Holiday Menus

The Holiday season is approaching and it’s time to start making dinner plans and arrangements. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a fulfilling meal in the comfort of your own home or spend the holidays dining out this year, Montclair has ideal options to choose from. From Italian to European, to a traditional holiday feast, the options are endless. While the holiday season can be hectic, take some of the stress off by considering one of Montclair New Jersey’s fine restaurants for your holiday feasts.

Laboratorio Kitchen

Will you be Home for the Holidays? Give your family the gift of culinary excellence and pre-order Laboratorio Kitchen’s Christmas themed menu on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day! Bring your favorite dishes from their kitchen to yours.   This year Laboratorio Kitchen will be offering catering options available for pick-up so you can enjoy a holiday feast at home with your loved ones. The menu includes holiday favorites such as Duroc Christmas ham, roasted potatoes, and wild Alaskan salmon; each dish fit to serve 3-5 people.

They will be open for pick-up from 2-5 pm on Christmas Eve and 12-3 pm on Christmas Day.
Please call (973) 746-6100 to reserve your pick-up time.

Located on 615 Bloomfield Ave

Salute Brick Oven Bistro

Adding to the list of restaurants offering holiday catering options this season is Salute Brick Oven Bistro. This year Salute Brick Oven Bistro will be providing catering for both Christmas and New Year’s. With delicious options such as ½ roasted prime rib or herb and roasted garlic crusted whole rack loin of pork accompanied by black truffle whipped potatoes; dishes fit to serve 8-10 people. Salute Brick Oven Bistro will surely leave you and your loved ones satisfied.

They will be open for pick-up on Christmas Eve from 12-6 pm and 12-6 pm on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.

Visit Salute Brick Oven Bistro’s Christmas/ New Year’s Catering Menu to view the menu and to receive information on how to place your order.

Located on 173 Glenridge Ave

Faubourg

For those looking to dine out or enjoy a fine meal in the comfort of your own home for the holidays, Faubourg has got you covered. The restaurant will be open for dining on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve while also offering their menu for take-out. For Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, there will be a 3-course meal provided for dine-in or to-go with delivery also available. Pre-order will be available by phone starting on December 21st for Christmas Eve and December 28th for New Year’s Eve.

Visit Faubourg’s Christmas Eve Menu and New Year’s Eve Menu for more information.
Located on 544 Bloomfield Ave

 

Fresco Da Franco

Providing a fine dining experience and catering options this holiday season is Fresco Da Franco. This year Fresco Da Franco will be offering a special traditional feast of the Seven Fishes in addition to their regular menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This menu will be available for dining in and carry-out. For New Year’s Eve, there will be limited seating for three seating times, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm. The 8 pm seating will offer a 3-course prix fixe dinner and have a live DJ.

Visit Fresco Da Franco’s Christmas Menu for more information on The Feast of Seven Fishes and to place your order or make reservations.
Visit Fresco Da Franco’s New Year’s Eve Reservations for more information and to start the reservation process.

Located on 15 Church St

 

The MC Hotel’s ALTO Rooftop & Allegory

For those looking to enjoy a holiday feast while dining out with loved ones, The MC Hotel’s ALTO Rooftop and Allegory will be accepting reservations this holiday season.

The hours for ALTO Rooftop this holiday season:
Christmas Eve 4 pm -11 pm
Christmas Day 3 pm -12 am
New Year’s Eve 4 pm -1 am
New Year’s Day 3 pm -12 am

The hours for Allegory this holiday season:
Christmas Day 5 pm - 10 pm
New Year’s Day 8 am - 4 pm (Brunch) & 5 pm -10 pm (Dinner)

Visit The MC Hotel’s Website to book reservations.

Located on 690 Bloomfield Ave

Montclair New Jersey is the ideal location for you and your loved ones this holiday season. Whether you’re looking to order a delicious feast to bring home to your loved ones as a holiday gift or you’re looking to dine out this year; Montclair is offering it all. Allow one of these many restaurants to provide you and your loved ones with a festive holiday experience this season.

