Special Mother’s Day Brunches Around NJ
Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary brunch idea for Mother’s Day? We've done the work for you.
Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way, Vernon
There are tons of options at this Sussex county favorite. For a casual meal, snag a seat at Owen’s Pub on the Ballyowen Golf Course, where you munch on all the shrimp your heart desires. The Emerald Ballroom at Grand Cascades Lodge fills you up with traditional carving stations, cheeses, a seafood bar and decadent desserts. If you want to stray from buffet-style, head to the Crystal Tavern for a three-course brunch or go for a farm-to-table, 21-and-over prix fixe brunch at the upscale Restaurant Latour.
The River Belle and the River Queen
47 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach
What better way to enjoy Mother’s Day than sailing down the Manasquan River? Feast on omelets, potatoes, bagels and fruit and more while taking in stunning views of the water. If the weather cooperates, you’ll cruise through the Point Pleasant Canal and Barnegat Bay. Call ahead to check availability and plan to buy tickets in advance.
Four Sisters Winery
783 County Rte. 519, Belvidere
This exquisite brunch menu crafted by Italian Chef Matty Matarazzo features blueberry pancakes, deviled eggs, frittata and more. Take in the fresh air under a huge tent, and enjoy live music and a wine bar. Adults can also squeeze in a wine tasting, stroll the vineyards or tour the cellar. Advance reservations required.
Mother’s Day Cruise
Lincoln Harbor Marina, Weehawken spiritcruises.comTake in stunning views of Manhattan as you brunch with your family while listening to tunes by a live DJ. Chefs are meticulous when sourcing and choosing seasonal ingredients. There are also dinner cruises your family might like to hop aboard for, too.
Grand Summit Hotel
570 Springfield Ave., Summit
908-273-3000 ext. 168; grandsummit.comYou’ll be blown away by the Grand Ballroom and epic brunch spread, which boasts everything from herb-crusted beef tenderloin to tortellini and octopus salad to oysters. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty for picky eaters, too. A kids mini-buffet features mac and cheese, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. They’ll love the balloon artist, face painter and snow cones, too.
1719 Amwell Rd., Somerset
The rustic Stage House will be offering up their annual Mother's Day brunch from from 9:30am - 1:30pm. There will be bagels, soup, an omelet station, french toast, salad, pork loin, chicken marsala and tilapia picatta. Seats are $24.95 per adult and $13 for children (does not include tax and gratuity).
The Olde Mill Inn and Grain House Restaurant
225 Rte. 202, Basking Ridge
This is a local favorite. Mother’s Day will be celebrated from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in the Washington Ballroom, so indulge in lobster ravioli, butternut squash mac n’ cheese, pad Thai, quiche and a bananas foster sundae bar.
Bea McNally’s Irish Pub and Eatery
109 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
Start mom’s day off with an incredible buffet spread. Take your pick from omelet and carving stations or dive in to fresh peel n' eat shrimp. Three seatings will be offered at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm. Prices start at $29.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 5–12.
350 Andover-Sparta Road, Andover
Carving stations and made to order Belgium waffles are just a sampling of the foods offered at this buffet. Cost is $49.95 per person, $19.95 children under 12 and $3 for little ones in high chairs. Seating available from 11 am to 5 pm.
5 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Dig into roast beef, chicken marsala, short ribs, pancakes, home fries and more at this traditional brunch buffet. If you’d rather wait until later in the day for dinner to celebrate, there’s a delicious buffet (for the same price!) you can reserve a spot at.
111 Prospect Ave., West Orange
973 731-2360; themanorrestaurant.com
Enjoy a four-course menu including your choice of appetizers like crab and lobster cakes, smoked salmon or soup, salad, main courses including surf and turf and filet mignon, dessert, and beverages. Seating times are 11:30 am to 1 pm and the cost is $69.95 per adult and $29.95 for children ages 3 to 12.
Winberie's Restaurant & Bar
2 Kent Place Blvd., Summit
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a brunch or dinner buffet at Winberie’s. Shrimp cocktail, egg dishes, prime rib and seafood newburg are just a few of the choices available. Seating from 9:30 am to 9 pm with dinner buffet starting at 3 pm. Reservations are recommended and prices are $36.95 for adults and $16.95 for children. Little ones 3 and under eat for free! Brunch includes coffee, tea, soda and juice.
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
Enjoy a brunch straight from the farm in this casual, down-home environment. Savor hash browns, French toast foster, roasted chicken and homemade cornbread. You can also pay a little more for the kiddies ($23.99) to get them unlimited access to pony rides, moon bounces, wagon train rides and the corn kingdom. $24 adults; $19.99 seniors; $14.99 kids 12 and under.
The Spring Lake Manor
415 Hwy. 71, Spring Lake
$36 adults; $18 kids 3-10
Expand their taste buds with chicken cordon bleu, bow tie pasta with peas, prosciutto and roasted red pepper sauce and country style ham. The kids ticket includes a glass of juice, while Mom’s admission includes a mimosa, screwdriver, bloody Mary, sangria or OJ. $36 adults; $18 kids 3-10.
Ocean Place Resort & Spa
1 Ocean Bl., Long Branch
Enjoy brunch with mom with an ocean view! This brunch buffet, which includes cinnamon buns, homemade granola, a raw bar and a delicious sounding lobster mac and cheese, is in the Restaurant and Lounge. Enjoy cinnamon buns, house made granola and yogurt, a raw bar, lobster mac and cheese, and much more! $50 per adult and $25 per child ages 6-12. Kids 5 and under are free! Reservations are required.