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Any advice on best Boston brunch?

samuraidoctor Feb 11, 2008 11:43 AM

I'm looking to take a middling sized party for an early brunch in May during my daughter's graduation. Problem is, I haven't had brunch in Boston in decades. Any hints as to the best places to try? I'd love somewhere relatively close to Fenway/BU area.


  1. SpicyTea Feb 11, 2008 06:23 PM

    Henrietta's Table has a wonderful brunch, but it's in the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. It can easily accommodate larger groups, and it's very sunny & pleasant. The food's locally sourced & organic, and it's fantastic, and the service is excellent. Be sure to make an early reservation, wherever you go -- graduation time is a mob scene in this town! If you really want to stay in the neighborhood, I second the Eastern Standard idea. It, too, is capable of handling a large group with grace, and the food's very good. It's right in Kenmore Square.

    1. intheq Feb 11, 2008 01:29 PM

      Hmm... any particular atmosphere? What is middling size?

      In Fenway, Eastern Standard (http://easternstandardboston.com) is a sophisticated
      option. Food, raw bar, and drinks are consistently good.

      Beacon Street Tavern is not too far from Fenway and has good food and a nice outside patio. The Elephant Walk (http://www.elephantwalk.com/) has excellent French-Cambodian food. This is not your typical bacon and eggs place so be sure and take a look at the menu.

      1. j
        joebelt Feb 11, 2008 11:47 AM

        What's the best with anything?

        Ok, here are some ideas Upstair's on the Square, Sel de la Terre, Gargoyle's, etc.

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