Hoboken + Jersey City Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Day 2020

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The holidays can be a notoriously stressful time between the gift-buying and food prep, not to mention the added layer of stress that COVID-19 brings to the table. Since this holiday will be undoubtedly different from any we’ve had, there is good reason to reduce some of that holiday stress. Luckily, some restaurants in Hoboken and Jersey City are open to take some of the weight off your shoulders and take care of the holiday meal for you. Here’s the growing list of restaurants in Hoboken and Jersey City open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — with some even serving special holiday meals.

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Hoboken

Amanda’s {908 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Eve

Offering what it refers to as New American cuisine with an “Argentinian Twist,” Amanda’s is an excellent choice if you’re looking to shut down your kitchen on Christmas. Homemade pasta, house specialties like the grilled pork chop, appetizers, salads, and unbeatable house-made Argentinian empanadas are what makes Amanda’s a go-to destination for quality dining in Hoboken this holiday.

Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Street}

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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That a place like Anthony David’s is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is truly a blessing. Anthony David’s is the proud purveyor of some of the finest foods and baked goods in the area, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a place more suited for holiday meals than this locale. With great appetizers, pasta, entrees, and desserts, Anthony David’s is sure to make your holiday one to remember.

Barbes {1300 Park Avenue}

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Barbes is open both days serving the regular menu plus specials to be announced the day of. Additional, hot chocolate bombs and mulled wine will be available.

The Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}

Pick-Up Only on Christmas Eve

This downtown Hoboken spot serves an array of American cuisine with a modern twist —including on Christmas Eve. With specialty appetizers like lobster macaroni and cheese, salads, flatbreads, sandwiches, and entrees, they’re definitely delivering the goods when it comes to dinner.

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Del Frisco’s Grille {221 River Street}

Open Limited Hours Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Whether you want to make a reservation for dinner or place a to-go order, Del Frisco’s Grille has you covered this Christmas. Del Frisco’s special seasonal offerings for Christmas day include lobster tails, prime rib, or a filet duo with gorgonzola butter. It also offers magnificent deals for anywhere from two to 12 people that includes soup, salad, prime rib, mashed potatoes, truffle macaroni and cheese, asparagus, and pecan pie for dessert. However, you’re doing it, choosing Del Frisco’s on Christmas is a great choice. 

Elysian Cafe {1001 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Eve

This Hoboken staple will be open on Christmas Eve this year again offering its regular dinner menu. Menu items include pountine, grilled octopus, French onion soup, lobster roll, steak, gnocchi, salads, oysters, and more.

Green Garden {1202 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Green Garden has classic Chinese cuisine that’s affordable and delicious. The chicken curry fried rice, boneless spare-ribs, and wonton soup are must-tries on the menu. This spot will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Karma Kafe {505 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

For those looking to break away from traditional Christmas fare, Karma Kafe is open and serving its delectable Indian cuisine. Zagat-rated several times over, Karma Kafe is one of the best Indian restaurants in Hudson County, let alone New Jersey. Its expert attention to detail and tradition make this locale an excellent place for a holiday meal.

Keming {1006 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Day

Known for having the only dim dum in town, indulge in some of the unique dishes like the dumplings, and many entrees to choose from.

La Isla {104 Washington Street + 25 12th Street}

Open Christmas Eve

This Mile Square staple is open on Christmas Eve. The uptown location is open 10AM-3PM for brunch. The downtown location is open from 8AM to 3PM for breakfast and  Lunch. Get your Cuban food fix at this mainstay from apps to entrees.

The Madison Bar & Grill {1316 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Eve until 4PM

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The Madison Bar & Grill is a Hoboken mainstay locale offering American eats as well as pizza, pasta, cocktails, craft and draft beers, and desserts. The familiar and classic setting coupled with such exemplary dishes will ensure a memorable Christmas.

Malibu Diner {257 14th Street}

Open Christmas Eve Until 3PM and All-Day Christmas Day

Anyone looking for a less formal Christmas meal needs to look no further than Malibu Diner. Proudly serving Hoboken since the 1940s, the Malibu Diner is a Hoboken landmark. Whether you want a burger and fries, pancakes, or a full-on entrée, the Malibu Diner is open to serve you this holiday season.

Napoli’s {133 Clinton Street + 1118 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Eve until 8PM

With its true Neapolitan style pizza, fresh pasta, paninis, and wraps, this local gem will be open on Christmas Eve until 8PM.

