Best Kid-Friendly Brunches in Boston

Presented in partnership with ProFlowers
April 28, 2017
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by Zagat Staff

This Mother's Day, surprise mom with the perfect brunch spot that the whole family can enjoy. Don't forget the flowers too! Visit ProFlowers and use the promo code "Zagat" for 20% off and a free glass vase ($29 minimum, offer expires June 4, 2017). Presented in partnership with ProFlowers, here are some brunch options around Beantown that are perfect for the family. 

Cafe Fleuri
American · Financial District · $$$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

Housed inside the Financial District’s Langham Hotel, this "top-notch" , weekdays-only option provides contemporary New England cuisine in a "nicely appointed formal setting" that’s a natural for a "power breakfast" or "business lunch" (there’s no dinner service); also popular is Saturday’s "chocolate brunch" , a "fun splurge" for those who like "decadent desserts" , offered September through June only.
The Friendly Toast Restaurant
Brunch · Back Bay · $
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.1 · Service 3.9

Regulars drop in for the "creative" , diner-style comfort food but "stay for the atmosphere" at these tchotchke-strewn haunts, where the "wacky" , "kitschy" decor "looks like the inside of your grandmother's house, if grandma was a hoarder with good taste" ; the "tatted-up staff" is "super-friendly" but "moves slowly" , so "be prepared to wait" in "obscenely long" lines for weekend brunch; P.S. the Back Bay branch is open late night.
Picco
Italian · South End · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

This "go-to" in the trendy South End draws fans with its "awesome, wood-fired" pizzas and "homemade" ice cream, while there’s also "always something new and delicious" in its comfort-food lineup; "if you can get in" , the modest-sized space offers "accommodating" service, and there’s also a "superb draft-beer selection" , plus a patio where "eating outside on a summer’s night is one of the greatest pleasures."
The Kirkland Tap & Trotter
Gastropub · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.1

"Anything grilled" is the way to go at chef Tony Maws’ younger, laid-back Somerville sibling to his Craigie on Main, where the "funky" yet "well-executed" New American fare revolves largely around a wood-fired oven turning out dishes featuring local products; the "bar jumps" with craft-brew fans (true "beer geeks" should request the reserve list), and though it can be "loud" and "a bit pricey" , patrons tend to leave the rustic-chic quarters quite "impressed."