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Easter brunch recommendations?

foodie4evr Mar 8, 2014 06:25 AM

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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    Chefpaulo RE: foodie4evr Mar 8, 2014 07:06 PM

    Lacroix. Hands down, the best ever.

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      PhillyBestBYOB RE: Chefpaulo Mar 9, 2014 05:48 AM

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

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        cwdonald RE: PhillyBestBYOB Mar 9, 2014 06:40 AM

        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.

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          PhillyBestBYOB RE: cwdonald Mar 10, 2014 06:08 AM

          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.

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            Misha RE: PhillyBestBYOB Mar 10, 2014 04:57 PM

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

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              cwdonald RE: Misha Mar 10, 2014 07:04 PM

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

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                Misha RE: cwdonald Mar 11, 2014 10:01 AM

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

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                  cwdonald RE: Misha Mar 13, 2014 07:30 AM

                  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.

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                    Misha RE: cwdonald Mar 14, 2014 04:24 PM

                    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?

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                      PhillyBestBYOB RE: Misha Mar 15, 2014 01:48 AM

                      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.

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                        Misha RE: PhillyBestBYOB Mar 17, 2014 09:43 AM

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

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      Philly Ray RE: foodie4evr Mar 9, 2014 07:21 AM

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


      1. PattiCakes RE: foodie4evr Mar 13, 2014 07:24 AM

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

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