Philly Restaurants Hosts Special Easter Dinners April 8-9
Friday, March 31, 2023
10+ TOP SPOTS FOR EASTER IN PHILADELPHIA, SUBURBS AND SOUTH JERSEY
From Easter Egg Hunts ot Easter Bunny Spottings, to Easter Sunday Brunch tro Easter Cocktails, Philadelphia, Suburb and Shore restaurants present the following options:
1) Chez Colette
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
120 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet
Chez Colette at Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square celebrates Easter Sunday, on April 9th, with Easter Brunch Buffet from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Bring the whole family for signature dishes from Sofitel Executive Chef Edward Hancock, plus a complimentary glass of champagne for the grown-ups. Brunch buffet is $75 per person, children under 12 are half price. For Reservations call 215-569-8300 or at Opentable. All prices subject to all applicable taxes and 18% gratuity.
Cocktail, Sherry Mignonette
Asparagus, Roasted Peppers, and Feta Salad
Spring Lettuce, Reggiano, Grapes, Almonds, Radish, Sherry Vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, Balsamic
Sliced Seasonal Fruit
Artisan Cheese Board, Jam
Charcuterie, Mustard, Cornichon
Grilled Salmon, Spring Vegetables, Rock Shrimp
Seared Chicken Breast Coq au vin
Braised Short Ribs, Cipollini Onions, Thyme Jus
Parsnip and Potato Smash
Truffled Macaroni and Cheese
Baby Carrots with Salted Caramel
Glazed Pit Ham
Garlic Roasted Prime Rib
Horseradish, Mustard, Fruit Chutney, Jus
Orange Ganache Tartelettes
Choux a la Crème
Lemon Yuzu Chiffon
Complimentary Glass of Bubbly
2) Craft Hall
901 N Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Easter Sunday Bottomless Brunch Buffet
Celebrate Easter Sunday at Philadelphia's #1 family-friendly restaurant and beer hall with Easter Brunch Buffet with endless food and drink options. On Easter Sunday, April 9th, head to Craft Hall from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Two hour reservation time includes bottomless mimosas, house mixed drinks, beer and wine, and the endless Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet with Easter favorites added for the day. The price is $45 per person for adults and $20 for guests under 21, and free for kids under five. Look for kids' crafts and coloring pages, plus live acoustic music by Aaron Q Man from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Book your reservations now!
3) Gran Caffe L'Aquila
1716 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Reserve here: https://grancaffelaquila.com/
Easter in Cilento Special Menu
Gran Caffe L'Aquila's 52 city celebration of Italy touches down for Easter in Cilento for Week 14: April 3rd through 9th (including Easter Sunday) to celebrate Regione Campania. Enjoy an authentic Easter dinner from Gran Caffe L'Aquila's Riccardo Longo's family dinner table. Based on dishes from his family's home area of the Cilento, just south of the Amalfi Coast.
Spring Spritz Bar -
Aperitivo of Italy! Prosecco, Aperol & a spritz of Club Soda
Prosecco, Limoncello, fresh lemon, mint & and a spritz of club soda
COSTIERA ALMAFITANA ROSSO, T. FRANCESCO
Historic grape featuring a deep ruby red hue with intense notes of black cherry, spice & mineral with a full body & persistant finish. 19.9/109.9
LEVANTE/GRAN CAFFE L’AQUILA (11%) PA
Imperial stout with notes of chocolate, hazelnut & infused with house roasted Gran Caffe L’Aquila caffe! Magnifico!
Mozzarella di Bufala, Capretto aged goat cheese, fava bean crostini with fresh pomegranate and roasted cauliflower. Served with cherry blossom honey.
Artichoke hearts flash fried & accompanied by lemon for squeezing.
PACCHERI AL RAGU CILENTANO
Flour and water jumbo rigatoni tossed in a slow cooked Cilento ragu of veal, pork, lamb, & chicken.
SUGO DELLA DOMENICA
Authentic Sunday sauce of Riccardo Longo’s family featuring wild boar meatballs, sweet & spicy sausage, veal braciola, & hand rolled fusilli Cilentani topped with a slow cooked lamb ragu.
Lamb chops oven roasted with extra virgin olive oil & fresh herbs accompanied by fava beans & rosemary roasted potatoes.
The above special Easter in Cilento menu is available April 3-9th, with Easter Sunday holiday hours being 8:00am to 10:00pm.
