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Help -- Sunday Brunch for 15

nam8 Sep 29, 2007 12:01 PM


New to the city and looking for help. I need to plan a Sunday brunch for 15 somewhere in Boston (thinking either South End or Cambridge, but open to suggestions). Any ideas for somewhere fairly inexpensive that will take a reservation? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    hellohi1968 Oct 2, 2007 01:50 PM

    JJ Foley's just started serving brunch in the SE and it is great. They will take reservations and it is very affordable. Good amount of selections. I ate there for the first time and was quite pleased. It is a great alternative to the SE Sunday brunch scene, which can be overwhealming. Also, Masa in the SE has a great brunch with a 7.95 prix fixe!! Always a good time at Masa, and they will indeed take a reservation

    1. hotoynoodle Oct 1, 2007 09:20 AM

      sibling rivalry can easily accomodate a group that size and their brunch is cheap. a la carte, not buffet, but very reasonable.

      gaslight could easily fit your group too.

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        Blumie Sep 29, 2007 01:39 PM

        The Stanhope Grille does a decent, if not spectacular, breakfast buffet for $16/person, although at some point on Sunday they take away the buffet and switch to an a la carte menu. They have a lovely wine room off of the main dining room that might be large enough for you.

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          Blumie Sep 30, 2007 08:59 AM

          I was there today, and it looked like the wine room only can accommodate 10. I suspect they could accommodate you in the main dining room, if that interests you. They normally take the breakfast buffet away at around 11:30, but I was told they were leaving it out later today for a morning-after wedding party, so apparently they're flexible. In terms of quality, my experience today was consistent with the past: decent, not spectacular. Price is now $18. Half price for kids. That includes all beverages and made-to-order eggs, omelets and waffles. No upcharges for anything as far as I can tell. So for me and two eight-year-olds, the bill was $36 plus tax and tip.

        2. Jill Brazil Sep 29, 2007 12:09 PM

          The Langham has a Jazz Brunch. It might be more than you want to spend though.

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            nam8 Sep 29, 2007 12:28 PM

            As I will be most likely be footing the bill, that is significantly more than I was planning on spending. Some ideas I have gotten are S & S in Cambridge and Aquitaine in the South End. Not sure if they will take reservations though. Any thoughts?

            1. re: nam8
              DavisSquare Sep 29, 2007 05:18 PM

              Please don't eat at S&S, it's really poor and not that cheap. The Blue Room is probably too rich for you ($23 buffet), but our friends love the brunch there and the place is certainly big enough for your party.

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                lissy Sep 30, 2007 12:56 PM

                Aquitaine does take reservations and that might work for you. Union in the South End also takes reservations and might be able to accommodate a bigger group.

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                  jules127 Oct 1, 2007 08:31 AM

                  I love the brunch at Aquitaine, though squeezing you all in may be tight. Masa has a great brunch as well and I think they could accomodate your group easily.

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