The Best Brunch Restaurants in Philadelphia

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 our Tastemaker List. 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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:FARMiCiA, Parc, Bud & Marilyn's
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, French, American
Neighborhoods:Old City, Rittenhouse Square, Center City
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

FARMiCiA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old City
3,456 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch

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 energetic atmosphere are on t...

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Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
13,006 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions

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 breakfast menus in P...

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French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
4,118 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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 comfort food is always...

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American in Philadelphia
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Smokin' Betty's

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Center City
1,527 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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, unpretentious atmospher...

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Jones

$$$$·American·
Center City
2,108 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Brunch

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 used to make will de...

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The Dandelion

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Center City
6,475 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions

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 restaurant. English class...

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Gastro Pub in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

IndeBlue - Philadelphia

$$$$·Indian·
Center City
1,810 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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, and vegetarian optio...

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Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
10,022 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

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 full of unusual choic...

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American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Rouge

$$$$·International·
Center City
394 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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 enjoying one of the bes...

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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,528 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood 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 enough to have a conver...

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Contemporary American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
3,780 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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 Olexy and Stephen St...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

In Riva

$$$$·Italian·
East Falls
1,572 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch

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 delicious brunch men...

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Outdoor Eating in Philadelphia
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Davio's - Philadelphia

$$$$·Italian·
Center City
3,398 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

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, high ceilings, and ...

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Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,773 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

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 flavors. Dig into the sa...

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Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
469 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Outdoor Eating

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 rarebit to the P&K v...

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El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,886 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Lunch

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 for a high-energy atm...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Azie in Media

$$$$·Asian·
Media
1,553 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

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 seasonally. In addition to an ...

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Glenmorgan Bar & Grill at the Radnor Hotel

$$$$·American·
Radnor
566 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions

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 restaurant serves a b...

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