Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

1995 BEST Brunch

House of Blues


Live gospel music in a mini-museum of folk art, and a Southern-style buffet that includes eggs, fried catfish, breakfast meats, biscuits, fruit salad, and bread pudding. It’s a revival meeting cum dining experience that simultaneously satisfies body and soul. read more»

1994 BEST Brunch, Hotel

Bennett Street Cafe at the Charles Hotel


On Sunday mornings the sunny Bennett Street Cafe has an air of eternal spring. A mind-boggling array of exquisite baked goods, smoked fish, fresh fruit, salads, and entrees are mere warm-ups for the fabulous raw bar and the omelet station—where… read more»

1992 BEST Brunch

Hotel Meridien


The competition is getting fierce, but of all the great brunches in town, the Meridien’s is the best. read more»

1988 BEST Brunch

St. Cloud


Big glass windows overlook the new South End. It’s the (fresh) berries. read more»

1983 BEST Brunch

The Last Hurrah


The food’s not that much better than at other spots. But the other spots don’t have Bo Winiker’s swing band to serenade you. read more»

1978 BEST Brunch

Parker’s, in the Parker House


Besides the usual, this elegant establishment offers finnan haddie, pate, hearts of palm, lamb chops, veal Marsala, croissants, and live jazz harp music—all for $8.50. The two seatings, at 11:30 and 1:30, are usually booked by Wednesday, so make reservations… read more»

1974 BEST Brunch

The Falstaff Room


The Falstaff Room at the Sheraton Boston has a fountain spouting Bloody Marys and unlimited eggs, seafood, muffins and pastries. Open only on Sundays, it all goes down for only $4.25. read more»