DAVID BURKE HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT / French Toast at Orchard Park by David Burke

Celebrate Easter and the start of spring with your family at one of these amazing restaurants. Here are our top spots for Easter Brunch in NJ — hop to making your reservations because they book up quickly.

618 Restaurant
618 Park Ave., Freehold
732-577-0001, option 2
March 31, 11 am or 1:30 pm
Spend Easter at one of the most romantic restaurants in New Jersey. The brunch buffet includes selections like cinnamon and vanilla brioche French toast; made-to-order omelets; a carving station with blackberry fig glazed ham and fennel roasted spring lamb; an Italian station with three-cheese stuffed eggplant, fried calamari and lemon butter shrimp; penne pasta with cream vodka sauce; baby greens; and a Viennese table.

ALSTEDE FARMS

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
908-258-6245
March 23-24, March 29-30
Easter Bunny Breakfast, 9-10:30 am
Bunny Trail Brunch, 12:30 pm
Sit down for a hearty farm breakfast or brunch that includes a visit from the Easter Bunny. You can also attend the Springtime & Easter Festival, and with the Kids Pass you also have access to unlimited children’s activities like pony rides, a bounce house and wagon train rides.

Amelia’s By the Sea
1501 Ocean Ave., Spring Lake
732-769-5700
March 31
Sunday Brunch ala carte items include bruschetta, zuppa di mussels, fig arugula salad, egg white goat cheese omelet, French toast and linguini in pesto sauce.

B2 Bistro + Bar
March 31, 11 am – 6 pm, North Brunswick location

The well-stocked brunch includes an omelet station, a carving station, antipasto, salads, a raw bar and a special Kids’ Station.

The Bears Den Restaurant
Black Bear Golf Club, 138 Rte. 23, Franklin
855-294-1400 

March 31, 11 am to 3:30 pm 
This buffet will feature hot dishes such as teriyaki flank steak and stuffed flounder, omelets, a full shrimp station, a carving station with turkey and leg of lamb, a variety of salads and desserts – plus live entertainment.

The Black Swan
601 Mattison Ave., Asbury Park
732-361-7159
March 31
Talk about English-Indian fusion. Start with baked brie, bacon cheddar tots or shrimp in a blanket. Whet your palette with dal tadka soup or arugula salad. Get your brunch on with a full English breakfast, corned beef hash, grass-fed steak and egg, or a variety of omelets. You can also choose a chicken cordon bleu sandwich or burger, traditional shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, or chicken tikka masala.

Blu on the Hudson
12oo Harbor Blvd., Weehawken
201-636-1200
March 31
This restaurant has stunning views of the Hudson River to complement its steak, homemade pasta and cocktails – plus a rooftop event space. Try ricotta-stuffed pancakes, truffled mushroom omelet, avocado toast, steak and eggs, jumbo lump crab meat and shrimp cobb salad, filet mignon or gnocchi.

Canyon Ballroom at Minerals Hotel
Crystal Springs Resort, 2 Chamonix Dr., Vernon Twp.
855-294-1400
March 31, 10 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm
Pick from a full carving station featuring applewood smoked ham and prime rib of beef. The buffet will also feature pan-seared swordfish, made-to-order omelets, shrimp and a variety of desserts. There will be live entertainment throughout the day.

City Cruises
Lincoln Harbor Marina, 1500 Harbor Blvd., Weehawken
March 31, 12-2 pm
Celebrate Easter Sunday aboard the high seas with family and friends during a chef-prepared buffet brunch. There will be a DJ, dancing, Easter games on the open-air deck, a visit from the Easter Bunny, bottomless mimosas and a cash bar.

Congress Hall
200 Congress Pl., Cape May
609-884-6542
March 31, 9 am to 3 pm
Reserve your table for brunch in the Ballroom, where the menu items are sourced from ingredients from Beach Plum Farm. Then head outdoors for family-friendly activities like an Easter egg hunt and rides on the Congress Hall Express. You’ll meet Blue the Pig and the Easter Bunny.

Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant
Peddler’s Village, New Hope, PA
215-794-4010
March 31, 9:30 am to 6 pm
Enjoy brunch buffet classics, carving and seafood stations, and housemade desserts.

