Philadelphia, PA - Hop on down to the Headhouse District for some FREE, egg-citing family fun during the South Street Headhouse District Annual Easter Promenade on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Come dressed in your Sunday Best and promenade down South Street in this grand and popular tradition that last year drew record crowds.
Master of ceremonies Henri David returns to lead the parade from the corner of Passyunk Avenue/South Street down to Headhouse Square (2nd Street) at 12:30 pm. Enjoy Easter treats, live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, the Bunny Hop, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail, and much more. Bring your camera and stick around to meet the Easter Bunny himself, and see who wins the best-dressed contests! The parade itself kicks off at 12:30 pm, with judging until approximately 2:00 pm.
Children and adults can enter to be crowned Best Dressed, Best South Street Razzle Dazzle, or Best Easter Bonnet – even your pet can win big if he or she is looking spiffy! Celebrity judges will announce the winners in 12 categories (Best Dressed Little Boy/Girl, Young Boy/Girl, Teen Boy/Girl, Woman, Man, Family, Pet - Plus Best Easter Bonnet, and South St Razzle Dazzle).
Don't miss this FREE family event, filled with fun and surprises! Come to South Street Headhouse District before the Promenade or stay afterward to enjoy a fabulous brunch at one of our wonderful restaurants or enjoy a day of shopping in our wide variety of stores. For more information about the Easter Promenade, visit www.southstreet.com or call 215-413-3713.
This Easter at Aqimero At The Ritz, a special brunch menu will be offered from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, including endless brunch creations, a seafood raw bar, and a hot carving station. This special brunch also includes endless Mimosas, Bellinis, and Bloody Marys. Signature brunch creations consist of favorites such as chicken and waffles and huevos rancheros, as well as inspired new dishes such as crab and shrimp enchiladas, lobster avocado toast, and more- all from Aqimero’s signature wood-burning Latin grill. Brunch will be offered for $125.00++ per person.
With Easter quickly approaching, many families in Philadelphia are looking for Sunday brunch reservations. XIX (Nineteen), located at Hyatt atThe Bellevue, is offering a prix fixe buffet menu priced at $72/person that includes a full raw bar, a selection of salads, cheese, and charcuterie plates, an assortment of live cutting stations with classic Easter dishes to choose from and a variety of desserts.
The Twisted Tail Headhouse Square is hosting a prix-fixe Grand Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16. From 10 am-4 pm, Headhouse Square’s restaurant, bar, and live music venue will feature a large buffet elaborately displayed with cornucopias of seasonal brunch items, including prime rib, spring leg of lamb, omelet stations, fresh fruit displays, waffle stations, breakfast pastries, and more. Guests looking for a sweet treat can finish off their brunch with some cotton candy from The Twisted Tail’s cotton candy machine. $42/person. $25/kids (3yrs-10yrs). 509 S 2nd St | www.thetwistedtail.com | 215.558.2471
Guests will enjoy their Easter brunch with sweeping views of the City of Brotherly Love at Skybrunch at the top of the Tower Philadelphia - Easter Buffet. The Easter Bunny will be on-site to greet children and their families as they arrive. SkyBrunch will debut their new set up for spring – the copious buffet overflowing with waffles, pancakes, and omelets in the middle of the room, with seating lining the floor-to-ceiling windows. Every guest will enjoy their brunch with a view of Philly, 50 floors in the sky. Seatings will be at 10am, 11am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. $50/person. Kids 12 and underpay their age. 1717 Arch St | www.skybrunch.com | 215.567.8787
Ocean Prime Restaurant, one of Center City’s most stunning seafood and steakhouses, invites guests to dine with them on Sunday, April 16, for a delicious à la carte Easter Brunch. Guests will enjoy dishes such as the French Toast ($15), served with mixed fresh berries, lemon curd, candied bacon, and warm maple syrup; Crab & Eggs ($19), served with an English muffin, crab cakes, poached eggs, hollandaise, fresh fruit, mixed greens with a balsamic vinaigrette; and Braised Short Rib Surf & Turf ($22) served with crispy gouda potato cake, lobster claw, poached egg, and hollandaise, among the mix. Guests can sip on a Signature Bloody Mary ($16), served with jumbo shrimp, or a Blood Orange Mimosa($9) for the perfect brunch pairing. 124 S 15th St | www.ocean-prime.com/
Rittenhouse Square’s SQUARE 1682 Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia invites guests to spend Easter morning enjoying a la carte brunch specials from Chef Bobby Surdam, including a 3 Meat Hash, served with short rib, pork shank, chorizo, pearl onions, and fried egg; Huevos Rancheros served with black beans, salsa verde, and eggs, as well as a Giant Cinnamon Roll. In honor of the holiday, Square 1682 will offer extended brunch hours. Additionally, children can decorate their own Marshmallow Peeps! 121 S 17th St | www.square1682.com | 215.563.5008
Sofitel Philadelphia annual Easter Brunch Buffet in Chez Colette is a luxurious feast including a Raw Bar; Ham and Prime Rib Carving Stations; Salmon, Chicken, and Short Rib entrees, decadent desserts, and a complimentary glass of bubbly for $59. Make reservations by April 10 for a 15% off discount with code: BUNNY.
