(March 30, 2023) – For those who celebrate Easter, this Sunday April 9, meals on this day are usually shared among close family and friends over a copious spread of food and especially sweet treats. Philadelphians looking to relax this Easter Sunday and weekend can put all their eggs in one basket by booking a reservation at various restaurants around town hosting an array of buffets, prix-fixe meals, and specials at At The Table, Forsythia, Patchwork, Red Owl Tavern, Royal Boucherie, Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, The Twisted Tail, Urban Farmer.
Forsythia, Chef Christopher Kearse’s contemporary French restaurant and bar in Old City, has an extravagant prix fixe brunch in-store for those celebrating Easter on Sunday, April 9 from 10am – 4pm. Guests will have the ability to build their ideal Easter brunch by choosing from a selection of dishes spread across four courses, highlights of which include (but are not limited to) Green & White Asparagus with avocado gribiche, rhubarb, and fine herbs, Black Truffle Crêpe filled with oxtail ragout, caramelized onions, and hazelnut-truffle honey, Quiche du Jour comprised of potato, wild spring onions, serrano ham, and smoked paprika hollandaise, and Buttermilk Panna Cotta with blueberry, lemon curd, and lavender cookie.
To book reservations at Forysthia, visit Resy.
Hours of operation: Wednesday through Sunday 5 – 10pm (dinner); Saturday and Sunday 10:30am – 3pm (brunch)
233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395 | www.forsythiaphilly.com
Patchwork, a lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine nestled on the 2nd floor of Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia, is offering all-inclusive brunch specials on Sunday, April 9 for two guests for $50 and four guests for $90, in addition to their usual Sunday brunch. Fit for couples, small groups and families, the all-inclusive special includes coffee, mimosas, family style appetizers such as deviled eggs, Brussel sprouts, choice of Eggs Benedict (Serrano, smoked salmon), and beignets to finish the meal. Patchwork will continue to serve their usual brunch menu, including crowd-favorites such as the Gochujang Brussel Sprouts ($10) with ginger, cilantro, and garlic crunch, an Everything Philly Muffin ($16) stacked with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, and breakfast hash, and the juicy Patchwork Burger ($24) with Cambozola, onion marmalade, and lemon garlic mayo spread on a brioche bun.
To book reservations at Patchwork, visit OpenTable.
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 6:30 am – 10:30 am (breakfast); Sunday through Thursday 5 – 9 pm (dinner); Friday and Saturday 5 – 10 pm (dinner); Saturday and Sunday 7 am – 1 pm (brunch)
1620 Chancellor St. | 215.985.1234 | www.patchworkphilly.com
Red Owl Tavern, the modern American tavern located on Independence Mall, is offering a spate of specialty dishes dubbed “Easter Features” during regular brunch service on Saturday, April 8,8am – 4pm, and Sunday, April 9, 8am – 3pm. Guests will enjoy choice of the three limited-time spring-inspired dishes listed below:
- Brioche French Toast ($17) – Hazelnut butter, toasted hazelnuts, orange crème Chantilly
- Wagyu Brisket Benedict ($23) – Two poached eggs, sourdough English muffin, smoked brisket, chipotle hollandaise
- Spring Onion Frittata ($19) – Caramelized red onion, Yukon potatoes, goat cheese, herb salad
To book reservations at Red Owl Tavern, visit OpenTable.
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30 – 10:45 am (breakfast); Monday through Friday 11:30 am – 4:30 pm (lunch); Monday and Tuesday 4:30 – 9 pm, Thursday and Friday 4:30 – 10 pm, Saturday 5 – 10 pm (dinner); and Saturday 8 am – 4 pm and Sunday 8 am – 3 pm (weekend brunch)
433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215.923.2267 | www.redowltavern.com/
Royal Boucherie, Old City’s atmospheric and lively neighborhood restaurant and bar, is set to hold an all-day brunch planned for Easter on Sunday, April 9 from 10am – 6pm. Guests to the scenic and mood-lit bistro will enjoy elevated French-inspired brunch bites like Chicken Liver Mousse ($13) paired with mustard seed, pickles, and baguette, or Crème Brûlée French Toast ($16) composed of stuffed brioche, berries, berry jam, and maple. Imbibers can also enjoy a suite of expertly crafted cocktails, like Grapeson ($15) made with Hendrick’s Gin, house pickled grape, and classic creole bitters, as well as zero-proof temperance cocktails like Pretty In Pink ($7), a mixture of strawberry, lime, and sparkling grapefruit soda. Additionally, Royal Boucherie will offer several limited-time à la carte specials in honor of the holiday.
