1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
908-258-6245, 10 am
$27.99/adult, $23.99/seniors, $16.99/12 and under
It doesn’t get any fresher than a meal on the farm. Take a tractor ride to Harvest Hall to indulge in a farm-to-table brunch menu. Follow up with a cider mill or museum tour. Once they’ve had their fill, take the kids for pony rides, a walk through the corn kingdom and more activities for an extra fee. Also on Saturday May 11.
Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
Times and prices vary by meal and venue
Choose from four brunch options at this huge family-friendly staple. A la carte brunch will be available at Crystal Tavern. Seafood lovers will go wild at the Emerald Ballroom Brunch Buffet, thanks to the seafood bar, while classic breakfast seekers will fill their plates high at the Diamond Ballroom Brunch Buffet. Head to the Black Bear Brunch Buffet for endless shrimp. Call to find out how Mom can golf for free on premise.
142 Bordentown Georgetown Rd., Chesterfield
$55-60/adults, $25/kids ages 4-10
Park it beneath the terrace tent at The Inn. After munching on dishes like flapjacks with blueberry syrup, pulled pork sliders and chicken n’ biscuits, shop the Plant, Tomato and Herb Sale, go for a wagon ride and make new animal friends with the kids.
Four Sisters Winery
783 County Rte. 519, Belvidere
908-475-3671, noon-4 pm
$35/age 10 and up, $18 ages 4-10
Treat yourself to a later meal with the crew, live music, a stocked wine bar and more. Dishes include a special roast turkey and baked ham with trimmings, with sides of caesar salad, mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. Indulge in a wine tasting and a walk through the vineyard before tuning in to an uncanny Billy Joel cover band.
HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
2 Main St., Ste. G, Edgewater
201-943-1900, all day
This three-course prix-fixe serves up natural ingredients from local farmers and stunning NYC views. Start with yellowfin tuna tartare, served with avocado, seaweed crisps, soy mirin and a spicy yuzu vinaigrette, or try the short rib bruschetta with bacon jam, ricotta salata, poached pear and blackberry creme. Follow up with a churrasco steak topped with chimichurri, the famous seafood risotto with lobster, shrimp, scallops, octopus and cod or the French cut chicken with potato gnocchi. Two finish, keep it romantic with dessert tasting for two: white chocolate cheesecake, caramel apple tartlets, hazelnut chocolate mousse and key lime pie.
Morris Tap and Grill
500 Rte. 10 W., Randolph
973-891-1776, 11 am-5 pm
$38/adults, $15/ages 4-11
Come for essentials like spring veggie frittata, roasted salmon in lemon butter and baby back ribs. The kids will go wild at their very own station over chicken fingers, mac and cheese, and fries (not to mention the dessert table, boasting cream puffs, cheesecake, chocolate mousse and a brownie bar).
The Olde Mill Inn & Grain House Restaurant
225 Rte. 202, Basking Ridge
908-696-2335, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
$58/adult, $24/ages 4-11
Scour the salad bar, a whole slew of tea sandwiches, entrees like spring leek quiche, cider-brined turkey breast, country baguette French toast and more. Don’t forget to raid the dessert station in the Venetian Corner with your mini cookie monsters.
10 Walnut Ave., Cranford
908-276-4026, brunch from 10 am-2 pm, dinner from 3-8 pm
Prices vary based on entree
For dinner, get garden-fresh dishes passion fruit salad with field greens, something hearty like pappardelle with wild boar ragu alla bolognese with pancetta and sweets like berry cobbler or vanilla bean panna cotta.
Paragon Tap & Table
77 Central Ave., Clark
732-931-1776, 11:30 am-3 pm
A la carte, prices vary
Kick off a la carte brunch with a $15 bloody mary or mimosa pitcher. Follow up with Belgian waffles, a personalized omelette, a breakfast burrito or a wrap. All dishes are served with home fries and your pick of bacon or sausage.
9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
609-368-0100, 10 am-3 pm
$40/adults, $20/ages 3-12
Sip brunch cocktails while indulging in herb crusted salmon, French toast, cavatelli, pork loin and more. End the meal with tasty desserts like macarons, carrot cake or cannolis. Mimosas and bloody marys will be available for $7 a glass.
River Queen Cruise & Dinner Boat
800 Ashley Ave., Brielle
732-892-3377; 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Craving a trip to the Jersey Shore? Sail the Manasquan River and Barnegat Bay while feasting upon a brunch spread including omelets, pancakes, roasted potatoes, Swedish meatballs and more. Don’t forget about the cash bar!
Shannon Rose Irish Pub
98 Kingsland Rd., Clifton
1200 Rte. 17 N., Ramsey
11 am-4 pm; $35/adults, $15/kids 3-12
660 River Rd., Edgewater
10 am-2 pm; $35/each, $25/per member
This place is the ultimate dreamy getaway for tired mamas. Come here for eggs florentine, quinoa almond cherry granola, mini bagels with smoked salmon, French toast with blackberry syrup and more. Then, take in views of the Manhattan skyline before treating yourself to a Mother’s Day Spa Package. Book just for you (1 hour facial or massage, comped admission, chocolate truffles, $195) or for you and your honey (1 hour couples massage, comped admission for two, chocolate truffles, $395).
Lincoln Harbor Marina, Weehawken
866-483-3866, 11:30 am-2 pm
$69.90/adult, $54.90/ages 3-12
Pile your plate with everything from applewood smoked bacon to slow-roasted prime rib to lemon pound cake, and maybe even splurge on rose bouquets, champagne and shrimp cocktail. Save 20 percent with the code MOM20. Want to sail by night? Go for the dinner cruise instead.
Stage House Tavern Mountainside
1099 US-22, Mountainside
10 am-2 pm
$30.95/adults, $13.95/kids for brunch
Known for rustic American cuisine, Stage House offers dishes like prime rib with au jus and horseradish sauce, roast turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce and house-made shrimp chowder. The kids will go ham on the chocolate fountain while you treat yourself to Belgian waffle toppings galore, and even a taco station with a nacho cheese fountain. Dinner buffet also available from 3-7 pm.
Stage Left Steakhouse
5 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
732-828-4444, 11 am-1:30 pm
For your first course, indulge in cured salmon, BBQ shrimp or warm duck confit salad. Main courses range from the resto’s famous wood grilled burger, flat iron steak and eggs or brioche French toast. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with these two epic sweets served with vanilla ice cream: sticky toffee pudding and ivory chocolate and banana bread pudding.
Winberie’s Restaurant and Bar
Locations in Princeton (9 am-3pm) and Summit (9:30 am-4 pm)
$34/adults, $16/kids at Princeton
$38.95/adults, $17.95/kids at Summit
At the Princeton locale, savor filet tips au poivre, chicken valdostana, cheese tortelloni, chilled seafood and fresh waffles. In Summit, try the white wine garlic mussels, roasted brussel sprout quinoa salad and cedar plank salmon. Both spots will hook you up with a free cocktail including bloody marys, screwdrivers and mimosas. Sold.