South Orange, New Jersey – Celebrate your holidays with a menu that food critics say “dazzles and “wows” at David Burke Orange Lawn!
Internationally acclaimed celebrity chef David Burke and his team have planned a world-class culinary experience that is flavorful, beautiful, memorable and perfect for celebrating with friends and family. On Christmas Eve there will be an a la carte menu served from 5-9 p.m.; Christmas Day from 12–8 p.m. a three-course prix fixe menu ($65++ adults and children $45++) will be featured; and on New Year’s Eve, Burke and Chef Nick Parker will serve an a la carte menu from 5-7:30 p.m., followed by a very special four-course prix fixe menu ($95++) to ring in the New Year. All menus include a variety of options for vegetarians. Seats will fill up fast so call (973) 552-2280 or book online at dborangelawn.com.
The restaurant, now open to the public year-round*, is located in the century-old clubhouse on the property of the historic Orange Lawn Tennis Club, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The renovations remain respectful of the property’s heritage and old-world character with beautiful charming details, while including plenty of new-world updates to enjoy. The clubhouse is surrounded by a serene 16-acre campus.
Chef Burke, Chef Nick Parker and their team have cooked up a world-class menu worthy of your special holiday celebrations with their Modern American cuisine that is not only delicious, but fun and entertaining. In a recent glowing review in Everybody Eats, James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and restaurant reviewer Linda Eckhardt writes: “The point is David Burke is a genius and no matter what he turns his attention to, it becomes unforgettable.”
“We are excited to be serving our very first Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners at Orange Lawn,” said Burke. “You can’t get a better location than this. It’s gorgeous and historically rich. A true gem that is now available to the public. Enjoy your holiday with us, lots of great food and world-class wines, artisan cocktails while taking in the beautiful views around you. The renovation is amazing and the walls are covered with a priceless photo collection of tennis greats, past and present. There is so much tradition here. Start yours here with us!”
*The restaurant is open to the public with a $10 annual dining club enrollment fee. For more information, please call the restaurant.
Gift Card sales will be available on Christmas and New Year’s Eve for those last-minute gifts.
David Burke is one of the leading pioneers in American cooking today. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Burke’s career is marked by creativity, critical acclaim and the introduction of revolutionary products and cooking techniques. He is the winner of France’s coveted Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Diplome d’Honneur, the only American to ever achieve this honor and he also won the esteemed Nippon Award for Excellence from the government of Japan, for overall skill and technique. He has appeared on several TV shows, including Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, and has received a US patent for his pink Himalayan salt dry-age technique for steaks among numerous other notable accomplishments.
A New Jersey native, David Burke’s other restaurants in New Jersey include DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke and Nauti Bar by David Burke, Sea Bright; and Ventanas, Fort Lee. His New York restaurants include David Burke Tavern, Woodpecker by David Burke both in Manhattan, Red Salt Room by David Burke, King Bar by David Burke, Patio Bar by David Burke, Garden City Hotel, Garden City, NY; Blue Hen, Salt & Char, Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga, NY. He also has BLT Prime by David Burke, Washington D.C. and Grand Tavern by David Burke, St. Louis, Missouri.