You've always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while the verdict is still out on that adage, what we do know is that everyone loves a good and satisfying brunch. Not only does it incorporate the best of both delicious worlds, brunching is a fun and social way to start your weekend day. Bergen County is giving brunch all the attention it deserves, with these restaurants that are serving up brunch with a side of fun.
LT Bar & Grill Rosé All Day just got first billing at LT Bar & Grill's Sunday brunch. Laurent Tourondel's spot at The Shops at Riverside offers a 3-course Pre Fixe menu or a la cart items including fresh sushi, salads and items from their grill. Or, chose from their brunch specials such as Truffle Popovers Benedict and Steak Frite & Eggs. And did we mention there is a DJ spinning tunes all day? The Shops at Riverside, 390 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack
Raw Seafood Bar, Sushi & Grille Indulge your senses with Raw's sweet meets savory brunch menu. On the sweet end, try their Buttermilk Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas, or on the savory side, dig into the Gouda Mac & Bacon Grilled Cheese. Drinks are BYOB and a full stomach is guaranteed. 112 LaRoche Ave., Harrington Park
Willow & Whisk Using the freshest ingredients, Willow & Whisk's extensive menu of breakfast and lunch options has something for everyone. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Shakshuka and a Watermelon Feta salad are some of the menu items, plus coffee drinks and delicious mocktails (think: Spicy Passionfruit Mockarita). Be sure to make a reservation or get their early on the weekends to snag your spot. 319 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff
Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern It's always Sunday funday at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn, where drinks are flowing and the brunch menu is served in their indoor and outdoor seating. Delicious items include their French Toast Foster, which combines bananas and caramel sauce with bacon, and the Brunch Burger with Taylor Ham, egg and buttermilk onion rings. Wash it down with a hand crafted cocktail. 1 East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus
Casual Habana Café With indoor seating and an outdoor patio at both Bergen County locations, Casual Habana is an easy go-to for weekend brunch. The Cuban menu features French Toast Cubano, Tortilla Espanola and more, which can be paired with one of their boozy brunch cocktails (Casual Habana Mojo Bloody Mary we're looking at you). 200 Main St., New Milford; 125 Main St., Hackensack
Rustica Restaurant & Lounge Enjoy a safe dining experience and beautiful ambiance, which will transport you to another location. Challah Bread French Toast and Omelette Fiorentina are on the menu, as well as flavorful cocktails and frozen drinks. Sunday brunch also welcomes smooth live jazz music in the Patio Garden. 565 Gorge Rd., Cliffside Park
The Craftsman Sundays at The Craftsman bring a fun ambiance combined with delicious brunch specials. Choose from their Irish-inspired Beef Short Rib Hash, Classic Avocado Toast or their sweet Brioche French Toast that will justify dessert for breakfast. To really indulge, pair with one of their delicious craft cocktails such as the Strawberry Jalapeno Mojito. 1609 Maple Ave., Fair Lawn