It’s great to have Thanksgiving leftovers but it’s also great not to have to cook at all. If sharing a great meal without any cleanup is what you’re craving this Thanksgiving, check out these local dining options:
The MC Hotel
Make Thanksgiving easy this year and dine out at Montclair’s newest dining addition, Allegory at The MC Hotel. Executive Chef Daniel Kill invites visitors and locals alike to a delicious Thanksgiving Buffet from noon through 8 p.m.; $59 for adults and $35 for kids 12 years and under.
Decadent Thanksgiving main dishes include a delectable “Chef’s Turkey” (roast turkey breast roulade, chimichurri, and braised leg stuffed with Armagnac prunes) served with traditional accoutrements, Braised Short Ribs with Napa Bourdelaise and arugula butter, and Yukon Gnocchi with black winter truffles & mushroom duxelles in a brown butter sauce. A dessert buffet will feature housemade apple tart and pumpkin cheesecake.
Following dinner, guests can close out the holiday with loved ones with a nightcap at Alto, while looking at the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline from the ninth floor rooftop.
Faubourg is offering a special three-course menu from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, for $65 per person ($35 under 10 years old; 2 courses). Go traditional and choose a free range turkey main dish featuring chestnut stuffing, pommes purée, porcini and green bean casserole, cranberry-citrus jam and gravy or opt for Maine scallops with heirloom cauliflower or a Beef Duo (tenderloin & short ribs, potato mille-feuille, spinach subric, bordelaise sauce). And good luck choosing between pie or pumpkin creme brulee for dessert.
Bloomfield Steakhouse is serving Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings, including a choice of turkey or spiral ham, from 1 to 6 p.m. (adults, $35; children, $19).