Affordable Sunday Brunch
Toronto Hound here visiting Boston again! Everyone was so helpful during my last visit, so I need your assistance again!
I will be in Boston for the weekend and need a recommendation for an affordable place to eat brunch on Sunday. Now here is the kicker.....The people I am traveling with would really love for it to be located on Newbury Street (or vicinity) and be able to eat outdoors on a patio.
Is this possible?
Thanks in advance!
Let me guess - I'll bet they want to park in front of the restaurant as well.
It is possible, but not likely. Instead, try the South End, 4-5 short blocks south of Newbury St. with lots of great brunch possibilities and outdoor seating. Hamersley's now has a patio and is offering brunch. Pops does a great job and has a patio. And many places have open front windows.
I'm not sure what cind meant by affordable (price range?) but I dont think hamersley's is in the affordable category.
If your friends want to stay on Newbury then you're not gonna get much positive response from boston chowhounders. However, Newbury has much more patio seating restaurants than the south end.
I've had Pops for lunch but not brunch - but I really didnt enjoy my lunch there.
I've had the Hamersley's brunch and it is not too pricey at all. A little sparse, though, both in selection and on the plate.
I would recommend brunch at Pops. We've been twice and enjoyed it both times. Don't know if that patio/greenhouse area in the back has windows that open--but even in winter it has an outdoorsy feeling.
Personally, I think you need to make a choice between the location and the food. If they insist on being on Newbury St., don't expect a fantastic meal.
I believe that Stephanie's has a patio and serves brunch.
You could also just wander down Newbury St. on that morning and pick a place that looks nice for you all. Just don't expect the food to be memorable and you should be fine.