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Sunday Brunch not at a "brunch" place?

pafood Apr 3, 2013 08:41 AM

I like Green Eggs, Sabrina's, Honey's and similar "brunch" spots. But I'm looking for something a little different, and where I can make a reservation in advance. Ela, Fork, Talula's Garden, and Rittenhouse Tavern all look like they have interesting brunch menus. Has anyone tried any of them for brunch or have experiences at other great places in the city?

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    Hungryin theBurbs Apr 3, 2013 08:48 AM

    My friend recently loved brunch at Rittenhouse Tavern (wish I had been there). Other places you might consider: Distrito, Alla Spina, Matyson, The Dandelion.

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      pafood Apr 3, 2013 09:03 AM


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        Cheesesteak Apr 3, 2013 10:25 AM

        I was at Alla Spina for brunch on Easter Sunday. Really good, cool bar set up as well. Get the pig's head poutine. It's everything a hangover food was meant to be.

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        truman Apr 3, 2013 01:23 PM

        Jones has a great brunch menu - a good mix of breakfast and lunch, and their monkey bread (brioche-based) is fantastic. I am not sure if they take reservations, though.

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          mookleknuck Apr 4, 2013 12:39 PM

          I've enjoyed the brunch/heavy hangover cure menu at The Industry.

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            scooby6469 Apr 4, 2013 01:50 PM

            I've enjoyed Cochon the few times I've gone to brunch there. Reservations and still BYOB for brunch.

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              pafood Apr 5, 2013 07:19 AM

              Thanks for the recommendations. So many good options. I'm leaning toward either Talula's Garden or Fork. I'll report back after I go on Sunday.

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                BigGeorge Apr 9, 2013 03:22 PM

                I had brunch at Amada last Sunday.The food was good as always although it was more lunch than brunch.

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                  pafood Apr 10, 2013 07:33 AM

                  Thanks. I will have to try Amada's brunch.

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                  pafood Apr 10, 2013 07:34 AM

                  Thanks everyone for the advice. I ended up trying the brunch at Ela, and I'm very happy that I did. My report is linked below:


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