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 List of what foodies consider the best brunch in Boston.

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

Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
246 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
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
95% recommended
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Cafe Landwer - Beacon Street

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
96 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
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
89% recommended
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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
39 reviews
  • Casual
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Great for Lunch
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
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Boston
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Lucky's Lounge

$$$$·American·
Fort Point Channel
721 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Late-night Find
  • Live Music
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
94% recommended
Late Night Find in Boston / New England
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dbar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dorchester
1,120 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Boston
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Brownstone

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Back Bay
562 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Boston / New England
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Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen

$$$$·Comfort Food·
South End
1,551 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
96% recommended
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Moonshine 152

$$$$·American·
South Boston
635 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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
96% recommended
Best Overall in Boston / New England
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465 Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
178 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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
93% recommended
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Lorettas Last Call

$$$$·Southern·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
250 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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
Great for Brunch in Boston / New England
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Casa Caña

$$$$·Cuban·
Allston
70 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Fun
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
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West End Johnnie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Faneuil Hall
473 reviews
  • Fun
  • Quick Bite
  • Bar Seating
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
96% recommended
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Beehive

$$$$·American·
South End
5,847 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
Most Booked in Boston
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Stephanie's On Newbury - Patio

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Back Bay
3,904 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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
83% recommended
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South End Buttery

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South End
1,906 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
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
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Boston / New England
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Artisan Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Theater District
830 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
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Colette

$$$$·French·
Cambridge
517 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
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
95% recommended
French in Boston / New England

Lucy's American Tavern

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Dorchester
334 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
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
97% recommended

The Haven

$$$$·Scottish·
Jamaica Plain
789 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Great Beer
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
100% recommended
Best Value in Boston / New England
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Masa - Boston

$$$$·Latin American·
South End
2,538 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
84% recommended
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