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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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$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old City
3,389 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
The rustic decor at FARMiCiA is part of the restaurant's charm and a nod to their simple, yet delicious menu. Located in historic Old City Philadelphia, great food and an energeticRead more
94% recommended
51 people mentioned the Lentil Salad
$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
9,874 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • People Watching
A modern take on a classic French bistro, the Parc restaurant embodies European decor with all-imported design elements. Not only does this dining experience offer one of the best Read more
97% recommended
French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
160 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
$$$$·American·
Center City
2,828 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Bud & Marilyns, owned by noted Philadelphia chefs and restaurateurs Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, is a step back in time. The vintage decor comes from flea market finds, and coRead more
94% recommended
American in Philadelphia
289 people mentioned the Curd
$$$$·Comfort Food·
Center City
1,381 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Down-home comfort is the decor at Smokin' Betty's. Walk into tall booths in black and brown, surrounded by polished hardwood tables, chairs, and floors. Relax in a comfortable, unpRead more
89% recommended
33 people mentioned the Egg Roll
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$$$$·American·
Center City
1,669 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
Casual is the norm at Jones, a homey comfort food restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia. Stone walls and shag carpets add to the ambiance, while a menu filled with food like mom Read more
93% recommended
Kid Friendly in Philadelphia
37 people mentioned the Grilled Cheese
$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Center City
5,210 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
An eclectic update on an Old World classic, The Dandelion takes the English pub to new places. Victorian decor and cozy nooks create intimate dining spaces, even in a crowded restaRead more
96% recommended
Gastro Pub in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
390 people mentioned the Fish Chip
$$$$·Indian·
Center City
1,570 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Dark woods, dark walls, and indirect lighting create a peaceful and intimate dining experience at IndeBlue. This modern take on classic Indian cuisine includes vegan, gluten-free, Read more
97% recommended
61 people mentioned the Crispy Spinach
$$$$·American·
Washington Square
7,469 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Fresh flowers on each table and white tile walls, along with flower boxes, decorate the interior of Talula's Garden. This contemporary American restaurant in Washington Square is fRead more
97% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
78 people mentioned the Brioche
$$$$·International·
Rittenhouse Square
273 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Perfect for people-watching, Rouge, a restaurant that focuses on Continental cuisine, has park-side seating. Watch the comings and goings in the famous Rittenhouse Square while enjRead more
Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
7 people mentioned the Truffle Fries
$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,324 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Sophisticated comfort is the theme at Fond, a contemporary American restaurant that offers an intimate ambiance. With seating for 36 in the dining room, the restaurant is quiet enoRead more
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Philadelphia
32 people mentioned the Skate Wing
$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,552 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Dark wood floors and fixtures contrast with the white painted walls for an interior that looks elegant without overwhelming. The Love, opened by renowned local restaurateurs Aimee Read more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
28 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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$$$$·Italian·
East Falls
1,032 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Warm, honey-toned wood, eclectic wall coverings, and an open kitchen all add to the welcoming atmosphere at In Riva. This charming translation of traditional Italian fare serves a Read more
99% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
16 people mentioned the Pea Soup
$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,693 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Inspired by the farm-to-table movement, Andrew and Kristen Wood, the owners of Russet, have taken things to a new level. Every table and chair in the place comes directly from the Read more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Philadelphia
15 people mentioned the Striped Bass
$$$$·Italian·
Center City
3,087 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
For a meal that starts with an excuse to dress up, head to Davio's, a northern Italian steakhouse in Philly. Situated in the historic Provident Bank Building, the dramatic windows,Read more
95% recommended
56 people mentioned the Cheese Steak
$$$$·Italian·
Washington Square
3,295 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Small, wood-topped tables and exposed brick walls blend industrial and classic cafe ambiance at Amis. This small, Italian trattoria dishes up big flavors and attention to detail. ERead more
94% recommended
69 people mentioned the Rice Pudding
$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
6,998 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Warm lighting illuminates the rustic fixtures that decorate Amada PHL, Chef Jose Garces' Spanish tapas restaurant. The brunch menu comes out with traditional dishes and unique flavRead more
93% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Philadelphia
441 people mentioned the Sangria
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$$$$·American·
Center City
367 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
The simple, rustic decor at Pub & Kitchen welcomes diners to a restaurant famed for its selection of local beers on tap and gourmet dishes. From the Jonah crab toast to the Philly Read more
95% recommended
American in Philadelphia
14 people mentioned the Rabbit Meatballs
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$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
4,757 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
Sunday brunch at El Vez is a fun and quirky experience. The rainbow of color, unmistakable Latin flair, and high-backed Hollywood-style chaise seating at booths all come together fRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
235 people mentioned the Guacamole
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$$$$·Asian·
Media
1,487 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Philly suburbs offer some culinary surprises, like Azie in Media. Azie is a sushi restaurant that serves brunch — and not just a brunch, but a brunch buffet that changes seasonallyRead more
91% recommended
Asian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
19 people mentioned the Kobe Beef
$$$$·American·
Radnor
534 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Western Suburbs
8 people mentioned the Chocolate Fountain