4) Brewerytown Food Hall
1363 N. 31st Street 19121
Philadelphia, PA 19121
1st Annual Easter Bunny Brunch Buffet with Easter Bunny Photos and Egg Hunt
Glu Hospitality celebrates Easter Sunday at Brewerytown Food Hall with the first ever Easter Bunny Brunch on April 9th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Only $35 per adult (kids 12 and under are $12 and kids under 5 are free). Includes made to order omelettes, scambled eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, vegan sausage, breakfast potatoes, bagels and lox, crate your own waffle station and toppings bar, buttermilk pancakes, seasonal fruits and juicdes, fruit and yogurt parfaits, turkey and ham carving stations, seasonal salads and veggies and more. Easter Egg Hunt from 10:00am to 11:00am. DIY photos with the Easter Bunny from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For reservations call (267) 541-2847.
5) Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
11:30am to 3:00pm
Old City/Society Hill - Near Easter Promenade
Easter Sunday Specials and Additions
Positano Coast celebrates Easter with special menus for brunch and dinner! Easter Sunday Brunch runs from 11:30am to 3:00pm including specials and features, including Smoked Salmon Flatbread, Mushroom Flatbread, Brunch Burger, Breakfast Sandwich, Avocado Toast, Lobster Skillet, Asparagus and Crab Quiche, French Toast with Grand Marnier and Berries, and more. For Easter Sunday, add on a ticket for the Bottomless Brunch Experience for $28 per person with unlimited mimosas and sangria, available until 2:30pm, everyone at table must participate. Book now on Open Table or call 856-663-1747. For dinner and all-day menu, look for specials including: Red Snapper, Grilled Lamb and Leeks, Veal Chop Parm, Braised Short Ribs, Grilled Salmon, Zucchini Crabcake, Chicken Saltimbocca, Casarecce, Gnocchi Al Forno, Linquine with Sea Urchin and Crab, Black Squid Ink, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Rigatoni Alla Vodka, Rabbit Ravioli, Onion Soup, Scallop and Salmon Ceviche, Grilled Artichoke Salad, and more.
6) The Olde Bar
125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Easter Dinner 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Crispy Fried Egg, Almond Dukka
Add Bacon +$3
A La Mode +$3
BUBBLY BRUNCH TRAY 35
3 seasonal juices with accouterments and complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
BUILD YOUR BLOODY 13
Famous Olde Bar Mix • Choice of Vodka or Tequila
Add the following over-the-top additions for 4:
Mini Crabcake, Charred Shishito, Pork Belly
Shrimp Cocktail, Fried Shrimp, Guajillo Pepper
Fried Oyster Roll, JG Sauce
Fried Calamari & Artichoke
Bacon Wrapped Bay Scallops
Hot Chicken & Biscuit
THE SNACK BAR 33
Enjoy your Bloody Mary with one of every single topping!
RAW BAR TOWER 98
CHEF'S SELECTION OF OYSTERS, CLAMS, SHRIMP, MARINATED MUSSELS, AND OTHER SEAFOOD
APPLE & ARUGULA SALAD
Red Onion, Candied Hazelnuts Granny Smith Apples, Goat's Milk Feta 13
YOGURT & GRANOLA
Macerated Berries, Honey Yogurt, Apricot Jam, Walnut Granola 8
WARM LOBSTER SALAD
Hearts of Palm, Black Truffle, Crispy Leeks 14
Bang's Island Mussels, Seasoned Garlic Fries, House Aioli 18
SMOKED SALMON GALETTE
Walnut Pesto Cream, Arugula Tomato Salad, Sherry Truffle Vinaigrette 14
SHRIMP 'N GRITS
Maitake Mushrooms, Parmesan Polenta, Vodka Blush Sauce, Castelvetrano Olives, Grilled Sourdough 16
All biscuits come with choice of crispy fried potatoes OR watercress & arugula salad
MUSHROOM N’ GRAVY
CHICKEN FRIED TURKEY
SAUSAGE, EGG, & CHEESE
OLDE BAR’S HOT CHICKEN
Easter Sunday cocktail specials run all day and include: Fish House Punch Original Recipe - The Quintessential American Punch with Myers's Dark Rum, Cruzan Light Rum, Peach, Christian Bros. Brandy, Lemon and Black Tea, and Lady Bunny with Vodka, Lemon, Orange, Hibiscus Tea and Sparkling Wine.
217-219 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Easter Brunch 11:30am to 3:00pm
Dinner service 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Crab Benedict - Chorizo Bilbao, Swiss Chard, Crab & Paprika Hollandaise
Sangria Pancakes - Apples, Oranges, Pears, Canela Whipped Cream, Sangria Syrup
Duck Confit Rosti - Duck Carnitas, Cabrales Crema, Prunes, Poached Egg
Sides - Shared Plates for Table:
Amada’s Potato Rosti
Reservations available now on Opentable or by calling 215-625-2450.
