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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Boston

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.

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20 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:Table, Cafe Landwer - Beacon Street, Trident Booksellers & Cafe
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Mediterranean, American
Neighborhoods:North End, Kenmore Square / Fenway, Back Bay
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Table

$$$$
Italian
North End
4.8
389 reviews
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 different from the Italian joints lining the streets of the North End. They focus on classic Italian dishes and delicious Italian wines. Stop by on a Sunday to try what many locals think is the best brunch in Boston. It’s a prix-fixe meal that’s well worth the cost! Diners get to try everything from Fried Dough to Omelet Tacos to Chicken and Waffles and everything in between.

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Cafe Landwer - Beacon Street

$$$$
Mediterranean
Kenmore Square / Fenway
4.5
96 reviews
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 best and freshest ingredients to make their meals - which includes breakfast every day! They feature a diverse, fun and presentable menu that will suit a variety of palettes, including those who are vegan or gluten-free. And they pay extra attention to the way that dishes look, making sure that your Shakshouka or Jerusalem sandwich looks as good on your plate as it tastes in your mouth!

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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

$$$$
American
Back Bay
4.1
75 reviews
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 tourists love this place for the awesome book selection, the space to stretch out and relax, and, of course, the amazing brunch foods! Come in and grab a table to enjoy the free wifi and people watching while you dine! The extensive brunch menu features egg dishes like the Southwestern Breakfast Burrito, the Eggs Benedict and Savory Breakfast Bowls.

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Lucky's Lounge

$$$$
American
Fort Point Channel
4.0
737 reviews
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 homage to Sinatra, with dim red lighting and a vinyl-upholstered dining room. It’s a lively scene, with classic oldies playing on the speakers or sometimes live music you can catch if you’re lucky. Come in early on Saturday or Sunday for what might just be the best brunch in Boston! House specialties include a sausage and onion bread pudding and the corned beef hash and eggs.

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dbar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Dorchester
4.6
1358 reviews
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 regret it. The place starts out as a full-service breakfast/lunch establishment and then transforms into a nightclub and lounge as the evening progresses. The interior is reminiscent of an Irish pub but updated with warm, glowing candles and long leather banquettes for a trendy and chic atmosphere. The unique and elegant brunch menu inspired by Executive Chef Christopher Coombs changes seasonally but features highlights like the Classic Eggs Benedict, Killer Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken and the dbar burger.

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Brownstone

$$$$
Contemporary American
Back Bay
4.4
623 reviews
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 Street that’s popular with foodies, tourists and residents. Chef Kelly Snogles and his team craft every dish from the finest ingredients and they have a solid place in the Boston culinary scene as a result. The best news is that they serve brunch every day! Bring your friends in mid-week to try their innovative creations, like the Charred Broccoli Salad, Shrimp Ceviche Lettuce Wraps and the cold poached lobster roll.

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Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen

$$$$
Comfort Food
South End
4.3
1481 reviews
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 cocktails and you can dine while listening to some of the best jazz in Boston! Located in the South End, regulars know it as the neighborhood bar and the vibe is always laid back and welcoming. Bring your appetite for the Sunday brunch! It’s a buffet-style setup that includes all you can eat scrambled eggs, grits, waffles, BBQ ribs, collard greens and more.

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Moonshine 152

$$$$
American
South Boston
4.8
1328 reviews
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 weekend brunch attracts a big crowd. Try one of their fantastic creations like the Tater Tot Poutine, Turmeric Tofu Vegan Scramble or the Shine Pho-Rrito, made with slow braised Beef Brisket with a homemade scallion pancake. They have plenty of awesome drink specials that keep the crowd full and lively throughout brunch.

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465 Bar and Restaurant

$$$$
American
Back Bay
4.2
181 reviews
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 option for those visiting the museum or out exploring the neighborhood. The setting is super classy and sophisticated, just like the museum itself. Check out some of the world class art and then indulge in a multi-course brunch or even just a small plate or two with friends. Menu highlights include Roasted Japanese Eggplant, Sous vide watermelon and Grilled chicken paillard.

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Lorettas Last Call

$$$$
Southern
Kenmore Square / Fenway
4.6
308 reviews
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 Fenway, right by Fenway Park. This is the place to grab your boots and hat and indulge in some good old-fashioned country music and southern cuisine. They offer line dancing and live music and a weekend Bluegrass Brunch with a build your own Bloody Mary Bar! They also have an outdoor patio, so you have a perfect summer spot to hang out before a Red Sox game. Try the Truck Stop Breakfast with Chicken and Waffles!

