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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Boston Metro North

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in Boston Metro North? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (1540)
$31 to $50
American
Gloucester
About the restaurant
Voted Best of North Shore Magazine Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best Waterview Dining" and Editors' and Readers' Choice "Best AlFresco Dining".

Delicious cuisine with ocean views. Located on the second-floor, our restaurant and bar offers an oceanfront dining deck showcasing New England coastal dining at its best. Celebrate delicious Modern American cuisine with fresh local ingredients by our Chef and his culinary team. The tasteful décor, seaside vistas and comfortable atmosphere provide a dining experience unlike any other in the area. Relax and unwind in cozy elegance at the oceanfront bar, by the fireplace or out by the firepit on the deck, or dine on our fresh catch at our new oyster bar. With a plenty of seats to encourage community gatherings, enjoy a light-hearted take on the region’s culinary delights.

Top review
TheFunNeverEndsvip
Dined 4 days ago
Birthday celebration Gail arranged everything - she is a true gem!’Our server was lovely and we all had a wonderful experience
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4.8
4.8 (2481)
$31 to $50
American
Salem
About the restaurant
This historically unique location houses the new restaurant from Matt O'Neil chef/owner of The Blue Ox in Lynn. O'Neil collaborates with Executive Chef, Daniel Gursha, formerly of Bambara, Cambridge and A Voce and Bouley in New York City, offering a progressive New England concept, where traditional 19th-century dishes, cocktails, and techniques will be elevated with 21st-century resources.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great experience, food was delicious. Definitely will recommend to friends
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4.6
4.6 (3659)
$30 and under
American
Salisbury
About the restaurant
Dazzling the senses with fresh interpretations of classic American cuisine in a beach chic setting – this is Seaglass, North of Boston’s premiere oceanfront dining destination. Located on the shores of the Atlantic, guests enjoy lunch and dinner daily with unmatched panoramic views framed by floor-to-ceiling windows while seated at tables literally over the ocean. Simply spectacular, Seaglass is the ideal spot to linger for lunch with friends or business associates or to savor an elegant evening with dinner and cocktails. Popular seafood selections include Maine Lobster Stew, Pan Seared Scallop Risotto, Seafood Casserole, Baked Haddock and Chef's Daily Fresh Catch special. Steaks, Short Ribs and Pan Roasted Chicken round out Seaglass' diverse menu. Come to the beach and discover award-winning Seaglass!

Weekly happenings: Sunday Brunch & Vibes 10AM-2PM, Raw Bar Wednesdays 4-8PM (bar & lounge), and Acoustic Live Music on Thursdays 6PM-8PM. Private dining available for up to 20 guests.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Food was amazing, and the VIEW was incredible! Our server was kind and helpful too!
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4.5
4.5 (1462)
$30 and under
Oyster Bar
Newburyport
About the restaurant
BRINE, known for fresh oysters, crudo, and prime cut chops, is Caswell Restaurant Group’s second foray into the eclectic and innately New England dining scene of Newburyport, MA. Proprietor Nancy Batista-Caswell’s appreciation of the local harvest and her affinity for European classics results in a restaurant devoted to flavorful seafood—ceviche, crudo, sashimi, and beyond—and butcher chops, with a healthy dose of Spanish and Italian influences throughout the menu. The main attractions at BRINE are backed up by soups, salads, Po-Boys, and “off the page” daily specials to provide plenty of variety.

This neighborhood hangout welcomes all and leaves pretension at the door. The low-key design and elevated standards of service allow the food to speak for itself, and Manager Gissele Tache and her staff are always on hand to recommend an adventurous catch, a fine bottle of wine, or a sweet after-dinner treat.

Top review
Bentleyvip
Dined 4 days ago
Always amazing. The menu is ever changing with high-quality and creative options, lots of seafood and steaks and amazing appetizers and small plates. We will definitely be back again and again and again.
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4.5
4.5 (1686)
$30 and under
American
Burlington
About the restaurant
Grab your co-workers, friends, family and go!

Burlington, MA is quickly becoming a bustling business hub and Tavern in the Square Burlington is the perfect lunch, brunch or happy hour spot to kick it with co-workers or catch the game with friends. Our menu caters to every appetite big or small. Whether you are looking to sink your teeth into our delicious burgers, unwind with an after work cocktail, or try something healthy like our Gluten Free options, Tavern in the Square has something to satisfy everyone.

