Best of Boston

2002 Best Brunch


The French are hardly known for their brunches, but don’t tell that to the staff of the South End’s flagship contemporary Parisian bistro. Besides, after devouring a pressed duck, Gruyère, and tarragon mustard sandwich, you really won’t care. Nor will anyone you’re brunching with—they’ll be too distracted by their own exemplary omelets (the melted leek, cremini mushroom, and goat cheese rendition with caramelized onion home fries is out-and-out terrific), the energy that flows through the room’s mahogany and taupe interior, and the view of Tremont Street through the broad front windows.

569 Tremont St., Boston, 617-424-8577,