Best Brunch in Boston

2015 Best Brunch

Tres Gatos

Jamaica Plain

The brunch at this record shop/tapas bar caters to savory seekers—and hangover chasers. Here the “put an egg on it” philosophy reigns supreme, evidenced by dinner-menu staples like the lamb…Read More

2014 Best Brunch

Puritan & Company

Cambridge

The ideal brunch requires the trifecta of good food, good drinks, and good company. Puritan covers the first two in spades, with house-baked pastries (strawberry-almond muffins, cashew sticky buns); not-your-average…Read More

2013 Best Brunch

Craigie on Main

Cambridge

Tony Maws has made a name for himself with the meaty inventiveness of his dinner menu, and his brunch menu reflects that same ethos. Oft-changing dishes include rabbit ragout layered…Read More

2012 Best Brunch

Gaslight

Boston

On a lazy weekend, there’s no better spot to linger with a mimosa than this South End brasserie. Sleek booths and communal tables, plus a rugged bar and sun-lit patio…Read More

2011 Best Brunch

The Gallows

Boston

It’s no wonder that the restaurant boasting the city’s best poutin—a natural hangover cur—would also dish out this year’s best brunch. The “sunrise” version of the fries-and-gravy plate comes topped…Read More

2010 Best Brunch

Highland Kitchen

Somerville

We could give this award solely on the merits of Highland Kitchen’s tangy, saucy shrimp and grits. But there’s so much more to love. Teeming with noisy families and rumpled…Read More

2009 Best Brunch

Toro

Boston

A truly great brunch must hit four marks: a tasty and varied menu, a strong bar, a relaxed atmosphere, and outdoor seating. Over the past year, South End tapas joint…Read More

2008 Best Brunch

Eastern Standard

Boston

This brasserie’s knack for maintaining civility amid Kenmore Square’s chaos is but one reason to worship Sunday brunches here. The others are the creme brulée French toast, the tomato and…Read More

2005 Best Brunch

East Coast Grill

Cambridge

You can concoct your own cocktail at the bloody mary bar, but why bother when these master mixologists can whip up delicacies like the oyster shooter—a tender bivalve nestled in…Read More

2004 Best Brunch

Tremont 647

Boston

What better way to spend a morning than in your pajamas sipping coffee with your neighbors? Tremont 647’s Saturday and Sunday pajama brunch combines comfort food and a cozy space…Read More

2003 Best Brunch

Harvest

Cambridge

If brunch is the most civilized way to dine, the Harvest is the most civilized place to have brunch. First there’s the restaurant’s lovely garden patio, which in warm weather…Read More

2002 Best Brunch

Aquitaine

Boston

The French are hardly known for their brunches, but don’t tell that to the staff of the South End’s flagship contemporary Parisian bistro. Besides, after devouring a pressed duck, Gruyère,…Read More

2001 Best Brunch

East Coast Grill

Cambridge

To endorphin addicts, East Coast is the place to go for a dose of intensely spiced, pan-tropical dinners, but brunch fanatics know it offers something more: It’s also home to…Read More

1999 Best Brunch

Harvest

Cambridge

The three-course prix-fixe menu is everything brunch should be: a selection of sweet and savory breakfast and lunch dishes and an assortment of chilled seafood (Wellfleet oysters, countneck clams, shrimp)…Read More

1995 Best Brunch

House of Blues

Cambridge

Live gospel music in a mini-museum of folk art, and a Southern-style buffet that includes eggs, fried catfish, breakfast meats, biscuits, fruit salad, and bread pudding. It’s a revival meeting…Read More

1992 Best Brunch

Hotel Meridien

Boston

The competition is getting fierce, but of all the great brunches in town, the Meridien’s is the best…Read More

1988 Best Brunch

St. Cloud

Boston

Big glass windows overlook the new South End. It’s the (fresh) berries…Read More

1983 Best Brunch

The Last Hurrah

Boston

The food’s not that much better than at other spots. But the other spots don’t have Bo Winiker’s swing band to serenade you…Read More

1978 Best Brunch

Parker’s, in the Parker House

Boston

Besides the usual, this elegant establishment offers finnan haddie, pate, hearts of palm, lamb chops, veal Marsala, croissants, and live jazz harp music—all for $8.50. The two seatings, at 11:30…Read More

1974 Best Brunch

The Falstaff Room

Boston

The Falstaff Room at the Sheraton Boston has a fountain spouting Bloody Marys and unlimited eggs, seafood, muffins and pastries. Open only on Sundays, it all goes down for only…Read More

Most Viewed Winners of Restaurants & Food

  • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
  • Lone Star Taco Bar, 2015 Best Tacos
  • Centre Street Café, 2015 Best Romantic Restaurant

Most Viewed Winners

  • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
  • Henrietta’s Table, 2015 Best Brunch
  • Gaslight, 2012 Best Brunch