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Sunday Girls Brunch

DowntownChick Mar 28, 2007 07:52 AM

Looking for a fun and different brunch place in Boston or Cambridge. Have done lots of the S. End - Union, Aquitane, Garden of Eden, etc. Had a great brunch last weekend at Eastern Standard. Looking for a suggestion that I might not otherwise think of. Thanks!

  1. limster Mar 29, 2007 08:04 PM

    Go for the "dim sum" menu at New Shanghai in Chinatown for Shanghainese and some Northern Chinese street snacks and small plates.

    1. MichaelB Mar 29, 2007 07:01 PM

      Maybe Ashmont Grill? I haven't had their brunch so I can't say how that is, but I have liked the food I've had there at dinner, and if it's warm enough, their patio is a really nice space. Anyone been who can give a thumbs up or down re the food at brunch?

      1. delirious Mar 29, 2007 09:13 AM

        East Coast Grill in Inman has a good brunch. Plus they have build your own bloody mary bar!

        1. d
          DowntownChick Mar 28, 2007 02:42 PM

          Ok, both the Blue Room and B-Side got nixed. The ladies are thinking maybe Toro. Any thoughts on Toro for brunch?

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          1. re: DowntownChick
            peglet Mar 28, 2007 04:02 PM

            i didn't nix B-side. I would go there. but toro sounds good.

            1. re: DowntownChick
              MC Slim JB Mar 29, 2007 12:01 AM

              No first-hand experience, but I've heard that Toro's brunch is awful. (I like it at dinner.)

              Some brunches I like that you haven't already mentioned: Sel de la Terre, Beacon Hill Bistro, Red Fez (great patio when it's warm enough), Cafe Polonia, the Blarney Stone. B-Side is probably my favorite overall.

              1. re: MC Slim JB
                wench31 Mar 29, 2007 04:57 AM

                Mc Slim, I was looking at the Cafe Polonia website and they don't have a brunch menu. Do they brunch?

                1. re: wench31
                  MC Slim JB Mar 29, 2007 05:13 AM

                  The "polka brunch", with a few egg dishes added to the weekday lunch menu, is still mentioned in several places on Cafe Polonia's website, so I'm assuming it's' still on, starting at 8am on Saturday and Sunday. Their potato pancakes are the best hash browns in Boston.

                  1. re: MC Slim JB
                    wench31 Mar 29, 2007 07:08 AM

                    Thank you!

            2. MB fka MB Mar 28, 2007 09:30 AM

              The Blue Room or B-Side lounge.

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              1. re: MB fka MB
                littlelady Mar 28, 2007 12:48 PM

                i second b-side... if you're looking for funky and fun, b-side (in cambridge) is a great place for sunday brunch.

              2. gini Mar 28, 2007 08:43 AM

                What about dim sum for brunch? Hei La Moon, Chau Chow City, or China Pearl could be options. If it has to be eggs, yumyum's recent write up of B Side's brunch sounds like something "different" for you.

                1. c
                  Chickpea Mar 28, 2007 08:43 AM

                  I haven't been, but Tremont 647 has a pajama brunch ...

                  1. k
                    kate used to be 50 Mar 28, 2007 08:40 AM

                    Frank Sinatra Brunch at Lucky's. Can't speak for the food (we're going for the first time this Sunday), but it's different and looks like fun!

                    Menu looks good: http://www.luckyslounge.com/BRUNCH-me...

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