Philadelphia- Brunch at Russet

Our final meal of the Philadelphia weekend was brunch at Russet, a gorgeous Rittenhouse Square restaurant helmed by Chef-Owners Kristin and Adam Wood.  Located inside an 1877 year old townhouse, Russet has a simple, elegant atmosphere that feels almost like being at an upscale dinner party.

The small, well curated menu changes daily but I highly suggest the Woodlawn Jewel Mushroom Omelet if it's available. 

The mushrooms are roasted just enough to bring out that deep earthy flavor then scattered atop a creamy ricotta cheese omelet drizzled with garlic confit.

The omelet would have been more than sufficient on it's own but I never say no to Double Smoked Bacon. Not to mention Russet was another BYOB place and we had brought along another Funky Buddha Beer; the delicious Maple Bacon Coffee Porter.  It only seemed right to have some bacon with said "bacon beer".

It's also worth noting Russet has some incredible fresh squeezed orange juice.  Even in the dead of winter this was like biting into a big juicy orange straight from the source.  

We concluded our meal with an Apricot Panna Cotta with Black Sesame...simple and delicious. 

Russet was just a delightful meal from beginning to end and the location couldn't have worked out any better.  When we walked out the door we entered right into a blizzard.  There would be no sightseeing to be done before our train ride home in this weather.  Instead we walked about 30 feet away to Monk's Cafe and finished the trip in the back bar, drinking Pliny and enjoying the last few hours with friends.  It was really a perfect Sunday.

1521 Spruce Street
Philidelphia, PA 19102