8) Stove and Tap West Chester
158 W Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19308
Stove and Tap West Chester will be open on Easter Sunday from 11:00am to 8:00pm with full menu and Easter Sunday additions including:
Strawberry Bellini $10
Lavender Lemon Drop $12
vodka, fresh lemon, lavender, simple syrup, lemon zest rim
Berry Crepe - $12
Crab Cake Benedict- $18
Veggie Omelet $14
Peppers, onions, pico de gallo, avocado, home fries
Add breakfast meats $3
9) Founding Fathers Bensalem
2900 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Celebrate Easter Sunday with the family at the newest restaurant in Bensalem and Bucks County! Doors open at 10:30am and specials for the day will include the following:
Manhattan Clam Chowder $10
Served with freshly baked baguettes.
Braised Short Rib $24
Herb-rubbed NY Strip, skillet seared and then braised in red wine, onions, capers, olives, and blistered grape tomatoes.
Pan Seared Sea Bass $24
Served over wilted sesame spinach and ginger risotto, topped with a sweet and sour glaze.
Vegan Bloody Mary $13
Tito's Handmade Vodka, Tomatillo, Cilantro, Garlic, Celery, Horseradish, Poblano Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar, Lime.
Bacon Bloody Mary $15
Tito's Handmade Vodka, choice of our house Red or Green Bloody Mary Mix.
And others to be announced.
SOUTH JERSEY AND JERSEY SHORE
10) Caffe Aldo Lamberti
2011 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002
Caffe Aldo Lamberti invites you to dine on Easter Sunday with dozens of special add-ons and features, plus the full regular menu. Bring your family for dinner indoors and outdoors (weather permitting and limited) on Sunday, April 9th, from 12 Noon to 9:00pm. Easter Sunday Specials are as follows. Book now on Open Table or call 856-663-1747.
STUFFED PERUVIAN SCALLOPS
crab, bacon, carrot purée
lemon, toasted pistachios, baby cilantro
OCTOPUS & SHRIMP SALAD
shrimp, octopus, celery, fennel, arugula
SIGNATURE CRAB CAKE
charred artichoke hearts, lemon zest, rosemary pesto
COLOSSAL WILD GULF SHRIMP COCKTAIL
pan-seared, tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic
heirloom tomatoes, smoked sea salt, basil, oil
CHICKEN ESCAROLE SOUP
CAESAR SALAD LAMBERTI
romaine, house-made croutons, parmesan
ARUGULA & FENNEL SALAD
lemon, shaved parmigiano reggiano
CHILDREN’S MENU 18 EACH (10 YEARS AND UNDER, PLEASE)
CHEESE RAVIOLI | GNOCCHI SORRENTO
CHICKEN FINGERS AND CURLY FRIES
PENNE WITH BUTTER | SPAGHETTI WITH MEATBALLS
HOUSE-MADE GNOCCHI SORRENTO
tomato sauce, parmesan, mozzarella, basil
large rigatoni, prime sirloin and short rib ragù
tomato sauce, mozzarella, capellini
tomatoes, mushrooms, sherry wine, asparagus, mozzarella, vegetables, potatoes
battered and sautéed, mushrooms, white wine, vegetables, potatoes
VEAL CHOP SALTIMBOCCA
marsala, prosciutto, mozzarella, broccoli rabe, potatoes
JUMBO SHRIMP & CRABMEAT MEDITERRANEAN
fresh chopped tomatoes, garlic, linguine
PAN-SEARED SCALLOPS & HOUSE-MADE LOBSTER RAVIOLI
sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, shallots, brandy blush sauce
MARKET CATCH OF THE DAY BARCELONA
pan-seared, grape tomatoes, olives, artichokes, white wine, spinach, potatoes
PAN-SEARED CHILEAN SEA BASS
caramelized leeks, citrus, white wine sauce, spinach, potatoes
caramelized leeks, citrus wine sauce, spinach, potatoes
GRILLED RACK OF LAMB
broccoli rabe, potatoes
SURF AND TURF
11) Harry’s Bar & Grille
The Montreal Beach Resort
1025 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
Celebrating Easter Weekend at Harry's Bar and Grille is a shore tradition! Head to Cape May on Saturday, April 8th for a special Easter Egg Hunt for the kids at 3:00pm, Easter Bunny Photos with the kids (and pets too) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and live music by John King from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. On Easter Sunday, April 9th, enjoy Easter breakfast, lunch and dinner with holiday hours 8:00am to 9:00pm. Between 8:00am and 11:00am, look for a Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar, plus breakfast specials.