After weeks of sacrifice, Barclay Prime is the best destination to indulge in after lent during Easter Sunday. The restaurant offers the highest-quality meat, such as the A5 Japanese Wagyu and, of course, the Rack of Lamb and Roasted Chicken. The Barclay building's classic surroundings make the restaurant the ideal contemporary destination for a space steeped in the glamorous old-world tradition.
If you’re looking for an Easter brunch, Ruth’s Chris Steak House Returns to Philadelphia recently launched a brunch program last month. Serving up a unique and upscale experience, Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s brunch features a sizzling combination of their classic menu paired with steakhouse-inspired brunch offerings with a New Orleans twist. The restaurant is 1 out of 4 nationwide doing this specialty menu and includes everything from Lobster Ratatouille Stuffed Omelet, Cajun Tenderloin Eggs Benedict—to New Orleans style Bloody Mary’s and more.
Bridget Foy’s offers the best view of the Easter Promenade at the corner of South and 2nd Streets. Watch the parade turn the corner as you enjoy a special brunch menu from the patio. All three floors inside will also be open for one of the city’s largest Easter brunch celebrations! Look for many special additions and returning favorites, like Red Velvet Donuts, Ginger Carrot Soup, Ham and Cheese Omelet (with Vermont Cheddar and Rosemary Mushrooms), Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Corned Beef Hash, Strawberry Skillet French Toast, Easter Ham with Scalloped Potatoes, and a special multi-layered Easter Cake with Buttercream and Cream Cheese. For Dinner service, look for seasonal and holiday special additions on top of Bridget’s regular menu favorites.
Old City District is just a hop away from the Easter Promenade! Bring in your bonnets and bunny ears and head to 3rd and Chestnut for a special Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet with Glazed Ham, Lamb, Buffalo Chicken and Biscuits, Red Velvet French Toast, Omelet Station, Eggs Bennedict Station, Mini Quiche, Sticky Buns, Sweets Selection and much more. It is only $35 per adult, $15 per 12 and under/ $15, and free 6 and under. The bar will be open all day and feature new spring cocktails and Easter weekend specials. At 4:00 pm, dinner service will open with your Little Lion favorites plus Easter Sunday additions - including Hot and Honey Chicken, Southern Fried Chicken and Savory Hot Cakes, Shrimp and Grits, St. Louis Pork Ribs, and more! Outdoor seating will be available - with the perfect view of the brand new Museum of the American Revolution - Historic Philadelphia.
Fine Palate 231 S. 15thPhiladelphia, PA 19102 (267) 318-7971
Fine Palate in Rittenhouse Square neighborhood celebrates Easter with a special brunch featuring off-menu specials and brunch classics - including Avgolemono Soup (Greek lemon and egg soup), Frittata Morels Asparagus (Italian egg open-faced omelet), Coconut French Toast (baked with coconut custard bread), Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb (slow-roasted leg of lamb, Mediterranean spices), Potato Galette (Smoked salmon, crème frâiche, caviar) and more.
Whetstone Tavern will host Easter Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas for $25 per person and delicious specials like Chilaquiles with Straciatella (Guanciale, Philly Style Bagel Chips, and a Crispy Poached Egg). For Easter Dinner, Whetstone will offer a three-course Sunday Supper for $45.00 per person.
