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Northern NJ restaurants open Christmas Day

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  • Pat Dec 2, 2004 12:35 PM
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Hello. Does anyone know of any northern NJ restaurants --other than the obvious Chinese, Japanese, and Indian ones- that might be open for lunch or dinner Christmas Day? There's been a death in the family recently , so we'd like to try and do things differently this year by going out to eat. Sadly, some members of our group don't like Indian, Chinese, or Japanese cuisine. They want american, or Italian or "traditional". Any ideas?
 
Many thanks for your help.

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    1. Try hotels, they should have their dining rooms open. Some even have halfway decent food. Where in NJ?

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      1. re: mc

        Thanks for suggesting we try hotels. Great idea! I was thinking mainly of Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties. As it turns out, I've also discovered that there are several great Portuguese and Spanish restaurants in Newark's Ironbound section (e.g., Forno's and The Spanish Tavern), which will be open on Christmas Day, so there are several options for us.

        Thanks again!

        1. re: mc

          Thanks for suggesting we try hotels. Great idea! I was thinking mainly of Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties. As it turns out, I've also discovered that there are several great Portuguese and Spanish restaurants in Newark's Ironbound section (e.g., Forno's and The Spanish Tavern), which will be open on Christmas Day, so there are several options for us.

          Thanks again!

        2. This year, The River Palm Terrace will be opened.

          1. If you are looking for a place in Northern Bergen County, Duke Ocean Grill in Tappan, NY will be open Christmas Day. They are right over the Northvale, NJ border on route 303, (Livingston Street).
            We love the food there, and the restaurant is beautifully decorated for Christmas.

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            1. re: herbaroni

              Calandros' Italian Restaurant 234 Bloomfield Ave Caldwell, 973 226 8889 is open
              Christmas day. It's an Italian village with bakery etc, cafe and restaurant .