Easter 2017: Brunches and More

Looking for an Easter brunch spot? Try one of these Garden State restaurants, many of which also have a dinner menu for Easter, if that’s your basket, er, bag. And yes, the Easter Bunny hopped over and snuck a few additional activities into the mix as well. Enjoy!

Basking Ridge

Visit the Olde Mill Inn for a family Easter buffet in the Washington Ballroom or the Grain House Restaurant. The buffet features a salad bar, seafood bar, panini board, omelet and waffle station, carving station, bread station, chafers and dessert station. Click here to view a detailed menu. $56 for adults and $24 for children 4 to 11 (20% service charge and sales tax apply). Seating is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Grain House Restaurant menu will change at 4 p.m., to include dinner items. Reservations are required and a credit card will be needed to hold the reservation. Cancellations after April 7 will carry a 25% cancellation fee. Call 908-696-2335 to make a reservation.


The Bernards Inn presents its Grand Buffet this Easter Sunday. Seatings for the buffet are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $69 for adults, $35 for children 6 to12, $15 for children 2 to 5, and free for children 2 and under. There will also be a three-course prix-fixe dinner, from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., which will include selections from Chef Heyer’s spring menu. $79 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required, call 908-766-0002. 

Brick, Edison and Pohatcong

Come to Quaker Steak & Lube on April 15 for an Easter Egg Hunt and on April 16 for a Kids Eat Free Special. The Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10:30 a.m and children should BYOB (that would be bring your own basket) to collect goodies hidden throughout the restaurant. Registration is not required, but early arrival is encouraged as eggs are limited. On April 16, families who dine in will receive one free kid’s meal with each adult entree purchase. Please check with restaurant for further details.


Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas offers a brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as its Taste of Roma menu, which wraps up on April 16.

Clifton and Linden

Bring the whole family to Chevy’s Fresh Mex on April 15 and 16! On April 15, kids can join the Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10:30 a.m., where they can hop their way to collect goodies hidden throughout the restaurant. Guests are encouraged to arrive on time as eggs are limited. On April 16, kids eat free! Families will receive one free kid’s meal with each adult entrée purchase, for children 12 and under. Offer available for dine-in guests only.

Clifton and Ramsey

Both locations of The Shannon Rose will have pictures with the Easter bunny and an egg hunt at 11 a.m. on Easter. The Kids’ Knee-High Buffet features a just-for-kids selection including fresh fruit salad, grilled cheese sliders, tater tots, and more. Grown-up selections at the Chef’s Table Buffet include a range of Irish brunch options such as Dublin Lawyer, shepherd’s pie, and Gaelic chicken.


The Pop Shop hosts Easter Bunny Brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday. The brunch includes a festive buffet, desserts, spring coloring sheets and a visit from the Easter Bunny. $19.95 for adults; $9.95 for children plus tax and gratuity. Prepaid tickets are required and non-refundable. Click here to purchase tickets.

Egg Harbor City

Join the Renault Winery for an Easter Family Celebration! The buffet, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will include chicken francese, roasted pork stuffed with cornbread, eggplant Parmesan, carrot cake, strawberry shortcake, and more. The Kids’ Corner includes french toast sticks, chicken fingers, assorted cereals and more. Prices are $36.95 for adults and $18 for children ages 4 to 10. Reservations are required, call 609-965-2111. (An a la carte menu is available in Joseph’s Restaurant from noon to 5 p.m.)


Celebrate spring with the Easter Buffet at the Historic Smithville Inn. Limited reservations for parties of 10 or more. Any parties less than 10 are first come, first serve. Click here to view the brunch buffet menu. For more information, call 609-652-7777.


Crystal Spring Resort’s Grand Cascades Lodge and Mineral Resort & Spa will host several events for Easter. On Easter Sunday, Restaurant Latour will serve Eastern brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring scrambled eggs with crispy oyster, caviar and chili butter. Click here to view the full menu. The Emerald Ballroom will hosts its annual Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., complete with a visit from the Easter Bunny. $59 for adults, $25 for children 4-11 and children under 3 are free. Click here for the menu. Crystal Tavern will serve a three-course prix-fixe Easter brunch menu for $39 per person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Dishes include pork terrine, wild mushroom tart, lamb and much more. Click here to see the full menu. Springs Bistro will serve a three-course prix fixe Easter dinner menu for $59 person (or $89 with wine pairing) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The menu features swordfish, lamb, and an a la carte menu. Click here for the full menu. Minerals Resort & Spa in Vernon will host an Easter brunch buffet in the Diamond Ballroom from 11:30a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a pasta station, fresh seafood, carving station, kids station and more. $39.95 for adults, $16.95 for children 4-11, and children under 3 are free. At the Grand Cascades & Minerals Resort, children can partake in Easter egg dying ($12 per dozen eggs) April 13 to 15, and a chocolate molding class ($20 each) April 14 and 15. An April 16 Easter egg hunt will begin at 12 p.m. at both hotels. Additionally, old-fashioned marshmallow toasting is offered nightly for hotel guests at both hotels through April 16. Call 855-977-6473 to make a reservation for any of these events.


