Beacon Hill is one of the trendiest and wealthiest neighborhoods in Boston. Known for its picturesque streets lined with brick and old New England charm, Beacon Hill provides a masterful brunch scene – these are some of the best spots on offer.
The Tip Tap Room exists as a pleasantly unpretentious, swanky pub in the midst of pricey Beacon Hill. Its menu is inventive and recreates some classic brunch dishes with a creative twist. Picture a steaming omelet stuffed with basil, brie, mushrooms, truffle shavings and asparagus. Their jalapeño corned beef hash may be better for the more demanding tastebuds. And, if you are in need of that Sunday morning hangover cure, The Tip Tap Room’s brunch cocktails and more than 30 beers on tap will not disappoint.
Bakery, Bar, Bistro, Wine Bar, American, Italian, Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
PANIFICIO Bistro and Bakery features European-style bistro foods and is located in the heart of Beacon Hill. PANIFICIO prides itself on serving fresh, locally sourced produce and foods. It doubles as a chic wine bar in the evenings. With its generous portions, friendly wait staff and fair prices, PANIFICIO is beloved. In short, if you have a soft spot for breakfast pastries and croissants, PANIFICIO is where to go.
Since its establishment in 1937, The Paramount has been a neighborhood favorite. It is not unusual to see eager visitors queued up in a line that stretches out the door and down the block. The vibrant Paramount offers all the breakfast classics along with more exciting options, such as the huevos rancheros and fresh caramel and banana French toast. Inside, it works a bit like a cafe – you walk in and place your order at the kitchen. Once you have made your way to the cash register, your food is piping hot and ready. The Paramount is all about tradition and timely, good eating; a must on any brunch connoisseur’s bucket list.
Bistro, Hotel Restaurant, American, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, French
The Beacon Hill Bistro is the award-winning counterpart to the Beacon Hill Hotel. Delta Airlines named it Boston’s best bistro, and The Boston Globe declared Beacon Hill Bistro as one of the top 25 restaurants in town. As the Bistro is inspired by French cuisine, the atmosphere is that of a classic, intimate joint, and the menu illustrates an appreciation of a more refined, brunch palate. The Beacon Hill Bistro is not the place to seek simple fried eggs and bacon. Instead, explore their more extravagant options, such as scrambled eggs garnished with crème fraîche, or perhaps the poached eggs with smoked ham and toasted brioche bun.
Mooo… provides its diners with a casual yet sophisticated experience, and closes off each busy week with an exquisite Sunday morning brunch. By night, Mooo… is a modern and stylish steakhouse, and its elegant atmosphere bubbles over to the next day. Take advantage of this chic, brunch hotspot, and test drive their duck confit hash, or an eight-ounce filet mignon and eggs with a side of truffled parmesan frites. Mooo…’s upscale menu fittingly reflects its trendy Beacon Hill surroundings.
Named the ‘Best of Boston’ by Boston magazine, 75 Chestnut offers a classic, hearty brunch menu. Tucked away down a cobblestone side alley, 75 Chestnut’s design seems to be a hybrid of a pub and a bistro, resulting in a cozy and pleasant option for brunch. What’s more, this one hosts oodles of interesting events and themed nights come the holiday season, when it embraces the city’s charming Christmas character and vibe fantastically.
CLINK. is located on the ground floor of The Liberty Hotel, which can be found in the register of national historic landmarks. Prior to its establishment as a hotel, the building was originally the Charles Street Jail in the 19th century. Now, CLINK. is an upscale dining experience dedicated to seasonal and fresh, locally sourced foods. Its brunch menu offers refreshing main dishes and has a cocktail list that is half the size of the food menu. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to spend time in ‘jail’, here is your chance – and you get to enjoy an excellent brunch while you are at it.
The Hill Tavern has been up and running since 1995, and is styled as a classic Boston pub that is adored by many Beacon Hill regulars. The friendly staff coupled with the inviting decor help to create a welcoming atmosphere, and to make even the most touristy of tourists feel like locals. While the brunch menu is not extensive, its size matches that of the Tavern, and its creativity adds a dose of culinary excitement. The Hill Tavern is just the spot for a relaxing, laid-back brunch in the company of Boston natives.
With tall ceilings and a crisp color palette of chestnut and creams, Scollay Square is another inviting neighborhood restaurant. Large, vintage black-and-white photographs of the Boston city square Scollay’s was named after adorn the walls, lending a sense of timeless history to the place. Scollay’s brunch menu offers a selection of flirty cocktails and exciting meal options such as a breakfast burrito stuffed with pulled short rib and a goat cheese quiche. Its welcoming interior and reasonable pricing make Scollay Square the perfect place to meet up with a group of friends after a night out on the town.
Tatte Bakery & Café opened its first bakery in 2007. Tzurit Or is the woman behind it all. Although she began humbly among the farmers markets of Boston, she has now opened five bakeries throughout Boston and Cambridge. Tatte’s interior is light and airy, not unlike many of its fantastic pastries and baked goods. The walls are covered in white subway tiles and the menu is displayed on chalkboards resting high on the walls. The items from the bakery are presented in simple, wood and glass cases. All in all, Tatte’s exudes the clean and simple charm of a quaint cafe.