Being a host for a holiday meal is usually a high-pressure engagement, especially after two stressful pandemic years. Luckily, there are restaurants in Montclair and Bloomfield doing all the hard work for Thanksgiving so hosts can sit back with a cocktail, watch some football, and enjoy the company of family and friends. To take the pressure off + help you plan, we’ve rounded up a list of restaurants that have Thanksgiving catering so your focus can just be on family. Read on for the list of Montclair + Bloomfield restaurants that are offering Thanksgiving Catering this year.
Disclaimer: This is a growing list. If you know of another restaurant offering Thanksgiving catering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with all of the information regarding the menu and pick-up/delivery instructions.
Faubourg | 544 Bloomfield Avenue
For a French-inspired affair, look no further than Faubourg. The family-style meal is complete with butternut squash soup, turkey, stuffing, cranberry chutney, and gravy alongside Pommes puree aka potato clouds, and vegetable fricassee. In addition, customers can select options from the a la carte offerings like the cheese plate appetizer, roasted salmon with dill sauce entree, and sides such as mac and cheese, green bean casserole, and sweet potato gratin. For dessert, there is a selection of homemade pies from Jayce Baudry. All orders should be placed via email by November 18th. You can view the menu here.
Fresco da Franco | 15 Church Street
Available only on Thanksgiving day for both dine-in and takeout is a special, fall-inspired menu. Think butternut squash risotto, potato au gratin, mac + cheese, applewood smoke ham, and more. For reservations or to place a takeout order, call the restaurant directly at (973) 337-5100 — and the team can even possibly accommodate last-minute takeout orders if you find yourself in a bind a couple days before the big day.
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La Rocca | 23 Midland Avenue
While it isn’t a traditional Thanksgiving offering, there’s no reason why you can’t or shouldn’t have a lasagna at Thanksgiving. You can order an entire tray of La Rocca’s lasagna as part of your Thanksgiving dinner. Orders must be placed at least a week in advance and will need to be picked up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (the 23rd).
Palazzo | 33 Walnut Street
In the past, Palazzo has offered turkey dinners that were available for takeout, serving anywhere from one to 15 people. Last year’s dinner included roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing, and sauteed green beans. This year, the spot plans to have another Thanksgiving menu available for takeout — but the team hasn’t finalized the menu just yet. Check back in here or give the restaurant a call at (973) 746-6778 to find out if the new menu is available.
Pineapple Express Barbecue | 1 Lackawanna Plaza
Tis barbecue joint and beer garden is serving up Thanksgiving dinner with a twist. The complete menu, which feeds four to six people, includes a selection of either Smoked Turkey or Brisket and mouthwatering sides like sausage and fennel stuffing, four-cheese mac + cheese, and orange and cranberry sauce. For an additional cost, there are a few starters and desserts to complete the meal such as baby back ribs, a meat + cheese board, and of course, pumpkin and apple pies. Orders should be placed on the website by November 18th for pickup on November 23rd (items will be cold — but the team will provide reheating instructions).
Ruthie’s Bar-B-Que & Pizza | 64 ½ Chestnut Street
It’s that time of year for Ruthie’s famous smoked turkey and gravy. Some wait all year for this special and it’s no wonder. Call the restaurant as soon as humanly possible to reserve and don’t forget to add sides like corn bread dressing, collard greens, mac + cheese, and more. The regular catering menu will also be available — and you can call or email to place orders. Click here to learn more.
Sweet T’s Southern Eatery | 387 Bloomfield Avenue
Consider Sweet T’s to bring a little soul to this year’s table – soul food that is. Customers can put together a custom menu from a selection of starters, entrees, sides, and desserts. Our ideal selection would consist of cornbread and deviled eggs for appetizers, a baked turkey, and vegan lasagna for the mains, with sides of candied yams, collard greens, and mac and cheese, and finishing with the lemon bundt cake for dessert. Talk about yum. Email orders by November 15th to Sweettssoutherneatery@gmail.com for pickup on November 23rd between 6PM and 8PM.
Zeugma Mediterranean Grill | 44 South Park Street
For those who aren’t looking for something traditional, Zeugma is sticking to its Mediterranean roots and offering its usual catering spread for Thanksgiving. So long as you give the team at least 6 days of notice, you’ll have your pick of anything off the a la carte menu in either a half tray (8-10 people) or a full tray (16 -18 people) . Call the restaurant directly to inquire and place an order — and learn more about catering options here.
Bloomfield Steak & Seafood House | 409 Franklin Street
The Mitola family invites everyone in town to join their Thanksgiving celebration. Diners, in addition to the regular menu, can choose from a selection of favorites including roasted turkey, spiral ham, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Seating will be available indoors and outdoors between 1PM and 5PM only, including the heated bubbles! For reservations or to pre-order takeout, call Bloomfield Steak to save your spot. Click here to see the menu.
The Brookdale | 1099 Broad Street
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If eating out sounds like even less work than ordering in, that’s because it is. The Brookdale will be serving a Thanksgiving feast to diners starting at 12:30PM on Turkey Day. The menu includes with a kale salad topped with acorn squash and a maple vinaigrette and then moves onto the main, which is a platter including turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing, broccoli souffle, sweet potato casserole, and last, but certainly not least, cranberry sauce. The team is also offering takeout catering, and you must place orders by November 16th and pay upon ordering. Pickup will be between 10AM and 12PM on Thanksgiving Day.