The latest update for this article is written by Lindsay Podolak.
Easter – with its emphasis on eggs – begs to be celebrated at brunch. Luckily, New Jersey offers a range of restaurants serving up the perfect balance of breakfast and lunch. Some spots even offer special touches, such as egg hunts or meet-and-greets with the Easter Bunny. These are the NJ restaurants promising to serve up tasty eats and good old-fashioned fun this April.
Featured Easter Brunches in NJ
Black Horse Pub
When: April 21, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Address: 1 W Main St, Mendham, 07945
Price: $35 (Adults); $16 (Kids 10 & Under)
Details: The Black Horse Pub is hosting a Grand Easter Buffet this year. Highlights include a carving station, omelet station, and all your pub favorites! The carving station features Prime Rib, Turkey and Ham. Meanwhile, other items like Shrimp Cocktail, House Smoked Salmon, Salads, Artisan Breads & more will be on the menu. Finally, the Easter Bunny will be stopping by for pictures, so don’t forget your camera! The regular menu and additional Easter specials will be available at 3:00 pm.
More Info: Call 973-543-7300 or visit http://www.blackhorsenj.com.
George & Martha’s Easter Brunch Buffet
When: April 21, Seatings at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm
Address: 67-71 Morris St, Morristown, 07960
Price: $33 (Adults); $15 (Kids 10 & under)
Details: The Cold Buffet includes assorted breakfast pastries with various spreads available. Other cold options like a Wild Caught Smoked Salmon Display and Orecchiette Pasta Salad will be served; plus a Meat and Cheese Board and Sliced Fruit display. Then there’s the Hot Breakfast Buffet with an Omelet Station, Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage Links and French toast. Other hot items include Chicken, Salmon, Rigatoni, Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables, as well as a Carving Station. Dessert highlights feature cookies, brownies, carrot cake, strawberry short cake and fresh berries.
More Info: Call 973-267-4700 to make a reservation or visit http://www.georgeandmarthas.com.
Piattino – A Neighborhood Bistro Easter Brunch & Dinner
When: April 21, Brunch: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Dinner: Starts at 4:00 pm
Address: 88 East Main Street (Mendham); 67 Union Place (Summit)
Price: A la Carte
Details: Both Piattino locations are hosting brunch and dinner specials this holiday. In fact, their limited time menu is truly one-of-a-kind; stop by for either brunch or dinner to order antipasto dishes such as Wild Mushroom Toast or Poached Eggs. Then, as your main course, choose between Veal Milanese Style, Pan Roasted Chicken Breast or Strangolopreti. Reservations are booking now, and you can call ahead to book a table. Otherwise, you can reserve a spot online via RESY, the digital booking service. Visit their website for details.
More Info: Call 973-543-0025 or click here (Mendham); call 908-219-4801 or click here (Summit).
The Office Tavern Grill (Summit & Ridgewood)
When: April 21, Brunch Buffet – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; Easter Dinner – 4:00 pm
Address: 61 Union Pl, Summit, 07901 (Summit); 32-34 Chestnut St, Ridgewood, 07450 (Ridgewood)
Price: Brunch Buffet – $35 (Adults), $15 (Kids 12 & Under); Dinner – a la Carte
Details: Easter Brunch Buffet at both Office Tavern Grill locations starts with an Omelet Station and made-to-order Waffles. In addition, you’ll find Hot Breakfast Entrees. For the lunch half of “brunch,” stop by the Carving Station; you can also choose from Pan Seared Salmon or Roasted Chicken. Assorted Breakfast Pastries round out the meal. A dinner menu will be served starting at 4:00 pm.
More Info: Call 908-522-0550 (Summit), 201-652-1070 (Ridgewood) to book a reservation, or visit https://www.officetaverngrill.com.
Statewide Easter Brunches in NJ
North Jersey Easter Brunches
Location: 351 West Broadway, Paterson
Details: An enduring, well-known hot spot for those in northern New Jersey, the Brownstone offers brunch every weekend; but the Easter menu is extra special. This brunch buffet includes eggs Florentine, fried calamari, risotto and wild mushrooms, and pizza rustica Easter pie. Butler style sushi, a raw seafood bar and a pasta station are among the highlights. A chocolate fountain and array of zeppole close out your holiday meal.
More info: Visit www.thebrownstone.com or call 973-595-8582.
The Glen Rock Inn
Location: 222 Rock Road, Glen Rock
Details: Two seatings are offered, one at 11:00 am and another at 1:00 pm, for the restaurant’s special Easter brunch. Croissants, bagels, danishes, shrimp cocktail and antipasto are among the items at the cold buffet, while eggs benedict, shrimp scampi, beef burgundy, ham and turkey are served hot. Complimentary prosecco, champagne, Bloody Marys and other breakfast cocktails are also available.
More info: Visit www.glenrockinn.com or call 201-445-2362.
