Better Brunching in Boston

After a long Halloweekend at BC, a little time away from campus might be exactly what you need. If you’re anything like me, you woke up this Sunday morning and realized that standing in the omelet line at lower is exactly what you don’t need to recover from the night before. Here is a list of five brunch places in Boston that will certainly cure your Sunday blues.

Also, be sure to take a friend or two, so you don’t end up like Marshall.

1. Sonsie

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Located on Newbury Street in Boston, Sonsie is easily accessible by the T. I like the atmosphere of this restaurant a lot because it's warmly lit, and you can get a little dressed up or go completely casual. For those of you that are 21 or over, they also have classic brunch cocktails like a Bloody Mary or Mimosa.

 Must-Try Menu Items:

  • Spinach Quiche, with tomato, feta, and home fries
  • French toast with rum bananas and caramel sauce
  • Grilled sirloin, two eggs, grilled tomato, toast, and home fries

2.  Stephanie’s

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This restaurant is also located on Newbury Street and it has adorable outdoor seating for when the weather is still nice. I have never been inside, but Stephanie’s is always packed so they must be doing something right. Their cocktails are a little more adventurous than Sonsie’s, pouring drinks like a Bellini or Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary.

Must-Try Menu Items:

  • Belgian waffle with strawberries, maple syrup, and whipped cream
  • Eggs Benedict with glazed ham, poached eggs, on top of homemade brioche with lemon hollandaise
  • Pulled pork scrambled eggs with home fries

 3.  The Paramount

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You can choose between two locations: Beacon Hill or South Boston. I personally love the Beacon Hill neighborhood because it has a really quaint “home-y” feel.Their menu is full of standard breakfast items, making it the perfect place for someone with more classic breakfast preferences.

 Must-Try Menu Items:

  • Fresh banana and caramel French toast
  • Blue cheese, bacon, and baby spinach omelet
  • Oatmeal, with a choice between apple cinnamon, dried cranberries and walnuts, or fresh berries

4.  Gaslight Brasserie

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Start off your morning with a French flare at Gaslight Brasserie in the South End.  The restaurant has a charming atmosphere with dark wooden tables and big leather booths.  This may very well be my favorite restaurant on the list because of one, mouth-watering  menu item: crepes.

Must-Try Menu Items:

  • Vanilla French toast with apple caramel and syrup
  • Crepes Parisienne with smoked ham, comte cheese, a sunny side up egg, and mornay sauce
  • Truffle srambled egg tartine with roasted asaparagus

5.  Moogy’s

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This is perfect for those of you who want to leave campus but not go too far--Moogy’s is conveniently located on Chestnut Hill Ave. in Brighton. Though not quite Boston, this restaurant may be a bit easier if you have a lot of work ahead of you on Sunday. When you think Moogy’s, think French toast sandwiches and pancakes, pancakes, pancakes. The inside of the restaurant is small and cozy, lined with wooden booths and a long bar.

 Must-Try Menu Items:

  • Rude Awakening – 3 pancakes with bananas, chocolate chips, and blueberries
  • Moogy Mama – French toast sandwich made with ham and Swiss cheese.
  • Whatcha-ma-callit – Omelet with cheese and bananas (their website says “don’t knock it ‘til you try it.”)

So next Sunday morning, try out one of these delicious brunch places in Boston to take a break from dining hall food and burst the B.C. bubble.

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