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
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
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
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
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
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.