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

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 comfortably dressed to fill their bellies with hearty treats like the popular Hot Mess. Maybe you'd prefer a more formal affair where you can refill your plate with the over the top buffet of seasonal local food, including a luxurious raw bar like that of Henrietta's Table. Perhaps you'd like to make a little more of brunch and get some sightseeing in at the same time, if so, a cruise around Boston Harbor while enjoying the brunch buffet on the Odyssey is ideal for you. 



Washington Square Tavern is an upscale neighborhood hangout where Brookline locals flock to enjoy fabulous New American cuisine at communal tables, or a bit of banter at the bar (often with the ever present, and extremely friendly owner). Lights...  Read More



A casually elegant interior is swanky without being stuffy. Small tiles seem to glisten from the light reflecting off their shiny surface. The lively bar scene is the perfect place to sit solo and order a light meal, or a simple snack including...  Read More

Outside the City


J's is perfectly set among the vineyards of the Nashoba Valley Winery in breathtaking Bolton, Ma. About one hour outside the city you'll find a serene setting that is sure to please all of your senses. The food, simply prepared using the...  Read More



The Painted Burro brings something different to the Boston brunch scene- a Mexican inspired menu! In addition to their over the top appetizers and creative tacos (like the spicy favorite- white gulf "diablo"), you'll also find an endearing list...  Read More



Everything you'd expect in a steakhouse sits under the roof of Abe and Louis. This well-known, Back Bay restaurant corners the market when it comes to tasty steaks, and even wins kudos for it's fabulous raw bar, but a little known fact is that...  Read More

Area Four
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Area Four boasts an ideal setting for tech savvy Kendall Square. The modern digs house both a constantly packed coffee shop and a restaurant that caters to the locals who love it. Those in the know are aware of Area Four's mind boggling good...  Read More

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Walking into Catalyst you're met by a sense of calm, the large space is filled with inviting elements that make you want to find a seat and stay there for a very long time. The double sided fireplace is surrounded by benches begging for you to...  Read More

Odyssey Cruises
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Viewing the Boston skyline from the outer, upper decks of the Odyssey while slowly setting sail around the Harbor erases all worry. Fellow cruisers are dressed to impress as the Odyssey dress code inspires you to don only your best attire. The...  Read More



This eclectic restaurant, located in the elegant Charles Hotel, emphasizes New England-inspired dishes, and the use of fresh local ingredients has become one of Henrietta's most enduring qualities. Farmhouse-chic decor distinguishes the...  Read More


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Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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