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Apr 4, 2012 12:03 PM

Visiting with Kids on Easter

We will be visiting Philadelphia Easter weekend and am canvassing for suggestions of places to eat where we would be welcome with three kids (ages 2, 5 & 7) for lunch/dinner, and especially that might be open on Easter Sunday. Cost not so much of a concern; it is vacation, after all. Also probably not anything on the Szechuan 4-pepper end of the spiciness spectrum.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  1. What area will you be staying in?

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    1. re: DaisyM

      A good question. Penn's Landing Hyatt. But we will have a car to get around if necessary.

    2. Take a look here for restaurants open on Easter:

      I'll go out on a limb and say that on easter, I don't think kids will be a problem at most places, though you might want to call ahead and see if you'll have to full price for the kids. Some of the places on that list have actives and children menus listed.

      Out of that list, I'd say hit Le Virtu if the menu appeals to your family.. it is really a great and unique restaurant. It looks like your hotel is doing an explicitly "kids friendly" brunch but I've never heard anything about food there, and at $50pp (adults) you can do much better elsewhere I am sure, probably for less money.

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      1. re: barryg

        Do take the kids for breakfast or lunch at Reading Terminal Market on Saturday (they are closed Sunday). You may want to consider Jones also. It's very kid friendly and an easy walk (8th and Chestnut). For snacks, get yummy coconut tarts and cookies at Tartes between 2nd and 3rd on Arch St. and go to Shane's Candy (between Front and Second on Market St.) for chocolate treats and Franklin Fountain a few doors west for ice cream confections. Both are really close to the Hyatt. Which, is very close to Zahav which is fabulous but maybe not what you're looking for cuisine-wise.

        1. re: bluehensfan

          Zahav is doing a Passover dinner.. might be a bit untraditional for Easter, but it would definitely be delicious :D

          Definitely hit Shane's candies, both you and the kids will love it.

          1. re: barryg

            I just looked at the Open Table list. Moshulu has an Easter brunch. That would be close to where the OP is staying plus It seems like a fun thing for the children. Can anyone comment on the Moshulu's brunch? It has been years since I've been there and it was for a private party.