10 Best Boston Brunch Spots Bring you Everything from Neighborhood Hot Spots to Upscale Buffets and Harbor Cruises

Jessica Polizzotti

By , Local Expert, Boston
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When enjoying a Sunday morning in Boston means more than just curling up with the local newspaper (or tablet) and a cup of coffee you'll want to head out to one of Boston's best brunch spots. Finding the perfect place to dive into a plate filled with breakfast and/or lunch items that will curb your cravings can be a daunting task, but 10best makes it easy by providing a list of the best places to eat that offer a varied selection of food styles that best represents the diversity of Boston's brunch scene. Often a laid back affair, you may find yourself longing for a setting like that of Area Four, where lines of locals arrive...  Read more »

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    Henrietta's Table

    For $45.00 you can bet that Henrietta's serves a buffet you'll never forget. Stations include brunch basics as well as an impressive raw bar.

    Local Expert Tip: "Pace yourself! The food is so well prepared you may want to pile it all on your plate right away, but Henrietta's is a nice place to linger so resist the urge and enjoy more than one trip through the buffet. "

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    Odyssey Cruises

    The most unique brunch experience in Boston, the Odyssey is a harbor cruise and brunch buffet in one with views rivaling the food.

    Local Expert Tip: "Leave your table and enjoy the outer decks, and be sure to dip into the chocolate fountain. "

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    Combine fun brunch "appetizers", a balanced list of sweet and savory meals, and a not so average cocktail list for brunch perfection at Catalyst.

    Local Expert Tip: "Share a few "For the Table" treats like the Skillet Cinnamon Coffee Cake and the Scones, but order your own meal as you'll devour the entire plate, especially if yours includes their flavorful grits."

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    Area Four

    Area Four's brunch menu is anything but light; but their hearty local fare will fill your cravings. And the entire menu is priced under $15.00.

    Local Expert Tip: "The hot mess has had people lined up on Sundays since Area Four started serving brunch,; don't leave without tasting it yourself."

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    Abe & Louie's

    Bringing their "worth every penny" steakhouse classics to the brunch crowd, Abe & Louis menu only gets...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Eggs Benedict three ways is a rare treat for the taste buds; gracing your plate you'll find the poached pillows atop filet mignon, crab cake and lobster. "

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    The Painted Burro

    A Mexican brunch menu filled with creative takes on breakfast staples, like the Vaquero Hash served in a fun setting sets the Painted Burro apart.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the Fundido for the table and try a taco or two, the Cucumber Margarita is a refreshingly tasty step up from the original. "

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    J's at Nashoba Winery

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $28
    • Neighborhood: Outside the City

    Enjoy J's brunch overlooking the Nashoba Valley Winery. Served buffet style, you'll have plenty of choices to put together your perfect plate.

    Local Expert Tip: "Nashoba Valley Winery offers tours and tastings, and seasonal fruit picking. Start with brunch at J's then complete your afternoon on the lovely grounds."

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    Gaslight offers a kid friendly brunch atmosphere where parents can enjoy French inspired sweet and savory...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Gaslight's crepes are worth every calorie but if you'd prefer something savory try the Steak & Eggs with pommes confit, casramelized onions, & sauce meurette. And if you're feeling more like lunch order the Moules Frites. "

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    The Blue Room

    A buffet with style- brunch at The Blue Room offers large platters of seasonal food in an upscale casual setting.

    Local Expert Tip: "You must try all of the grilled meats offered and accompany them with their creative salads."

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    Washington Square Tavern

    The Washington Square Tavern serves one of the best Irish Breakfasts you'll find in Boston in relaxed...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "The burger, which is always on the menu, is a must, but don't overlook the "appetizers" because you are sure to find something fun to share with friends. "



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