Ela 627 S 3rd St Philadelphia, PA 19147 https://elaphilly.com/ (267) 687-8512
Ela offers a decadent three-course Easter brunch for only $25.00 per person. First Course, choose from House Smoked Salmon on rye with cucumber and red onion jam, Kale Salad with roasted shallots, apples, and almonds with a whole grain mustard vinaigrette, or Salted Toffee Sticky Buns with smoked raisins, peanuts, and a bacon glaze. Second Course options include Classic Quiche Lorraine with caramelized onions, arugula, oyster mushrooms, and goat cheese; Brioche French Toast topped with rhubarb, chantilly cream, and lavender, or Breakfast Gnocchi with chicken sausage, scrambled eggs, and hollandaise sauce. For an additional $15, guest can upgrade their meal to include Lobster Benedict featuring lobster, coddled eggs, and a braised leek hollandaise sauce over an English muffin with a side of hashbrowns. For the third course, guests are invited to end their meal on a sweet note. They can choose the Whipped Yogurt with white chocolate, citrus, and pound cake or the Warm Cookie Dough with Vanilla Bay ice cream and cookie cracker to satisfy their sweet tooth. For dinner, pick from selections on the regular Ela menu.
The Sweet Life Bakeshop 740 South St Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Sweet Life Bakeshop will be open on Easter Sunday with Easter Cupcakes (baby chicks and rabbits), carrot cake on special, lemon bars on special - and of course, signature banana cream pudding! Inside the bakeshop at 2:00 pm, there will be a Magic Show featuring Mr. Messado, formerly of South Street Magic.
The Little Bird Bakery 517 S. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
Stop by the Little Bird Bakery, pick up some of their sweet Easter Bread stuffed with colorful eggs for $12 each, or take home some of their Filled 'glass' easter cookies for $5. Both are a delicious and colorful addition to your Easter table or basket.
Brauhaus Schmitz 718 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 https://www.brauhausschmitz.
Brauhaus Schmitz will open and serve up its full menu featuring favorites like Housemade sausages, Schnitzel, and other German favorites. Make sure to try one of the 30 beers that they have on tap when you stop by.
The Twisted Tail 509 S 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19147 https://www.thetwistedtail.com/ (215) 558-2471
Twisted Tail gives you a prime sidewalk seat for the Easter Promenade stage and judges the best bonnets! Enjoy the show with a cocktail in hand and specials for those hungry little rabbits. Menu selections include Crawfish Mac and Cheese, the Brisket Omelette, or go for one of their many selections of delicious hams.
The Living Room Cafe 701 S 5th St Philadelphia, PA 19147 https://thelivingroom.cafe/ (267) 930-8388
One of South Street’s most prominent all-day cafes serves up sweet and savory brunch dishes for the entire family. Top picks include “Preston” with cinnamon apple French toast with a warm dulce de leche, bourbon blueberry compote, homemade whipped Anglaise and walnuts or go for the -- and “Steve” with one chocolate chip waffle and one coconut waffle with granola, honey, syrup, butter, and fresh fruit.
The Good King Tavern 614 S 7th St Philadelphia, PA 19147 https://thegoodkingtavern.com/ (215) 625-3700
The Good King Tavern will be open and serving up brunch favorites like Eggs in their Nest, red wine poached eggs in a potato nest as well as the “Offal” Sandwich featuring roasted sweetbreads, gruyère, egg with a sauerkraut aioli.
Bainbridge Street Barrel House 627 S 6th St Philadelphia, PA 19147
Stop by the Bainbridge Street Barrel House for juicy burgers, plates of mussels, fresh, crisp salads, smoked pulled pork, or anything in between. Plus, for the grown-ups, look for one of the city’s largest selections of craft drafts, ciders, and more on tap.
Pizzeria Stella 420 S 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19147
Located across the street from the Easter Promenade judging stage, Pizzeria Stella will offer wood-fired pizzas, salads, pasta, and a large variety of antipasti. Every year, Pizzeria Stella is a family favorite - and if the weather is nice, dine in their extensive outdoor seating area.
IN ATLANTIC CITY
Il Verdi at Tropicana Atlantic City presents a three-course Easter dinner that includes Insalata Caprese, Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, and Limoncello Cheesecake for $58.If you want a quick getaway, Continental Atlantic City is perfect for brunch or dinner. Enter through a water-edged pathway that leads to a spacious “indoor” patio with a sunken fire-pit lounge. Enjoy dishes such as the Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, and the French Onion Soup Dumplings.