Where to Dine for Easter Brunch and Dinner in New Jersey

If you’re looking for Easter plans in New Jersey, check out these dining options for both brunch and dinner across the Garden State! For your little ones, many restaurants offer photos with the Easter Bunny, so be on the lookout for spots with photo opportunities!

618 Restaraunt, Freehold

If you’re on the hunt for an Easter brunch buffet near Freehold, look no further than 618 Restaraunt. Choose from two seating times: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Enjoy made-to-order omelets, cinnamon, and vanilla brioche French toast with Vermont maple syrup, a carving station, an Italian station, and more. View the full menu and make reservations on their website. 

Amalfi’s Kitchen & Bar, Lawrenceville 

Brunch seating times at Amalfi’s include 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. The buffet includes a carving station, cinnamon vanilla french toast, build-your-own waffle station, assorted breakfast items, antipasti station, unlimited mimosas, and more.

For dinner, the 5:30 p.m. seating includes multiple options. Enjoy the carving station with prime rib and lamb, pasta dishes including rigatoni vodka and baked ziti, scalloped potatoes, fish and chips, and more. You can view the full menu on the website. Call for reservations: 609-912-1599.

Amelia’s by the Sea, Spring Lake

Brunch and dinner are both available on Easter at Amelia’s by the Sea. The brunch buffet is available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The a la carte dinner menu is available from noon until 9 p.m. You can make reservations on the website.

B2 Bistro & Bar, Multiple Locations

Hop along and join B2 for a scrumptious Easter feast! 

With multiple locations in Red Bank, Point Pleasant, North Brunswick, Toms River, Bayville, and West Reading, PA, each location may have different offerings than the next: 

  • A fabulously stocked brunch and dinner buffet will be offered in North Brunswick, Toms River, Point Pleasant Beach, and Bayville.
  • Red Bank will offer its brunch and dinner menus, plus specials.
  • The Easter Bunny be in North Brunswick for photos from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Reservations are recommended. Visit their menu for more information on each location’s menu and to make reservations.

Blu on the Hudson, Weehawken

Perched along the picturesque Hudson River, Blu on the Hudson offers a scenic Easter option. The menu includes ricotta-stuffed pancakes and steak and eggs, as well as signature dishes like jumbo lump crab meat and shrimp cobb salad. You can also get the lamb smashburger (feta cheese, tzatziki, tomato, mint and herbed fries) and avocado toast tasting trio (sourdough, avocado layers, quinoa crunch, deviled egg, smoked salmon and chilled shrimp).

Blu offers one-of-a-kind cocktail list curated by beverage director Jeremy LeBlanche (formerly Thyme Bar, The Gibson in London, and German Gymnasium in London), who has conceptualized a stand-out cocktail program. Make reservations on the website.

Charlie’s of Bay Head, Bay Head

Enjoy Easter brunch with a waterside view at Charlie’s of Bay Head. Enjoy Easter brunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Choose from an array of appetizers like warm whipped feta, and grilled and chilled shrimp cocktail, as well as salads, pasta dishes specialty entrees (New York strip, anyone?), pear-crusted salmon, and more. The 21+ crowd can also indulge in cocktails, martinis, and other drink choices as well. View the full menu and make reservations on the website.

Congress Hall, Cape May

If you thought Cape May couldn’t get any more charming, think again. Easter in the Congress Hall ballroom features a menu crafted from locally sourced ingredients from Beach Plum Farm. You can also venture into the outdoor space for a range of family-friendly activities, including an Easter egg hunt and ride aboard the Congress Hall Express. Make sure to say hello to beloved characters like Blue the Pig and the Easter Bunny! Reserve your tickets online.

DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke, Sea Bright

Located just steps from the surf, DRIFTHOUSE offers an innovative menu showcasing seafood, a raw bar, pasta, and more. On Easter Sunday, DRIFTHOUSE presents a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu, served from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., priced at $85++ per person, with a two-course prix-fixe option available for children aged 10 and under at $35++. Reservations can be made on the website or by calling (732) 530-9760.

THE GOAT by David Burke, Union Beach

A casual tavern renowned for its lively atmosphere and modern American and Italian cuisine, THE GOAT by David Burke is decorated with fun goat-themed artwork. The restaurant has quickly become a favorite neighborhood spot, offering a bustling bar and dining room. Guests can enjoy special events in the Chandelier Room, including a three-course brunch menu, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a la carte dinner with classic Easter specials from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations can be made on the website.

The Grain House Restaraunt at the Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge

From 9:30 am to 3:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday, experience Easter brunch at The Grain House Restaurant at The Olde Mill Inn. Enjoy an array of seasonal gourmet salads, carving station, and chilled seafood. Savor creations from the à la carte omelet station and indulge your sweet tooth at the waffle station and Venetian dessert table. Kid-friendly favorites like chicken tenders, French fries, beef meatballs, and creamy macaroni and cheese are also available. Make reservations on the website.

Halifax, Hoboken

Halifax, Led by Nova Scotia native Chef Seadon Shouse, Halifax has culinary offerings for brunch and dinner. The “Bubbles” brunch features unlimited small plates and sparkling wine for $49 per person. Other favorites include challah French toast, Halifax smoked salmon, potato poutine, and more. The Easter Dinner menu will be unveiled soon. Enjoy an meal with incredible views of New York City and unique Nova Scotian flavors. You can make reservations on the website.

