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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Boston

The OpenTable Team

Boston represents one of the most historically rich cities in the United States. Chock full of stunning architecture, eclectic neighborhoods, public green spaces, world-class art and New England charm, Boston has a little bit of something for everyone. It’s home to the country's oldest city park, the Freedom Trail, the Museum of Fine Arts and, of course, Fenway Park. And if you'd like a little bit of culinary excitement while in town, you’re in luck. Whether catching a quick bite at Faneuil Hall Marketplace or fine dining in Beacon Hill, you can find amazing places to eat in Boston - especially when it comes to brunch. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? When hankering for a delicious mid-morning meal, check out our Tastemaker 20 List of what foodies consider the best brunch in Boston.

Restaurants:Table, Cafe Landwer - Beacon Street, Trident Booksellers & Cafe
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Mediterranean, Café
Neighborhoods:North End, Kenmore Square / Fenway, Back Bay
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Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
171 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
Table is a casual but upscale restaurant on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. It is unlike any other eatery in the city because it offers an intimate dining experience differenRead more
100% recommended
Good for Groups in Boston / New England
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Cafe Landwer - Beacon Street

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
79 reviews
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Great for Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
For amazing Mediterranean food in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, head to Cafe Landwer. The menu takes a cue from Mediterranean and Italian cuisine and the kitchen uses the beRead more
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Boston / New England

Trident Booksellers & Cafe

$$$$·Café·
Back Bay
28 reviews
  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Afternoon Coffee
Trident Booksellers and Cafe, located on Newbury Street in the classy Back Bay neighborhood, is Boston’s last independent general bookstore. Neighborhood locals, students and touriRead more
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in Boston / New England
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Lucky's Lounge

$$$$·American·
Fort Point Channel
692 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
Located in the Seaport District, this wonderful breakfast and lunchtime find doubles as a supper club, speakeasy and happy-hour hotspot all in one! The interior is an all-around hoRead more
92% recommended

dbar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dorchester
952 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Dbar is one of the most happening restaurant bars in all of Boston. You’re sure to find it packed with people seven days a week, but if you come early for Sunday brunch you won’t rRead more
100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Boston

Brownstone

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Back Bay
524 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
If you’re looking for simple American Comfort Food done right, check out Brownstone in the Back Bay neighborhood. It’s a classic bistro setting in an intimate space on Dartmouth StRead more
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Boston / New England

Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen

$$$$·Comfort Food·
South End
1,499 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
If you’re looking for soul, spice and a little bit of jazz with your brunch, head to Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen. They serve up great southern comfort food and signature cocktaRead more
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Boston / New England

Moonshine 152

$$$$·American·
South Boston
496 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
Moonshine 152, located on Dorchester Ave in Boston, is a modern neighborhood restaurant that serves up creative American cuisine. It’s a popular eatery in South Boston and their weRead more
93% recommended
Late Night Find in Boston / New England

465 Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
122 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
465 Bar and Restaurant is the Museum of Fine art’s newest dining venue and the perfect place for a delicious mid-day meal. Conveniently located in the Back Bay, it’s a great optionRead more
86% recommended
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Lorettas Last Call

$$$$·Southern·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
219 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Live Music
For an authentic Southern dining experience right in the heart of Boston, head to Loretta’s Last Call. It is Boston’s original country venue located smack dab in the middle of FenwRead more
94% recommended
Hot Spot in Boston

Masa - Boston

$$$$·Latin American·
South End
2,508 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
Masa, a South End mainstay since opening in 1998, serves up delicious Mexican and Southwest fusion cuisine. It features award-winning cocktails, an impressive list of tequilas and Read more
83% recommended

Casa Caña

$$$$·Cuban·
Allston
59 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Indulge in some of the city’s most delicious Latin, Spanish and Cuban food at Casa Cana! Located on Soldiers Field Road in the Allston neighborhood, this Latin kitchen, patio and rRead more
Outdoor Dining in Boston

West End Johnnie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Faneuil Hall
447 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
West End Johnnie’s is and exciting option for the best brunch in Boston! It incorporates the melting pot of the historic West End area with its lively atmosphere, fun crowd and delRead more
100% recommended
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Beehive

$$$$·American·
South End
5,535 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Another fantastic brunch option is the Beehive, located in the South End of Tremont Street. It’s an underground Bohemian eatery and bar serving fantastic American, European and MidRead more
92% recommended
Hot Spot in Boston / New England

Stephanie's On Newbury

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Back Bay
3,642 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Stephanie’s on Newbury, located in the heart of one of Boston’s most historic streets and upscale shopping districts, is a casual elegant place for American cuisine at its best. ThRead more
Great for Brunch in Boston

South End Buttery

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South End
1,813 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Buttery, located in Boston’s South End, is a classic neighborhood eat-in and take-away bakery/cafe by day and a full-service restaurant and bar by night. They have a reputationRead more
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Boston / New England

Artisan Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Theater District
794 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Artisan Bistro, located in the Theatre District, is a perfect place to stop for breakfast during the week or their fantastic weekend Brunch. The restaurant features a modern and inRead more

Colette

$$$$·French·
Cambridge
308 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Colette, located in Cambridge’s Porter Square on the ground floor of the Porter Square Hotel. It’s a sibling restaurant to Frenchie, across the river, and features and features a bRead more
91% recommended

Lucy's American Tavern

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Dorchester
229 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Comfort Food
Lucy’s American Tavern is a modern neighborhood restaurant named after Lucy Stone, a pioneer in woman’s rights and Dorchester resident. Located in Adams Village in the historic parRead more
100% recommended
Comfort Food in Boston / New England

The Haven

$$$$·Scottish·
Jamaica Plain
698 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
The Haven is New England’s only Scottish Restaurant and Bar! They have an all Scottish menu of items they make from scratch and serve with love. They also have a Scotch list of oveRead more
97% recommended
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