Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurants in Central New Jersey?
My first post!
Does anyone know of a great place to have Thanksgiving buffet? Last year we went to the Westin in Princeton which was nice, but some of the dishes werent upto par. We did however get a good seating time though.
Any other hotels or restaurants out there do a great Thanksgiving dinner? We really love buffets as it makes everyone in our group happy.I want to book ahead to get the best seating time for us. I prefer something more upscale at least on this one day we like to go a bit fancier...thanks in advance!
I am also looking for somewhere to go that has a traditional Thanksgiving spread on the 25th. I really do not want a buffet, as one member of the family has "issues" with them.
I would prefer Woodbridge, Edison, Metuchen areas, but am willing to travel about 20 minutes or so, the Westfield - Clark - Roselle Park areas would work or New Brunswick or even South Amboy. No Longer than a 20 minute drive. I'm sure Red Bank would have good options but that is too far. The only thing I have found so far is the Hilton Woodbridge, but I am hesitant b/c it is a hotel vs. a "real" restaurant. Thanks.
Has anyone been to the Hilton Woodbridge for Thanksgiving? I am having a lot of difficulty finding restaurants in Middlesex or Union Counties (I live in Iselin) that have traditional Thanksgiving fare that is not buffet. The only other option I have found is Peach and Frog in New Brunswick, but it is significantly more expensive, and I am worried that it will be some sort of rowdy college crowd. Thanks.
Your post is EXACTLY what I was going to write. I am from the same area and also having trouble finding someplace nice to go. You might want to check out the Metuchen Inn. metucheninn.net Might be pricey, but nota buffet. I am looking into it myself. There are not too many places around here. Good Luck!
424 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840
The Stockton Inn is doing a dinner where they ask you to donate to a charity and only ask you to pay $5 for the meal. I believe they are accepting reservations. I was just reading about it.
Supposed to be a very good restaurant from what I hear, although the management has changed since the last time I was there several years ago. Beautiful historic setting, in any case.
The Short Hills Hilton Hotel has two restaurants: The Dining Room, which is upscale, and The Terrace, which is more casual. Both have a reputation for very good food. If either is offering a buffet, it would more likely be The Terrace.
Rio22, in Union, is a Brazilian rodizio. I've never eaten there, so I can't comment on the quality of the food. They are serving a Thanksgiving Day meal. But in line with your desire for a buffet, as with all rodizios, they normally offer a *very* lavish salad bar and, acc. to their website, there will be substantial holiday-related additions to it for Thanksgiving. You can see details on their website.
If you want to consider restaurants that are serving Thanksgiving dinner, but not a buffet, there are several upscale places that have superb food, though reservations may be hard to come by at this late date.
(Note: We had Thanksgiving Dinner at David Drake's last year, and it was excellent.)
Happy Thanksgiving and Bon Appetit!