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 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.

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

FARMiCiA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old City
3,524 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
  • Casual
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
88% recommended
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Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
11,180 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
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
96% recommended
French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,529 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
95% recommended

Smokin' Betty's

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Center City
1,538 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
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Jones

$$$$·American·
Center City
2,060 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • 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
93% recommended
Child Friendly in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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The Dandelion

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Center City
5,790 reviews
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
98% recommended
Late Night Find in Philadelphia
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IndeBlue - Philadelphia

$$$$·Indian·
Center City
1,806 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
94% recommended
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Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
8,607 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
96% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Rouge

$$$$·International·
Rittenhouse Square
394 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
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
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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,449 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
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
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The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,414 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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

In Riva

$$$$·Italian·
East Falls
1,189 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood 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
Best Food in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Davio's - Philadelphia

$$$$·Italian·
Center City
3,451 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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
95% recommended
Special Occasions in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,504 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
91% recommended

Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
409 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
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
86% recommended
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El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,213 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
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
Hot Spot in Philadelphia
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Azie in Media

$$$$·Asian·
Media
1,588 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
97% recommended
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Glenmorgan Bar & Grill at the Radnor Hotel

$$$$·American·
Radnor
576 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Brunch
  • Group Bookings
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
90% recommended
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