Top Easter Brunches In Philadelphia

March 23, 2016 6:00 AM

Leave the cooking to the pros and relax on Easter by enjoying brunch out with family and friends. There are so many options to choose from on Sunday, March 27, but these are several of the best. Ranging from family-friendly events with appearances by the Easter bunny to adult-focused meals with specialty cocktails, there’s something for everyone celebrating the holiday. Reservations are recommended at all of these spots, so you will want to pick your favorite and call today.
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The Twisted Tail
509-511 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 558-2471
www.thetwistedtail.com

The Twisted Tail will serve a la carte from the standard brunch menu of Southern-style dishes such as brisket hash, biscuits n’ gravy, mac and cheese (with your choice of bacon, Andouille sausage or crawfish) and chicken on a biscuit. In addition, there will be special entrees like pan-seared banana French toast with foie gras and cinnamon whiskey syrup ($19) and thick-sliced ham with peas, spring onion biscuits and red eye gravy ($15). Brunch will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Square 1682
121 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-5008
www.square1682.com

Square 1682 is located just blocks away from Rittenhouse Square, adjacent to Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. The popular Sunday brunch menu will also offer holiday additions such as a vegetarian-friendly panini with cauliflower, kale pesto, burrata and caramelized onions, a Bibb lettuce salad with Scotch egg and speckled egged pancakes (made with all-natural dyes) for the kids. Guests at the a la carte brunch are also invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt featuring house-made chocolates and exciting prizes like a family 4-pack to the Franklin Institute or Please Touch Museum.

Bank & Bourbon Bar
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 231-7300
www.bankandbourbon.com

While many Easter activities will cater to children, Bank & Bourbon offers a brunch that’s geared toward the adult crowd with an elevated brunch menu and themed cocktails. Choose from a la carte items such as hot smoked salmon salad, pastrami short rib hash and eggs, blueberry sour cream pancakes and bourbon cinnamon sugar doughnuts with fruit jam. Pair your dish of choice with a cocktail like the “Always Sunny Bunny” made with green chartreuse, bourbon, maraschino cherry, lemon, cream and egg or the “Hot Mint Julep” featuring Wild Turkey, peppermint tea, mint and sugar. Guests will also get a treat of house-made pastel colored sugar cookies to take home. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Top of the Tower
Skybrunch
3 Logan Center
1717 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 567-8787
www.skybrunch.com

Enjoy an Easter feast with an incomparable view on the 50th floor atop the Bell Atlantic Tower. Skybrunch premiered last March offering a Sunday brunch buffet with views of the city in every direction. The Easter menu will include the standard buffet with multiple stations (think pastries, fruit and yogurt, carved meats, seafood, charcuterie and desserts), plus holiday enhancements like prime rib, lobster fra diabolo and leg of lamb. Adults will receive one complimentary alcoholic beverage. To add to the fun, the “Sky Bunny” will be on the 51st floor observation balcony to pose for photos with the skyline in the background. There will also be a special coffee bar and gift basket takeaways. There will be three brunch seatings: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Brunch is priced at $75 for adults. Children under the age of 12 cost $1 per year. Easy parking in the building is $10.

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Bridget Foy’s
200 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-1813
www.bridgetfoys.com

Bridget Foy’s is a prime spot for Easter brunch as it offers great views of the Philadelphia Easter Promenade, which starts at 12:30 p.m. on Easter Day. Now in its 85th year, the promenade is one of the city’s largest and oldest Easter traditions. The parade route turns the corner in front of Bridget Foy’s, going from South Street into Headhouse Square. Brunch service starts at 10 a.m. with the full standard brunch menu available as well as a few special holiday additions. Highlights will include shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict and fluffy blueberry ricotta pancakes.

Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area.
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