Best of Boston

BEST Breakfast, power

2007 BEST Breakfast, Power

The Bristol


Such is the aura of the Bristol’s morning rush that every customer seems to be engaged in something important, even if all they’re actually doing is the sudoku in the Herald. Discreet servers and tables spaced generously enough to ensure… read more»

2004 BEST Breakfast, Power

Café Fleuri


Before it reopened after renovations and started serving only dinner, Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons had a seemingly unshakable hold on the title of best power breakfast. Now that honor has been decisively usurped by Café Fleuri—a sunny, cushy space… read more»

2003 BEST Breakfast, Power

Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons Hotel


It’s nice of the attentive staff to give you space to conduct your business. Truth be told, as much networking gets done among the breakfast tables at this Four Seasons restaurant as at them; most diners spend their mornings circumspectly… read more»

2001 BEST Breakfast, Power

Café Fleuri


When you want to close the deal over breakfast, reserve a table at this sunny, airy café in Le Meridien hotel. You’ll find more suits than at Brooks Brothers, enough varied menu options to feed every executive appetite, and coffee… read more»

2000 BEST Breakfast, Power

Henrietta’s Table


Where else but in the sunny confines of this Charles Hotel restaurant could you expect to find such a large collection of Nobel Prize-winners huddled under one roof? Breakfasting regularly at Henrietta’s Table are MIT and Harvard professors noshing side-by-side… read more»

1994 BEST Breakfast, Power

Seasons at the Bostonian Hotel


We won’t name names, but many of the town’s movers and shakers do their moving and shaking over coffee in this elegant dining room. read more»

1989 BEST Breakfast, Power

Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe


We’re talking real power—as in the power to win marathons and regattas. Let the so-called heavy hitters do their early-morning deals at the hoity-toity eateries. We’ll go to Charlie’s for turkey hash and blueberry pancakes any day. read more»

1988 BEST Breakfast, Power



Where the politically elite meet to eat, including the O’Neills (Tom and Tip), Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy, and Senate president William Bulger. read more»

1987 BEST Breakfast, Power

The Ritz Cafe


Even better if the matîre d knows your name and whether you like coffee or tea. read more»

1985 BEST Breakfast, Power

The Ritz Café


Even though Kevin White’s left City Hall, key deals are still struck here. And the food’s good. read more»