Events and Special Menus

Here is what’s coming up at the Grotto:
Events, Holidays & Special Menus

 A constantly updated listing of Events, Holidays and happenings at the Grotto!


Tuesday, December 12 thru Tuesday, December 19

Hannukah Specials!

Available a la carte or as a tasting menu $44

Latkes w/house made apple preserves
Linguine w/broccoli, cauliflower, anchovy, olive oil, garlic, and herbs
Olive Oil Fried Chicken w/sage pesto & olive oil roasted fingerling potato
Olive Oil Roasted Fall Fruit

Saturday December 16

The Grotto Bar is closed but we are open and serving Happy Hour by request in the Dining Room

Sunday, December 17 thru Sunday, December 24

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Our non-traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes is a long-standing tradition!  We are now up to our 13th version!  Starting Sunday, December 17 and ending, of course, Sunday, December 24, this is our most popular special menu of the year!

Our feast has hints of Boston, New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, but it is really just stuff we love to eat!  You get two rounds of starters & pasta.  The only choices you need make is on your main {whole fish or filet of the day,} and dessert.

The feast is served family style {so even two can enjoy both the whole fish AND the filet.}  The feast is $49 thru December 23 and $59 on the 24th when we open at 3 pm.  We will have our regular a la carte menu available.  Kids can partake of the feast for half price or choose from our fabulous Kids’ Menu.  On Christmas Eve, the ala carte menu will be shortened to a Dino’s greatest hits length!

Menu & More Details!

Brunch will not be served December 24 ~ We open at 3 pm.

Thursday, December 28 thru Saturday, December 30

Dinner with Frank:
A Rat Pack Inspired Luxury Extravaganza

It may still be Frank’s World, and while we can’t say you can live in it, we can serve you a menu styled on the Man served to his Music.

It’s the late 50’s and early 60’s.  The name The Rat Pack brought up images of elegantly dressed entertainers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Marilyn Monroe, Angie Dickinson, Juliet Prowse, Buddy Greco, and Shirley MacLaine etc.  Marylin Monroe was singing Happy Birthday and maybe more to JFK, but I digress.  And somehow, the images of Italian Dinner they must have enjoyed is what I remember next to the singing  So we are putting on our version of what those meals must have been!

We will have classics from Frank and the Rat Pack on the sound system and we will have Italian American Classics like Shrimp Cocktail, Clams Casino, Lobster Fra Diavolo Steak Pizzaiola and more on the menu

Dinner With Frank Menu!

December 31

New Year’s Eve

We will serve up our regular menu for New Year’s Eve.  Of course with an ever-changing menu, you can expect a special dishes to make the evening more celebratory!

We will open early, at 3 pm, and take our last reservation at Midnight. We are taking reservations for the dining room while the bar is open for walk-ins.  If you want to reserve one of the two tables in the Grotto Bar for larger parties. please give us a call.  The two Grotto bar tables only cannot be reserved via Open Table

If you dine From 3 pm until 6:30 pm, you can order ala carte.  This is the perfect option for those heading out to an evening of partying, or those too old to stay up late!

For reservations from 7:00 pm on, the menu will stay the same, but it will be offered in 3, 4 or 5-course options.  These menus include an opening treat, a glass of prosecco, an entree, dessert and one, two or three starters {or a half pasta}.  The cost is $49, $59 or $69 depending on how many courses you enjoy.

More Deets!

Brunch will not be served December 31 ~ We open at 3 pm.

January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day

Open New Year’s Day at 1 pm and our last reservation is at 8 pm.

We are serving our regular menu a la carte plus a few brunch items until 4 pm.  Of course with an ever-changing menu, you can expect a special dishes to make the day more celebratory!

January 22 thru 28, 2018

Restaurant Week

3 courses plus treats for $35.  Choose from our entire menu {a few items may have upcharges}

January 29 thru February 13, 2018

Restaurant Week Extended

3 courses plus treats for $35.  Choose from our entire menu {a few items may have upcharges}