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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Philadelphia

The OpenTable Team

When thinking about Philadelphia, it’s easy to image cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and plenty of hoagies, but with a steady stream of new residents from around the world—the food scene has become as international as the city’s population. Popular trends like farm-to-table have a well-entrenched place in eateries across the city. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We've pulled data from thousands of expert, seasoned diners to find the best brunch restaurants in Philly. From classic French plates with an array of fresh-baked pastries to morning fare served with Latin flair, this city has it all. Check out some of these brunch favorites, selected by some of the most plugged-in diners in the city.

Restaurants:FARMiCiA, Parc, Bud & Marilyn's
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, French, American
Neighborhoods:Old City, Rittenhouse Square, Center City
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FARMiCiA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old City
3,520 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The rustic decor at FARMiCiA is part of the restaurant's charm and a nod to their simple, yet delicious menu. Located in historic Old City Philadelphia, great food and an energeticRead more
91% recommended
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Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
10,618 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • People Watching
A modern take on a classic French bistro, the Parc restaurant embodies European decor with all-imported design elements. Not only does this dining experience offer one of the best Read more
97% recommended
French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,213 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Bud & Marilyns, owned by noted Philadelphia chefs and restaurateurs Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, is a step back in time. The vintage decor comes from flea market finds, and coRead more
97% recommended
American in Philadelphia

Smokin' Betty's

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Center City
1,469 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
Down-home comfort is the decor at Smokin' Betty's. Walk into tall booths in black and brown, surrounded by polished hardwood tables, chairs, and floors. Relax in a comfortable, unpRead more
81% recommended

Jones

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,894 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
Casual is the norm at Jones, a homey comfort food restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia. Stone walls and shag carpets add to the ambiance, while a menu filled with food like mom Read more
92% recommended

The Dandelion

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Center City
5,520 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Afternoon Tea
An eclectic update on an Old World classic, The Dandelion takes the English pub to new places. Victorian decor and cozy nooks create intimate dining spaces, even in a crowded restaRead more
99% recommended
Gastro Pub in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

IndeBlue - Philadelphia

$$$$·Indian·
Center City
1,684 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Dark woods, dark walls, and indirect lighting create a peaceful and intimate dining experience at IndeBlue. This modern take on classic Indian cuisine includes vegan, gluten-free, Read more
90% recommended

Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
8,251 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Fresh flowers on each table and white tile walls, along with flower boxes, decorate the interior of Talula's Garden. This contemporary American restaurant in Washington Square is fRead more
97% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Rouge

$$$$·International·
Rittenhouse Square
347 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
  • Great for Lunch
Perfect for people-watching, Rouge, a restaurant that focuses on Continental cuisine, has park-side seating. Watch the comings and goings in the famous Rittenhouse Square while enjRead more
83% recommended

Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,380 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Sophisticated comfort is the theme at Fond, a contemporary American restaurant that offers an intimate ambiance. With seating for 36 in the dining room, the restaurant is quiet enoRead more
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,041 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Dark wood floors and fixtures contrast with the white painted walls for an interior that looks elegant without overwhelming. The Love, opened by renowned local restaurateurs Aimee Read more
97% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

In Riva

$$$$·Italian·
East Falls
1,143 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Warm, honey-toned wood, eclectic wall coverings, and an open kitchen all add to the welcoming atmosphere at In Riva. This charming translation of traditional Italian fare serves a Read more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Davio's - Philadelphia

$$$$·Italian·
Center City
3,274 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
For a meal that starts with an excuse to dress up, head to Davio's, a northern Italian steakhouse in Philly. Situated in the historic Provident Bank Building, the dramatic windows,Read more
90% recommended

Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,304 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Warm lighting illuminates the rustic fixtures that decorate Amada PHL, Chef Jose Garces' Spanish tapas restaurant. The brunch menu comes out with traditional dishes and unique flavRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Philadelphia

Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
385 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
  • Happy Hour
The simple, rustic decor at Pub & Kitchen welcomes diners to a restaurant famed for its selection of local beers on tap and gourmet dishes. From the Jonah crab toast to the Philly Read more
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El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,032 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Sunday brunch at El Vez is a fun and quirky experience. The rainbow of color, unmistakable Latin flair, and high-backed Hollywood-style chaise seating at booths all come together fRead more
97% recommended
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Azie in Media

$$$$·Asian·
Media
1,543 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Philly suburbs offer some culinary surprises, like Azie in Media. Azie is a sushi restaurant that serves brunch — and not just a brunch, but a brunch buffet that changes seasonallyRead more
92% recommended
Asian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Glenmorgan Bar & Grill at the Radnor Hotel

$$$$·American·
Radnor
550 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
Classical piano music performed live and a view of the beautiful formal gardens at The Radnor Hotel are part of the brunch experience at Glenmorgan Bar & Grill. Every Sunday, the rRead more
Great for Brunch in Western Suburbs

Russet - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,718 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Inspired by the farm-to-table movement, Andrew and Kristen Wood, the owners of Russet, have taken things to a new level. Every table and chair in the place comes directly from the Read more
97% recommended
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Amis - Philadelphia - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Washington Square
3,329 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Small, wood-topped tables and exposed brick walls blend industrial and classic cafe ambiance at Amis. This small, Italian trattoria dishes up big flavors and attention to detail. ERead more
90% recommended
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