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Yummy, lil bit lavish MetroWest brunch on Sunday?

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Swankalicious Sep 20, 2012 05:37 PM

Mr. Swank and I are child-free this weekend and plan to go to brunch on Sunday before retrieving the small swanks from their grandparents' abode in Central MA. We're looking for a delicious brunch in Cambridge (Harvard or west) or anywhere along Rte 2. Any ideas?

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  1. beetlebug RE: Swankalicious Sep 20, 2012 05:49 PM

    I've always been curious about the brunch at TW Food. I've never been so can't speak to the deliciousness. But, the menu always looks intriguing.

    http://www.twfoodrestaurant.com/v2foo...

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      catsmeow RE: Swankalicious Sep 20, 2012 06:08 PM

      I like the buffet brunch at the Colonial Inn in Concord. Reservations recommended....especially this time of year.

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        Allstonian RE: catsmeow Sep 21, 2012 03:55 AM

        How recently have you had the brunch buffet at the Colonial Inn? I used to like it very much, but the last time I went - maybe 4 or 5 years ago, I admit - it had really fallen off in quality.

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          catsmeow RE: Allstonian Sep 21, 2012 06:00 AM

          A group of us went last year just after the holidays. We all liked it. We usually go to the Langham brunch for our yearly holiday get together, but someone in the group suggested we try the Colonial Inn. I don't remember any negative comments from anyone. I liked it.

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          MC Slim JB RE: catsmeow Sep 21, 2012 05:00 AM

          I've never done brunch, but the Colonial has had really middling dinnertime food for a long time, which is a shame, because it's such a charming old space.

          http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            Kat RE: MC Slim JB Sep 21, 2012 05:34 AM

            Agreed. It is expensive and the food is just OK. How about J's at the Winery in Bolton?

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              Swankalicious RE: MC Slim JB Sep 21, 2012 07:06 AM

              The Colonial Inn serves warmed-over New England fare in a setting that reminds me of Granny Swank's dusty attic. I agree, MC, the venue could be quite nice, given its prime locale and historic bona fides. *revisits Chowhound thread about no good food in Acton-Concord area*

          2. Pia RE: Swankalicious Sep 21, 2012 10:31 AM

            Henrietta's Table? (Although if I were you, I would go with beetlebug's selection of TW Food... but in case they're booked up.)

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              cherrytomato RE: Swankalicious Sep 21, 2012 01:42 PM

              Craige on Main does a delightful brunch! That is where I would go.

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                Blumie RE: Swankalicious Sep 23, 2012 09:10 AM

                Probably too late for the OP, but The Bootlegger in Lunenburg (close to Rte 2) serves Sunday brunch. I've never tried it but, while I wouldn't expect it to be Mistral or Craigie quality, I have previously reported that they have a surprisingly good veal parm.

                http://www.thebootleggerrestaurant.co...

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                  justbeingpolite RE: Blumie Sep 24, 2012 05:53 AM

                  Another option, a little north of Rte 2, is the newish Tavern on the Square in Burlington, between the Burlington Mall and the Lahey Clinic.

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