• The Best Brunch Spots for a Large Group in Hoboken, Jersey City + Beyond

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    The only thing better than an amazing weekend brunch is dining out with a big group of gals {or guys} to make your Sunday Funday that much better. Whether you are out celebrating a big occasion or simply looking for a reason to get all of your friends together for some much needed chill time, you can’t go wrong with brunch in Hoboken + Jersey City. Here are some places in Hudson County {mostly Hoboken + Jersey City} that are great brunch with a large group:

    Disclaimer: While these spots are great for a large crowd, it’s always best to call ahead or make a reservation {if possible} to guarantee that they can accommodate you the specific day you will be brunching. Hoboken Girl is not responsible for wait times 😉

    Hoboken

    Ainsworth {310 Sinatra Drive}

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    Located right along the water in Hoboken, there is plenty of room at the Ainsworth for brunch either outdoors or indoors, complete with yummy craft cocktails like the Astor Fizz with gin, mint, cucumber and club soda. Menu items include a hangar steak omelet or the stuffed French toast with strawberry sweet cream {say whaaat}.

    Birch {92 River Street}

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    Get everyone together and split some fun {+ HUGE} milkshakes {which can be made boozy for free if you mention HOBOKEN GIRL} alongside mimosas. If you are feeling really wild go for the crazy Bloody Mary, topped with burgers and bacon, all perfect for sharing, and a choco taco on the side.

    Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Street}

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    This is the perfect place for delicious weekend noms with your gals + guys: first, get some bourbon-glazed or Nutella doughnuts to start {yes, that’s correct} and your choice of a whopping 8 types of eggs Benedict as well as several other delightful dishes — and make sure to BYO champagne. HG Insider Tip: AD’s back room that consists of one large communal table is perfect for a large crowd. Schedule it ahead of time!

    City Bistro {56 14th Street}

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    City Bistro’s newly renovated dining room on the second floor is now serving brunch on Sundays from 11AM-5PM with the last seating at 3PM {for their new brunch party}, bringing some of the NYC boozy brunch vibes to our side of the river. Brunch parties will include a live DJ every Sunday who will sync music videos as he spins, prosecco and champagne options, + sparklers for occasions and Instagram photo opps. There is a $20 per person three-course pre-fixe which includes every item from the City Bistro brunch menu for entree choices. Dessert + shot pairings are available, and City B also boasts a giant tower of dessert pancakes shareable amongst a group. Call to make reservations in advance, 100%.

    Halifax {225 River Street}

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    The bubbles brunch special at Halifax is perfect for celebrating any occasion and includes unlimited small plates and one bottle of sparkling wine for $32. Indulge in a little bit of everything including oysters, challah French toast with maple whipped cream or potato poutine, and finish it out with chocolate martini shots for dessert {vanilla vodka, Kahlua, and chocolate — yes plz}.

    Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}

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    The $23 prix fixe brunch here includes 2 courses and a complimentary cocktail, with additional cocktails ranging from $2-$3 each. With choices like mason jar banana bread, egg salad toast or the meat lover’s omelet, brunchin’ just got a little more exciting.

    Amanda’s {908 Washington Street}

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    All of the lovely dining rooms in Amanda’s make for a fancy, more upscale fare for your group, with a mix of classics like the ham and cheddar omelet or heartier fare like the short rib burger or a bratwurst sandwich {complete with spicy mayo and a fried egg}.

    See More: A Guide to the Coffee Shops of Hoboken

    Del Frisco’s Grille {221 River Street}

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    Del Frisco’s lends itself to a great meal with sharing plates like the smoked salmon tower {complete with cream cheese and bagels {gluten-free also available} and Nonna’s cinnamon rolls as well as a few tempting bubblies to choose from and mimosas or white sangria sold by the carafe.

    Elysian Café {1001 Washington Street}

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    With lots of indoor and outdoor seating to choose from, this Washington St. staple offers discounted drink specials during brunch hours and lots of mouthwatering egg dishes, as well as the lobster roll or yummy pancakes.

    Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant {232 Willow Avenue}

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    Choose from several bevs here including mimosas, Bloody Marys, bellinis or Irish coffee, as well as savory dishes like baked eggs over parmesan toast or the homemade pumpkin waffles with cinnamon whipped cream.