Liberty House Restaurant
Location: 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City
Details: A lavish buffet is the best way to describe this brunch. Highlights include a mashed potato bar with pureed basil, pulled short ribs and a pasta station. A carving station featuring Vermont turkey with berry chutney and a rosemary-rubbed leg of lamb are standouts; as is the seafood station. Dessert includes an assortment of pastries, cookies and pies.
More info: Visit www.libertyhouserestaurant.com or call 201-395-0300.
Central Jersey Easter Brunches
Location: 78 Albany Street, New Brunswick
Details: This restaurant offers a two-course Easter brunch menu that includes your choice of antipasto and an entrée. Some interesting items on the menu include an appetizer of cornflake-crusted French toast with brûléed banana and mascarpone; not to mention a roasted leg of lamb with eggplant hummus and crispy chickpeas. You’ll sample house made pastries for dessert. Mimosas, Bellinis, or customized Bloody Marys are on tap. Fresh-squeezed orange juice is also available.
More info: Visit www.duemarinj.com or call 732-296-1600.
Luciano’s Italian Ristorante & Lounge
Location: 1579 Main Street, Rahway
Details: Italian touches are at the heart of this brunch menu; the list includes shrimp and calamari salad, penne with vodka sauce and eggplant rollatini. Other interesting items are Belgium waffles, ginger-glazed ham with cranberry applesauce and chicken cognac. The latter comes with sundried tomatoes and asparagus in a cream broth. The meal is topped off with the chef’s selection of “Easter sweets.”
More info: Visit www.lucianosristorante.com or call 732-815-1200.
Red Knot Restaurant
Location: 3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth
Details: A view of the golf course greens is fitting for your Easter brunch buffet. Highlights from the menu include poached shrimp and Jonah crab claws, pistachio-crusted salmon and cinnamon-dusted French toast. An omelet station and an elaborate display of fresh breakfast pastries are worth noting. You will want to save room for dessert though; mousse parfaits, petit fours and peach almond cobbler are standouts.
More info: Visit www.redknotrestaurant.com or call 908-241-8700.
Jersey Shore Easter Brunches
Location: 23 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch
Details: The waterfront view in Long Branch makes the Avenue a lovely spot to celebrate any occasion. During Easter, you can indulge in French toast, oysters, escargot or a rack of lamb. A Bloody Marie and a Tipsy Rabbit are among the specialty cocktails on the menu. Don’t forget dessert, which includes carrot layer cake, a lemon tart or other fine treats. The kids menu includes fare the little ones will love; for example, mac and cheese, grilled chicken with fries and sundaes.
More info: Visit www.leclubavenue.com or call 732-759-2900.
The Flanders Hotel
Location: 719 East 11th Street, Ocean City
Details: Bring the kids along to enjoy special child-friendly entrees like chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese. Adults have their pick from breakfast items like omelets, brioche French toast, pastries and breakfast potatoes. Leaning more towards lunch? Soups, salads, a risotto station and entrees including four cheese sacchetti and lobster will leave your mouth watering.
More info: Visit www.theflandershotel.com or call 609-399-1000.
The Rum Runner
Location: 816 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright
Details: Indulge in the view and salty air as you spend Easter Sunday at the Rum Runner’s brunch buffet. You can either stop by the omelet and waffle stations, or taste carvings of roast beef and leg of lamb. Stuffed French toast, oven baked ham with dijon mustard sauce and strawberry salsa or salmon with mango chutney are all on the menu. For dessert, enjoy the chef’s selection of assorted pastries.
More info: Visit www.mcloonesrumrunner.com or call 732-842-2894.
South Jersey Easter Brunches
Location: 1750 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford
Details: From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Adelphia is accepting hourly reservations for its annual Easter brunch buffet; complete with a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! Feast on traditional brunch fare like pancakes, waffles and French toast. In addition, carving stations and hot entrees of chicken, fish and pasta will be available. Meanwhile, they offer a children’s menu and everyone can enjoy an assortment of sweet treats for dessert.
More info: Visit www.adelphiarestaurant.com or call 856-845-8200.
Location: 3000 Main Street, Voorhees
Details: Meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny while the kids enjoy an Easter egg hunt. Made-to-order omelets and waffles are among the showstoppers. Then, round out breakfast with a traditional eggs Benedict or choose from lunch items like prime rib or chicken. Ice cream, pastries and cakes offer the sweetest of endings. Reservations are required.
More info: Visit www.mansiononmainstreet.com or call 856-751-1717.
The Pop Shop
Location: 1 South Main Street, Medford
Details: Held in the shop’s second floor party room, brunch is sure to be colorful at this vintage soda fountain. The shop promises a festive buffet and a visit with the Easter Bunny. “Yummy desserts” are sure to be crowd pleasers. Advance tickets are required for both the 9:30 am and 12:00 pm seatings.
More info: Visit www.thepopshopusa.com or call 609-975-6888.
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Red Knot Restaurant
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The Flanders Hotel / Website
Rum Runner / Website
Adelphia / Website
The Mansion / Website
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