Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

2006 BEST Brunch, with a Scenester Sibling
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Stella

Boston

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

Cambridge

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
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East Coast Grill

Cambridge

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

Cambridge

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

Boston

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

Harvest

Cambridge

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»

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, 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»

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»