Crystal Tavern at Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
855-294-1400
March 31, 8 am to 10 pm
Celebrate Easter with a tasty meal featuring locally sourced ingredients, artisanal cocktails and more. Crystal Tavern will be offering its full menu in addition to Easter specials.

Emerald Ballroom at Grand Cascades Lodge
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
855-294-1400 
March 31, 11 am to 4 pm
The Grand Buffet here will serve up selections from the best of the season’s offerings. The menu features a seafood station, a carving station, an artisanal cheese display and a decadent pastry table. There will be live music to entertain you and the kids while you eat.

MELISSA HOM / Mashed potato rings at The Feathered Fox

The Feathered Fox
550 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., No. 1608, Livingston
973-994-4900
March 31, 10 am to 3 pm
Known for its modern take on a steakhouse, brunch is just as appealing. Breakfast sweets include chocolate babka French toast, ricotta pancakes or yogurt parfait with maple sea salt granola. Sandwich options include a tuna club sandwich, French onion soup grilled cheese or the MP burger. If you’re in the mood for eggs, order the omelet of the day; or try smoked salmon with radish toast. There are several cuts of steak on the menu as well, of course. You can also order from the sushi or raw bar.

Forsgate Country Club
375 Forsgate Dr., Monroe Twp.
732-521-0070
March 31, 10:30 am and 3:30 pm for members
11:30 am and 2:30 pm for non-members
The menu has an array of selections including fresh eggs, challah French toast, chicken tikka masala, prime rib au jus, honey-baked glazed ham, basmati rice with mixed vegetables and chicken fingers with tater tots. Family-style meals will be available for takeout if you can’t make it to the restaurant, but orders must be placed by 12 pm March 27.

Gladstone Tavern
273 Main St., Gladstone
908-234-9055
March 31, 11 am – 3 pm 
Ala carte
Choose from among brioche French toast, chicken ‘n’ waffles or chilaquiles, split pea soup, a Cuban sandwich or grilled fish taco, crispy shrimp bowl or grilled chicken winter salad or the Impossible burger. The kid’s menu includes scrambled eggs with bacon, a kid’s cheeseburger and chicken bites.

DAVID BURKE HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

THE GOAT by David Burke
1411 Rte. 36, Union Beach
732-264-5222
March 31, brunch 11 am – 3 pm
March 31 a la carte dinner, 4-8 pm dinner
Inside this casual tavern with a modern American and Italian menu you can have a three-course prix fixe Easter brunch with your family, or an a la carte dinner menu featuring Easter specials.

Hornblower Cruises and Events
Pier 61, New York
866-817-3463
March 31, 12 – 2 pm
Enjoy stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge during this Easter Brunch Cruise. Eat a buffet brunch while rocking out to DJ music. You can order cocktails or beer from the bar, plus you get unlimited mimosas.

Jade’s Igloo Experience
Cadwalader Park, Trenton
March 30
Sit inside a cozy igloo and feast on a menu that includes French toast, croissants, chicken, bacon, sausage, fruit salad, banana bread and a parfait, plus mimosas, sweet tea and lemonade.

Kites Restaurant at Minerals Hotel
Crystal Springs Resort, 2 Chamonix Dr., Vernon Twp.
March 31, 8 am to 9 pm
855-294-1400 
Gather with family and loved ones to enjoy a contemporary American meal paired with your choice of cocktails. Kites will be serving its full menu on Easter Sunday.

Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd., New Egypt
609-752-0200
March 31, two seatings

You know there will be a great wine to accompany your meal of carved meats, entrees like French toast or fruit crepes, pastries, chilled seafood and fruits, omelets, sides, chicken fingers, penne pasta and a chocolate fountain.

IPLAY AMERICA / The Loaded Spoon

The Loaded Spoon
iPlay America, 108 Schanck Rd., Freehold
732-813-8700
March 31, 11 am to 3 pm
Before you enjoy the rides and boardwalk-style games with the kids, try the biscuits and gravy, a Bigger Than Ya’ Face cinnamon bun, quiche of the day, Notorious P.I.G. egg bites with bacon and sausage, squash and pancetta toast, hummus and feta toast, truffle chicken croissant or a grilled cheese triple decker, plus a Loaded Shake for dessert. Don’t forget to ask about the Personal Mimosa Bar.

