Put down your apron and put on your Easter bonnet (or don’t) and make a reservation! Here’s a sampling of Easter brunches and dinners happening around the Garden State. Easter 2014 is Sunday, April 20.
The Historic Smithville Inn will have an Easter buffet with seatings at 10 a.m., noon, 3 and 5:30 p.m. Price is $33.50 for all seatings and the menu will include waffle, omelet, carving and pasta stations as well as a mashed potato bar. Call (609) 652-7777 for reservations. 1 N. New York Rd., Absecon.
The Gables 11:30 am – 7:00 pm for a special holiday menu featuring 4 courses, with choice of entrée and a fabulous holiday dessert table $55 per person / View The Menu Here
Children’s Menu Available Reservations Suggested / (609) 492-3553 & Messages will be returned as promptly as possible .
The Bernard’s Inn will have its Easter buffet from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will include Parmesan and herb-crusted chicken, Atlantic halibut, a carving station, seafood display and much more. Dessert includes an ice cream sundae bar. Prices range from $15 for children 2 to 5, $35 for children 6 to 12 and $62 for adults. Take a look at the full menu here. Call (908) 766-0002 for reservations. 27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville.
Terre à Terre will have a standard a la carte brunch menu on Easter Sunday with specials. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (201) 507-0500 for reservations. 312 Hackensack St., Carlstadt.
Serenade is having Easter brunch from 11:30 to 3. For $69 per person and $35 for children under 10, guests will have access to three courses with tons of options. The full menu can be found here. Call (973) 701-0303 for reservations. 6 Roosevelt Ave., Chatham.
HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar will have their Easter Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch is $40 per person or $50 with the choice of two mimosas, bellinis or Bloody Marys. The brunch will include more than a dozen selections, including Eggs Benedict, Brioche French toast with banana caramel and a carving station, raw bar and dessert station. Call (201) 943-1900 for reservations. 45 River Rd, Edgewater.
Edgewater and Marlton
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar brings back its annual three-course Easter Sunday brunch, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy classic brunch favorites for $39.95 per guest ($18.95 for ages 12 and under). In addition, each party will receive a $25 dining card valid for a future visit. Edgewater: (201) 313-9463, 90 The Promenade. Marlton: (856) 988-1351, 500 Route 73 North.
Egg Harbor Township
Renault Winery has three dining options this Easter Sunday, with the first being from 1 to 6 p.m. at Joseph’s Restaurant. That menu will include fresh seafood, hand-trimmed steaks, veal, lamb and Italian pasta. Entrees start at $16. The Renault Special Three Course Easter Dinner, also from 1 to 6, will feature entrees like filet mignon, chicken, lamb and much more. Entrees start at $35. Lastly, the Renault Grand Ballroom Buffet will run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be a cruise-ship style buffet with seafood, crepes and a carving station. This option costs $31.95 for adults and $14.95 for children. Call (609) 965-2111 for reservations. 72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor Township.
Cielo Easter Sunday menu will include mussels, rice balls, filet mignon, meatballs and other signature dishes. Entrees will be served with whipped potatoes and vegetable du jour. Homemade pasta dishes will include Orecchiette with caramelized cauliflower, sweet sausage and northern white beans and olive oil. Seatings take place at 1, 3 and 5:30. Call (973) 808-1414 for reservations. 168 Passaic Ave., Fairfield.
Crystal Springs Resort will have four different brunch options and two dinner options. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices and menus for all of their packages can be found here. Call (855) 977-6473. 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg.
The Grand Colonial’s Easter buffet will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include a continental breakfast buffet along with a hot buffet, carving station and chocolate fountain for dessert. Prices range from $26.95 for children 5 to 12, $38.95 for seniors and $42.95 for adults. Call (908) 735-7889 for reservations. 86 New Jersey 173, Hampton.
Amanda’s Restaurant will have an Easter buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. which will be $34 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Their Easter dinner will run from 3:30 to 6 p.m., and will feature entrees such as grilled salmon with spinach puree, roasted leg of lamb with mint-currant infused cous cous, and much more. Dinner is $49 per person. Both events are half-price for children. Call (201) 798-0101 for reservations. 908 Washington St., Hoboken.
Red Knot at Galloping Hill’s Easter brunch will feature traditional favorites including Eggs Benedict and stuffed French toast along with La Caja China roasted Leg of Lamb and Turkey. The brunch is $33 per person and $15 for children 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Call (908) 241-2211 for reservations. 3 Golf Dr., Kenilworth.
Maritime Parc’s Easter Sunday hours are from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They brunch will feature an assortment of sweet and savory options from buttermilk pancakes to homemade granola to natural, grass-fed steak and eggs, burgers, salads and lobster mac ‘n cheese. Call (201) 413-0050 for reservations. 84 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City.
Escape Montclair is hosting a 3-course Easter brunch complete with French toast, foie gras, BBQ and friend chicken, omelets and more. The restaurant will open its’ door at 11 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. with the last reservation taken at 2:30. Brunch is $28 per person. Call (973) 744-0712 for reservations. 345 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair.
Blue Morel’s 3 course, prixe fixe menu, will include spring-inspired dishes like whole lobster Cobb salad and free range lamb sirloin. Signature dishes like their chili-cinnamon glazed Chilean sea bass, will be served. The meal will run from noon to 9 p.m., and will be $59 for adults and $29 for children under 11. Call (973) 451-2619 for reservations. 2 Whippany Rd., Morristown.
The Frog and the Peach will have their Easter dinner from noon to 7 p.m., with a menu including lobster bisque, pastrami cured salmon, mahi mahi, Colorado lamb loin and much more. The three-course, prixe fixe menu is $65 per person and $16 for children 12 and under. Call (732) 846-3216 for reservations. 29 Dennis St., New Brunswick.
Chakra Restaurant is celebrating Easter with a three-course prixe-fixe menu for $34 per person. The menu will include Maibock pork tenderloin, smoked lamb, and for dessert, warm chocolate brioche bread pudding and carrot-walnut cake. They will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Call (201) 556-1530. 144 W State Route 4, Paramus.
Agricola will host their Easter brunch/dinner from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their menu will include lemon meringue pie and raspberry Linzer torte for dessert. Cost is $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Call (609) 921-2798 for reservations. 11 Witherspoon St., Princeton.
Merighi’s Savoy Inn will have their Easter dinner buffet from noon to 6 p.m. The event will include an antipasta and salad bar, carving station, Italian pasta station and more. Adults are $26.95 and children 3 and under are free. A children’s buffet for ages 10 and under is available for $13.95. Call (856) 691-8051 for reservations. 4940 Landis Ave., Vineland.
The Mansion on Main Street will hold their Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include the Mansion’s famous French toast, a variety of fresh pasta and assorted seafood, along with an Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter bunny. Brunch is $38.95 for adults, $35.95 for senior citizens and $12.95 for children ages 4 to 10, plus tax and gratuity. Call (856) 751-1717 for reservations. 3000 Main St., Voorhees.