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 or Jersey City. Read on for a list of places that can accommodate large parties of eight and up.
Ainsworth | 310 Sinatra Drive
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.
Anthony David’s | 953 Bloomfield Street
This is the perfect place for delicious weekend grub with your gals and guys. First, get some bourbon-glazed or Nutella doughnuts to start and your choice of a whopping eight types of eggs Benedict as well as several other delightful dishes. HG 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 dining room on the second-floor serves brunch on Sundays with the last seating at 3PM for the 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, and sparklers for occasions and Instagram photo ops. 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%.
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Court Street | 61 6th Street
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Nestled between Willow and Washington, Court Street is a Hoboken staple, famous for its specials and excellent food. Its Sunday brunch lasts from 11:30-3:30 pm and the menu is diverse and extensive, with options for everyone. The ambiance is timeless and there are lots of seating available, so make sure to call ahead for a reservation for a large party.
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.
Brass Rail | 135 Washington Street
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The prix fixe brunch here includes two courses and a complimentary cocktail, with additional cocktails available. 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
All of the lovely dining rooms in Amanda’s make for a fancy, more upscale outing 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.
Del Frisco’s Grille | 221 River Street
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. There are tempting bubblies to choose from and mimosas or white sangria sold by the carafe.
Elysian Café | 1001 Washington Street
With lots of indoor and outdoor seating to choose from, this Washington Street staple offers discounted drink specials during brunch hours and lots of mouthwatering egg dishes, as well as the lobster roll or yummy pancakes.
Il Tavolo Palmisano | 700 Clinton Street
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The food at II Tavolo has left visitors in awe, and the brunch is no exception. Offered on Saturdays and Sundays 11 am-3 pm, brunch at II Tavolo varies from pancakes to chicken parmesan sliders. The full bar and the cocktail menu also add an element of enjoyment during brunch, as well as the outdoor seating arrangements.
Sorellina | 1036 Washington Street
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Meet Sirenetta’s sister restaurant, Sorellina, located directly across the street, nestled on its corner on Washington Street. The outdoor seating at Sorellina is cozy and welcoming, with hard-to-miss decor and ambiance, perfect for brunch on a sunny day.
Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant | 232 Willow Avenue
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Choose from an array of IG-worthy cocktails 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. The space is also available for private events if you’re looking for a bigger party space.
Orale Mexican Kitchen | 1426 Willow Avenue, Hoboken + 341 Grove Street, Jersey City
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With two local storefronts, Orale is a great spot for a delicious brunch with your party if you’re roaming around Uptown Hoboken. 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.
Porta | 135 Newark Avenue
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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).
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South House | 148 Newark Avenue
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 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
For a fancier meal along the Hudson, check out the substantial brunch menu offered at Liberty House every Sunday, which includes deviled eggs, 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.
Amelia’s Bistro | 187 Warren Street
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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.