 

La Rocca Osteria
Open Christmas Eve for dine in and takeout Pickup / delivery beginning @ 1pm

Appetizers: TRAYS FOR 4 PEOPLE
Cold seafood salad 60
Clams/ mussels 50
Baccala crostini ~ whipped, salted cod fish, roasted red peppers on house made crostini bread 55
Calamari fritti 60
Fritti misto 75
Timballo ~ jumbo shrimp, eggplant, zucchini, sun dried tomato, balsamic reduction 60
Octopus w/ tomato spicy tomato broth 60
Rock shrimp w/spicy lemon butter 50
Tuna tartare w/ olives, red onion, diced tomato 60 antipasto misto- cured meats, mozzarella , roasted red peppers, tomato 60
Arancini - rice balls with different fillings : 4 meat Bolognese , 4 caciocavallo cheese, 4 ‘nduja 36

ENTREES
Half tray for 4 people
Short Ribs in red wine, mixed mushroom sauce & mash potato 110
Crispy Salmon & balsamic reduction & mash or roast potatoes 100
Halibut & Sicilian Caponata  pan- seared halibut w/ sautéed eggplant, onion, tomato, celery, caper caponata 110
Duck breast & peppercorn, raisin, brandy sauce, caramelized onion, roast potatoes 115
Stuffed Chicken Breast & sweet potato gratin Chicken breast stuffed/ sausage, fennel, chestnuts 95

more menu items here

 

Holiday Desserts

 

Guerriero Gelato 

Peppermint Bark Oreos
6 Mini Ice Cream sandwiches with Peppermint Bark Ice Cream stuffed between two Oreo Cookies.

Snowman Cone Cookie (48 hrs+)
House-made sugar cookie set in the shape of a snowman in an ice cream cone. Made to order.

Bomba (Tartufo)
Classic gelato tartufo 5 pack. All varieties are Gluten Free

Complete  menu here

 

  Le French Dad
Get your Holiday pre-orders in by December 20th.

We will email your invoice within one business day. Please enter a VALID email address. All orders must be picked up at Le French Dad at 10 Church Street, Montclair, prior to our closing on the selected pickup day. No refunds allowed. We encourage you to order bread in advance via our site 

Sweet Kitchen  

Plum Bakery Specialty Cakes (3 layer cakes )

Red Velvet Cake
a southern classic rich cocoa cake, red in color, classic whipped cream cheese frosting
Carrot Cake
moist spice cake, fresh grated carrots, classic whipped cream cheese frosting
Black Out Cake
rich chocolate cake, chocolate fudge filling and frosting,  ganache topping
White Out Cake
moist vanilla cake, creamy vanilla pastry cream filling, meringue butter cream frosting
Coconut Cake
coconut cake, coconut cream filling, meringue butter cream frosting, shredded coconut flakes

complete menu here

 

Let's Yo Montclair will have apple pies as well as custom froyo pies.


A Delicious Thanksgiving in Downtown Montclair!

Thanksgiving is almost here --  make plans for a gourmet meal!

Given the holidays won’t be traditional during the current pandemic, adding a conveniently pre-made dinner platter to your evening or finding a safe restaurant to have an intimate meal with your friends and loved ones is ideal. Montclair New Jersey is the perfect area to find Thanksgiving take-out and dining options. With ranges from Mediterranean, to Italian, or even the traditional Thanksgiving meal, Montclair has many options for you and your family to choose from. Take a look at the top ten restaurants in Montclair for Thanksgiving take-out and dining.

Fresco Da Franco

Located on 15th Church St. the heart of Montclair, Fresco Da Franco is a New York-style Italian restaurant owned by Franco Porporino Jr. Maintaining traditional meals brought down to him from his mother, Fresco Da Franco offers authentic homemade meals made with fresh ingredients. Franco presents an element of fine dining with the welcoming ambiance of an Italian home.

This Thanksgiving, Fresco Da Franco will be open and accepting reservations for those wishing to spend their Thanksgiving dining out. The restaurant will also be offering take-out and catering options customers can order in advance. Meals will be pre-packaged and ready to make in the comfort of your own home. Expect mouthwatering Italian favorites like eggplant parmesan and Franco’s mother’s homemade meatballs.

