5 Ways To…Enjoy a Cooking-Free Christmas

Many Bergen restaurants are open Christmas Eve—give yourself the gift of a delicious meal!
Fillet Of Salmon With Vegetable


You’ve worked up an appetite wrapping presents and stuffing stockings, but the last thing you want to do on Christmas Eve is labor in the kitchen or chow down on the milk and cookies that the kids left out for Santa. You want (and deserve) a great meal. The good news is many Bergen County restaurants are offering regular and special menus on Dec. 24, and they’re currently taking reservations for socially distant indoor dining.

The following eateries will be open Christmas Eve to fill your belly and help you start the celebration. If you’d rather eat while watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” from the comfort of home, menu items are available for takeout too.

  • Bibi’z, Westwood. Diners will find gluten-free options, including a wide range of artisan flatbreads, as well as assorted pasta, seafood, chicken and vegetarian dishes. 201.722.8600.
  • Ivy Inn, Hasbrouck Heights. This local favorite offers a special menu featuring entrées like beef tenderloin and herb-crusted rack of lamb. 201.393.7699.
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse, Hackensack. Whether you ask Santa for a 42-oz. porterhouse or king crab legs, this popular chain restaurant has everything on your dining wish list. 201.487.1303.
  • Sofia, Englewood. Celebrate the holiday with a dry-aged steak, hearty bowl of pasta, a selection from the raw bar and more. Already have Christmas Eve plans? Stop by on Dec. 25: They’re open for Christmas dinner too! 201.541.8530.
  • St. Eve’s, Ho-Ho-Kus. Order from this eatery’s regular menu (swordfish, coffee-dusted duck breast or grilled pork chops, anyone?), or choose something from their specials—the lamb, duck and sausage stew, for example. 201.857.4717.
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