Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

2009 BEST Brunch

Toro

Boston

A truly great brunch must hit four marks: a tasty and varied menu, a strong bar, a relaxed atmosphere, and outdoor seating. Over the past year, South End tapas joint Toro boosted its performance on the food-and-beverage front (it had… read more»

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Eastern Standard

Boston

This brasserie’s knack for maintaining civility amid Kenmore Square’s chaos is but one reason to worship Sunday brunches here. The others are the creme brulée French toast, the tomato and basil quiche, and the bloody marys made with vegetable-infused vodka… read more»

2008 BEST Brunch, Neighborhood, North End
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North Street Grille

Boston

A few blessed blocks off the tourists’ main drag is where North Enders convene over Italian-inspired omelets and other highly satisfying fare. read more»

2008 BEST Brunch, Neighborhood, Central Square
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Miracle of Science

Cambridge

The cool little bar near MIT is arguably at its best in the a.m.: more quiet contemplation, fewer yelling matches over particle physics. read more»

2008 BEST Brunch, Neighborhood, South Boston
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Amrheins Restaurant

Boston

The pork carving station and mini chicken potpies make the 118-year-old eatery a bar-ridden block’s most skilled slayer of hangovers. read more»

2008 BEST Brunch, Neighborhood, Charlestown
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Tavern on the Water

Charlestown

The food is competent and the drinks are agreeably strong, but the Tavern’s complimentary view of the Boston skyline is the real eye-opener. read more»

2008 BEST Brunch, Neighborhood, Roslindale
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Geoffrey’s Café

Roslindale

Former South End landmark Geoffrey’s is known for its groovy ‘disco brunch.’ Get down with the French toast filled with cream cheese and wild blueberries. read more»

2008 BEST Brunch, Neighborhood, Allston
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Deep Ellum

Allston

Savory a.m. chow and mule-kick libations heighten the appeal of this pub, whose sufficiently classy air keeps PJ-clad coeds at bay. read more»

2008 BEST Brunch, Neighborhood, Davis Square
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Mr. Crepe

Somerville

Locals cheered when Mr. Crepe returned in January after a two-year hiatus. Try the portly “supercrepe” or famed Belgian sugar waffle, and you’ll cheer, too. read more»

2008 BEST Brunch, Neighborhood, Fenway/Symphony
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Church

Boston

Hit this happening new restaurant/club for a tasty twist on brunch staples, like “toad in a hole” French toast and crab cake eggs Benedict. read more»