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Looking for a nice brunch place for this Sunday...

JenniferAsh Apr 29, 2008 05:13 PM

I am looking for a nice place for brunch this Sunday for a special occasion. Does not have to be terribly fancy, but something nicer than a dive. Can be around Brookline or Boston. Thanks!

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    macadamianut Apr 30, 2008 12:48 PM

    I also think lineage is a great choice. Eastern Standard does a great brunch too.

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      meaganl Apr 30, 2008 01:55 PM

      I just went to Eastern Standard for brunch this past Sunday as was sorely disappointed. I vaguely remember reading about disappointing brunches there when they first opened so I wasn't expecting much. Perhaps I was just bummed because they didn't have the steak and eggs that were on the menu listed online... I had the scrambled eggs and home fries instead. Overall it was just decent. Nothing special and definitely not worth the almost $40 for my meal and my dc's french toast (and all we had to drink was some oj!).

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        NiKoLe1625 Apr 30, 2008 02:55 PM

        I totally agree about ESK's brunch. I actually don't like it at all. It's very disappointing. Their regular breakfast is quite good, but the brunch is just not. Great Bay, right next door however has a great sunday brunch! I would highly recommend it!

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      pickyeater08 Apr 30, 2008 10:53 AM

      Sel de la Terre also does a really nice brunch at a reasonable price point.

      1. NiKoLe1625 Apr 30, 2008 05:47 AM

        I would suggest heading to the South End. Some favorites there include Aquitaine, POPS, Stella, and Hammersly's. All of these as well others would be perfect for a special occasion without being terribly fancy. Definitely do a search on this board, you will come up with more options!

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          purslane Apr 30, 2008 07:54 AM

          Toro is great for brunch or maybe the new Orinocco in Brookline Village.

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            LauraB Apr 30, 2008 02:35 PM

            Of these, Aquitaine is the only place I have been to for brunch (although I have been to Hammersly's for dinner a few times and liked it). The food is fine, but the service was quite slow when I was there a few weeks ago. Pleasant, but slow.

          2. soxchik Apr 30, 2008 05:35 AM

            A bit upscale in Brookline would be Lineage or The Fireplace.

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              galleygirl Apr 30, 2008 05:54 AM

              I've been loving Lineage lately, tho I haven't been for brunch...It's next on my list...

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                benedict Apr 30, 2008 10:44 AM

                I would have to second Lineage. Excellent experience.

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                meb26 Apr 30, 2008 08:59 AM

                Do you work there/own the place? I noticed that all three of your posts recommend Johnnie's. Either way, i'd love some details on your experience. I live close by and have been meaning to try it, but wasn't all that excited by the menus posted online.

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                  meb26 Apr 30, 2008 11:25 AM

                  Looks like the post I was responding to was removed.

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