Check out this list of the best brunch spots in New Jersey—recommended by our readers! Know of another one? Send us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Cape May County
Check out our list of Can’t Miss Breakfast Spots in Cape May County, featuring Brown’s Restaurant, Mrs. Brizzle’s Buns, Marge’s Diner, Fishin’ Pier Grille, the Jellyfish Cafe, Surfside West Diner, Clary’s Country Corner, the Blue Pig Tavern, the Mad Batter, and the Red Store.
Paragon Tap and Table, in Clark, offers an à la carte brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Haven sits just 20 feet from the Hudson, providing the perfect view of the Manhattan skyline. An extensive brunch menu is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
Located in Ewing, Café 72 is open seven days a week, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Kites – An American Grille, at Crystal Springs Resort, offers its brunch buffet from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Brunch at Bottagra is more like party time, complete with champagne showers and glow sticks. Once a month from September to May, the restaurant immerses diners in a full nightclub experience. Buy tickets in advance online or call 862-668-2473.
Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern offers a Sunday brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be sure to check out the scone bar as well as an expanded kid’s section offering pancakes and French toast with fun toppings such as whipped cream, strawberries and Oreos. Click here to make a reservation.
Hoboken hot spot Anthony David’s serves à la carte brunch daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BYO.
Satis Bistro serves up brunch in Jersey City on Saturdays and Sundays, and in Bloomfield on Sundays. Both locations serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Also located in Bloomfield.)
Maritime Parc, a sleek Liberty State Park gem offers an extensive Sunday brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., views of Manhattan’s skyline inclusive.
Sweet Basil’s Café and Grill serves breakfast and brunch all week long in Livingston. The American-style eatery offers a super interesting pancake menu (tiramisu pancakes, anyone?) as well as a unique selection of eggs Benedict variations.
Avenue is located in Pier Village and offers an extensive and elegant brunch menu, unique cocktails and ocean view.
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant provides ocean-side dining and a well-rounded brunch buffet on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Old Causeway, located in Manahawkin, serves brunch on Sundays starting at 10 a.m. Get a made-to-order item from the brunch menu or enjoy special brunch cocktails like Hendrick’s breakfast martini, or his and hers mimosas.
Samba Montclair‘s owner and executive chef, Ilson Goncalves, designed the restaurant’s brunch around classic Brazilian ingredients. Think omelet with Brazilian sausage and collards, served with a side of yuca home fries dusted with fresh rosemary, mint, thyme and oregano (pictured). Or maybe you’re looking for a grass-fed burger on gluten-free, house-made yuca bun. The list goes on. On Sundays, brunch is served from noon to 4 p.m., and the dinner menu is also available starting at noon.
At the Vanillamore Dessert Kitchen, sweets are at the center of the brunch menu, complemented by healthy, seasonal savory offerings. Most selections are perfect for sharing, so you don’t have to pick just one! Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Sunday brunch buffet at Blue Morel is offered from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Monday through Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Located in Morristown, Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen serves up unique dishes made from fresh, local, and high-quality ingredients. Brunch is served Sunday from 11 a.m to 2:30 p.m.
Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille transforms to a brunch lover’s paradise every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving up an all-American selection.
Cowan’s Public offers brunch from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Enjoy craft cocktails and microbrews alongside new American style food like Nashville hot chicken and the brunch burger served on a seeded brioche bun, topped with a fried egg.
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub offers weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both its Ramsey and Clifton locations. Varied options include the Shannon Rose Benny, Maria’s Breakfast Burrito, and even the Hangover Burger—served on an English muffin. For reservations and information, click here.
B2 Bistro + Bar One of the most creative brunch offerings in New Jersey. Brunch entree + cocktail for just $16. Saturday and Sunday 11 – 3 p.m.
The Molly Pitcher Inn Two seatings are offered on Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. October through mid-June. Recipient of the Asbury Park Press, Readers’ Choice Award for Best Brunch since 1996.
Salt Creek Grille is located on the Navesink River and offers a lovely brunch menu including snow crab legs, peel & eat shrimp and a lobster omelet. According to the restaurant “call for exact menu selections, as most changes weekly.”
The riverside Chart House offers a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with views of the Manhattan skyline.
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