A LOT of planning goes into the holidays between the shopping, the cooking, the presents, the invite list....okay I'll stop because it is even stressing me out.

So maybe you should consider an option that will allow the entire family to celebrate but also give you a break at the same time.

Whether it is just you and close family preparing for the cavalry to arrive the next day or the entire cavalry has already arrived, these restaurants know what they are doing and are prepared to give you a feast worth remembering.

Take a look, enjoy, and happy holidays.

The Coal House Bistro

710 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant

(732) 899-4400

Seats are going fast so make your reservations now for the five-course meal which includes lobster bisque, crab cakes, baked cod, and linguini with clam sauce. The last seating is at 7:30 PM.

Anjelica's Restaurant

1070 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright

(732) 842-2800

This restaurant will be open from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM will serve seafood dishes a la carte with other menu items including traditional baccala salad with black olives and cherry peppers or a seafood salad with shrimp, scallops, calamari and scungilli.

Brando's Citi Cucina

162 Main Street, Asbury Park

(732) 774-2222

You all are in for a treat with this one. This restaurant will be offering lobster tails oreganata, seafood salad, scungilli from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Christmas Eve. I would go hungry if I were you.

Drifthouse

1485 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright

(732) 530-9760

For their first holiday season, this restaurant will be serving quite the spread from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM that is focused around the feast of the seven fishes: crab risotto, pan-roasted halibut, and lobster dumplings just to name a few. They will also be offering a three-course menu which will cost $55.00 or more.

The Bonney Read

525 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park

(732) 455-3352

From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, this hotspot known for their raw bar and fish dishes will give the people exactly what they want. Some of the options will include broiled oysters over anchovy butter, Sicilian whitebait with fried parsley, and scallop crudo with olive gremolata.

If you are looking to cook at home, head to these local seafood markets:

1. Point Lobster Company, 1 Saint Louis Ave, Point Pleasant Beach

2. Local 130 Seafood, 130 Memorial Drive, Asbury Park

3. Jody's Fishery, 223 Route 35 South, Neptune City

Take a look at the original article at APP.com.

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