Best Brunches in New Jersey

  • Chocolate French Toast from Porta
    Chocolate French Toast at Porta in Asbury Park, NJ

Brunch—the perfect time to meet up with family and friends while indulging in sweet and savory delights with cocktails. Get some ideas with this roundup of New Jersey restaurants serving brunch.


Robin’s Nest Restaurant, Mount Holly

Get cozy in one of the yesteryear dining rooms or chill on a creek-side patio in this eclectic, French-accented American eatery. Seasonal brunch choices round up classic and inventive breakfast and lunch options. Finish with an irresistible house-baked dessert, such as amaretto gateau.

Try the Quiche du Jour: Broccoli-cheddar is the favorite deep-dish filling for the restaurant’s flaky, hand-rolled pastry crust. 


The Farm and Fisherman Tavern, Cherry Hill

With a passion for farm-to-table food, chef and owner Josh Lawler presents local bounty with a modern flair at this upbeat eatery, which blends contemporary aesthetics with rustic accents. The globe-trotting brunch menu takes you from the Mediterranean to Mexico, highlighting seasonal flavors.

Try the Pork & Eggs: This plate features ginger-sage sausage (house-made) and eggs, both sourced with help from local farmers.


Marcus B&P, Newark

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson puts the world on a plate at this rustically urban eatery. Sunday Jazz Brunch weaves a tapestry of global tastes—Ethiopian, Latin, Italian and more—featuring locally sourced ingredients, including the butter and honey that accompany the signature cornbread.

Try the Smothered Cornbread: Dorowat, a spicy Ethiopian stew, and poached egg give the cornbread an exotic edge.


Porta, Asbury Park

A garage-door wall creates an airy connection from an industrial interior to an inviting picnic table-filled patio. You’ll love the playful vibe and the seriously delicious pizza, pasta and more. Sunday and Monday brunch offerings range from Italian-style eggs in purgatory to lemon-poppyseed pancakes.

Try the Chocolate French Toast: French toast goes wildly decadent with chocolate custard, strawberries and mascarpone crema.


Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, Ho-Ho-Kus

A relaxed elegance defines this 18th-century structure with a storied past. Settings encompass gracious dining rooms, a shaded flagstone patio and a tavern warmed by a fieldstone hearth. The sprawling Sunday brunch buffet highlights carving and omelet stations, plus unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Try the Eggs Benedict: The classic poached egg dish crowned with sunny Hollandaise steals the show at brunch.


The Arlington, Ship Bottom

Just a block from the beach, this New American gastropub pairs a warm colonial atmosphere with a cool modern attitude. Saturday and Sunday brunch doubles your chances to dig into traditional dishes with tasty twists, like soft scrambled eggs with mushrooms, cream, thyme and Gruyère.

Try the Eggs Chesapeake: This seaside specialty pairs poached eggs with crab cakes and zesty Old Bay hollandaise.