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Sunday Lunch or Brunch in Philadelphia

gourmetgulch Feb 9, 2008 04:17 PM

We're driving up from Baltimore to meet friends in Philadelphia tomorrow for lunch or brunch. Recommendations? Could be anywhere in the city. Thanks.

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  1. rabidog RE: gourmetgulch Feb 9, 2008 05:14 PM

    my fave brunch in the city is at north third in northern liberties... love the french toast and omelettes! it's reasonably priced, and it's a nice dark casual pub. http://www.norththird.com/

    any spots in the city you'll be visiting in particular? otherwise you're bound to get a million varying answers.

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      idia RE: rabidog Feb 9, 2008 05:35 PM

      Jakes in Manayunk

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      NickTaylor RE: gourmetgulch Feb 10, 2008 05:32 AM

      If it's not too late, the best Brunch in the city has to be the 4 Seasons Hotel, expensive at $50 per person but by far worth it.....

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        gsmoose RE: gourmetgulch Feb 14, 2008 11:28 PM

        I'm interested in this question as well since I'll be in Philadelphia next weekend and I've realized that few places are open for lunch on Sundays. :( I came across Hot Potato Cafe in some searches but their brunch menu isn't online so I have no idea if their Sunday brunch menu is comparable to their lunch menu...

        Anything near University City or just around center city? And preferably less than $20 per person (considerably less would be nice :P)... thank you!

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            Bigley9 RE: gsmoose Feb 15, 2008 06:04 AM

            Beau Monde at 6th and Bainbridge - Queen Village, not University City but easy to get to and usually street parking. They have both Brunch and their full menu for Sat/Sun

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              cwdonald RE: gsmoose Feb 15, 2008 01:07 PM

              In University City I would suggest White Dog Cafe... you can get away from under 20 there if you a) dont order dessert, and ) limit alcohol consumption.

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              DaisyM RE: gourmetgulch Feb 15, 2008 05:05 AM

              I think the brunch at Lacroix is spectacular. That's our Valentine's present to each other.

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                Displaced California Foodie RE: gourmetgulch Feb 17, 2008 05:18 AM

                Sabrina's Cafe at 9th and Christian
                Something for everyone- excellent food- no disappointments


                1. pathgeek RE: gourmetgulch Feb 19, 2008 10:44 AM

                  Morning Glory Cafe in Bella Vista.
                  Great food, baad coffee in metal cups... fun people. The eggs are awesome.

                  Be prepared to wait in line!
                  735 S 10th St
                  Philadelphia, PA 19147-2741
                  Phone: (215) 413-3999


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                    spopodopolis RE: gourmetgulch Feb 19, 2008 11:14 AM

                    both in Northern Liberties:
                    Standard Tap: http://www.standardtap.com/
                    Honey's Sit 'n Eat http://philadelphia.citysearch.com/pr...

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                      gsmoose RE: gourmetgulch Mar 4, 2008 03:50 PM

                      I ended up bringing a large party to Cafe Pier One (46th and Baltimore, I believe) for the Sunday lunch... and realized that there was no way we could eat there. :( There were about 6 tables in the tiny establishment, all of which were full, so we basically took up any open space available to order our to-go lunch. The wait for our orders was incredibly long though... and one sandwich ended up being forgotten so the wait was extended even further... but I must say that most menu items were quite attractive. Loved the chicken salad sandwich, even after it had been sitting in a bag on and off a plane for 7 hours.

                      Wanted to try Beau Monde, but there was little time for traveling much beyond University City... thanks for the tip though; definitely want to get there next time.

                      1. AmblerGirl RE: gourmetgulch Mar 16, 2008 06:35 AM

                        My favorite brunch spot in the city in London Grill in Fairmount. They have a delicous steak and eggs, a good bloody mary bar, outdoor tables for people watching when the weather is nice.

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                          mschow RE: AmblerGirl Mar 16, 2008 09:19 AM

                          London is a fav of mine as well, for brunch. My friend went early last Sunday and said it was excellent. When they left, she said it was very crowded. She was a bit apprehensive about going, since on-line reviews were mostly negative about the service and so so about the food. Maybe the fact that she went early made the experience a good one. Service can get a bit lax there, but I've always had a nice meal.

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