To book reservations at Royal Boucherie, visit OpenTable.
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 4 – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 4 – 11 pm, Sunday 4 – 9 pm (dinner); Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 3 pm (brunch)
52 S Second St, Philadelphia, PA | 267.606.6316 | www.royalboucherie.com
Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, South Jersey’s quintessential turn-of-the-century seaside resort, is the place to stay for families headed down the Shore this Easter weekend. Seaview is hosting Easter brunch on Sunday, April 9 from 11 am to 7 pm. Guests can reserve a table in Seaview’s historic Main Dining Room and enjoy an all day buffet for $64.95 per person including tax and gratuity.
Guests can fill their plates (or grab an extra) at various serving stations. To start, the Raw Bar will offer Crab Claws and Citrus Poached Shrimp, while the Soup Station will boast a Wild Mushroom Bisque and a Ham & Bean Soup; a Salad Bar will serve up an array of toppings and fixings; notable entrees include a Seared Faroe Island Salmon and a Citrus Brined Pork Tenderloin. The Carving Station will be slicing up Herb Crusted Prime Rib and Honey Glazed Bone-in Ham and a kids station will offer Mac and Cheese and crispy Buttermilk Chicken Tenderloins.
Brunch lovers can enjoy the Chef’s Breakfast Station from 11 am – 2 pm, complete with made-to-order breakfast essentials such as fluffy scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, cheese blintz with raspberry compote, and fresh fruit.
To book Easter dining reservations at Seaview, call (609)748-7625, or visit OpenTable.
401 S New York Rd., Galloway, NJ | 609.652.1800 | www.seaviewdolcehotel.com
The Twisted Tail, the Southern-inspired restaurant, bar, and live Juke Joint on Headhouse Square known for its extensive array of brown spirits, is hosting a musical Easter brunch with an Easter prix fixe 3 course menu that can be enjoyed for $45 per person or a la carte on Sunday, April 9. Highlights from the first course include an Easter Salad ($16) tossed with cucumbers, apples, and berries in an orange sesame vinaigrette, and Grilled Spring Lamb Chops ($15) served with spring pea puree and honey mustard. Second course standouts include the Easter Omelet ($16) composed of ham, sharp cheddar, tomato jam, served with fries, and the Chicken and Waffle ($24) with apple butter and spiced maple syrup. For dessert, guests can dig into Ricotta Beignets ($10) dusted with cinnamon sugar and dipped in bourbon caramel.
While guests dine and imbibe, The Original Drew Nugent and The Midnight Society, who specialize in the traditional “hot” jazz style of the 1920’s, will be performing in the downstairs Juke Joint from 12 to 3 pm.
To book reservations at The Twisted Tail, visit OpenTable.
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 4 pm –10 pm; Friday 4 pm– 12 am; Saturday 11 am – 12 am; Sunday 10 am –10 pm
509 S. 2nd St. | 215.558.2471 | www.thetwistedtail.com/
Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s rustic chic modern American steakhouse, has crafted an Easter menu celebrating the peak of asparagus season, courtesy of Executive Chef Sonny Ingui. White Asparagus Soup ($14) and Asparagus Risotto ($20) are appetizer options, while entrees include a Lamb Shank ($54) with carrot purée, mushroom and sweet pea risotto, rosemary-orange lamb jus, and Duroc Ham ($42) with beef jus and horseradish crème fraiche. The meal would not be complete without the grand finale, a truly special asparagus dessert: White Asparagus and Blueberry Bavarois ($15) crafted with yuzu gelée, candied purple asparagus, and citrus confit.
To sip, guests can opt for a zero-proof Asparagus Dirty No-Tini ($14) featuring Seedlip Garden 102, brined asparagus, and citrus, and the Spiced Asparagus Martini ($16) mixed with tanqueray gin, asparagus infused vermouth, citrus zest, spice, and garnished with a parmesan stuffed asparagus, which is so good it earned a spot on the upcoming spring menu.
Guests can join Urban Farmer on April 8th for these specials only during dinner, and April 9 during Brunch and Dinner. Reservations are highly encouraged, and can be made via OpenTable.
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | www.urbanfarmersteakhouse.com
– Madison Militello