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Top Restaurants For Easter Brunch 2013 In Philadelphia

March 20, 2013 7:00 AM

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Easter Sunday is a lovely time to enjoy brunch with your friends and family. Whether you want to grab a bite to eat before the Easter parade or you prefer to have an elegant meal atop the city, there’s an option for everyone. Here are your top five spots for brunch on March 31.
Bridget Foy’s
200 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-1813
www.bridgetfoys.com

Now in its 82nd year, the South Street Easter Parade and Promenade is a favorite Philadelphia Easter tradition and a way of welcoming the spring and summer seasons. Located right on South Street, Bridget Foy’s is the best spot to visit for your Easter brunch if you plan to attend the parade. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the full Bridget Foy brunch menu, including favorites such as pear-stuffed French toast, cheese steak croquettes and blood orange bellini pitchers, as well as some seasonal additions. At this prime location, it’s bound to get crowded, so be sure to make reservations in advance. And FYI, the parade starts at 1 p.m., so plan accordingly.

Parc
227 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-2262
www.parc-restaurant.com

While the inside of this French-inspired bistro is beautiful, you should hope for pleasant weather on Easter Sunday. Whether you plan to have a three-course meal with the family or just enjoy an espresso and a pastry solo, Parc is the place to go for dining al fresco on Rittenhouse Square. The park views and people watching can’t be beat. As on all weekends, Easter brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with delectable options such as quiche Lorraine, steak and eggs, nicoise salad and French toast with hazelnut butter and apples.

Related: Top Bistros in Philadephia

Granite Hill in Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 684-7990
www.philamuseum.org/granitehill

Add a little culture to your holiday by visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art on March 31. The museum’s beautiful Granite Hill restaurant will serve an Easter brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu will feature Granite Hill favorites and seasonal items including a raw bar and seafood display with mussels, oysters, crab and trout salad, vegetable and meat frittatas and an extensive sweets display. Brunch is $45 per person and includes a glass of champagne.

REX 1516
1516 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(267) 319-1366
www.rex1516.com

Southern-inspired cuisine and an intimate yet accommodating atmosphere make REX 1516 a top choice for your Easter brunch. Whether you’re dining with your entire family or just enjoying the holiday with a few people, REX 1516 is happy to take reservations well in advance — noteworthy on a day that can get particularly crowded during the brunch hours. Enjoy traditional Easter foods, such as ham and eggs with a Southern twist. A few favorites include the Monte Cristo sandwich with ham, fig preserves and pepper jack cheese on brioche or the shrimp and grits topped with a fried egg, roasted tomatoes and a spicy cheddar sauce.

R2L
50 S. 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 564-5337
www.r2lrestaurant.com

Located 37 floors above the city, R2L undoubtedly boasts one of the best views of Philadelphia. From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a three-course brunch of Chef Daniel Stern’s modern American cuisine. In keeping with the creative feel of R2L, this brunch will be offered in a unique way with each course served differently. The first course will be buffet style, followed by an a la carte second course, and finally, a family-style third course. Brunch is available at $65 per person for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Make reservations early to request a table by a window.

Related: Top Restaurants with a View

Michelle Hein is a copy 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. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer boyfriend would love to open.Examiner.com.
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