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You have enough to do this Christmas without worrying about what to eat.

Wrap your gifts, enjoy some family time, go caroling, deck every hall in your house — and leave the cooking and cleaning to the professionals. 

Whether you prefer an elegant, white-tablecloth dinner or a homey feast of comfort foods, there’s a North Jersey restaurant prepping to serve you a holiday meal without the hassle.

Here are some of our favorites. 

Open on Christmas Eve

Ventanas: Specials with a la carte menu. Open from 4 to 8 p.m. 200 Park Ave., Fort Lee; 201-583-4777,

Son Cubano: A la carte menu with specials. Open from 4 to 8 p.m. 40-4 Riverwalk Place, West New York; 201-399-2020,

1776 by David Burke: A la carte lunch and dinner menu. Open noon to 10 p.m. 67 E. Park Place, Morristown; 973-829-1776,

Open on Christmas Day

Ventanas, Fort Lee

Ventanas has a modern aesthetic and is all decked out for the holidays.

Culinary icon David Burke and restaurateur Alexander Duran head this trendy restaurant. With its modern artwork, central bar and frequent DJ sets, Ventanas has a club-ish vibe. But during the holidays, wreaths and garlands add some festive sparkle. Asian and Cuban-inspired dishes, as well as Burke classics like clothesline bacon and lobster dumplings, make up the menu. On Christmas, Ventanas will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Expect a few holiday specials.

Go: 200 Park Ave., Fort Lee; 201-583-4777,

Son Cubano, West New York

Son Cubano looks festive for the holidays with Christmas trees, garland and nutcrackers.

Another Alexander Duran and David Burke collaboration, Son Cubano offers Cuban dishes with a striking view of the New York City skyline. It will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. The regular menu will be served, along with specials. 

Go: 40-4 Riverwalk Place, West New York; 201-399-2020,

1776 by David Burke, Morristown

The bar at the restaurant, 1776 by David Burke is located next to the Morristown Green and is now open as staff members get the restaurant ready to serve dinner.

New restaurant 1776 (another Burke venture) is offering a three-course prix-fixe dinner with plenty of dishes to choose from. Got a family with many different tastes? This might be the place to take them. Apps include tuna and salmon tartare, celery root bisque and butternut squash ravioli. Entrees range from roast prime rib to lemon roasted branzino. For dessert, chocolate hazelnut crunch cake, pecan pie and more. Open from 1 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $85 per person; $32 for kids 12 and under.

Go: 67 E. Park Place, Morristown; 973-829-1776,

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