To book your reservations or place orders for take-out visit: Fresco Da Franco

Palazzo Restaurant

To add to the Italian options in downtown Montclair, Palazzo Restaurant is the ideal location for an original take on traditional Italian meals. Chef John Giglio has established Palazzo as a comfortable dining experience with his exceptional culinary skills.  Located at 11 S Fullerton Ave., the restaurant brings a classical ambiance and delicious traditional Italian cuisine.

For Thanksgiving, Palazzo Restaurant will be offering a three-course dinner starting at 2 pm. This three-course dinner will be priced at $49 a person and will include an appetizer, dinner, and dessert. Customers will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Chef Giglio’s take on traditional Italian meals like Palazzo’s homemade pumpkin ravioli. Take-out will also be available and large catering orders should be placed at least a week prior to Thanksgiving.

To book reservations or place orders for take-out/ catering visit: Palazzo Restaurant

 

Le French Dad Boulangerie & Café

Located on 10 Church St. is Le French Dad Boulangerie and Café a small artisanal bakery. Known for their naturally leavened, French rustic bread and viennoiseries made with natural ingredients. Le French Dad Boulangerie and Café is an authentic French bakery that will add an exceptional taste to your Thanksgiving menu.

This Thanksgiving, Le French Dad Boulangerie and Café will be offering special Thanksgiving pre-orders. Customers can order a selection of bread, dessert pies, and breakfast pastries for pick-up. Selections include pumpkin bread, sugar brioche, apple tart, pecan pie, and more. Pre-orders must be placed by November 20 and picked up prior to closing on the selected pick-up date.

To place pre-orders and to receive more information visit: Le French Dad Boulangerie and Café Thanksgiving Pre-order form

 

Plum Bakery

Adding on to the list of bakeries in the Montclair area, Plum Bakery is a 100% gluten-free traditional bakery. With a selection of bread, pies, and pastries, Plum bakery has delectable options to choose from. This woman-owned bakery is located at 179 Glenridge Ave and offering your favorite treats.

This Thanksgiving, Plum Bakery will be offering a special menu for pick-up for those looking to enjoy their treats at home. Options including apple crumb pie, cheddar herb biscuits, pumpkin pie, and apple cider donuts will be available on the Thanksgiving menu. The last day for pick-up orders will be Saturday, Nov. 21, and must be picked up Wednesday, Nov. 25 after 11:00 am.

To place Thanksgiving pre-orders visit: Plum Bakery Thanksgiving Pre-order

 

Café Giotto

Located in the heart of Montclair, 42 Church St., Café Giotto is an authentic Italian cafe. Offering a wide variety of house-made pastries, bread, panini, pasta, gelato, and other specialties. If you’re looking to enjoy an authentic Italian Thanksgiving meal right at home, Café Giotto’s got you covered.

For Thanksgiving, Café Giotto is offering a delicious catering menu available for pick-up. The Thanksgiving menu will include appetizers such as arancini and eggplant parmesan. Accompanied by entrees like Giotto Lasagna Bolognese and Giotto Vegetable Lasagna. To top off the meal, there will be a tiramisu available for dessert. All orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 20, and picked up Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 4-8 pm.

To place orders, visit: Café Giotto Thanksgiving Menu

 

The MC Hotel’s Allegory

Adding a community-driven dining experience to the list of restaurants in the heart of Montclair is MC Hotel’s Allegory. Located at 690 Bloomfield Ave., with options for indoor seating and outdoor seating on the patio; Allegory is an ideal location if you’re interested in enjoying a fine multi-course meal.

This Thanksgiving, Allegory will be providing a takeaway package for those looking to enjoy their holiday dinner at home. This package serves six guests and includes a variety of dinner and side options. Customers can expect a dinner including Vacchiano Farms brown butter sage whole roasted turkey and gluten-Free Stuffing with golden raisins, celery, and fine herbs. As well as, additional sides like Brussels with lemon and toasted pine nuts and/or roasted butternut squash with grilled wild mushrooms. Allegory is accepting orders now through Thursday, Nov. 19.  Pick-up will be on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 4 pm-7 pm, or Thursday, Nov. 26, 9 am-noon.

