My husband Matt and I love dining out at fun restaurants. However, since our son, Dylan, was born last year, our eating-out abilities have been limited. Trying to bring a baby out to dinner is very risky, and you know a meltdown is always looming. We figured the only way to still get our restaurant fix — without going broke by constantly paying for babysitters — was to go out to brunch. There are so many fantastic restaurants serving amazing brunch in Boston, and it is a great family activity.
When bringing Dylan to brunch there are two things we look for:
1. Do they take reservations? No one has time to wait for a table with a baby!
2. Is there room to store your stroller? (Or, even better, will they let you park your stroller next to the table?)
Here are a few of our favorite brunch spots:
This adorable Beacon Hill restaurant is perfect for a classic New England brunch. It’s hard to resist the Maine lobster Benedict or omelette!
Go for something a little different and try this trendy Greek restaurant’s brunch. I love going here after a trip to the Boston Children’s Museum’s members-only hours (9–10 a.m. every Saturday).
I love their “prix fixe” brunch, which gets you juice, coffee, a pastry, and brunch entree for only $11.95! Make sure to also check out the SoWa Open Market (right next to the restaurant) if you dine between April 29 and October 29.
I love me a good Jewish deli, and Mamelah’s “all day” breakfast will not disappoint! Their “nana’s noodle kugel” is almost as good as my Grandma Sylvia’s (which says a lot!).
It’s no coincidence that we’ve been to this Latin American restaurant at least a dozen times! The food is so delicious and extremely affordable. It’s also a great place to indulge in some super yummy brunch cocktails.
Whenever we have family or friends in from out of town we head to Stephanie’s. The prime location, classic food, and great people watching make it a perfect brunch spot!
Jackpot! Dylan slept through all of brunch!
Rachel South is a former teacher and current stay-at-home mom. She is new to the blogging world and recently started her own blog, www.themamasouth.com, to work on her writing and document her mom life. Rachel was born and raised in Chicago and moved to Boston while pregnant two years ago. She currently lives in Cambridge with her husband Matt, baby Dylan, and cat Bubba.