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Need rec for Back Bay brunch - kid-friendly

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  • JFC Mar 9, 2011 05:11 AM
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Friends (and former Bostonians) are coming to town this weekend and we'd like to meet for brunch on Sunday. I rarely do brunch, and need help figuring out this puzzle. Any recommendations for a restaurant within walking distance to Copley Place? That's not too expensive? That can handle a reservation for at least five, but possibly nine, adults plus four, and possibly seven, children ages 1-8? Kid-friendly atmosphere and service is key. Thanks!

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  1. Stephanie's is pretty classic.

    ive not been for brunch (only dinner) but newly speaking youve got Back Bay Social Club - Boylston, old ViInny Testa's space. Its big, can handle large parties. Brunch menu looks worth a try!


    Back Bay Social Club
    867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

    1. You should consider Sel de la Terre. I've had good experiences having lunch at the Back Bay location with my toddler and we had a good brunch recently at the Long Wharf branch. My kid thought it was pretty awesome that he could have french toast (and my french fries) for lunch. The food is solid and the staff is very accommodating (e.g., they gave us a kid-size portion of french toast and subbed in maple syrup for the compote that's on the menu).

      Sel de la Terre
      774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199

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      1. re: johndory

        Thanks - I've actually done brunch at both SDLT locations, and am a fan of SDLT in general. I'm between SDLT and BBSC, which seems to have more breakfast fare on the brunch menu.

      2. Brasserie Jo

        Brasserie Jo
        120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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        1. re: pemma

          Thanks - I actually thought of Brasserie Jo, but the last 4 times my husband and I have gone there, including once for brunch, we had no service/ poor service or not-great food. I vowed not to return.

          Brasserie Jo
          120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

        2. Skipjack's in Copley Square has a jazz brunch and is affordable. It's a basic eggs Benedict type of menu - I've had better but the band is fun and you said there are kids coming. I noticed it was very family friendly
          They make a decent Bloody.