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Brunch in West Roxbury area?

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dis a pointed Apr 21, 2007 10:10 AM

Any good suggestions for brunch in the area?

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    alyssap99 Apr 21, 2007 02:42 PM

    i haven't been there yet, but i know that masona grill just started doing a sunday brunch, "claremont cafe style". i'd love a report if you end up going! we went there for dinner recently and everyone loved it.

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      sallyt Apr 23, 2007 06:21 AM

      We went to Masona Grill for brunch a few weeks ago - there were four adults and two 9-month-old babies -- it was pretty good, but didn't quite meet my (admittedly high) expectations. I got french toast, and my husband got eggs benedict with avocado, but instead of avocado, it was processed guacamole - kind of a disappointment. Service was fine, and they were very nice about accomodating us. It's nice to have a good enough brunch place within walking distance, but given how amazing their dinners have been, I expected a little more...

      We've also had breakfast at West on Centre -- that's pretty good -- better than their dinners. Wondered about Vintage brunch?!?

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        xperteater Apr 23, 2007 06:53 AM

        Vintage has an outstanding brunch with prices much lower than dinner

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          csifitgirl Apr 23, 2007 12:41 PM

          I second brunch; I went there about a month ago, and the service was very attentive, coffee tasty and hot; the drinks made perfectly - bellini and bloody mary.
          I had an omelet which was cooked the way I liked it - well done; came with toast and home fries, that were crispy, which I prefer. My friend had the eggs benedict which he proclaimed was the best he had in a long time.

          The only one draw back was the host. My friend and I did not have reservations, and the host seemed annoyed by it. But the place had many empty tables open; not sure what his problem was. But other than that, I would recommend Vintage.

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            MC Slim JB Apr 23, 2007 01:00 PM

            I think I know the answer to this one! The problem a host exhibits when s/he doesn't make you feel welcome and tut-tuts over your lack of a reservation despite the availability lots of empty tables is that s/he is An Idiot. Of course, brunch is the Hell Shift: early start; grumpy, demanding patrons; grumpy, hungover staff; low check averages.

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              xperteater Apr 25, 2007 06:56 AM

              prime rib hash is a must

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