Best of Boston

2011 Best Brunch

The Gallows

It’s no wonder that the restaurant boasting the city’s best poutin—a natural hangover cur—would also dish out this year’s best brunch. The “sunrise” version of the fries-and-gravy plate comes topped with eggs and Canadian bacon; ordering it is practically mandatory. But save room for the Portuguese egg sandwich (stuffed with chorizo and potato) or the johnnycakes served with Appaloosa beans and poached eggs. For those seeking the hair of the dog, head straight for the Resurrection—a champagne soother laced with ginger and pear.

1395 Washington St., Boston, 617-425-0200,