MARITIME PARC

Maritime Parc
84 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City
201-413-0050
March 31, 11 am to 2:30 pm

The restaurant located inside Liberty State Park has iconic views of the Manhattan skyline as well as the Jersey City waterfront. The Sunday Brunch menu offers you choices of buttermilk pancakes, bananas foster French toast, chorizo and egg pan scramble, French dip, braised octopus, chestnut soup, baby beets, crab and potato hash or lobster mac & cheese.

The Mathis House
600 Main St., Toms River
732-818-7580
Tea and Scones: March 23, 5 pm;
March 27, 6 pm; April 3, 6 pm
Easter Brunch: March 31, 10 am
Tea and scones with the Easter Bunny is a cute way to introduce your kids to afternoon tea service. They’ll sample scones, finger sandwiches and mini desserts along with their own pot of tea. On Easter Day after their egg hunt, bring them for breakfast at the Victorian manor.

MAYA
Pier Village, 110 Ocean Ave. N., Long Branch
732-795-6618
March 30, 12-2 pm
The buffet includes spring vegetables, deviled eggs, spiral ham and veggie frittata. Each kid will get free admission to the 11:30 am egg hunt.

DAVID BURKE HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT / Macarons and donuts at Orchard Park by David Burke

Orchard Park
670 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick
732-554-5714
March 31, 10 am to 4 pm brunch
March 31, 5-8 pm, a la carte dinner
Located inside the beautiful Chateau Grande Hotel, David Burke’s Middlesex County restaurant features his famed dishes such as clothesline bacon and pretzel-crusted crab cakes. For the holiday brunch, try pastrami smoked salmon or crispy short rib dumplings, titanic French toast or lobster benedict, donuts or bacon & egg pizza to share, and the famous cheesecake lollipop tree or coconut cottontail cake. Kids have a choice of silver dollar pancakes, waffles with berry compote, chicken fingers and fries, or egg & cheese popover.

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Red Horse by David Burke
26 Ridge Rd., Rumson
732-576-3400
March 31, 11 am to 8 pm
The Bernards Inn, 27 Minebrook Rd., Bernardsville

908-766-0002
March 31, 11 am to 3 pm

Rumson’s modern American steakhouse with a sushi bar is located in a charming Victorian building. On Easter, there will be a three-course Easter menu. At the Bernards Inn, Sunday brunch is served from 11 am to 3 pm.

Renault Winery
72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City
609-965-2111
March 31, 10:30 am to 2 pm
The Champagne and Vineyard Ballrooms will be filled with Easter spirit for an elegant and traditional Easter Brunch. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the courtyard during the Easter egg hunt.

Restaurant Latour
Crystal Springs Clubhouse, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
855-294-1400 
March 31, 5 pm
This is upscale Easter dining at its finest. Choose a 3- or 7-course tasting menu or order from the Easter specials.

SHANNON ROSE IRISH PUB

Shannon Rose Irish Pub
98 Kingsland Rd., Clifton
973-284-0200
1200 Rte. 17, Ramsey
201-962-7602
March 31, 11 am – 3 pm
The restaurants are open for service all day, but brunch will be served in the early afternoon, and include photos with the Easter Bunny.

Springs Bistro at Grand Cascade Lodge
Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
March 31, 3-8 pm
855-294-1400
Enjoy a memorable Easter with a meal at this classic Italian bistro. There will be selections from the full menu – like pizza, antipasto and pasta – or have your choice of Easter specials.

Toast City Diner
Asbury Park, Red Bank, Cranford and Montclair
March 31, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm 
There are dozens of breakfast starters, Bennys, classics, omelets, scrambles, griddle items, salads, sandwiches, wraps or build-your-own burgers to satisfy your appetite. Kids under 12 can choose from regular or chocolate chip silver dollar pancakes, French toast, eggs and bacon, chicken fingers and fries, or grilled ham and cheese.

Washington House
55 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge
908-766-7610
A la carte

The special Easter menu on April 9 includes carrot ginger soup, strawberry and fennel salad, braised lamb shank gremolata, a 16-ounce black Angus T-bone steak and housemade Oreo cheesecake. You can order off the regular menu as well.

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