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meeps2002 Feb 27, 2012 11:01 AM

After reading this article...I thought:

1. Really? Tremont 647
2. What Would make my top Boston brunch spots

http://www.travelandleisure.com/artic...

I really enjoy Masa, but where else would CH folks recommend?

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    robwat36 Feb 27, 2012 12:56 PM

    I don't get to brunch that often, but when I do it's at Highland Kitchen, Craigie, the Gallows, Island Creek, or Abigail's.

    1. hotoynoodle Feb 27, 2012 01:01 PM

      blue room.

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      1. re: hotoynoodle
        CocoDan Feb 28, 2012 10:45 AM

        Brunch is really not my thing, but when I do it, it's the Blue Room. Always very nice.
        Enjoy,
        CocoDan

      2. ecwashere7 Feb 27, 2012 01:55 PM

        Love Craigie and Toro.

        1. viperlush Feb 27, 2012 03:59 PM

          East Coast Grill

          Tupelo

          Grafton Street

          Plough and Star

          Highland Kitchen

          Sofra
          China Pearl
          Paramount

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          1. re: viperlush
            hotoynoodle Feb 28, 2012 12:24 PM

            have only been to grafton at night, but the food is consistently horrible. is brunch somehow better?

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              Madrid Feb 28, 2012 01:07 PM

              I went a few months ago and it was horrible. Place was almost empty. will never go back.

              1. re: hotoynoodle
                viperlush Feb 28, 2012 03:31 PM

                I've never been there for dinner or lunch, but I have been pleased with brunch (I stick to breakfast items). What I like about it is you can make reservations, but even if you don't it doesn't get packed. So unlike Plough & Star, East Coast, Tupelo, Highland kitchen, Friendly Toast etc one doesn't have to wait in a line. I've twice eaten in a group of 9 adults and 2 infants/toddlers and we all got our food at the same time w/out an issue and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Their prices are reasonable and when you have guests in town it's a nice start to a walk around Harvard Square. I've enjoyed their Irish Breakfast, hash, and french toast. Is it a place that I go when its just the BF and I? No, but when I'm in a group it works out well.

                1. re: hotoynoodle
                  jgg13 Feb 28, 2012 06:00 PM

                  I've only ever been there for booze but at some point over the last several years it went from boring as all hell to at least something interesting to drink if I get dragged there. Maybe the food has done the same?

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                Blumie Feb 28, 2012 08:57 AM

                Mistral. A wonderful combination of great food AND taking reservations.
                I love breakfast/brunch, but hate the typical 45-minute wait!

                Which other top places take reservations? Craigie?

                1. Small Plates Feb 28, 2012 11:14 AM

                  I too am a big Blue Room fan. Others we like are Highland Kitchen, Mistral, flora and East Coast Grill. A place I used to love was Claremont Cafe. Maybe it is nostalgia, but I just loved it.

                  1. opinionatedchef Feb 28, 2012 07:41 PM

                    i think you may have missed quite a few threads on this topic lately! might find more info on those. for us, it's East Coast Grill all the way, followed by East by Northeast, which does some very unusual and intriguing things (but you pay more for alot less food than at ECG).

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                    1. re: opinionatedchef
                      Bob Dobalina Feb 29, 2012 06:39 AM

                      Wow, had no idea ExNE does brunch - you are totally right about the menu offerings - veddy interedsting...

                    2. Boston_Otter Feb 29, 2012 06:14 AM

                      Surprisingly, the best brunch I've had lately was at J's, the restaurant at Nashoba Winery in Bolton. Seared rare tuna, mussels with cold squid-ink pasta, truffled scrambled eggs with brie, pecan-wood smoked bacon, cajun pork loin, brioche french toast with maple butter... and that's only about half of what they had out.

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