How To Have the Best Thanksgiving in Jersey City

November 13, 2019

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and already we hear the Christmas playing in every store – but hold up! There’s still some turkey to eat. For many, the holidays can be a stressful time of year, with all the baking, shopping and wrapping, but it doesn’t have to be – it should be fun! Here are a few suggestions to make Thanksgiving as stress-free as possible this November.

Are you sick of hosting the Thanksgiving feast? We hear ya! Preparing the Thanksgiving meal for the whole family is a LOT of work, no matter how much you love being in your Lenox kitchen. Luckily you can leave the work to someone else! Liberty House Restaurant, located just ten minutes away from your Lenox apartment, is an American eatery and event space known for their steaks and seafood in chic digs, right on the water with Manhattan views.

This local Jersey City restaurant features seasonal, farm-fresh cuisine from award-winning Chef Ken Trickilo. Their incredible meats and fresh seafood will pair brilliantly with their fine wines and craft cocktails on Thanksgiving Day! You might miss some of mom’s cooking, but you and your family will love the new traditions you make at this local eatery.

Are you traveling to have Thanksgiving somewhere else, but offered to bring dessert? Don’t bother turning that stove on! Jersey City has some amazing bakeries you can get a delicious pie from – no one has to know it wasn’t homemade! Monteleone’s, just a few minutes away from your Lenox apartment, is a traditional bakery turning out Italian pastries, cakes and of course – pies!

A staple in the community for generations, many customers have been frequenting Monteleone’s for over 50 years thanks to their reasonable prices, excellent baked goods and friendly service.

Okay, so you’ve got Thanksgiving all set, now what about shopping on Black Friday? Our suggestion? Skip it! You don’t need that kind of stress in your life. Wait until Cyber Monday, or even better, Small Business Saturday, and avoid the crowds at our local mall. But okay, we get it…sometimes you just really want to take advantage of those deals. Luckily, we’ve got Newport right by us!

Newport Centre, located just ten minutes away from your Lenox apartment, is an indoor three-level shopping center boasting a variety of premier shops, dining options and even a cineplex.

The center features more than 130 specialty shops ranging from women’s apparel, health and beauty to sporting goods, as well as four department stores – JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Sears. Plus, it offers tax free shopping on apparel and 3 ½% sales tax at participating mall stores – so you might score even better Black Friday deals here!


Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 395-0300



741 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 798-0576


Newport Centre

30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-2078