March 26, 2017
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.
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
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
Asparagus, spring garlic and gruyere
Carved fresh ham roast
Orzo, broccolini, ceci bean and roasted shallots
Baby Chicory Caesar with asparagus and parmigiano
Waffles and French Toast
Brioche French Toast
Nut & Honey Streusel
Whipped cream and berries
Omelet and Scrambled Eggs
Pastry and Dessert
Citrus sugar doughnut
Mixed Berry Scone
Ham & cheese croissant
Lemon poppy seed muffin
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.