    Grand Vin {500 Grand Street}

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    This adorable eatery on Grand Street has plenty of long tables perfect for sharing apps like avocado toast and homemade mozzarella and prosciutto. Mains include breakfast mac & cheese made with gruyere, spicy chorizo, and two fried eggs, pulled pork Benedict with cheddar on a scallion scone, and more. They also do private events if you’re looking for a bigger party sitch.

    Orale! Mexican Kitchen {1426 Willow Avenue}

    With it’s extra Hoboken location, Orale is a great spot for a delicious brunch with your party if you’re roaming around Uptown. The brunch menu includes breakfast nachos, smoked brisket hash, and more. Plus, there’s a special brunch happy hour where all mimosas, bloody Marys, and other brunch cocktails are $6.

    Jersey City

    Talde {8 Erie Street}

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    There is no shortage of seating in this Asian fusion restaurant, with plenty of long tables and room for lots of big parties. Talde brunch includes a fun spin on your favorites like breakfast ramen, edamame toast with whipped ricotta, or Kung Pao chicken and waffles. Brunch pitchers are just $35 and include the Talde Bloody Mary, bellinis or mimosas.

    Porta {135 Newark Avenue}

    With plenty of open space including an outdoor bar upstairs, brunch at Porta is good for large numbers. Split a $10 mimosa carafe and check out the lemony crepe-its {housemade crepes with mascarpone, lemon curd and mint} or the Power Puff Girls {puff pastry with blueberries, honey, and sweetened ricotta}. Also, don’t forget some house-made mozzarella or ricotta {or both} FTW.

    Piggyback Bar {200 Hudson Street}

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    With plenty of seating for a sizable party either indoors or outdoors, this fusion restaurant features lots of unique dishes including lobster eggs Benedict, Crème Brulee French toast, and distinctive brunch cocktails including the Flux Capacitor, made with scotch, coffee-infused Cynar liqueur, and iced coffee.

    South House {148 Newark Avenue}

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    The only thing better than brunch with your squad is adding breakfast tacos to the mix. Order all of them to split with your table — options include {but not limited to} kielbasa sausage, glazed bacon with eggs, and even vegan tacos. Complete with southern style grits and a pitcher of Micheladas, and you’re good to go.

    Liberty House {76 Audrey Zapp Drive}

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    For a fancier meal along the Hudson, check out the substantial brunch menu offered at Liberty House every Sunday, which includes deviled eggs, a candied bacon and green onion frittata, and eggs Chesapeake {poached eggs topped with crab cakes}. Pair with a fancy cocktail and don’t forget to snap some pics with your #squad in the beautiful back garden area.

    Orale! Mexican Kitchen {341 Grove Street}

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    As the original location, Orale in JC  has no shortage of noms on their menu, and offers $6 happy hour cocktails, ya’ll! Menu items include green chorizo sliders on buttermilk biscuits {perfect for sharing}, smoked rib hash, the burrito loco {chorizo, bacon, cheese, eggs and so much more} and torrejas {flan battered French toast}.

    READ: The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots in Hoboken + Jersey City

    The Bistro at Grove Square {116 Newark Avenue}

    Step off the Grove St. PATH and you’ll find yourself standing in front of the Bistro, offering a $25.95 all-inclusive brunch with dishes ranging from Croque Madame to chicken and waffles, as well as $3 mimosas, Bloody Marys and screwdrivers. The Bistro also has bottomless brunch on Saturdays and Sundays {win/win}.

    Amelia’s Bistro {187 Warren Street}

    Featuring $4 mimosas, champagne, bellinis, and Bloody Marys, Amelia’s is perfect for brunch with a full crew and has a huge menu with plenty of options to choose from. Nosh on the cornflake crusted French toast or the shrimp & grits and get some bacon & granola pancakes to share.

    + Beyond…

    Molos {1 Pershing Road, Weehawken}

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    With a bright dining room set alongside the Hudson and an outdoor dining dock, Molos is a great place to spend weekend brunch. Indulge in the Baklava pancakes or the Greek coffee crusted steak & eggs – 2-hour bottomless brunch is only $18 with your choice of Bloody Mary, champagne, mimosa or bellinis.

    McLoone’s Bayonne Grille {400 NJ-440, Bayonne}

    Sunday brunch at McLoone’s is offered from 11-2:30 and features a full buffet, omelet & waffle station, and complimentary drink of choice. AND, Winners OTB is right next door for some betting fun, jussayin’.

    See More of Our Favorite Brunch Spots HERE

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    Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.


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