210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Splurge on a buffet brunch in The Rittenhouse hotel’s grand ballroom, against the backdrop of a live jazz concert from Tom Moon. The spread ranges from decadent breakfast options, including brioche French toast, to savory entrees like roasted lamb.
1234 Locust St.
Treat mom to a meal like her mom used to make — if Grandma was an excellent Italian American cook specializing in Sunday gravy. Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s Little Nonna’s will be opening early for Mother’s Day, at 3 p.m., and the guest of honor gets a free cocktail.
150 Wyebrook Road, Honey Brook
Head out of the city for a true farm-to-table experience. Chef Andrew Wood, who owns Russet downtown, will be serving up treats like buttermilk pancakes with maple whipped cream and apple compote. Veggies are locally sourced and meats on the menu are raised on the farm. Bring along vodka or champagne for Bloody Marys and mimosas.
1240 Spring Garden St.
It seems counterintuitive to skip the pie at this lauded pizzeria, but the special Mother’s Day brunch menu is calling to us, especially the L’Uove Bendetto: poached eggs on top of gnocchi, with crispy pancetta, asparagus and truffled hollandaise. Sweet tooth? Go for the crepe filled with Strega ricotta and topped with blueberry compote and mint.
140 N. Columbus Blvd.
Brunch in style under the 45-foot ceilings at La Peg, in the new FringeArts venue on the waterfront. And hope for a sunny day, because those views of the Ben Franklin Bridge can get pretty picturesque. The restaurants is doing a three-course prix fixe meal with choices for appetizer, entrée and dessert.