April 19, 2017
By Michelle Mass | April 5, 2017 | Lifestyle
The best part of any holiday is the food you'll be enjoying along with spending quality time with loved ones (of course). Here’s where to celebrate Easter at some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.
The Rittenhouse Hotel’s latest eatery will host an Easter brunch featuring classic brunch dishes like shrimp and grits, almond French toast, and steak and eggs with salsa verde and crispy breakfast potatoes. Or stop by dinnertime to enjoy Scarpetta's famed dishes like tomato and basil spaghetti and braised octopus. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-558-4199
Known for their impressive steak selection, Del Frisco’s will not disappoint come Easter. Stop in during brunch hours (11 am-2 pm) for the filet Benedict and a spicy Ketel One Bloody Mary. The Prime Rib special, available all day, pairs perfectly with their new champagne cocktail, the Cranberry Fizz. 1426 Chestnut St., 215-246-0533
Ritz-Carlton's luxe dining destination will introduce a special brunch menu featuring a bottomless raw bar and hot carving station. Try favorites like chicken and waffles to lobster avocado toast, and more. And what's a bottomless brunch without cocktails? Guests will also enjoy endless mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys. $125 per person. Reservations required. 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8200
This Blue Bell eatery offers two must-try Easter options perfect for your family gathering. The Grand Ballroom will offer a brunch buffet fit for a king, where diners can enjoy all their breakfast favorites. Be sure to save room, though: their dessert display features mini French pastries, truffles, and a s’mores bar. If your family wants to dine more privately, grab a table at Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant for a three-course meal, where diners will be treated to quinoa orzo salad, harissa white bean soup, braised short rib, and crispy skin salmon, to name a few. 1401 Morris Rd., Blue Bell, 215-616-8500
Former Top Chef Jason Cichonski's latest American eatery will serve a memorable three-course Easter brunch that includes dishes like smoked salmon, salted toffee sticky buns, Quiche Lorraine, and brioche French toast. For a heartier meal, try the breakfast gnocchi—a mixture of chicken sausage, scrambled eggs, and creamy hollandaise sauce. Bonus: Guests can also indulge in the lobster Benedict with fresh lobster and toppd with braised leek hollandaise sauce for an additional cost. $25 per person. 627 S. Third St., 267-687-8512
The city will again host the annual Easter Promenade, which will make its way down South Street on Easter Sunday for the 86th time. Stop by and enjoy live music from Philadelphia Freedom Band and a meet-and-greet with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail—not to mention a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Don your favorite attire to be considered for the Best Dressed, Razzle Dazzle, or Best Easter Bonnet categories for a fun-filled holiday.