Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

2012 BEST Brunch



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


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


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

Highland Kitchen


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



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, Central Square

Miracle of Science


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

Amrheins Restaurant


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

Tavern on the Water


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

Geoffrey’s Café


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

Deep Ellum


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»