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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Table, Cafe Landwer - Beacon Street, Trident Booksellers & Cafe
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Mediterranean, American
Neighborhoods:North End, Kenmore Square / Fenway, Back Bay
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Table

$$$$·Italian·
North End
377 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

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 j...

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Fit for Foodies in Boston
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Cafe Landwer - Beacon Street

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
96 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Brunch
  • 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 best and freshest ingr...

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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
60 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Sunday 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 tourists love this place ...

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Great for Brunch in Boston / New England

Lucky's Lounge

$$$$·American·
Fort Point Channel
739 reviews
  • Casual
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • 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 homage to Sinatra, wit...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Boston / New England

dbar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dorchester
1,282 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 ...

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Contemporary American in Boston
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Brownstone

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Back Bay
619 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups

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 ...

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Great for Brunch in Boston / New England
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Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen

$$$$·Comfort Food·
South End
1,534 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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...

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Moonshine 152

$$$$·American·
South Boston
999 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 attract...

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American in Boston / New England

465 Bar and Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Back Bay
181 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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 ...

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Lorettas Last Call

$$$$·Southern·
Kenmore Square / Fenway
308 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun

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 ...

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Casa Caña

$$$$·Mexican·
Allston
115 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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 rum bar features inno...

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Mexican in Boston / New England

West End Johnnie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Faneuil Hall
470 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating
  • Happy Hour

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 offering...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Boston / New England

Beehive

$$$$·American·
South End
6,141 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Live Music
  • 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 Middle Eastern cuisine...

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Stephanie's On Newbury - Patio

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Boston/New England
3,828 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

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 ...

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South End Buttery

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South End
2,028 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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,...

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Great for Brunch in Boston

Artisan Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Theater District
840 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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 w...

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Colette

$$$$·French·
Cambridge
682 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 s...

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Lucy's American Tavern

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Dorchester
611 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Lunch

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...

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The Haven

$$$$·Scottish·
Jamaica Plain
922 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • 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 over 30 Single Malts an...

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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 authentic tapas dish...

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