Best of Boston

2004 Best Brunch, North

Lyceum Bar & Grill

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 long-distance phone call. If that’s not enough to lure you in, the Sunday brunch menu ought to be—for delicate lobster-filled crepes served with leeks and sun-dried tomato cream, maple-cured ham and cheese sandwiches with onion marmalade, and classic eggs Benedict.

43 Church St., Salem, 978-745-7665,