Be sure to secure reservations quickly, as many places fill up. And if you're one of those diners that isn't fond of mandatory service charges -- "For your convenience, a 19 percent gratuity will be added to your bill" -- you may wish to sit this one out, since a lot of restaurants operate that way on this particular holiday.
Axia Taverna in Tenafly: Special menu and live music from 2 to 7 p.m. 201-569-5999
The Bethwood in Totowa: Buffet beginning at 11 a.m. 973-256-8316
Sanzari's Oyster Bar & Grille in Tenafly: Three-course prix-fixe from 1 to 7 p.m.
Verbena in Hasbrouck Heights: Brunch seatings at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. 201-288-8580
Biagio's in Paramus: Brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 201-652-0201
Marcello's in Ho-Ho-Kus: Three-course prix fixe dinner. 201-445-4115 (The full menu will be available at Marcello's other location in Suffern, N.Y.)
Bella Napoli in Bloomfield: Pre-fixe dinner with seatings at 12:30, 3, and 6 p.m.
Sanzari's New Bridge Inn in New Milford: Buffet and prix fixe menu. 201-692-7700
Villa Amalfi in Cliffside Park: Brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 201-886-8626
The Hilton in Woodcliff Lake: Full buffet Noon to 4 p.m. 201-505-4465
The Hilton in Fort Lee: 50-foot-long buffet with seatings at 11 a.m., 1 and 3:15 p.m. 201-461-9000
Villa Roberto in Rochelle Park: Four-course Easter menu. 201-845-8333
The Village Inn in Wayne: Appetizer and dessert buffet, a la carte entrees. 973-696-0555
Grand Chalet in Wayne: Buffet from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 973-633-5111
The Glen Rock Inn in Glen Rock: Brunch seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. 800-400-2362
Peking Duck House in Closter: A Peking duck buffet from noon to 9 p.m. 201-767-8779.
The River Palm Terrace in Edgewater, Fair Lawn and Mahwah. Traditional Easter specials. Edgewater 201-224-2013, Fair Lawn 201-703-3500, Mahwah 201-529-1111.
Assembly Steak House in Englewood Cliffs: Special menu all day. 201-568-2616
Oceano's in Fair Lawn: Traditional Easter specials from 1 to 10 p.m. 201-796-0546
La Piazzetta Ristorante in North Haledon: Seatings at 1, 3 and 5:30 p.m.
Valentino's in Park Ridge: Special Easter menu from 1 to 9 p.m. 201-391-2230
Bernards Inn in Bernardsville: Three-course dinner in dining room; grand buffet in the ballroom. 908-766-0022.
Casa Dante in Jersey City: Special Easter menu with seatings at 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. 201-795-2750.
Tracey's 9 Mile House in Little Ferry: Dinner seatings at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. 201-440-1100
Donn Pomodoro in Hackensack: Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner from 1 to 9 p.m. 201-489-0743
Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City: Brunch from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 201-395-0300
Frank's Waterside in North Bergen: Buffet from noon to 6 p.m.; prix fixe dinner with seatings at 3 and 5:30 p.m. 201-861-0700
The Somerset Hotel in Warren: Brunch seatings at 11 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.; dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. in the tap room. 800-688-0700
Copeland in Morristown: Three- and five-course prix-fixe menus available. 973-451-2619
Westin Governor Morris in Morristown: Brunch and lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 973-539-7300
The Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center in Florham Park: Brunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. 800-321-6000