Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

2012 BEST Brunch

Gaslight

Boston

On a lazy weekend, there’s no better spot to linger with a mimosa than this South End brasserie. Sleek booths and communal tables, plus a rugged bar and sun-lit patio thick with umbrellas, provide a trés chic setting for tucking… read more»

2011 BEST Brunch

The Gallows

Boston

It’s no wonder that the restaurant boasting the city’s best poutin—a natural hangover cur—would also dish out this year’s best brunch. The “sunrise” version of the fries-and-gravy plate comes topped with eggs and Canadian bacon; ordering it is practically mandatory…. read more»

2011 BEST Brunch, Weekday

Trina’s Starlite Lounge

Somerville

The whole point of brunch is that it’s an excuse for indulgence. So why not inject a dash of naughtiness and have it on a weekday? We’re talking about industry brunch on Mondays at Starlite, where calling in sick is… read more»

2010 BEST Brunch
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Highland Kitchen

Somerville

We could give this award solely on the merits of Highland Kitchen’s tangy, saucy shrimp and grits. But there’s so much more to love. Teeming with noisy families and rumpled Camberville denizens, Highland on Sunday mornings is the antithesis of… read more»

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»

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»

2008 BEST Brunch, Neighborhood, Washington Square
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The Fireplace

Brookline

From crispy corn waffles punched up with rum and bananas to a split and grilled jumbo hot dog, weekend hunger pangs are sated handsomely. read more»

2008 BEST Brunch
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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»