Where to Get Brunch in Rittenhouse Square

Mission Taqueria (Photo: J. Fusco for VisitPhilly)

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite Rittenhouse Square Brunch - wither your looking for Sunday brunch or a mid morning Boozy rum, Rittenhouse Square has you covered with some great locations to enjoy brunch . Listed below are a some of the  top restaurants to enjoy brunch in Rittenhouse, Philly.


  • SuGa demonstrates chef-owner Susanna Foo’s inimitable approach to Chinese cookery. The Sunday menu starts with lobster spring rolls and Kennett Square mushroom dumplings with truffle emulsion and ends with bacon fried rice and house-cured ginger salmon atop latkes made from taro. 1720 Sansom Street, (215) 717-8968, sugabyfoo.com
  • Lacroix, in the tony Rittenhouse Hotel, serves a filling Sunday brunch prix-fixe menu ($75 per person) featuring hors d’oeuvres (fried sunchokes with Cubanelle jam; Vietnamese beef broth with quail egg; heirloom tomato panzanella), raw-bar specialties, signature entrees (grilled Rhode Island squid with sweet corn, lima bean and green chili), salads, charcuterie, a carving station and wine pairings. A decadent dessert table rounds out the offerings. 210 Rittenhouse Square, (215) 546-9000, lacroixrestaurant.com
  • The Love, from the dynamic duo of Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr, delivers Olexy’s signature style to the Rittenhouse brunch crowd. Playful plates like the bananas Foster waffle with “boozy” rum sauce and the “Posh Brunch” (truffled scrambled eggs, crispy potatoes, spinach) introduce a little homespun elegance to Saturday and Sunday mornings. 130 S. 18th Street, (215) 433-1555, theloverestaurant.com
  • Mission Taqueria keeps brunch breezy and casual. The contemporary Mexican offerings—a torta with maple-glazed chorizo and pickled jalapeno, huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and shareable snacks like plantain empanadas—can be paired with green-juice margaritas, hibiscus agua fresca or horchata. 1516 Sansom Street (second floor), (215) 383-1200, missiontaqueria.com
  • Nineteen (XIX)’s morning buffet atop the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue begins with continental pastries, fruit and smoked meats and fish, continues with egg and waffle entrees and concludes with an array of miniature desserts. The whole meal costs $38 per person. Broad & Walnut Streets, 19th floor, (215) 790-1919, hyatt.com/gallery/nineteen
  • Pub & Kitchen serves what is easily a contender for one of the city’s best Bloody Mary variants, but the spicy Wrangler is only one reason to visit. The menu of modern brunch fare (eggs in purgatory, house-smoked salmon tartine, smothered fried chicken and biscuits) is tempting enough on its own. 1946 Lombard Street, (215) 545-0350, thepubandkitchen.com
  • Russet serves brunch on Saturday andSunday to please its loyal locavore following. The ever-changing hyper-seasonal menu might include dishes like house-cured coppa with heirloom apple mostarda, a local mushroom and ricotta omelet and a local yogurt parfait with cherry hazelnut granola. 1521 Spruce Street, (215) 546-1521, russetphilly.com
  • Southgate’s mashup of Korean and American traditions nets excellent results on Sundays. Plates small (kimchi deviled eggs; matcha tea-flavored waffles) and large (bibimbap omelets, a panko-breaded bulgogi burger with smoked chili aioli)pair with soju, pear and prosecco cocktails. 1801 Lombard Street, (215) 560-8443, southgatephilly.com


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