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Sep 20, 2012 05:37 PM

Yummy, lil bit lavish MetroWest brunch on Sunday?

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. 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.

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

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      1. re: catsmeow

        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.

        1. re: Allstonian

          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.

        2. re: catsmeow

          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.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

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

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              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. 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.)

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

              1. 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.


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                1. re: Blumie

                  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.