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Casa Caña

$$$$
Mexican
Allston
4.2
118 reviews
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 rum bar features innovative cuisine using a wide range of textures, colors and flavors. Come in and enjoy the lively bar and patio and the creative cocktail list inspired by South and Central America. Their Saturday Brunch is a big affair and you can settle in at your table to enjoy a smattering of delectable offerings, such as the Cuban Benedict, made with poached eggs, mojo roast pork, hollandaise sauce, smoked ham, pickles, mustard and Swiss cheese.

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West End Johnnie's

$$$$
Contemporary American
Faneuil Hall
4.9
520 reviews
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 delicious menu offerings. They serve American cuisine influenced by the many cultures and heritage of Boston. The interior is cozy and nostalgic feeling, with personally autographed pictures and genuine memorabilia for movie stars, politicians, athletes and musicians. They also host a famous Reggae brunch on Sundays! Try one of the specialty dishes like the Coconut Shrimp or West End Huevos, all while listening to awesome live reggae music.

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Beehive

$$$$
American
South End
4.5
6418 reviews
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 Middle Eastern cuisine. They also feature outstanding cocktails, beautiful artwork on the walls and world class live music. The eclectic fare of Chef Phil Lewis stands out on the brunch menu, which includes favorites like Eggs Shakshuka, Braised Pork Shoulder Poutine and Local Oysters du Jour. Enjoy the live jazz music that accompanies brunch and check out the Bellini Bar where you can come up with your own original creations!

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Stephanie's On Newbury - Patio

$$$$
Contemporary American
Boston/New England
4.2
3684 reviews
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. They call their style of cooking “Sophisticated Comfort Food,” and serve it in a relax, inviting atmosphere that Bostonians adore. Locals, travelers and shoppers alike come to this classic American bistro because it valued old fashioned American favorites but also adds their own modern twist. Try one of their brunch specialties, like the Warm Bucheron Goat Cheese Salad.

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South End Buttery

$$$$
Contemporary American
South End
4.4
2117 reviews
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 reputation for using seasonal, local ingredients in a unique way and serving exceptional food at modest prices. You can also shop at the prepared foods takeout market next door if you want to bring some of their cooking home to enjoy later! The extensive brunch menu features a smattering of salads, baked good and egg platters.

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Artisan Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Theater District
4.4
919 reviews
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 inviting dining room with rich dark and light woods, crafted wainscoting throughout the room and soft, ambient lighting to create a lovely bistro setting. Settle into one of the stitched leather booths and look out over Avery Street while you dine. Their brunch menu features signature dishes like the Foley Smoked Salmon, the Artisan Burger and the Steak Frites and Egg, alongside classic offerings like Pancakes and Omelets.

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Colette

$$$$
French
Cambridge
4.3
843 reviews
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 beautiful, intimate setting with lush floral wallpaper and soft, welcoming decor. The eatery features fresh and vibrant French cuisine, a smart wine list, warm and hospitable service and hand-crafted cocktails. It’s an elegant setting and offers what many consider the best Brunch in Boston! Try the Croque Monsieur Baguesse, the Colette Burger or the Duck Waffle.

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Lucy's American Tavern

$$$$
Comfort Food
Dorchester
4.7
743 reviews
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 part of Dorchester, the food here consists of fresh, local cuisine with a focus on elevated comfort food. They strive to remain true to New England ingredients and cooking styles, too. Come in for their weekend brunch and peruse the extensive list of offerings, including a number of Eggs Benedicts, Lucy’s Hangover Skillet, El Jefe’s Burrito and more.

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The Haven

$$$$
Scottish
Jamaica Plain
4.6
984 reviews
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 over 30 Single Malts and 25 Scottish craft beers as well as live music to listen to while you dine! One Sunday brunch, you can enjoy the sounds of Scottish Fiddles along with your delectable brunch selections. Try one of the Scottish favorites, like the Scotch Egg, Scotch Porridge or the Full Scotch Breakfast.

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Masa - Boston

$$$$
Latin American
South End
4.0
2538 reviews
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 authentic tapas dishes that always hit the mark. But they are really famous for hosting what many think of as the best Brunch in Boston. The menu is extensive and varied so patrons can keep coming back and never get bored. Patrons can choose to start off with tapas like breakfast tacos or skip right to the main course, which includes options like a stuffed Mexican omelet and Santa Fe-style eggs Benedict.

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