There’s no shortage of great brunches in Boston. Whether you’re walking the Freedom Trail or checking out Harvard University in Cambridge, here’s where to get the best meal of the day.
Located in a nondescript building in the Seaport District, Lucky’s is a subterranean speakeasy that boasts retro decorations, vinyl booths and classic cocktails. Stop in for the Frank Sinatra Brunch every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy live music and the Blue Eyes Bene, made with poached eggs, grilled Canadian bacon, fried capers and a lemon herb hollandaise sauce.
Try the dim sum brunch at this Asian soul and street food-inspired South End Boston spot. Order a sake Bloody Mary and small plate dishes like fried egg Bánh Mì, waffle sundae with hot and sweet syrup and wok-roasted wild mushroom omelette. The best part? The brunch runs until 4 p.m. all weekend long.
Just steps away from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Area Four is known for its amazing pizza, but it also serves up a delicious brunch from 10:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Try loaded breakfast skillets, croissant crumb mac and cheese, absinthe prosecco cocktails and handmade wood-fired pizzas topped with fresh eggs.
For traditional New England cooking head to The Tap Trailhouse in downtown Boston. The weekend brunch menu features a Maine lobster omelette and cornmeal Johnnie Cakes topped with Vermont maple syrup and whipped cinnamon butter. Don’t miss the build-your-own-Bloody-Mary menu with toppings like pickled asparagus, provolone, Italian sausage and shrimp cocktail.
Close to downtown and on Beacon Hill, this pub serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fill up on the Full Irish Breakfast, which consists of fried eggs, back rashers, sausage, baked beans, grilled tomato, mushrooms, black and white pudding, home fries, Irish bangers and toast. For something a little “lighter,” order the corned beef hash or blueberry mascarpone pancakes.
Get dolled up for Parla’s Great Gatsby Brunch, held every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the North End. Indulge in Daisy’s Pearls—doughnuts with spiced berry sauce and whipped mascarpone—or The Old Sport bacon and scrambled egg poutine. And for something really extravagant, order the Grand Mimosa Bar: a bottle of champagne with orange or grapefruit juice served in a top hat.