Boston’s Best Mimosa Brunches

April 1, 2015 6:00 AM

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Celebrate the start of any great day by sitting down to a decadent brunch with a mimosa! Bostonians love brunch, so there is no shortage of restaurants to choose from, but when it comes to the best mimosas in town, here are the places to go. There is even a spot on the list for those in the suburbs that don’t want to make the trek all the way to Boston for breakfast. Enjoy!
(Photo Credit: Park)

(Photo Credit: Park)


Park
59 JFK St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-9851
www.parkcambridge.com

Park has a very cool take on the classic mimosa cocktail called the Plum Island. Made with plum pisco, St. Germain, grapefruit juice, dry curacao, and sparking wine – it’s the perfect bubbly brunch bevy! This is also a great drink to share with people visiting from out of town since Plum Island is one of Massachusetts’ favorite go-to beaches. Pair the mimosa with one of Park’s mouth-watering brunch options like the banana butterscotch waffle, the sourdough flapjacks, or a lunch option like the apple walnut cheddar salad.

(Photo Credit: Are Four)

(Photo Credit: Are Four)


Area Four
500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 758-4444
www.areafour.com

At Area Four in Kendall Square, pair your brunch sweet or savory feast with the Death in the Afternoon: An interesting take on a mimosa made with Absinthe and Prosecco. It still has the bubbly sweetness of a classic mimosa, but with an extra kick that will seriously rev up your morning! This mimosa goes perfectly with any of their self-described “messy” brunch dishes like The Hot Veggie Mess.

(Photo Credit: No. 8 Kitchen)

(Photo Credit: No. 8 Kitchen)


No. 8 Kitchen
37 Main St.
Amesbury, MA 01913
(978) 792-5476
www.no8kitchen.com

While Amesbury is a little trip outside of the city, for those who are willing to scrape off their cars and make the trip to the North Shore, Executive Chef Paul Callahan’s indulgent menu makes it worth the trip. Dishes include Brioche French Toast and Duck Confit Hash and – of course – mimosas are always on the menu. The restaurant’s bar also has a few creative juice cocktails that may be of interest (because juice = brunch, right?!), including The Falls (pomegranate, candied ginger-infused Bully Boy vodka, soda), The Pow-Wow (Fords Gin, Campari, grapefruit bitters, citrus, simple syrup) and The After School Special (Espolon reposado, Tuaca, apple juice).

Related: Boston Area’s Best Gyros

(Photo Credit: Belly Wine Bar)

(Photo Credit: Belly Wine Bar)


Belly Wine Bar
1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 494-0968
www.bellywinebar.com

Belly Wine Bar’s newly launched brunch service (February 8 was their first!) needs to be on any brunch-lover’s radar! Belly’s sister-restaurant, The Blue Room, having served a beloved buffet brunch for many years, just passed the torch to its little sister, who took a fun and funky twist on some brunch classics! This same mentality is reflected on their toast-worthy cocktails. One of Belly’s creations, Bitter Morning, is a light-hearted play on the favorite traditional mimosa. Bitter Morning is made with cynar, grapefruit and cava.

(Image Credit: North Street Grille)

(Image Credit: North Street Grille)


North Street Grille
229 North St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 720-2010
www.northstreetgrille.com

The North End’s favorite brunch spot, the North Street Grille, is one of the best places to get a mimosa in downtown Boston. They serve mimosas by the glass or the carafe, which is perfect for a long relaxing brunch. In addition to mimosas, they have a series of bellinis on the drink menu as well. Their brunch is not to be missed and features hearty specials like ham and cheese stuffed french toast, pancake burritos and lobster benedict. Take note that the North Street Grille is very popular and doesn’t take reservations. Get to the venue as early as possible to avoid a wait.

Related: Ask a Boston Expert: Your Best Hot Cocktails

Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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