Pictured: salmon eggs Benny at Sidecar, another great brunch option
Is brunch the best thing about the weekend? We’re ready to answer that in the affirmative, especially with these four new options around Philadelphia. Take your dog along, head across the river for Indian, get decadent with French cuisine or party it up NOLA style.
Tony Rim’s new Louisiana spot in Midtown Village is launching brunch from 11 AM-3 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. Score a seat on the corner roof deck and start with pepper vodka oyster shots, then move on to a tasso ham frittata or blackstrap molasses flapjacks. Everything is $13 and under, including the pimento cheese weekend burger. See the full menu here (215-735-7500).
Now you can have a real BFF brunch, because the Hotel Palomar restaurant in Rittenhouse has brought back the BYOD menu. Bring your pup along and sit outside from 11 AM-2 PM on Saturdays through August 22. While you enjoy rhubarb French toast, the pooch can choose from five canine-friendly dishes. Check out the dog menu here and the people menu here (215-563-5008).
The 13th Street outpost of Rakesh Ramola’s modern Indian has been doing brunch for several months now, but if you prefer to BYO with your garam masala bacon, you can now tote your bottles to the Collingswood location. From 11 AM-3 PM, score a seat on the spacious patio and go à la carte or get three courses for $20. Find the brunch menu here (856-854-4633).
Bistrot La Minette
Peter Woolsey likes to call the daytime weekend meal at his Queen Village bistro “lunch” - the French don’t really do brunch - but he also points out there’s plenty on the menu to suit American habits. A $25 three-course prix fixe is offered 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, Saturday-Sunday, when you can get your oeufs alongside escargots and terrine de campagne. See the full menu here (215-925-8000).