For more information on the takeaway package and to place your order visit: Allegory’s Thanksgiving at Home

 

Faubourg

Adding a seasonal, French-inspired fare to the heart of Montclair, Faubourg is a modern French brasserie created by NYC hospitality veterans Dominique Paulin and Chef Olivier Muller. Located at 544 Bloomfield Ave., Faubourg offers unique wines, craft cocktails, and exceptional service at it’s an elegant bi-level indoor-outdoor space.

Faubourg will be open for dining on Thanksgiving for those wishing to spend the holiday eating out. Open from 12 pm-8 pm Thanksgiving day and accepting reservations through phone call or on Resy. For those looking to enjoy Faubourg at home, the restaurant will be offering a takeout menu for pick-up. The takeout menu includes a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberry chutney, and gravy. The takeout menu also includes additional appetizers, dinner, and dessert options to add to your meal. All orders must be placed through email or phone call by Wednesday, November 18th, and picked up Wednesday, Nov. 25, or Thursday, Nov. 26 before 2 pm.

To make reservations and view the menu visit: Faubourg Montclair

For more information on the Thanksgiving takeout special and to view the menu visit: Faubourg Thanksgiving at home

 

MishMish

Adding onto the Mediterranean options in Montclair, Mishmish is a restaurant, café, and artisanal food shop owned by the winner of the Food Network’s series Chopped in 2015, Chef Meny Vaknin. Mishmish, located at 215 Glenridge Ave., is a family-friendly restaurant offering healthy cuisine made with seasonal and locally sourced food with a Mediterranean focus.

This Thanksgiving, Mishmish will be offering Thanksgiving dinner bundles to feed a total of four people. Dinner bundles include dinner options such as Joyce Farms free-range whole rotisserie chicken and beef and lamb blend Moroccan meatballs. Each dinner is accompanied by sides like warm spiced roasted sweet potatoes with dried cranberries and roasted brussels sprouts. When you order any of the dinner bundles you can add one of Mishmish’s signature sweets like apple spice loaf cake at a discount price. Orders will be accepted until Monday, Nov.  23, and available for pick-up on Thanksgiving Day until 1 pm.

To order your Thanksgiving Dinner Bundle visit: Mishmish Thanksgiving Dinner Bundle

 

La Rocca Osteria

Located on 21 Midland Ave., is La Rocca Osteria, named after a medieval castle in the heart of Imola. La Rocca is an Italian restaurant with signature dishes by chef Robert Pantusa. Serving meals with the highest quality of ingredients and traditional techniques, La Rocca provides a little piece of Italy to all who visit.

For Thanksgiving, La Rocca Osteria will be offering a Thanksgiving takeout menu for those looking to enjoy a piece of Italy at home. The menu includes an array of appetizers, salads, pasta, main dishes, sides and desserts. Customers can expect delicious options such as butternut squash soup, lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and lemon mascarpone mousse. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 20, and available for pick-up/ delivery on Wednesday, Nov. 25 between 1 pm and 4:30 pm.

To receive more information visit: La Rocca Osteria Instagram

 

Salute Brick Oven Bistro

To conclude the list of locations providing a takeout/catering service this Thanksgiving is an open-kitchen, Italian bistro, Salute Brick Oven Bistro. Located on 173 Glenridge Ave., Salute Brick Oven Bistro encourages bringing your favorite Italian wines to accompany their menu.

This Thanksgiving, Salute Brick Oven Bistro will be providing a special catering menu for pick-up. The menu includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal serving eight to ten people. Customers can expect holiday favorites like homestyle stuffing, cranberry relish, 10-12 lb turkey or ham, mashed sweet potatoes, and apple pie. The menu also offers half tray add-ons such as chicken Milanese, grilled jumbo shrimp arrabiatta, and Mediterranean salad. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 23 by 5 pm and picked up Wednesday, Nov. 25.

To receive more information visit: Salute Bistro’s Instagram

 

This holiday season, Montclair New Jersey is accommodating all customers with safe options for dining out and exceptional menus for dining at home. Each of these lovely locations are offering a fine range of meals customers and their loved ones can enjoy for Thanksgiving. Whether one chooses to spend the holiday dining at one of these fine establishments or chooses to enjoy these delectable meals in the comfort of their own home; Montclair’s top ten restaurants have more than enough options. Check out these restaurants and take off some of the stress of planning your Thanksgiving meal.