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Easter brunch recommendations?

Hi! We are looking for great ideas for Easter brunch in Center City. Any price, any location (just not my kitchen!). Any thoughts? Thanks for the help.

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  1. Lacroix. Hands down, the best ever.

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    1. re: Chefpaulo

      Good luck getting an Easter reservation for Lacroix brunch at this late date.

      1. re: PhillyBestBYOB

        There are tables for 2pm available for parties of 2. No tables for four or more available.

        I would consider, 1) Fountain Room at Four Seasons which does brunch on special occasions, (Mum's Day and Easter if memory serves me correct)

        2) Amis.. i really like what they do with brunch here. Traidition brunch with an italian flare.

        1. re: cwdonald

          Wouldn't recommend 2PM brunch at Lacroix. I've done 1:30, but even that's getting late. They'll serve you and still have all the stuff, but they are not going to be cooking up until the last second at 3PM I bet.

          1. re: PhillyBestBYOB

            Has anyone been to Waterworks lately for brunch? Is it worth the money or is it all about the view?

            1. re: Misha

              Its the tv show.. the view the view, nothing but the view.

              1. re: cwdonald

                So, is the food mediocre, CW? Would prefer going someplace where you're also getting some good eats, especially at those prices.

                1. re: Misha

                  50 dollars a head for a buffet brunch that is basic food. Definitely no value ... Its not bad... its not anything to write home about either.

                  1. re: cwdonald

                    Thanks for the head's up. Managed to land a reservation for brunch at Lacroix but best I could do time-wise was 1:45. Is that going to ruin our experience? Or will we still have a relaxing meal and have the opportunity to sample their offerings?

                    1. re: Misha

                      It definitely won't be bad, so I'd go for it. Wouldn't hurt to show up 30 min early and see if they seat you. Let us know what you think.

                      1. re: PhillyBestBYOB

                        Will do. And gonna take your advice and arrive early. What's the worse that could happen, right? Really looking forrward to it.

    2. Cuba Libre does an all-you-can-eat tapas brunch for $26 per person, but you have to be seated by 1:30.


      1. We have done brunch at Azalea at the Omni. Very good, but is is a hotel.