Easter Dining Throughout the State

Where to grab Easter dinner around the state.

Whether you are looking to have brunch, lunch or dinner the following restaurants will be open Sunday, April 5 for Easter. Some may include a visit from the Easter bunny.

A three-course brunch will be offered at Agricola Community Eatery, 11 Witherspoon Street, Princeton form 9:30 AM to 3 PM; $35; children ages 12 and under, $35, plus tax and gratuity. Easter dinner will be served from 4 to 9 PM with special a la carte selections. Reservations: 609-921-2798.

Ama Ristorante, Driftwood Cabana Club, 1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, is serving a seasonally inspired special menu with spring Easter dishes; 1 to 7 PM. Reservations: 732-530-9760.

On Sunday, March 29, take photos with the Easter Bunny and enjoy fun contests and prizes, including a Jelly Bean Counting Contest at a pre-Easter Sunday a la carte brunch that will be held at the Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville; 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. On Easter Sunday, the Bernards Inn will host a Grand Easter Buffet in the Fenwick Ballroom. 10 AM to 4 PM; $65; children 6 to 12, $35; ages 2 to 5, $15; under 2 years complimentary. A three-course prix-fixe dinner will be hosted in the dining room. 12:30 to 6:30 PM; $75; children 2 to 12, $35; under 2 years complimentary. The Easter Bunny will also be visiting the restaurant. Reservations: 908-766-0002.

Bibi’z Restaurant Lounge, 284 Center Avenue, Westwood will offer a brunch buffet with seatings at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM for $40; children, $20. A prix-fixe, four-course dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 PM; $45; wine pairing $20; an a la carte menu will be available for children. Reservations: 201-722-8600.

Catherine Lombardi, 3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, will celebrate Easter from 1 to 6 PM with a full dinner menu along with specials including Easter pie. Reservations: 732-296-9463.

Celebrate Easter with family and friends at Chakra, W 144 Rt 4 E, Paramus, with a three-course, prix-fixe menu. Noon to 5 PM; $42 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 201-556-1530.

The Gables, 212 Centre Street, Beach Haven, which will be celebrating their tenth year, will serve a special four-course holiday menu with choice of entrée and dessert table. 11:30 AM to 7 PM; $55; children’s menu available. Reservations: 609-492-3553.

Haven Restaurant and Bar, 2 Main Street (for GPS, put 45 River Road), Edgewater Harbor, Edgewater will serve a three-course, prix-fixe dinner on Easter Sunday for $65. Reservations: 201-943-1900.

Brunch will be offered at the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, One East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus from 10 AM to 3 PM with seatings on the hour. There will be a complimentary Mimosa or Bellini for adults, and children enjoying Easter Brunch will receive a colorful, sweet treat as they depart.  Reservations: 201-445-4115.

Liberty House, Liberty State Park, 78 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, will offer a brunch buffet from 11 AM to 6 PM; $55; $25 for children, excluding tax and any gratuity. Reservations: 201-395-0300. On April 4, their Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM and the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance along with music and entertainment. The day will begin with cookie-decorating, Easter-egg dying and other fun arts and crafts.

Easter Sunday will be celebrated at Morris Tap and Grill, 500 Rt. 10 West, Randolph, with a buffet brunch from 11 AM to 6 PM; $32; children 12 and under $15. Reservations: 973-891-1776.

Perona Farms, 350 Andover-Sparta Road, Andover, will offer an Easter buffet from 11 AM to 5 PM; $47.95; $17.95 children under 12; $3 little ones in high chairs. Gratuity additional. Reservations: 973-729-6161.

A three-course menu ($75); four-course garden menu ($75); six-course tasting menu ($95) and a children’s menu will be offered on Easter at Restaurant Nicholas, 160 Route 35 S, Middletown. Reservations: 732-345-9977.

The Ryland Inn, 115 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse Station, will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday for children ages 10 and under; 11 AM to noon. After the Easter Egg Hunt, an Easter Sunday brunch buffet will be served from noon to 5 PM; $59; $25 children, excluding tax and any gratuity. Reservations: 908-534-4011.

The Park Steakhouse, 151 Kinderkamack Road, Park Ridge, is accepting reservations for Easter Sunday from 2 to 8 PM; 201-930-1300.

A brunch buffet and complimentary Champagne mimosas will be served at The Park West Tavern, 30 Oak Street, Ridgewood. 10:30 AM to 3 PM;$35. Reservations: 201-445-5400.

Easter Brunch will be held in the kitchen of Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 11 AM to 5 PM; $59; children ages 5 to 12, $22. Reservations: 609-584-7800.

Restaurant Serenade, 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, will be offer a three-course menu including fresh and local hen eggs, house-cured bacon, and fresh herbs from the garden. 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM; $69; children 10 and younger $35, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 973-701-0303.

Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson, will celebrate Easter Sunday with an a la carte dinner and spectacular view of the Navesink River from noon to 7 PM. A children’s menu is also available. Reservations: 732-933-9272.

Hop aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and meet the Easter Bunny while you cruise on the Hudson River. A lunch buffet with kid-friendly options such as pizza, chicken fingers and French fries will be offered. Noon to 2 PM; $61.90, children, $37.95, under 3 years old, free.

A three-course a la carte Easter Brunch will be served at Stage Left, 5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, from 11 to 2:30 PM; $39.95; children 12 and under pay their age. Reservations: 732-828-4444.

The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, 50 Stirling Avenue, Warren, will serve a Grand Easter Buffet from 11 AM to 3 PM; $59 adults; $30 for children, excluding tax and gratuity. An Easter a la carte dinner will be offered from 3 to 8 PM. Reservations: 908-754-1222.

OTHER FOOD EVENTS THROUGHOUT NJ

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
DISCOVERING SOUTHERN FRANCE FROM EXOTIC WHITES TO SPICY REDS
A five-course Discovering Southern France, wine dinner with special guest speaker Michele Zuckerman, will be held at Chakra, W 144 Rt 4 E, Paramus. 6:30 PM; $120 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 201-556-1530.

GASTRO PUB & BELGIUM BEER DINNER
A Gastro Pub & Belgium Beer dinner will be held at Rat’s Restaurant, at the Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 6 PM; $85. Reservations: 609-584-7800.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26
NAPA VALLEY WINE DINNER AT LIBERTY HOUSE, JERSEY CITY
Chef Ken Trickilo will present a five-course Napa Valley Wine dinner at Liberty House, Liberty State Park, 78 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City.7 PM; $85 Reservations: 201-395-0300.

BACON & BOURBON DINNER AT STONE HOUSE
A four-course Bacon & Bourbon Dinner will be held at The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, 50 Stirling Avenue, Warren. 7 PM; $65. Reservations: 908-754-1222.

RESTAURANT GALA AT BALLY’S, ATLANTIC CITY
Forty restaurants will be in attendance at the Restaurant Gala that will be held at Bally’s, 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, hosted by Atlantic Cape Community College. Money raised from this event will be used for scholarships at Atlantic Cape Community College; $225. Information: 609-463-4672 , www.atlantic.edu/gala or e-mail [email protected] Bally’s, Atlantic City.

FLOWERS WINE DINNER
An hors d’ oeuvres reception and six-course Flowers Wine dinner will be held at Restaurant Nicholas, 160 Route 35 S, Middletown with Winemaker Greg Miller. 7 PM; $145, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 732-345-9977.

JERSEY CARES CHARITY EVENT
Jersey Cares Celebrates: Room for Dessert: An evening of desserts, hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner buffet, raffle and prizes will be held at the Chart House, 1700 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken. 6 to 9 PM; $95 through March 26th at noon; $100 at the door (if available). Tickets may be purchased online.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27
MARCH MADNESS MUSHROOM DINNER
Chef Will Mooney owner of The Brothers Moon, 7 W Broad Street, Hopewell, will present a four-course mushroom dinner in collaboration with Shibumi Farm; $66.99. For reservations, call 609-333-1330; BYO.

HUDSON COUNTY CASA WINE TASTING
More than 90 wines will be offered along with food at a wine tasting that will be held at Battello, 502 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, to benefit Hudson County CASA (court appointed special advocates).6 to 10 PM; $85; $95 at door. For tickets, visit hudsoncountycasa.org or call 201-795-9855.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28
MIDDLE EASTERN LAMB DINNER (FOR EASTER OR PASSOVER)
Impress your guests this holiday season, or anytime, with a Middle Eastern lamb dinner that will be taught at Heirloom Kitchen, 3853 Rt 516, Old Bridge. 6 PM; $100. Reservations: 732-727-9444.

MONDAY, MARCH 30
CHEF’S COUNTER TASTING @ ANTHONY DAVID’S, HOBOKEN
Anthony Pino chef/owner of Anthony David’s at 953 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken and chef de Cuisine Justin Antiorio, will create a Chef’s Counter Tastings (there are 10 seats) featuring the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna, where they will prepare and serve a five-course meal; BYO. Tickets can be obtained via [email protected] for $100 which includes tax and gratuity. For more info, call 201-222-8399.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31
OPUS ONE WINE DINNER AT THE PLUCKEMIN INN
A four-course Opus One Paired wine dinner will be held at Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 206 S & Pluckemin Way, Bedminster. 7 PM; $300, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 908-658-9292.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
PAPPY VAN WINKLE 20 YEAR BOURBON TASTING
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Bourbon Tasting with paired dishes from chef Dukens Estime will be held at Le Malt, Brown Spirits and Wine Lounge,  1021 St Georges Avenue, Colonia; $250. For information or to purchase tickets, call 732-510-7700.

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