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Decadent Brunch

Boston Penguin Feb 17, 2009 06:43 AM

I am looking for the best decadent Sunday brunch buffet. Buffet is preferable as some of my party do not eat eggs. So far on the list is Cafe Fleuri at the Langham and the Bristol at the 4 Seasons. Thoughts/votes/other suggestions? TIA.

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  1. ChickenBrocandZiti RE: Boston Penguin Feb 17, 2009 06:49 AM

    Haven't been in quite some time but the brunch buffet at The Blue Room was pretty decadent and diverse.

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      edgewater RE: ChickenBrocandZiti Feb 17, 2009 06:57 AM

      I haven't been to this one in a long time but Henrietta's Table at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge used to have an excellent and decadent brunch.

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        mem53 RE: edgewater Feb 17, 2009 07:42 AM

        Just went to Henrietta's Table for brunch on Sunday. Oysters on the half shell and shrimp cocktail, cheese station, omelette station, eggs benedict, fresh waffles, and a decadent dessert table. They also had some roast chicken, pasta, and fish, but I stuck mostly with the breakfast items. We went at 1:00, and it sufficed for breakfast, lunch and dinner that day! $45 per person.

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          sfumato RE: mem53 Feb 17, 2009 02:18 PM

          I've been to Henrietta's twice for brunch. I was pleasantly surprised at the raw bar both times- I was skeptical, but the oysters were sweet and fresh during two very different times of the year. It's almost too much in terms of choices, and the food fills you up fast, but there's something about it that seems to please everyone.

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        BobB RE: ChickenBrocandZiti Feb 17, 2009 09:23 AM

        I'm a long-time fan of the Blue Room brunch, but I'd describe it as more exotic/eclectic than decadent. For decadence I think of the high-end hotel brunches full of oysters, prime rib, Scottish smoked salmon, etc.

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        Taralli RE: Boston Penguin Feb 17, 2009 07:20 AM

        Aujourd'hui upstairs at 4S.
        The Oak Room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

        200 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

        1. MC Slim JB RE: Boston Penguin Feb 17, 2009 07:30 AM

          Lots of good suggestions here already.

          I'd add Cafe at the Taj and Meritage at the Boston Harbor. Haven't tried it yet, but I'm guessing Asana at the new Mandarin Oriental does a luxe brunch; ditto Sensing at the Fairmont Battery Wharf.

          The brunch menus at Craigie on Main and Hamersley's Bistro look pretty amazing for the money: http://bostonchefs.com/news/2009/2/3/... and http://bostonchefs.com/news/2009/1/29... I might actually get out of bed on a Sunday morning for one of those.

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            Delhiwala RE: MC Slim JB Feb 17, 2009 01:42 PM

            The last time that I went there the bruch at Meritage was very elegent and wonderful Ask for a table with a view when you make your reservation.

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