The Holidays Are Brighter At The Bernards Inn With Festive Dining Options and Special Hotel Getaway Packages.

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Festive Culinary Offerings and Toy Drive to Benefit Children of New Jersey’s Deployed Military will Highlight this Holiday Season at the Century-old Restaurant and Inn.

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Holiday dining at The Bernards Inn has become a tradition for so many families in the area and those who travel to celebrate with us, said Proprietor Harold Imperatore.

Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season at The Bernards Inn, a four-star, four-diamond restaurant and hotel located in the heart of downtown Bernardsville. Elegantly decked for the holidays, The Bernards Inn offers spectacular dining options and overnight getaway packages to celebrate the season in style.

    Intimate, special occasion dining is the hallmark of The Bernards Inn and welcoming guests throughout the holiday season has become a tradition in the Somerset Hills. Thanksgiving will set the holidays in motion, followed by Breakfast with Santa, and grand Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Guests are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card for “Project Little Soldier.” Donations will be distributed to children in New Jersey whose parents are serving military duty and will be deployed during the holidays.

Additionally, The Bernards Inn is offering a variety of magnificent overnight packages to travelers with a $50 credit toward purchases in the restaurant or piano bar.

“Holiday dining at The Bernards Inn has become a tradition for so many families in the area and those who travel to celebrate with us,” said Proprietor Harold Imperatore.

Give thanks at The Bernards Inn with an unforgettable holiday celebration featuring two dining options—the Grand Buffet or Prix-Fixe Dinner.

Seatings for the Grand Buffet are from 11:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feast on oven-roasted, organic Griggstown turkey with all the trimmings as well as beef, seafood and pasta selections. Enjoy savory salads, charcuterie, artisanal cheeses, an elaborate dessert display and more.

Seatings for the 3-course Prix-Fixe dinner are from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will include chef selections from our fall menu, including organic Griggstown Turkey, Pork Osso Bucco, Crispy Day-Boat Cod, Swordfish and more.

Don’t forget to bring a toy for Project Little Soldier!

Enjoy a festive buffet breakfast from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. including made-to-order omelets, pancakes, bacon, sausage, salads, fresh fruit and caroling by the Bernards High School Madrigals Choir. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and take photographs with Santa and delight in the spectacular Gingerbread House. Special holiday treat tables for children will feature gingerbread and a selection of holiday cookies, cupcakes, candy canes and more.

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Experience an unforgettable Christmas Eve at The Bernards Inn from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. with two festive dining options. Enjoy a 3-course, prix-fixe dinner in the dining room featuring Executive Chef Corey Heyer’s special holiday menu of exquisite appetizers, entrees and desserts.

An elaborate buffet will also be offered in the Fenwick Ballroom. Indulge in a generous assortment of salads, fruits, chilled seafood, pasta, hot entrees, carving stations and a delightful dessert station including an ice cream sundae bar. Santa Claus will also be making a special visit with treats for children of all ages.

Celebrate a dazzling New Year’s Eve with a special three-course, prix-fixe dinner. Chef Corey Heyer will present a spectacular holiday menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Guests can also enjoy live piano music in the Library Bar and are invited to ring in the New Year with party favors. A la carte lunch featuring the Holiday Menu will also be served on New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kick off the New Year with a delightful New Year’s Day 3-course, prix fixe brunch from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. featuring our Holiday menu selections. A children’s menu will also be available.

Join us in supporting New Jersey’s “little soldiers,” children whose parents are serving military duty and will be deployed during the Holidays. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to place under the Inn’s Holiday tree in the lobby where they will be collected and donated to the annual “Project Little Soldier” program. Gifts and monetary donations will be accepted from Thanksgiving, November 26 through our Breakfast with Santa on December 13.

Reservations are required for all holidays can be made by calling 908-766-0002. For more information about holiday dining and overnight getaways, visit: .

Established in 1907, the Bernards Inn is an award-winning restaurant and inn located in the heart of downtown Bernardsville, New Jersey. A Somerset Hills landmark, The Bernards Inn welcomes guests with the style and elegance of a small European luxury hotel, while preserving the charm of a historic American country inn. Under the ownership of Hampshire Destination Properties, The Bernards Inn recently marked its 100 year anniversary with a multimillion dollar renovation and redesign. The Inn offers fine dining, wedding and banquet services, conference rooms, as well as 20 well-appointed guestrooms. For more information about The Bernards Inn, call 908-766-0002 or visit


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