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Breakfast/Brunch in Boston

katetheskate Jun 6, 2011 03:03 PM

Just moved here and a friend is meeting me in town for breakfast/brunch this Saturday. Price point: can fork over some cash but would prefer not to break the bank. Thanks!


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    Blumie RE: katetheskate Jun 6, 2011 03:19 PM

    Do you have a preference for neighborhood? If "in town" encompasses the Back Bay, I think Brasserie Jo does a good pricey, but not break-the-bank, breakfast.

    Brasserie Jo
    120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    1. opinionatedchef RE: katetheskate Jun 6, 2011 03:58 PM

      in Boston, Gaslight
      In Cambridge, and my fav of all, East Coast Grill
      Somerville, Sound Bites
      Do a CH search for lots of recent reviews.

      East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
      1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

      Sound Bites
      704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

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        C. Hamster RE: opinionatedchef Jun 6, 2011 04:50 PM

        East Coast Grill isn't open for Saturday brunch. Just Sunday.

        East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
        1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

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          zestylemon RE: opinionatedchef Aug 7, 2011 06:30 AM

          I just gotta second Soundbites, they really are quite yummy and pretty cheap! Go for the stuffed french toast, I had one with goat cheese and pears (I think it was a special) and it was simply amazing.

          708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

        2. ecwashere7 RE: katetheskate Jun 6, 2011 04:00 PM

          Sel De La Terre has brunch on Saturdays (many places only do Sunday Brunch) and it is quite good.

          Sel De La Terre
          776 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

          1. Karl S RE: katetheskate Jun 6, 2011 05:58 PM

            Be aware that late on Saturday morning, the annual gay Pride parade will limit parking and access in parts of the Back Bay and the South End.

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              C. Hamster RE: Karl S Jun 6, 2011 06:12 PM

              It will be crazy all day in the South End and Back Bay.

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                Karl S RE: C. Hamster Jun 6, 2011 06:20 PM

                The parade route, for the OP's background info:


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              katetheskate RE: katetheskate Jun 6, 2011 06:25 PM

              Thanks all!

              Have any of you been to the Paramount on Beacon Hill? I'm hoping that might take us away from all the craziness in Back Bay & South End.

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                ebaba RE: katetheskate Jun 7, 2011 07:59 PM

                Paramount is a favorite but not ideal for catching up with a friend because of the counter ordering system and the fact you can't really linger. Expect crazy lines on weekends too, even though they move quickly (again, you can't linger).
                I'd head across the street to Beacon Hill Bistro -- lovely room and solid, reasonably priced brunch.

                Beacon Hill Bistro
                25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

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                  libertywharf RE: ebaba Aug 7, 2011 04:41 AM

                  Good advice given to avoid the paramount on weekends. Great place for breakfast which is served thru the day.

              2. apilston RE: katetheskate Jun 7, 2011 12:59 PM

                We've had brunch at Bistro du Midi a couple of times and really enjoyed it. Elegant, but not too horribly expensive, good people watching out the front window, and the pancakes are amazing, as is the Croque Monsieur.

                Bistro du Midi
                272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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                  C. Hamster RE: apilston Jun 7, 2011 01:45 PM

                  People watching might be even better as BduM is at epicenter of the gay pride rally and associated raucous parties.

                2. uhockey RE: katetheskate Jun 8, 2011 04:32 PM



                  348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

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                    MKLDBoston RE: katetheskate Aug 7, 2011 04:18 AM

                    Henrietta's Table, hands-down! Cambridge, Charles Hotel.

                    Henrietta's Table
                    One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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