Pho Nomenon {516 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

This gem has great Vietnamese cuisine, including top sellers like the pho, pan-fried pit stickers, prawns, rolls and so much more.

Precious Chinese Cuisine {128 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Some of the best Chinese cuisine in the area, Precious will be open and serving up their regular menu items from boneless spare ribs, to lo mein, to sashimi, there’s something for everyone.

Rice Shop {304 Washington Street}

Rice Shop is a casual, BYOB restaurant that serves classic and inventive sushi along with Chinese, Japanese, and Thai favorites, so ultimately, there’s a dish for every kind of appetite. Customers get a bang for their buck at this gem.

Urban Coalhouse {116 14th Street}

Open on Christmas Eve until 4PM

Urban Coalhouses’s crafted signature menu is prepared in an 800-degree coal-fired oven. The spot also boasts a wide selection of craft beer on tap that is updated weekly, homemade sangria, and signature cocktails. The last seating is at 3pM.

Jersey City

Fire & Oak {485 Washington Boulevard}

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

For a modern take on American Cuisine this Christmas, Fire & Oak is open and offering its eclectic menu this holiday. Serving a unique mixture of Italian, American, and Asian cuisine, Fire & Oak has something for everyone. 

Hamilton Pork {247 10th Street}

Open Christmas Eve Until 4PM

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There is no rule saying you have to eat a certain way on Christmas, so break the tradition and grab some of the best barbeque food that Jersey City has to offer at Hamilton Pork. With a robust selection of meats, sides, and entrees, Hamilton Pork is a must for any BBQ-lover. Why not change things up this year and have yourself a BBQ Christmas?

Hard Grove {284 1st Street}

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Fans of Cuban food will be happy to know that local favorite Hard Grove is open this Christmas. Order yourself some maduros, some croquetas, and coquito by the bottle. Brilliant Chef Evelyn Padin’s extraordinary take on traditional Cuban food is guaranteed to make your holiday fantastic and memorable.

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Liberty House {76 Audrey Zapp Drive}

Open Christmas Eve

In a year like 2020, sometimes you just need to splurge and treat yourself to something truly special. Liberty House’s reputation precedes it; the locale offers some of the best fine-dining in all of Jersey City. Make a reservation and have a fantastic meal at Liberty House, where you can try its unbelievable steaks or any of the other expertly crafted dishes the menu has to offer this Christmas.

Satis Bistro {212 Washington Street}

Open Christmas Eve Until 6PM for Pick-Up

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One of Jersey City’s most unique local bistros, Satis is available for your Christmas needs. For anyone looking to forego the kitchen altogether, Satis is offering a special holiday dinner menu for pick-up. Chef Keyon has put together an impressive holiday take-out menu from December 23 to 31. Pick from a variety of gourmet appetizers, pasta, entrees, sides, wine, and even a champagne kit that comes with a bottle, two flutes, and a party kit.

The Cottage {136 Monticello Avenue}

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

This artisanal restaurant will be selling delicious pastries and dishes on Christmas Eve from 8AM to 4PM and Christmas Day from 8AM to 2PM.

Villa Borghese III {475 Washington Boulevard}

Open Christmas Eve until 7PM

One surefire way to celebrate the coming holidays is with an abundant Italian feast. If that’s the case Villa Borghese III is a fun pick. It has a robust menu filled to the gills with Italian classics, pizza, salads, appetizers, as well as a substantial bar with a fine selection of beer and scotch – all the more reason to spend your Christmas Eve at Villa Borghese III.

So, while the holidays this year are going to be quite different indeed, you don’t have to toil away in the kitchen. It’s been a rough year, so you and your loved ones deserve a treat this Christmas. There’s a dazzling array of choices at your disposal for how to spend your Christmas, so make your reservations and place your orders right away.

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Born and raised in Bergen County, Christopher Goodlof fell in love with Hoboken when he took classes at Stevens. During that time, he seemed to be attempting in earnest to eat his way through Hoboken. As a musician in a national touring act, Christopher saw the country many times over, but always returned to the endearing and charming state of New Jersey. Graduating from Rutgers Newark, Christopher found a love for reporting about culture, entertainment, food, and people. In his spare time, Christopher can be found writing, painting, making music, cooking, reading, or playing with his dog, Jango.