By Rachel Barber

Published on July 9, 2015

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abe and louie’s

A long time Back Bay classic, Abe and Louie’s steakhouse also cooks up a killer brunch. This elegant spot is known for its meat, so don’t skip the bacon which is so popular it’s now offered as an appetizer.

Abe and Louie’s
The Shops at the Prudential Center, 793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

WHAT TO ORDER
Wood Fired Bacon – nueske’s bacon, blue cheese, whole grain mustard, peppadew relish

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aquitaine

A modern french bistro with a beautiful interior. Despite the elegant surroundings, the prix fixe menu costs only $11.95 and includes a cinnamon bun, fresh squeezed juice, bottomless coffee, and a choice of an omelette or crepes

Aquitaine
569 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118

WHAT TO ORDER:
Cinnamon Buns – rumored to be the best in Boston

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atlantic fish co.
A local favorite for fine dining, Atlantic Fish Co. also offers a tasty seafood-filled brunch. Take a seat in the warm, wood-paneled dining room or on the sidewalk patio.

Atlantic Fish Co.
761 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

WHAT TO ORDER:
Lobster and Buffalo Mozzarella Omelette -tomato, basil, home fries, fresh fruit

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cafeteria
A trendy patio spot on Newbury that provides something for everyone. The menu lists burgers, sandwiches, tacos, pizza, and breakfasts. There is often a line, so make a reservation.

Cafeteria
338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
WHAT TO ORDER
Truffled Scrambled Eggs – served on bruschetta & topped with arugula

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deep ellum
Named for Dallas’ hip music and foodie neighborhood, this casual gastropub offers indulgent comfort food options like country fried steak, buttermilk biscuits with gravy, and a BBQ breakfast. Brunch served every day.

Deep Ellum
477 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134

WHAT TO ORDER:
Truffled Gorgonzola Fries

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island creek oyster bar
A contemporary oyster bar near Fenway Park. Raw bar is available during brunch as well as traditional breakfast items, most with a seafood twist.

Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

WHAT TO ORDER
Ethel’s Lobster Roll – kettle chips, rosemary roll, cole slaw

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mooo
This upscale Beacon Hill establishment might be known for its steaks, but stop by their brunch for standout sweets. Start your meal with cinnamon sugar brioche and a bloody mary flight.

Public School 214
XV Beacon Hotel, 15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108

WHAT TO ORDER
French Toast – the can’t miss meal, brioche, stuffed with banana, topped with a caramelized banana, ginger maple syrup

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papa razzi
A traditional Italian restaurant cooking up classic favorites with local ingredients. Fresh bread is baked hourly in the kitchen. Any entree order includes a complimentary mimosa or bellini.

Papa Razzi
159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

WHAT TO ORDER:
Grilled Tenderloin Benedict – petite filet mignon topped with poached eggs, hollandaise, & lobster garnish on grilled English muffins

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ribelle
Located in a sleek warehouse space in Brookline, Ribelle serves a unique mix of dishes for brunch, including cold smoked oysters, bolognese with a sunny side egg, and gooey cinnamon rolls with apple butter that you can’t miss.

Ribelle
314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

WHAT TO ORDER:
Sesame Buns – with panelle, calabrian chili mayo, greens

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WHERE
the salty pig
A funky open kitchen focusing on pork. Go for a contemporary take on traditional Italian.

The Salty Pig
130 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

WHAT TO ORDER
Spaghetti with Meatballs – red sauce, bone marrow, basil

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sonsie
A warm and inviting international restaurant with large french doors that open up onto Newbury St., transforming Sonsie into a vibrant sidewalk cafe.

Sonsie
327 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

WHAT TO ORDER:
Coconut Pineapple French Toast – topped with caramel

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south end buttery
A quaint corner cafe run by dog lovers, South End Buttery produces mouth watering pastries daily. Stop in for a casual brunch and pick up some of their signature Buttery Buns to go, in unique flavors such as Strawberry Rhubarb and Funfetti Cake. A portion of cupcake sales go to local animal rescue causes.

South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

WHAT TO ORDER:
Buttery Pancakes – whipped butter, Vermont maple syrup, fresh mixed berries or bananas, and chocolate chips

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WHERE
the beehive
Try this jazz club for a delicious brunch accompanied by live music. Locals love this bohemian venue’s rustic comfort food and specialty cocktails, like the signature Queen Bee. Call ahead to reserve a table at this popular spot.

The Beehive
541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

WHAT TO ORDER:
Poutine topped with short rib & poached eggs

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toro
A hip tapas bar serving a combination of traditional and modern small plates as well as Spanish-inspired brunch dishes and cocktails. Don’t miss the Jalapeno Bloody Maria.

Toro
1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

WHAT TO ORDER:
Maíz Asado con Alioli y Queso Cotija – grilled corn with alioli, lime, espelette pepper and aged cheese

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trident booksellers and cafe
An independent bookstore serving all-day breakfast. A great place to study, read, or work.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

WHAT TO ORDER
Lemon Ricotta French Toast – with blueberry 

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stephanie’s
A classic Boston brunch spot, located on historic Newbury Street. Enjoy your meal on the patio for plenty of people-watching opportunities.

Stephanie’s
190 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

WHAT TO ORDER:
Eggs Benedict – black forest ham and poached eggs on locally baked stone and skillet english muffin, topped with lemon hollandaise