Located across the parking lot of Burlington Mall, Tavern in the Square is the perfect spot to relax after a day of shopping with one of our 50 ice cold draft beers in the bar or while people watching on our patio.

Follow us on Instagram: @taverninthesquare & Twitter: @TavernintheSq





Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Food was good, a little noisy (Celtics game) but manager located table in a quieter zone which was very nice. Service excellent. Manager went over and above by letting me use their phone to call for help as I stupidly had left my cell at home. Flat tire, AAA did not show and it was getting very late. He graciously made two calls to help me secure support for my tire. Thank you very much for your courtesy.
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4.5
4.5 (576)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Peabody
About the restaurant
From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or bar area.

Not Your Average Joe's Peabody is a family-style restaurant that offers a bar area, main dining room, and wide array of seating options from high tops to booths to community tables. Our restaurant sits in the beautiful Northshore Mall near Sears, Legal Sea Foods, and the Sears Auto Center. Located just off Yankee Division Highway, it has easy access to Lahey Medical Center Peabody, the Salem Country Club, Bishop Fenwick High School, Endicott Square Shopping Center and more.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
I liked what I ordered the mustard crusted chicken I had before with onion strings and the mashed potatoes and also their good bread and dipping oil!!!!!! It’s good taste buds
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4.5
4.5 (679)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Ipswich
About the restaurant
Comfort tavern food in an upscale atmosphere, featuring our Patio which is more than a slice of perfection!
Top review
Matthew
Dined 4 days ago
It is always a nice experience at Fox Creek. The food is good along with the service. Give it a try if you haven't been. Enjoy your summer :)
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4.5
4.5 (250)
$30 and under
American
Salem
About the restaurant
Nathaniel’s Restaurant at the Hawthorne Hotel offers a perfect start and end to any day. The morning hours are bright with the wall of windows, the plates are creative and include all the Breakfast favorites; Pancakes, Waffles, our Hearty Hawthorne Breakfast, and our Famous house-made Hawthorne Corned Beef Hash!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Nathaniel’s transforms into a lounge-like atmosphere, with candles, live piano and acoustic entertainment or ambient music playing from our brass gramophone. Sit beside the baby grand piano, beneath the famed author’s portrait, or in front of the historical culinary tribute cabinet and you will find there is a reason our guests have loved Nathaniel’s Restaurant for decades.

Our Tavern restaurant offers a comfortable pub style atmosphere, with our toasty fireplace and warm ambience, you can't help but sink into our comfy arm chairs, while sipping a hot toddy!

Join us to experience our Executive Chef, Vanessa Still's, fantastic menu!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food selection was inventive, and was well prepared. It was delicious.
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4.3
4.3 (39)
$30 and under
American
Seabrook
About the restaurant
Lucky's was built to show our respect for Lucky, one of New England’s finest. We work every day to live up to his legacy: Give every person a place to never feel alone and do all the good you can, for all the people you can, for as long as you can.
Lucky was a great cook and loved making meals for his friends. The menu is made up of his favorites. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, order anything from coffee to cocktails, or beer for breakfast! Some of Lucky's favorites include his Pot O' Gold Reuben, the Lucky Burger, and his renowned Smokehouse Mac & Cheese.

Top review
DeniseManchesterNH
Dined on May 12, 2024
Had a reservation for Mother's Day for 2, showed up with 5. They were so very accommodating. In about 10 minutes they put a table together for us. The food was very good although my meal came out about 10 minutes after all the others. The wait staff was fabulous but I'm sure the kitchen was slammed. All in all, I'll go again.
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4.2
4.2 (20)
$30 and under
American
Andover
About the restaurant
Searching for the perfect lunch, dinner or cocktail? Go local when you dine at Tavern On 28, formerly Town Market Andover, known for being one of the best restaurants in Andover, MA. At our local, family-owned eatery, we offer fresh foods for every meal. Whether you are heading to work or looking for an easy and delicious dinner for your family, you are sure to find something to tempt your taste buds at our family friendly restaurant with a cozy fireplace! Join our inviting bar with great cocktails, wide selection of wine and beer or to catch a sporting event!

Our family-owned restaurant proudly stocks fresh farm products from some of the top local sources. And, all of our foods are made here to order, in-house. When you dine with us, you can trust that you are consuming fresh, locally sourced, tasty meals!

Top review
OnefortheRoad
Dined 3 days ago
Food excellent prices very reasonable. Drinks great. Place not doing a big business. Don’t know why meets all criteria of a successful venue
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