Easter Sunday Roundup: Where To Eat and Drink

Check out what restaurants are offering brunch and dinner specials.

 Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

If you’re coming to Philly to check out the Easter parade (or looking to avoid making the trek home to your parent’s house), these restaurants are serving up brunch and dinner for your Easter celebrations.


Juniper Commons
521 S Broad Street
Juniper Commons is holding an all day Brunch & Blues feast, with live music from Natural Selection in the afternoon. Brunch dishes include Roast Beef Eggs Benedict, French Toast and Smoked Fish on a grilled bagel, along with Spring Lamb you can order three ways: roasted leg, grilled chop and lamb meatballs. The event begins at 11 am and ends at 4 pm.

Kensington Quarters
1310 Frankford Avenue, (267) 314-5086
As we mentioned before, Kensington Quarters is launching their Sunday Brunch menu on Easter. Brunch begins at 11 am until 2:30 pm and includes a new cocktail list with Bloody Marys and mimosas.

1521 Spruce Street, (215) 546-1521
Russet will be serving an a la carte brunch menu on April 5 from 11 am till 2 pm. Options include House-Cured Prosciutto, Slow Roasted Lamb Leg and dessert and pastry options like Olive Oil Cake with Honey Cream.

Bridget Foy’s
200 South Street, (215) 922-1813
Start your day off early at Bridget Foy’s, which is opening for brunch at 9 am. If you’re looking to check out the parade, the restaurant has great views so you can avoid the crowds. Bridget Foy’s will be offering their full brunch menu, along with some Easter specials like Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, Shrimp & Grits and Eggs Benedict.

Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery
646 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, (484) 344-5438
For a more boozy brunch, check out Barren Hill Tavern for $4 house Bloody Marys and mimosas. They also have other speciality brunch cocktails like berry bellinis, BBQ beer Bloody Marys and beermosas. The brunch menu is a la carte and will include complementary pastries from their in-house pastry chef. Brunch goes from 10:30 am till 3 pm.

The Twisted Tail
509 S 2nd Street, (215) 558-2471
The Queen Village restaurant is offering a special a la carte brunch for Easter. The menu includes new entrees like Lamb Bacon Benedict and Quail & Waffle, alongside seasonally infused cocktails and a full Bloody Mary menu. Brunch begins at 10 am until 4 pm.

The Gaslight
120 Market Street, (215) 925-7691
Jason Cichonski’s Old City bar is back and its offering Easter brunch. The two-course menu is $25 and offers Deviled Eggs with House Smoked Salmon, Spicy Chinese Mustard and Watercress and Brioche French Toast with Strawberry Rhubarb, Almonds and Vanilla Cream to mention two options. Match it up with a Smoked Bloody Mary or Pineapple Bellini.


Pub & Kitchen
1946 Lombard Street, (215) 545-0350
Pub & Kitchen is offering a four course prix-fixe dinner for $45 per person. Diners will begin with pub snacks of the chef’s choice, than for a starter have a choice between Mushroom Soup with ham, green wheat & English peas and Dandelion Green Salad with egg, pecorino and bacon vinaigrette. For an entree, there is a choice of Roasted Leg of Lamb or Monkfish & Shellfish Stew, and for dessert Rhubarb & Brown Butter Tart or Carrot Cake. Dinner starts at 4 pm.

Brigantessa and Le Virtu
1520 and 1927 East Passyunk Avenue
(267) 318-7341 and (215) 271-5626
Both of Chef Joe Cicala’s restaurants are celebrating Easter with special holiday dishes. The menu includes traditional Italian meals, like Goat Milk & Pecorino Flan with grilled asparagus and Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Ravioli with peas & prosciutto.

Philadelphia, Marlton and Radnor locations
For another Greek Easter option, check out Estia for a prix-fixe meal for $65 per person. The meal will include a choice between two soups, a romaine salad with dill & scallions, roasted lamb and two desserts. There Easter menu begins at 2 pm on Sunday.

The Fat Ham
3131 Walnut Street, (215) 735-1914
The Fat Ham is hosting a $30 Sunday Supper with a special roast of Glazed Ham, served with bacon, green beans and Alabama white BBQ. Dinner also includes mustard green salad, southern hummus, shrimp and grits, grilled beets, collard greens, mac & cheese and chicken. Sunday Supper begins at 4 pm.