Make a reservation for the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern’s Easter Sunday Grand Brunch Buffet. Seatings are at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. The buffet features a variety of fruit, homemade pastries, salmon, an omelet station, waffles, a Viennese dessert station and much more. $39.95 per adult, which includes unlimited mimosas and bloody marys after 12 p.m. Children 10 and under are $14.95. Click here to make a reservation or call 201-445-4115.


Panevino Ristorante is now taking reservations for brunch. Guests can order from the regular menu in addition to the brunch menu, which features a variety of egg dishes, french toast and drinks. Click here to view the full brunch menu. Make a reservation on their website or call 973-535-6160.

Avenue Dining Room, Long Branch, Jersey Bites
Avenue Dining Room, Long Branch

Long Branch

Avenue welcomes you to its Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner. Easter brunch is $37 per person and dinner is $40, not including drinks. Prices include a choice of salad, an entree, and dessert. Click here for the brunch menu or click here for the dinner menu. Call 732-759-2900 to make a reservation.


Redux will be serving an a la carte brunch on Sunday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please click here for the Easter menu. Call 973-845-6263 to make a reservation.


On Easter,  Plum on Park‘s special brunch menu includes fried duck confit with waffles and eggs, whole grain mustard maple syrup or grits with poached eggs, roasted asparagus, piperade and fennel fronds. Plum on Park is open from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 973-744-7100 to make a reservation.

For a brunch that includes vegan options (and for non-vegans, complimentary deviled eggs), visit Vital Dining for Easter Sunday. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to view the menu and click here to make an online reservation.


Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar invites the whole family for a three-course Easter menu from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adults are $59 each and $29 per children under 12 years old. The wine room is also available for private dining, up to 18 guests. Call 973-451-2619 for reservations.

Stage Left, New Brunswick, Jersey Bites
Stage Left, New Brunswick

New Brunswick

Celebrate Easter Brunch at Stage Left with an a la carte, three-course brunch and unlimited dessert bar. From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., adults are $39.95 and kids 12 and under pay their age. To make a reservation, call 732-828-4444.


Check out Chakra‘s three-course prix-fixe brunch from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. $42 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Courses include dishes with salmon, crab, eggs, vegetarian options and much more. Call 201-556-1530 for reservations or click here.

Piscataway (April 2) and Statewide (April 16)

Applebee’s of Piscataway presents Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 2 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For $10, guests receive a platter of flapjacks, scrambled eggs, and sausage, as well as a beverage. 100% of the proceeds from the breakfast will support River Road Fire Department and its efforts to fight childhood cancers. Additional activities offered during the breakfast include face painting, a gift auction and the opportunity to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Advanced reservations are required; call or visit the Piscataway Applebee’s to purchase a ticket. Then, on Easter Sunday, families who dine-in at their local Applebee’s anywhere in new Jersey will receive two free kids’ meals with the purchase of each adult entree.


The Morris Tap & Grill is taking reservations for Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner Buffet. Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults are $32 each and children under 11 are $15. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and juice are included. Click here for a full bar menu and brunch and dinner menu.

Merighi's Savoy Inn, Jersey Bites
Merighi’s Savoy Inn, Vineland


Merighi’s Savoy Inn‘s brunch is in the Bistro from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults are $23.99 and children under 10 are $11.99. Brunch features an omelette station in addition to the buffet. Dinner is in the Grande Ballroom, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults are $28.99 each, children 3 to 10 are $13.99, and children under 3 eat free. Click here for the brunch menu or click here for the dinner buffet menu. Call 856-691-8051 for reservations.


The Mansion on Main Street hosts its annual Easter Brunch, with seating starting at 10 a.m. Festivities include an egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny every hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults are $39.95, seniors 62 and over are $36.95, children 4 to 10 are $13.95, and children 3 and under are free (tax and gratuity not included). Call 856-751-1717 for reservations.


Enjoy brunch at Keg and Kitchen starting at 11 a.m. Click here to view the full menu. Gluten-free and vegan choices are also available. At brunch, bloody marys and mimosas are $3. Call 856-833-9800 for reservations or more information.