Easter Brunch in NJ: VUE’s Top Picks

Easter Brunch in NJ

With Easter Sunday rapidly approaching, reservation books are filling up and it is a good time to try out some New Jersey brunch favorites. Here is a list of some of the trendiest and most delicious brunch spots NJ has to offer, sure to brighten up a Sunday with family. From casual eateries to boozy brunches, this guide has all you need to plan the perfect Easter brunch in NJ. 

Rat’s Restaurant

While the name can be deceiving, Rat’s offers a decadent dining experience in Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, a 42-acre sculpture park and museum experience filled with art and luscious gardens. Rat’s creates an ambiance similar to that of an inviting French countryside cafe, sure to create a memorable dining experience for you and your family in the blossoming spring weather. The brunch menu is French-inspired offering items such as croque monsieur, Belgian waffles, and steak au poivre, perfect for an Easter Sunday Brunch in NJ. 

Willow & Whisk 

Willow & Whisk in Wyckoff NJ embodies everything you would want in a trendy brunch restaurant. Located in the Boulder Run shopping center, this spot is very accessible to anyone in Bergen County, making it a great spot for Easter Brunch in NJ. The brunch menu is quite extensive and suits anyone of all ages, with more traditional dishes such as eggs benedict and french toast, with more creative modern fare such as the cacio e pepe scramble. The inside of the restaurant is great for cute brunch pics, with a stunning artificial willow tree and a polished interior of brick, wood, and cool blue tones. 


Maeberrie Market

Maeberrie Market, located in Avon-by-the-Sea, is a lovely beachside cafe specializing in the freshest local ingredients and contemporary seasonal menus. Along with being a restaurant, Maeberrie Market also provides a small market and cafe to their customers, but when dining in provides a wonderful dining experience for Easter Brunch in NJ. This spot is BYO, so you can bring your own champagne and order a variety of mixers to make different styles of mimosas. The menu is simple yet varied, with healthier options such as a green grain bowl, and more traditional brunch staples such as blueberry-vanilla pancakes and a fried chicken sandwich. The interior is that of a very aesthetic bright cafe, and afterward, you and your family can take a walk on the beach which is just a few blocks away!

Boulevard Five 72

If you are looking for more of a boozy brunch this Easter Sunday, then this is the perfect place for you. Located in Kenilworth, Boulevard Five 72 offers brunch cocktail staples including bloody marys, bellinis, and the classic mimosa as well as a plethora of unique cocktails. This brunch has a family-style twist, where diners can order based on a prix-fixed menu with shareable items such as spiced sugar beignets and ricotta stuffed crepes. On the savory side, there are a ton of savory breakfast dishes as well as all types of sandwiches and salads. Boulevard Five 72 has a darker ambiance, perfect for those looking to have a more intimate experience with their guests. 


Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant

Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant in Hoboken is a historically rich building converted into a charming tavern with the same mahogany and oak bar that has been there since 1892. Its interior provides a welcoming environment with an old-school vibe, and they also have a gorgeous floral patio for outdoor dining when the weather permits. Offering fried chicken & waffles, chilaquiles, and a tempura shrimp sandwich, Zack’s brunch menu is extensive, so everyone in your family will find something they like. Being a bar, Zack’s has a ton of wine, liquors, and draft beer options as well as specialty cocktails. This spot has everything you need and more to have a lovely Easter Brunch in NJ with your family and friends, and take advantage of all that Hoboken has to offer afterward.


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