Best of Boston

BEST Brunch, North

2012 BEST Brunch, North

Alchemy

Gloucester

The weekend brunch at this tapas-style bistro is a little sweet, a little savory, and deeply satisfying (think: blueberry pancakes with a side of thick-cut bacon, spinach-and-sweet-potato frittata, short-rib tacos, and pan-seared sea scallops). It’s the perfect way to spend… read more»

2011 BEST Brunch, North

5 Corners Kitchen

Marblehead

Brunch may be a sure-fire hangover cure, but trust us: You’ll want to be bright-eyed to savor this spot’s scrumptious morning menu. The lobster-and-shrimp club with smoked bacon is sublime, and the sugary crêpes stuffed with Nutella and bananas are… read more»

2007 BEST Brunch, North

Nathaniels

Salem

Brunch, it seems, has lately been hijacked by the bedhead generation, turning this former Sunday-best meal into an excuse to wear jammies in public and guzzle PBR. Where can a grownup find refuge? Try Nathaniel’s, thick with historic elegance, upon… read more»

2005 BEST Brunch, North

Andover Inn

Andover

Andover students and faculty know this hearty buffet rocks, so you can expect a packed house on school-year Sunday mornings. The inn has all the standard brunch items but also includes such gourmet goodies as smoked salmon, fruit, and specialty… read more»

2004 BEST Brunch, North

Lyceum Bar & Grill

Salem

Smack dab in the middle of history-drenched Salem, you’ll find Lyceum Bar & Grill—famous not only for a contemporary lunch and dinner menu that mixes global cuisines, but as the very spot from which Alexander Graham Bell made his first… read more»