Easter Weekend in North Jersey


Get a hop on Easter weekend with our directory of Easter events, brunches, and dinners in Northern Jersey

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Easter Brunches & Dinner:


23 Ocean Ave., Pier Village in Long Branch; 732.759.2900

Offering Easter brunch and dinner. Menu highlights include Minted Pea Soup, Steak Tartare, Boeuf Bourguignon, Black Pearl Salmon, Warm Apple Tarte Tatin and Pot de Crème.


4 courses/$40pp

(exclusive of tax/gratuities)

View Avenue's Brunch Menu

View Avenue's Dinner Menu 

Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern

1 East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus; 201.445.4115

Taking Easter brunch seatings at 10 AM, noon, and 2PM. Brunch spread highlights include Croissants, Scones, Danish, Bagels, Smoked or Poached Salmon, Carving and Omelet Stations, and a Viennese Dessert Station.

$39.95pp w/unlimited Mimosas + Bloody Mary’s

$14.95pp/children 10 & under

(exclusive of tax/gratuities)

View Ho-Ho-Kus Inn's Brunch Buffet Menu


Strip House at Westminster Hotel

550 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston; 973.548.0050

 Taking Easter dinner reservations from 1 to 9 PM. Menu highlights include Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint "Agro Dolce," New Jersey Sweet Potato Purée, and Carrot Cake.

View Strip House Dinner Menu

Sanzaris New Bridge Inn

105 Old New Bridge Road, New Milford; 201.692.7700

Offering Easter dinner 1 to 7 PM. Menu highlights include Tortellini Bolognese, Spedini Alla Romano, Avocado and Crab Salad, Stuffed Pork Loin, Grilled Salmon, and Dark Fudge Brownie Cheescake.

4 courses/$40pp

$20pp/children 10 and under

(exclusive of tax/gratuities)

View Sanzaris Dinner Menu


Crow’s Nest

309 Vincent Avenue & Route 17, South Hackensack; 201.342.5445

Taking Easter dinner reservations for 12:30, 3, 3:30, and 5:30 PM. Menu highlights include Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, Roast Tom Turkey, Baked Virginia Ham with Black Cherry Sauce, Penne A la Vodka with Chicken, and Coconut Custard.

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Restaurant Serenade

6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham; 973.701.0303

Offering Easter brunch 11:30 AM-6 PM. Menu highlights include Tartare, Wild Salmon, Baked Hen Eggs, Pork, Beef, Halibut, Lamb, Warm Chocolate Tart, and Cobbler.

3 course/$75pp

$35pp/children 10 and under

(exclusive of sales tax and gratuity)

 View Serenade’s Dinner Menu


Glow in the Dark Peter Cottontail Egg Hunt

When: Thursday, March 24; 4:30-5:30 PM

Where: 1510 Route 23 North; 973.850.6366

Make your kids glow at this egg hunt for children ages four and up. Pre-registration is required, and the event is BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket!). The event is $15 with photo opps and giveaways.


Hunterdon Art Museum’s Chocolate Painting Event

When: Friday, March 25; 2 PM

Where: 7 Lower Center St. in Clinton

Chocodiem and the Hunterdon Art Museum team up for an event designed to please both the palate and the palette: painting chocolate eggs with dyed cocoa butter. Reserve your spot by calling the Museum at 908.735.8415 or visiting www.hunterdonartmuseum.org. Chocodiem is located at 49 Main St. in Clinton


Lego Easter Egg Hunt

When: Tuesday, March 22; 10 AM – 9:30 PM

Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza Lego Store, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus; 201.843.2121

LEGO brick eggs have been hidden all around the store! Search high and low to find where they’re all hiding and you’ll get an Easter sticker sheet.

Easter Bunny Breakfast, Egg Hunt, and Parade

When: Sunday, March 27; 10 AM

Where: Image That Museum, 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park; 973.966.8000

All ages are invited to have a bagel breakfast with the Easter bunny followed by a parade, egg hunt, and bunny photo opp. Kids will also have the opportunity to make their own Easter basket. Registration is suggested.

Easter Bunny Train Ride

When: Saturday, March 26; 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM

Where: Glen Rock Boro Hall, Harding

Plaza, between Maple Ave. and Rock Road, Glen Rock; 973-238-0555

Join the Easter Bunny and other costume characters on Glen Rock's annual Easter Bunny Train Ride. During the 60-minute trip, the Easter Bunny will hop through the train and visit each child, giving them a special gift from his basket. All passengers, including infants, require a ticket to board the train. The ride is bathroom-equipped and ADA accessible. For ticket information contact tickets@vratrips.com.