Stephanie’s On Newbury
190 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Stephanie’s is one of Boston’s favorite restaurants. It provides an upscale atmosphere, a fantastic menu and a venue that is great for larger parties. Stephanie’s specializes in what it calls “sophisticated comfort food,” which is perfect for Easter, typically a cold Sunday. This spot also has interesting takes on traditional Easter favorites for brunch, including lamb stew and smoked salmon with sweet potato hash.
279 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116
Met Bar at the corner of Dartmouth Street and Newbury Street is another chic venue at which to spend Easter. Met Bar is also conveniently located near The Church of the Covenant and Emmanuel Church, for those who would like to attend an Easter service before brunch. Met’s brunch menu includes mouth watering dishes like croque madame sandwiches, hen house hash and other high-end brunch classics. Make sure to call ahead and book your reservation, because, like Stephanie’s, Met Bar is a Boston favorite and is likely to fill up quickly.
Five Horses Tavern
535 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Looking for a more casual place to grab brunch over the holiday weekend? Try Five Horses Tavern, a classic pub with a fantastic, creative menu. With two convenient locations in the South End and in Davis Square, it is an easy venue to meet up with friends that live in other Boston neighborhoods. It also has an extensive beer menu, making a boozy brunch an attractive option. Try the mac and cheese, you won’t regret it!
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Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar
381 Summer St.
Somerville, MA 02144
Rosebud in Davis Square is another fabulous place to grab brunch. This modern diner is great for groups and makes killer bloody marys. This is a great place to meet people that are driving into the city since it is easier to park in Davis Square than in many other neighborhoods. Rosebud has two rooms and the front room is filled with lots of natural light, which will add a lovely element of spring to your brunch. Not a huge brunch fan? Order something from the lunch menu instead.
316 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02114
Harvard Gardens in Beacon Hill is conveniently located near the Charles MGH stop on the MBTA red line and is the perfect spot to have brunch on an Easter Sunday of shopping and exploring Beacon Hill. Harvard Gardens isn’t as busy as the other venues on this list, so it is great for those planning last minute. It’s also a quick walk from Old South Church and many other churches offering Easter services. Definitely try the red velvet pancakes for a special holiday treat.
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.