Take the stress out of planning an Easter meal by enjoying brunch with family or friends at one of these Philadelphia restaurants. From casual to sophisticated and buffet to a la carte, there are options for whatever you’re looking for on Sunday, April 5. And because all of these spots take reservations, you won’t have to worry about finding a place without a long wait if you snag your spot in advance.
200 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Bridget Foy’s is a prime spot for Easter brunch, especially if you’re planning to attend the South Street Easter Parade. Now in its 84th year, it’s a favorite tradition in Philly to celebrate the spring season. Brunch will be served at Bridget Foy’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an a la carte menu. Highlights include eggs Benedict, whole wheat pancakes and shrimp and grits.
Chez Colette at Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
120 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Located near the Rodin Museum and Kimmel Center, Sofitel is a chic downtown hotel that blends American style and French elegance. Easter brunch will be offered at the hotel’s brasserie, Chez Colette. The meal will be served buffet style with French continental offerings from Executive Chef Justine Perdue.
2301 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Chef Michael McNally and his wife, Terry Berch McNally, took over London Grill in 1991. And in the 25 years since, the duo has established their laid-back bar and restaurant as a Fairmount neighborhood favorite. The restaurant will be open for brunch and dinner as usual on Sunday, April 5 but with Easter glazed ham and lamb specials in addition to the standard a la carte menu in honor of the holiday. Along with tasty brunch dishes, you can also enjoy seasonal cocktails like the “Hippity Hop” (made with gin and rhubarb bitters and shaken with egg white). And as always, there’s the famous make-your-own Bloody Mary bar featuring house-infused vodkas (along with bottled brands), hot sauces and pickled eggs. Large groups are welcome, so you can make a reservation for the entire family.
Morris House Hotel
231 S. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
With tiny white lights and beautiful gardens, M Restaurant is the perfect setting for a spring brunch. (Indoor seating is also available.) The restaurant will be open Easter Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., serving brunch and lunch all day long. The menu is offered a la carte, and the duck cobb salad comes highly recommended. The salad is made with duck confit, hardboiled duck egg, avocado, red onion, tomato and a creamy buttermilk blue cheese dressing.
The Twisted Tail
509-511 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Twisted Tail offers charcoal-grilled cuisine influenced by Southern traditions. The Headhouse Square bourbon house and juke joint will be serving an a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Easter. Choose from favorite Twisted Tail brunch dishes like roasted apple pancakes, chicken and sweet potato waffle, smoked veal bacon and “pigs in a puff” made with pork sausage and maple syrup. In addition to the standard brunch menu, there will also be several exciting Easter specials including a Bloody Mary menu and seasonally inspired cocktails.
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. 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 husband would love to open.
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