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 18. 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
3,522 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for 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 energeticRead more
93% recommended
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Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
10,869 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

Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,367 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
American in Philadelphia

Smokin' Betty's

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Center City
1,502 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

Jones

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,979 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Fun
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
91% recommended

The Dandelion

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Center City
5,660 reviews
  • Cozy
  • 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
Gastro Pub in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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IndeBlue - Philadelphia

$$$$·Indian·
Center City
1,734 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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

Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
8,417 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
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Rouge

$$$$·International·
Rittenhouse Square
371 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • People Watching
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

Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,404 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
100% recommended
Contemporary American in Philadelphia
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The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,241 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
96% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

In Riva

$$$$·Italian·
East Falls
1,157 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
97% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Davio's - Philadelphia

$$$$·Italian·
Center City
3,368 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
92% recommended

Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,407 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 / New Jersey Suburbs
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Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
396 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
92% recommended

El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,087 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
1,565 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Birthdays
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
96% recommended
Asian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Glenmorgan Bar & Grill at the Radnor Hotel

$$$$·American·
Radnor
564 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Western Suburbs