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Best Sunday Brunch Buffet in Philadelphia??

A close friend and I are searching for the most recommended Sunday brunch buffet - preferably within Philadelphia, though we would consider the suburbs as well. I have read that the offerings at Water Works are very good; and I presume a very pleasant atmosphere would be found at a table overlooking the river on a nice day. We are of course searching for quality food and impressive selection. Cost is not a concern.

Thank you in advance for your direction!

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  1. There is only one answer.. and it is LaCroix. Fantastic food,

    On holidays, when the Fountain still does brunch, the Four Seasons is outstanding.. but they have for all intents and purposesgotten out of the brunch business.

    In the suburbs, I still like William Penn Inn (baseball caps and sloppily dressed patrons not withstanding ... ) others will differ on this. Perhaps its just beause I am aging and becoming more like their blue blood crotchety type target audience.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      what cwdonald said, it's LaCroix and nothing else comes close, it's worth every penny.

    2. +2 for Lacroix. Nothing else comes remotely close.

      1. I agree LaCroix is wonderful. I have never been to the Fountain for brunch, however.

        1. Add to others, only great game in town.And if you book now, you will get 30% off as well as wines @50% also, thus a wine normally selling for $ 100 would net out at $35.

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          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Thank you, Delucacheesemonger. How would one secure the 30% off?

            I do remain interested in alternate recs as well.

            1. re: michael

              Delucacheesemonger - I am interested in the 30% off as well. However, if you think you will get it with Savored I believe the brunch is excluded from that. Is there another deal going on?

              1. re: michael

                Just go to opentable.com and they will link to you to it. Costs $10 for reservation but the 30% will be taken off your bill automatically at the restaurant. Yes it does work for brunch as l reserved on the site for brunch.

                1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                  Is this something through Opentable.com and not Savored? I copied the following from Savored regarding LaCrox.

                  " Not valid during Restaurant Week, on the 3-Plate pre fixe luncheon, nor brunch.
                  Cannot be combined with any other deal or promotion.
                  An automatic 18% gratuity will be added to pre-discounted bill.

                  30%
                  savored value
                  off all food & drink"

                  I know Open Table has had different promotions but didn't know they had a current one for LaCrox?

                  1. re: FayeD

                    Just go to the site. Going to Prime Rib on same deal tomorrow with a hound or two. Found it here, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/803664

                    1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                      Thanks. I went to your link and LaCrox doesn't come up as of August 30. I think it may have yesterday, but when I tried to enter a few Sunday September dates around brunch time, it showed nothing available. I think you got a great deal that probably isn't around right now.

                      1. re: FayeD

                        They might just be booked--last time I made a Lacroix brunch res, I couldn't find anything available for 3-4 weeks.

                        1. re: FayeD

                          It does appear that Lacroix has been removed from the 30% off Open Table offer.

                          1. re: Philly Ray

                            I hope they still honor discount on the reservations already made.

                            Also, I'm pretty bummed to find that I can't make a reservation as a solo diner. Would a walk-in be accepted or is there no place for me? :(

                              1. re: cocobinga

                                They have a small bar and I think they reserve walk-in space for hotel guests. I'm not sure that they usually do the full buffet at those spots but I would be surprised if they wouldn't let you. But yea, call ahead and ask.

                2. Another vote for Lacroix, absolutely above and beyond any other options.