March 24, 2021 – Easter Sunday is April 4, and for folks looking to celebrate the holiday with brunch fare, specialty dinner offerings, and Easter baskets with goodies for yourself or a loved one, look no further than our list of Philadelphia area restaurants, hotels, and shops.
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East Passyunk Avenue, home to over 150 independently owned businesses in South Philadelphia, has a plethora of Easter celebrations planned. Favors and Flavors is inviting folks to visit the shop on Saturday, March 27 and Saturday, April 3 from 1 – 4pm, bring their own camera, and take free photos with the Easter Bunny. Down the road, Occasionette is stocked with Easter-themed gifts, candles, colorful tin eggs, and mélange trays, while Tildie’s Toy Box offers an array of crafts and Easter baskets with candy ready for purchase.
Additionally, Barcelona Wine Bar, Flannel, Cantina Los Caballitos, and Pistolas Del Sur will be open for Easter brunch service on Sunday, April 4 with delicious breakfast and lunch offerings and cocktails, wine, and craft beer.
Check out the respective businesses’ websites for more info.
1904 E. Passyunk Avenue | http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/
Forsythia, Old City’s French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, boasts an all-day Easter brunch prix fixe menu for $75 on Sunday, April 4 from 10:30am – 7pm, with the addition of Adult Easter Baskets for sale. The elegant three-course menu includes Pea Soup, Salad du jour, Avocado Toast, White Fish Tarine, Quiche, Yeasted Waffles and berries, Pork Belly and Egg, Smoked Salmon and Potato Rosti, and house Burger, plus one Eggs Benedict per table, available for limited indoor and outdoor dining as well as takeaway.
The Adult Easter Baskets feature Porchini Gnocchi, Mushroom Ragu, Smoked Gouda, Saucisson sec, Fresh-baked scones, Orange Vanilla Marmalade jam, and Lemon Curd, priced at $50.
Book reservations via Resy today.
233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395 | www.forsythiaphilly.com
Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard,” is celebrating Easter with eggs! Creole Deviled Eggs will be available as a set of six eggs to share, priced at $5. Additionally, each guest will receive an egg filled with goodies such as candy, toys, and a few lucky winners will have bottle shop discounts included.
Available for sit down at Jet Wine Garden, their adjacent outdoor oasis.
Opening hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12 – 10 pm, and Sunday from 2 – 8 pm.
1525 South St. | 215.735.1116 | jetwinebar.com
Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, the New Jersey Shore’s quintessential resort, offers a family-friendly Easter brunch with an impressive, five-course menu including Shrimp Cocktail, Cheese and Charcuterie, Cream of Asparagus Soup, and entrée’s served family-style such as Sliced Honey Baked Leidy’s Ham, Grilled Faroe Island Salmon, Sliced Petite Filet, and Lemon Italian Cake for dessert, priced at $55 for adults.
Children can choose from Buttermilk Fried Chicken Strips, Peep & Grilled Cheese, and Easter Dirt for dessert, all for $30.
Available for limited indoor dining at Seaview’s grand main dining room from 12 – 2pm and 3 – 5pm on Sunday, April 4. Book reservations through Open Table today.
401 S New York Rd., Galloway, NJ | 609.652.1800 | www.seaviewdolcehotel.com
Square 1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom streets, is offering a special Easter dish consisting of Leg of Lamb hash, Yukon potatoes, onions, radishes, rosemary, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce for $18.
Available for takeaway and indoor dining at limited capacity.
121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008 | www.square1682.com
The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square, offers a special family-style brunch menu for Easter starting off with a basket of fresh-baked pastries, followed by delicious offerings including Blue Bay Oysters, Beef Tartare, Roasted Beet Salad, Lamb Benedict, Brioche French Toast, Eggs in Purgatory, and Ricotta Beignets. The three-course brunch is priced at $39 per person, and an optional children’s menu is available.
Available for dine-in and outdoor seating from 10am – 4pm on Sunday, April 4. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant or by visiting their website.
509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 | http://thetwistedtail.com/
Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, is pulling out all the stops for a memorable Easter celebration with specialty items available for brunch and dinner service. Specials for the day include the Seafood Tower with chilled oysters, lobster, shrimp, lump crab, salmon tartare, and mussels ($70 / $138), Deviled Eggs with caviar and dill ($14), Braised Lamb Shank with mushroom and pea ragout, and castle valley corn polenta ($38), Oscar Style Asparagus with jumbo lump crab meat and béarnaise sauce ($18), and Roasted Bone Marrow with maple Dijon glaze ($12).
Available for limited indoor dining and outdoor seating on Sunday, April 4 with from 9 am – 2 pm for brunch service, and 4 pm – 9 pm for dinner service.
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com
– Nicole Schofield