Top Hotel Brunches in
Philadelphia and the Countryside
It’s breakfast, lunch and delicious
Waking up to weekend brunch is the ultimate luxury, and the inns and hotels of Philadelphia and The Countryside® make it especially memorable for their guests and residents.
From buffet tables laden with caviar, French patisserie and chocolate fountains to à la carte poached egg concoctions from the area’s hottest chefs, brunch time is the ideal time to visit Philly’s hotels.
Here are just a few ideas for getting the day started:
Brunch in the City
The Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
One of the city’s most elegant places to have Sunday brunch is the The Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. The sumptuous $73 buffet — stacked with seafood, smoked meat and endless desserts — includes plated entrees. In all, a relative bargain for an unforgettable experience.
Details: 1 Logan Square, (215) 963-1500, fourseasons.com
At the urbane Sofitel Hotel, the Sunday brunch buffet starts at 9:30 a.m. For $25, diners can sample homemade soups, salads, local and continental cheeses, made-to-order omelets and waffles and an array of tempting pastries and desserts.
Details: 120 S. 17th Street, (215) 569-8300, sofitel.com
Adjacent to the chic Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, Square 1682 beckons diners with its contemporary décor and enticing eats like soft poached eggs over pork confit and biscuits and Amish chicken with red chilaquiles.
Details: 121 S. 17th Street, (215) 563-5008, square1682.com
High atop the tower of Center City’s Hyatt at The Bellevue, Nineteen’s dramatic dining room is the ideal setting for lingering over mandarin mimosas and crab cake Benedict, available with or without access to a buffet of fruits, cereals and pastries.
Details: 200 S. Broad Street, (215) 790-1919, nineteenrestaurant.com
Mid-mornings at Amuse, the signature restaurant at the Le Méridien Hotel are a Francophile’s dream: Steak and eggs served with Lyonnaise potatoes, fresh-baked croissants and cinnamon-apple brioche French toast are among the menu items.
Details: 1421 Arch Street, (215) 422-8222, amusephiladelphia.com
M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel
The changing, creative fare at M Restaurant in the boutique Morris House Hotel may include items such as poached lobster crepe with purple mustard greens or buckwheat pancakes with maple buttercream, served indoors or in the restaurant’s charming courtyard garden.
Details: 231 S. 8th Street, (215) 625-6666, mrestaurantatthemorrishousehotel.com
Helmed by Top Chef contestant Jennifer Carroll, the kitchen at 10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia rewards Sunday morning diners with treats like Philly cheesesteak and eggs and crispy Belgian waffles with berries and chocolate-peanut butter sauce.
Broad & Chestnut Streets, (215) 523-8273, 10arts.com
The glamorous Rittenhouse Hotel hosts a weekly brunch at its award-winning restaurant Lacroix for $59 per person. Although the menu constantly changes, delicacies may include pineapple salad with hearts of palm; Meyer lemon/miso-glazed pork belly; and white-chocolate pancakes.
Details: 210 West Rittenhouse Square, (215) 790-2533, lacroixrestaurant.com
Black Bass Hotel
Bucks County’s Black Bass Hotel offers a value-laden $35 brunch complete with champagne, omelets, pates, salads, fruit, dessert and more—all served up with enchanting river views.
Details: 3774 River Road, Lumberville, (215) 297-9260, blackbasshotel.com
Newtown’s Brick Hotel celebrates the weekend with an all-you-can-eat array of seasonal fruits and salads, egg dishes, freshly carved prime rib and a chef’s selection of patisserie for $27.95.
Details: 1 E. Washington Avenue, Newtown, (215) 860-8313, brickhotel.com
Sunday morning means a champagne brunch buffet at Skippack’s Hotel Fiesole, where guests can choose from lobster eggs Benedict, gnocchi du jour, antipasto and a wide array of pastries for $30.95 per person.
Details: 4046 Skippack Pike, Skippack, (610) 222-8009, hotelfiesole.net
Normandy Farm Hotel
The farm-centric buffet at The Farmer’s Daughter, housed in Blue Bell’s Normandy Farm Hotel, features multiple stations, including a raw bar, cold salads, eggs benedict and desserts—all for $25.95.
Details: 1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, (215) 616-8300, normandygirl.com
The Radnor Hotel
Live classical piano music, a garden view and a Belgian chocolate fountain accompany the award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch at The Radnor Hotel, which is available for $27.95 for adults and $13.95 for children under 12.
Details: 591 E. Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids, (610) 341-3188, radnorhotel.com
Golden Pheasant Inn
Overlooking the Delaware River and Canal in bucolic Bucks County, the Golden Pheasant Inn offers a prix-fixe brunch with elegant omelets and French-inspired entrees. It also comes with dessert for just $22.
Details: 763 River Road, Erwinna, (610) 294-9595, goldenpheasant.com
A complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary kicks off the morning meal at the Brandywine Valley’s Mendenhall Inn, followed by an appetizer and salad buffet, choice of hot entrée and a sampling of desserts for $26.99.
Details: Route 52, Mendenhall, (610) 388-1181, mendenhallinn.com