Jewel-box restaurant Fitler Dining Room brings brunch to the neighborhood this fall. (Photo by Michael Persico)
Fitler Dining Room’s rollout of brunch service just may be the best incentive there is this fall to get out of bed earlier on Sunday mornings.
With what’s being dubbed the FDR Full Breakfast, Chef Robert Marzinsky gives his take of the traditional British morning feast, serving baked beans on brioche, sunny eggs, grilled tomato, and hot sausages (housemade garlic and boudin blanc) with the addition of his favorite ingredient, cold oysters.
That’s just one of the dozen or so dishes he and pastry chef Davina Soondrum came up with for the new menu that the always polished, but never fussy Rittenhouse restaurant is now serving every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For something with roots a little closer to Philly, the new menu also offers the Jersey Breakfast, which consists of house‐made pork roll and English muffin, scrambled eggs, wax peppers, and Cooper’s Sharp cheese.
The balance of the menu features brunch and breakfast standards like omelettes and frittatas — upgraded here with spinach and a smoked goat cheese or layered with Great Hill blue cheese and watercress — alongside more inspired fare like a crudo of New Jersey fluke served with marinated cucumber, heirloom tomato, Thai basil and cashew, and a Moroccan lamb ragout served with poached eggs, polenta and baguette.
For the beverage side of things, Fitler Dining Room’s carefully chosen selection of beers and wines will be poured, as well as a small collection of light, mostly wine-based, cocktails to compliment the new plates on offer. Fresh-squeezed fruit juices, mimosas and drip, French press and cold brew coffees are available, too.
All making for the start of a spectacular Sunday this season.
Fitler Dining Room Sunday Brunch
When: Every Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Fitler Dining Room, 2201 Spruce Street
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.fitlerdiningroom.com