Where to Eat Memorial Day Brunch in Boston
Leisure this long weekend over eggs Benedict, pancakes, coffee cocktails, and patio vibes.
Barcelona Wine Bar
Both locations of this tapas spot are taking Monday reservations for a Mediterranean twist on brunch, with dishes like a Serrano ham Benedict; pancakes with caramelized apples; and huevos estrellados with crispy fries and chorizo. The full bar has specialty cocktails for Memorial Day brunch, and the Washington Square location’s lovely patio will be open weather-permitting.
Brookline open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for brunch, 1700 Beacon St., 617-264-8900; South End open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for brunch, 525 Tremont St., Boston, 617-266-2600, barcelonawinebar.com.
The Sunday brunch menu returns this holiday Monday, with Greek-inflected dishes such as Greek yogurt pancakes (pictured) with honey, toasted almonds, and berries; kayianas (scrambled eggs with tomatoes, olives and feta, grated mizithra, arugula, and pita); and more. The patio will be open, too.
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 50 Northern Ave., Seaport, Boston, 617-737-5051, committeeboston.com.
Brunch al fresco in Allston with options like a Green Goddess salad with greens, radicchio, rye croutons, parmesan, green goddess dressing, and a fried egg; fried chicken, biscuits, eggs, and red-eye sausage gravy; or a potato-chorizo burrito. This bar (and its secluded deck) is open daily for brunch, Memorial Day included.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Deep Ellum, 477 Cambridge St., Allston, 617-787-2337, deepellum-boston.com.
This new kid had its first brunch ever last weekend, and things apparently went well. The team is reprising the Sunday menu for Memorial Day, with dishes like a tomago bao; matcha panna cotta with Polynesian fruit salad; and a TBD doughnut flavor by chef de cuisine Danielle Dorcil.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., 118 Dorchester St., South Boston, 617-766-3450, fatbabysouthboston.com.
This brunch staple is open for the most important meal every day, and Memorial Day is no exception. Go for everything bagel chips with habanero cream cheese dip (pictured), Fruity Pebbles pancakes, or an eggy breakfast pizza—and save room for a banana split with a trio of strawberry Poptart, s’mores, and Ritz Cracker ice creams all made in-house. The new summer special is available all day long.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lincoln Tavern, 425 W. Broadway, South Boston, 617-765-8636, lincolnsouthboston.com.
Lone Star Taco Bar
Like every day, these sister taquerias both have breakfast tacos with fresh tortillas; jalapeño corn cakes with maple syrup; papas con chorizo topped with fried eggs; and more brunchy dishes on the menu until 4 p.m., plus cheladas and more to drink.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., 479 Cambridge St., Allston, 617-782-8226, 635 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 857-285-6179, lonestar-boston.com.
A three-day weekend means three days of brunch bites, like Cajun tots topped with stout-braised short ribs, poached eggs, and hollandaise; a vegan Buddha bowl; omelets; and more. There is Allston-roasted Mad Oak cold brew coffee on draft, brunch cocktails, and breakfast cereal shooters, and weather-permitting, the patio will be open for bocce and more.
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 421 Cambridge St., Allston, 617-787-1117, lulusallston.com.
Pretend like you are spending Memorial Day weekend in a cabin in the woods with brunch dishes like the Urban Lumberjack (two sunny side-up eggs with pork chop pancakes and maple syrup); brioche French toast; and a sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich on an English muffin. There are also, of course, brunch cocktails by the pitcher, and the patio is open.
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 1 Kendall Sq., Bldg 300, Lower Level, Cambridge, 617-848-4355, statepark.is.
Trina’s Starlite Lounge
A storied Monday tradition, Starlite’s industry brunch indulgences include “brah-chos” with salsa con queso, sour cream, and over-easy eggs atop house tortillas; the Starlite slam plate; double cheeseburgers; and more. Perk up with a Somerville Speedball, general manager Emma Hollander’s infamous espresso martini with salted caramel; rum-spiked Thai iced tea; and more brunchy libations.
Noon-4 p.m., Trina’s Starlite Lounge, 3 Beacon St., Somerville, 617-576-0006, trinastarlitelounge.com.
As one would expect from a vintage-inspired diner, this one does breakfast every day. Find vegan- and vegetarian-friendly blue plate specials, omelets, waffles, pastries, burgers, and more, plus drinks like a grapefruit “gimletmosa,” and vegan boozy frappes made with FoMu Ice Cream.
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-497-1513, veggiegalaxy.com.