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March 26, 2017

Center City's Harp & Crown restaurant to debut buffet brunch, happy hour

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Harp & Crown.

Chilly as it continues to be, the season of brunch is almost here in Philadelphia.

Before you bolt back to your favorite comfort spots, remember: the privilege of living in a big city is that there are countless new places to try out and then not shut up about them to anyone who will listen.

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Starting in April, you'll have a lot more to talk about. Harp & Crown, the Center City jewel opened last October by Double Knot and Independence Beer Garden owners Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari-Schulson, is preparing to launch a brand new buffet-style brunch menu and happy hour, eliminating weekday lunch in the process.

Late last year, Harp & Crown was named among Eater's most beautiful restaurants in America, highlighted by a dining room with atmosphere that's both homey and extravagant. The basement, known as Elbow Lane, even has a bowling alley.

When brunch debuts April 1, guests will have another temptation to stop by for the alternate weekend menu, which complements the dinner selection of charcuterie, pizzas, sandwiches and salads.

Here's a look at what's new:

Salumi & Cheese with various accouterment and spreads


Salami Etna





Mini Sandwiches

Tuna Conserva with pickled green tomatoes and romesco aioli

Grilled eggplant with harissa, spinach and goat cheese

Capicola with pickled apples, arugula and smoked cheddar

Smoked Salmon board


Assorted bagels and breads

Butter and cream cheese

Red Wine cherry jam

Orange ginger marmalade

Savory Tarts

Asparagus, spring garlic and gruyere



Carved fresh ham roast

Breakfast sausage

Breakfast bacon


Orzo, broccolini, ceci bean and roasted shallots

Baby Chicory Caesar with asparagus and parmigiano


Waffles and French Toast

Belgian waffles

Brioche French Toast

Nut & Honey Streusel

Whipped cream and berries

Maple syrup

Omelet and Scrambled Eggs

Pastry and Dessert

Citrus sugar doughnut

Mixed Berry Scone

Buttermilk biscuit


Chocolate croissant

Ham & cheese croissant

Zucchini bread

Blueberry muffin

Lemon poppy seed muffin

Cinnamon rolls

Yogurt with house-made granola

Pot de crème shooter

Mini fruit tarts

Brunch hours at Harp & Crown, located at 1525 Sansom Street, will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy hour debuts Monday, April 3 at 4 p.m.