Best of Boston

2008 Best Brunch

Eastern Standard

This brasserie’s knack for maintaining civility amid Kenmore Square’s chaos is but one reason to worship Sunday brunches here. The others are the creme brulée French toast, the tomato and basil quiche, and the bloody marys made with vegetable-infused vodka (take that, V8!). The swank-looking digs may scare off the budget-fretful, but that’d be a shame. At $15 or less per brunch entree, Eastern Standard gives better (and tastier) bang for the morning buck than most.

528 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-9100,