What are the best places for brunch in Boston?

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Melanie Nayer

Boston knows how to present the best meal of the week. From spicy Bloody Mary's to lobster omelets and beignets, there's no better place to brunch than in Boston.

A few of our favorites include:

Bristol Lounge: The Sunday brunch buffet at the Four Seasons Boston restaurant is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. The buffet includes everything from omelet stations to carving stations, and even features a dessert area (if you have the room). 

Henrietta's Table: Located in the Charles Hotel, Henrietta's Table is one of the most popular brunch spots in Boston. Henrietta's Sunday brunch is an all-you-can eat buffet for $45 a person. The buffet includes a raw bar, omelet station, waffles and pancake station, salads and vegetables, a carving station and dessert.

Stephanie's: Newbury Street's see-and-be-seen restaurant hosts one of the most talked about brunches in the city. During warm-weather months, you'll find lines of people waiting for a table on Stephanie's outdoor patio - the prime spot for people watching in Boston. The menu has traditional brunch specialities, as well as Boston favorites like lobster eggs benedict, smoked salmon plate and crab cakes.

Kaitlin Madden

Whether you prefer brunch to be a social affair, or you're more of the role-out-of-bed-and-go type, come Sunday morning, Boston's restaurants have something for you.
One of the most popular places for brunch in the city is Stephanie's on Newbury. It’s perennially packed, especially in the summer, when the sidewalk patio is open. For those who like to people watch over their eggs, though, Stephanie's can't be beat.

Right around the corner, on Boylston Street, you'll find a row of bars-turned-brunch spots that are decidedly more laid back. Pour House, Dillon’s,  or Whiskey’s are all solid, inexpensive bets.

Looking for a greasy spoon? Mike’s City Diner, on Tremont Street in the South End, can’t be beat. Know before you go:  Mike’s is cash-only.

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