Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

2002 BEST Brunch

Aquitaine

Boston

The French are hardly known for their brunches, but don’t tell that to the staff of the South End’s flagship contemporary Parisian bistro. Besides, after devouring a pressed duck, Gruyère, and tarragon mustard sandwich, you really won’t care. Nor will… read more »

2001 BEST Brunch

East Coast Grill

Cambridge

To endorphin addicts, East Coast is the place to go for a dose of intensely spiced, pan-tropical dinners, but brunch fanatics know it offers something more: It’s also home to a truly spectacular Sunday brunch. Be sure to eat light… read more »

2000 BEST Brunch, Affordable

S&S Deli Restaurant

Cambridge

Its name comes from the Yiddish phrase “es and es,” meaning “eat and eat,”—which you will do here after you wait and wait in line. Crowds flock for standard brunch fare, executed flawlessly. Omelets are made to order with ingredients… read more »

2000 BEST Brunch, Gourmet

The Blue Room

Cambridge

Buffet brunches are usually dangerous territory—the food must be constantly replenished—but the Blue Room has the system down pat. Dishes are set up on a long counter snaking past the open kitchen, and when the chefs see that the plate… read more »

1999 BEST Brunch

Harvest

Cambridge

The three-course prix-fixe menu is everything brunch should be: a selection of sweet and savory breakfast and lunch dishes and an assortment of chilled seafood (Wellfleet oysters, countneck clams, shrimp) with a Bloody Mary or mimosa to wash it down…. read more »

1998 BEST Brunch
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Rowes Wharf Restaurant at The Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston

Bring a hefty appetite and anyone you want to impress for the elegant decor and sensational harbor views at the most sumptuous buffet brunch in the city. For $42 a person, we’re obviously not talking about hangover grease-fest. The upscale… read more »

1997 BEST Brunch, Gay Scene

Appetito

Boston

The Sunday brunch buffet at Appetito is to die for, with scrumptious eggs benedict, fluffy muffins, and perfectly seasoned homefries. Alas, eating any of it is out of the question: Everyone’s checking out the tautness of your abs and the… read more »

1997 BEST Brunch, Lesbian Scene

Pinardi’s

Jamaica Plain

Throw on the Birks, and take the girls to Pinardi’s in Jamaica Plain. There might be a short wait for a table, but hey, just look at it as an opportunity to “accidentally” bump into that Cameron Diaz lookalike on… read more »

1997 BEST Brunch, Jazz

Bella Luna

Jamaica Plain

Sunday brunch should be a relaxing way to stretch out the end of the weekend and ease into the coming week. Bella Luna is a mellow, funky setting for Full Moon pancakes, French toast, or a Lost in Space breakfast… read more »

1996 BEST Brunch, Suburban

Baker’s Best

Newton Highlands

This place is already a neighborhood institution for its takeout, but the new Sunday brunch, with its huge Belgian waffles, great custom omelets, superb muffins, and congenial atmosphere make it a weekend destination for out-of-towners as well. read more »