Most Holiday Decorated Restaurant Worth Short Drive From CNY for Christmas
The most holiday-decorated restaurant in the country is only a short drive from Central New York and it's totally worth the trip for Christmas.
Dine in a winter wonderland for the Christmas season, under hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and crystals. Cava Restaurant transforms its dining area throughout the year. But they go all out for the holidays.
Each room is decked out in different themes. From the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cinderella to the North Pole, there are decorations at every turn.
Cava Restaurant is in Southington Connecticut, about three and a half hours from Utica. It first opened in 2008 and has been garnering rave reviews from critics and guests ever since. Not just for its fabulous food, but its atmosphere as well.
The dining space transforms all year long, not just at Christmas.
From a Harry Potter-inspired dining room with 700 floating candles, next to the Hogwarts Express. To tributes to the Polar Express and Willie Wonka.
The dining room isn't the only space that is transformed. The rooftop patio gets the same treatment. It's filled with Christmas trees during the holidays.
In the Spring it's seen Alice travel from Wonderland and Peter Pan fly in from Neverland.
The retractable roof and side awnings allow you to enjoy a meal without worrying about the weather. And when the sun begins to set, the in-floor heating keeps you warm.
Delicious Food Too
Cava is not only known for its stunning dining room displays but the fine dining Italian restaurant is also known for delicious food. From steak, chicken, seafood, and pasta, to the raw bar, guests come from miles around to enjoy the atmosphere and the menu.
Take a Tour
Take a video tour of the different holiday dining rooms to see the restaurant in all its glory for the Christmas season.
I wonder how long it takes to turn Cava into a winter wonderland each year.
Reservations are highly encouraged, especially during the holiday season. It may be even tougher to get in this year after the video went viral, with more than 6 million views. But the good news is, the decorations will be up until March, 27. So you can celebrate the holiday season long after Christmas ends.
Cava Restaurant is at 1615 West Street in Southington Connecticut, 3.5 hours from Utica. If you can get a reservation, it's worth the trip.
Learn more and check out the menu of this road trip-worthy dining experience at Cavact.com.