Best Place for Thanksgiving Dinner in Bergen County is Also an Amazing Piece of History!

Looking for the best Thanksgiving Dinner reservations in Bergen County?  Look no further!  At Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn, we are all about the big family holidays and Thanksgiving Day dinner is one of our favorites!  Choose from the classic roasted turkey with “all the fixin’s” or go for something a little non-traditional.  With so many fantastic options to choose from on our Thanksgiving Day menu, why cook at home?

A folk painting of The Steuben House located on the same property as the best restaurant in Bergen County

Many people do not realize that the property that Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn is located on has a fantastic connection to the birth of Thanksgiving.  New Bridge Inn is a historical property, and is situated in an area that is at the center of an important piece of American history.  The foot bridge located near our property is known as the New Bridge.  It gives its name to New Bridge Road, Old New Bridge Road and New Bridge Landing.  In American history, New Bridge is known as “The Bridge That Saved A Nation.”  It is where General George Washington and the American Garrison of Fort Lee crossed the Hackensack River on November 20, 1776 in the face of the British invasion.  This historic moment in the Revolutionary War was commemorated in Thomas Paine’s American Crisis.  Some might say that if it wasn’t for our beloved New Bridge, Thanksgiving might never have existed.


Here’s why:  The actual historical document that gave birth to nationwide family gatherings, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and practice of stuffing ourselves silly with turkey before we recite every word spoken by Ralphie’s character in Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story, is known as the Thanksgiving Proclamation.  It is an actual document that was signed following a resolution of Congress by none other than George Washington himself on October 3, 1789.  The Thanksgiving Proclamation declared Thursday the 26th of November 1789 to be a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” From then on the final Thursday of November was to be devoted to public thanksgiving and prayer.  In 1863, Abraham Lincoln took the proclamation a step further, and made Thanksgiving Day a permanent national holiday.

So you see:  If it wasn’t for the New Bridge, General George Washington might not have escaped the British invasion in 1776, and never would have had the opportunity to be our Nation’s first President or sign the Thanksgiving Proclamation!

What better place is there in New Jersey to celebrate such an important piece of our American history with your family? At Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn our goal is to give you the best Thanksgiving Day dinner in Bergen County NJ!  It’s all about family and great Italian-American food here; so let our family take care of yours this holiday season.  We can accommodate large or small parties in just about any configuration.

And the best thing about Thanksgiving Dinner at Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn:  When the last piece of pumpkin pie is gone, we clean all the dishes.  You don’t even have to get your hands wet!

If you would like to make a reservation, please do so at OpenTable link below.  Please note:  Thanksgiving at Sanzari’s is extremely popular and reservations fill very quickly.  If our OpenTable link doesn’t seem to have your reservation available, please contact us via phone at (201) 692-7700, so that we may try to accommodate you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!  Happy Holidays!