Easter is only a few weeks away and while the kids have a basket of sugary sweets to look forward to — we’d much rather dig into a decadent brunch (with or without them tagging along). A number of Philly restaurants are offering special menus to celebrate, serving up buffet-style brunches with eggs benedict stations and a la carte menus with the perfect mix of sweet and savory selections. Here are our picks for the best Easter brunches in Philly, where you can dine with a view or even rub elbows with the Easter Bunny himself.
The Twisted Tail
509 S. 2nd St.
Bringing the whole family to feast on Easter Sunday? The Twisted Tail is hosting their prix-fixe Grand Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Served buffet-style, the offerings include prime rib, spring leg of lamb, omelette stations, fresh fruit displays, waffle stations, breakfast pastries and more. End the meal on a sweet note with cotton candy from The Twisted Tail’s cotton candy machine, which will sure be a hit with the kids. The Grand Easter Brunch costs $42 per person and $25 for children between the ages of three and 10 years old.
1717 Arch St.
Looking for brunch with a view? SkyBrunch has a special Easter buffet with stunning vistas of Center City from the 50th floor. Enjoy a plethora of offerings including waffles, pancakes and omelettes as well as a special greeting from the Easter Bunny as you enter the space. While the setting might seem stuffy, don't let that fool you — it's quite welcoming and perfect for families. Seatings take place at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The brunch costs $50 per person and children 12 and under pay their age. (Oh to be young!)
The Little Lion
243 Chestnut St.
Strolling through Old City on Easter Sunday? Take a break from seeing the sights and fuel up at The Little Lion on the corner of 3rd and Chestnut. The lofty, bi-level space gives you room to breathe as you feast on their sumptuous Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Dig into glazed ham, lamb, buffalo chicken and biscuits, red velvet french toast and more. There will even an omelette station and eggs benedict station for the control freaks in your crew. Adults eat for $35 and kids between six and 12 years old eat for $15.
The Living Room Cafe
701 S. 5th St.
In the mood for a more intimate brunch experience for you and your honey bunny? Mosy on down to The Living Room Cafe in Queen Village from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to feast on their Easter brunch specials. Menu highlights include The Preston (cinnamon apple French toast with a warm dulce de leche, bourbon blueberry compote, homemade whipped anglaise and walnuts) and The Steve (one chocolate chip waffle and one coconut waffle with granola, honey, syrup, butter and fresh fruit). Need some java? Their mocha looks to die for.
210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Not in the mood for a buffet-style brunch? The swanky Scarpetta in Rittenhouse Square has you covered with a stunning view of the park to complement your meal. From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., their a la carte brunch menu includes shrimp & grits, almond french toast, steak & eggs, and eggs fiorentina (poached egg, english muffin, pancetta, spinach, hollandaise). Prices vary depending on the dish and be sure to plan for a bottle of bubbly or two to add event more effervescence to the occasion.
So where will you be eating Easter brunch? Tell us in the comments below.