiday items sure to delight everyone seated around the Thanksgiving table. Pre-order stuffing mix with a family recipe card. Fill the bread basket with pull-apart dinner rolls, baguettes, cranberry nut raisin bread and other goodies. For dessert, choose from pumpkin, pecan, apple crumb or coconut custard 4- or 8-inch pies. Other fun items include pastries, doughnuts and loaf cakes. View the menu here. Orders must be prepaid and placed by Saturday, November 19. Call 973-509-7586 to place orders. 179 Glenridge Ave, Montclair.


Viaggio Ristorante offers an Italian-themed Thanksgiving day menu from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., for $59 per person (plus tax + gratuity). The 4-course menu can be found here. (Scroll down for Thanksgiving info.) Reservations: 973-706-7277. 1055 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne.


Guests of Molos Restaurant will enjoy a 4-course, prix-fixe menu of Thanksgiving classics from Executive Chef Gregory Zapantis. The celebratory meal will begin with butternut squash soup and an organic hearts of romaine and pomegranate salad, followed by oven-roasted turkey served with chestnut and turkey confit stuffing, Brussels sprouts with raisins and walnuts and candied sweet potatoes. Dessert will include your choice of pumpkin pie or coconut custard pie. A whole turkey will be served to parties of five or more. Molos will also offer Thanksgiving meals to go. $45 per person for the prix-fixe, $65 each with wine pairing. Reservations: Online or 201-223-1200. 1 Pershing Road, Weehawken.