Holiday Dining Favorites at the Jersey Shore
With Christmas around the corner, we are all looking to find some favorite holiday dining spots to eat and be merry at! Look no further; I am outlining my favorite spots to eat at the Jersey Shore that give you the best holiday dining scenes that will be sure to get you in the spirit! All restaurants have gotten the “nod” of approval with 70% or above!
BRUNCH WITH SANTA
This is a great way to “see Santa,” get in the holiday spirit, and eat some great food. The American Hotel in Freehold and The Mill in Spring Lake Heights each put on a great Brunch with Santa event two Sundays each December. Both are brunch buffets with awesome variety in foods that will please everybody. Breakfasts, chafing stations, desserts, you can’t go wrong! Make sure to book your reservations since these spots always book up fast! This year, both venues offer their brunch with Santa on 12/11 and 12/18. Our ratings: The American Hotel 70% and The Mill 81%
Well, not exactly in a treetop, but Scarborough Fair in Sea Girt, NJ really hits a homerun on rustic, romantic ambience. No matter the time of year, this restaurant feels like you’re celebrating the holidays with its quaint atmosphere. The lighting alone makes it feel like the holidays all year round, but they add a little touch of winter for the holiday season. The lobster bisque and NY strip steak are great menu options. Scarborough Fair is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day as well. Our rating: 72%
HAVE SOME 1980’s ORIGINAL ITALIAN
Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant in Asbury Park is one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. It opened in 1982 as a place “where good friends meet.” This old school Italian restaurant was opened so that you did not have to travel to New York City for some authentic Italian food! It is amazing all year round, but there is something magical about this little restaurant come Christmas time. They string the bar area with lights that make you feel like you are stepping back in time. The ambiance really makes you feel the Christmas spirit, and on top of that, the food is delicious. The stuffed veal chop is by far the best entrée on the menu. Come step back in time and enjoy an Italian Christmas! Our rating: 84%
A RAVEN INSTEAD OF YOUR FOUR CALLING BIRDS
The Raven and the Peach in Fair Haven is spectacular all year round, but they definitely know how to amp up the Christmas atmosphere in an elegant way. I just love the old school vibes this restaurant gives off, and the food is so delicious. Catch a drink by the piano bar afterwards made by the legendary bartender there. Be sure to check them out! Our rating: 87%
Hope everyone enjoys the holiday season!
Merry Christmas from us!