Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

2007 BEST Brunch, Back Bay

Trident Booksellers and Cafe


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2006 BEST Brunch, with a Workout Partner



Brunch is not for calorie counters. When your gym buddy wants to hang, suggest some quality time with the Cybex machines—after which you can hustle over to Blu’s café to grab nutritious smoothies and low-fat muffins. read more»

2006 BEST Brunch, with Foodie Friends

Hei La Moon


There are only so many ways to glaze, encrust, smother, or stuff a slice of French toast. Take venturesome eaters to Hei La Moon, where the dim sum includes selections like braised tripe and duck feet. read more»

2006 BEST Brunch, with Your In-Laws

Turner Fisheries


A more self-consciously trendy restaurant than Turner Fisheries might call this a deconstructed buffet: Solicitous staffers bring to your table two apps, an entrée, side, dessert, and adult libation. Your in-laws won’t even miss the omelet station. read more»

2006 BEST Brunch, with a Scenester Sibling



Throw on a pair of $200 distressed jeans and your John Varvatos Chucks and join the in-crowd on the bustling sidewalk patio at Stella for linguine carbonara or a sausage and roasted red pepper frittata. read more»

2006 BEST Brunch, with a Rambunctious Brood

Henrietta’s Table


Your kids will find plenty of pint-sized company at this brunch extravaganza, where children under five eat free and the six-to-twelve set gets half off. For harried parents, the all-you-can-eat format is priceless. read more»

2006 BEST Brunch, with a Hangover

East Coast Grill


Sure, there’s the bloody mary bar. But after a big night, the best plan may be to divert the pain from your temples to your tongue with the Hangover Cure from Hell: a plate of spicy sausage and roasted habaneros. read more»

2005 BEST Brunch

East Coast Grill


You can concoct your own cocktail at the bloody mary bar, but why bother when these master mixologists can whip up delicacies like the oyster shooter—a tender bivalve nestled in a bloody mary shot? Even the entrées are a twist… read more»

2004 BEST Brunch

Tremont 647


What better way to spend a morning than in your pajamas sipping coffee with your neighbors? Tremont 647’s Saturday and Sunday pajama brunch combines comfort food and a cozy space for the perfect weekend wind-down. Everything on the menu here… read more»

2003 BEST Brunch



If brunch is the most civilized way to dine, the Harvest is the most civilized place to have brunch. First there’s the restaurant’s lovely garden patio, which in warm weather offers a leafy retreat from the traffic of Harvard Square…. read more»