Maritime Parc, Jersey City

Nestled within Liberty State Park, Maritime Parc offers unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline and Jersey City waterfront. The Easter brunch menu features classics including buttermilk pancakes and bananas foster French toast. You can also savor the bold flavors of a chorizo-and-egg pan scramble. Additionally, culinary delights like chestnut soup, baby beets, crab and potato hash, and the lobster mac and cheese will be available. Make reservations and view the full menu on the website.

Mathis House, Toms River

If afternoon tea is up your alley, then consider spending Easter at Mathis House. Make the day one to remember with a charming tea-and-scones session accompanied by none other than the Easter Bunny himself.

Enjoy a selection of delectable treats including scones, finger sandwiches, and mini desserts, all accompanied by a pot of tea. Little ones can also enjoy an egg hunt, then continue the celebration with a hearty breakfast at this elegant Victorian manor. Make reservations on the website.

The Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank

Enjoy Easter brunch with gorgeous waterfront views at The Molly Pitcher Inn. From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., enjoy an immensely stocked buffet featuring a pasta station, raw bar, parfait bar, omelet station, waffle station, and more. Reservations are required. Call 732-747-2500 for reservations.

Orchard Park at the Chateau Grande Hotel, East Brunswick

Enjoy an exquisite Easter celebration at Orchard Park by David Burke in East Brunswick, NJ, nestled within the breathtaking Chateau Grande Hotel’s 15-acre campus. Renowned for its culinary excellence, Orchard Park has garnered praise from the Star-Ledger, Forbes, The Journal publications, and The Plan, earning accolades for its innovative dishes. Enjoy an Easter Sunday prix-fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a three-course menu priced at $70++ for adults and $35++ for children under 10. 

Or enjoy an  a la carte dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Experience Chef Burke’s signature creations, such as lobster dumplings, Titanic French toast, lamb chops, and more. You can reserve a table on the website. 

Red Horse by David Burke, Bernardsville and Rumson

Plan on Red Horse by David Burke in Bernardsville, New Jersey, for a delightful pre-Easter celebration with the Easter Bunny on March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event promises photos and surprises for children in the charming Fenwick Ballroom of the award-winning restaurant, recently hailed as the “Best New Restaurant” by NJ Monthly. Enjoy a delectable buffet brunch featuring freshly baked breads, fluffy pancakes, assorted desserts, and much more, priced at $50++ for adults and $25++ for kids ages 12 and under.

Looking ahead to Easter Sunday, enjoy an upscale brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a prix fixe dinner from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with prices starting at $75++ for adults and $35++ for children 10 and under. You can make reservations on the website.

For their Rumson location, On Easter Sunday, Red Horse invites guests to indulge from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with brunch-inspired dishes in the earlier hours and seasonal Easter mains throughout the day. Families and friends can enjoy a lavish three-course prix fixe Dinner menu featuring Chef David Burke’s holiday favorites and signature specials, priced at $95++ for adults and $40++ for children age 10 and under. Reservations can be made on the website.

Salt Creek Grille, Rumson

On Easter Sunday, Salt Creek Grille invites guests to enjoy a special a la carte menu while enjoying a breathtaking waterfront view from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Easter Dinner a la carte menu features a tender prime rib and New Zealand rack of lamb served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Seafood enthusiasts can delight in horseradish-stuffed jumbo shrimp or pan-seared Chilean sea bass, while vegetarian and gluten-free are also on the menu. Desserts include carrot cake and flourless chocolate cake. Premium wines and handcrafted cocktails are also available. To secure reservations visit the website or call 723-933-9272. 

Son Cubano, West New York

Offering a lively atmosphere, Son Cubano, in West New York, New Jersey, features authentic Cuban cuisine infused with Latin flavors. Meals are complemented by cocktails and live entertainment.

This Easter, Son Cubano presents a special three-course prix-fixe menu priced at $75 per person, showcasing dishes such as blackened shrimp with pineapple salsa and short rib masitas with garlic mojo.

For entrees, guests can enjoy options like tallarines verdes or lobster hash, available until 4 p.m., while dessert highlights include orange creme tres leches and hazelnut crunch cake. Operating hours on Easter Sunday are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can learn more and make reservations on the website. 


This Easter, treat yourself to the special Easter a la carte menu at VENTANAS Restaurant and Lounge, available for both brunch and dinner. Located in Fort Lee, New Jersey, just minutes from the George Washington Bridge, VENTANAS offers a unique fusion of modern American, Latin, and Asian cuisines.

Standout menu items include seafood ceviche and David Burke’s signature clothesline bacon for appetizers. Meanwhile, entrees feature dishes like Kalbi braised short rib and Colorado lamb rack. Operating hours on Easter Sunday are from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for brunch, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner. You can make reservations on the website.

Washington House, Basking Ridge

Experience the delights of Easter weekend with exclusive “pop-up” specials, available throughout Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31, at Washington House in Basking Ridge.

Enjoy the pork loin roulade at $38, featuring succulent bacon-wrapped goodness stuffed with wild mushrooms, spinach, and fontina cheese, elegantly served sliced atop a bed of butternut squash puree, complemented by a side of Sam Adams apple sauce.

The slow-braised Colorado lamb shank awaits at $39, served tenderly over Yukon gold whipped potatoes, alongside roasted baby carrots, all drenched in a delectable natural sauce. You can book a table on the website.