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Boston's 12 Hottest Brunches, February 2013

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Presenting Eater Boston's updated Brunch Heatmap: your go-to reference for the hottest brunches in town at this precise moment in time. Some of these places are new to Boston, some just new to the brunch scene, but all twelve are brand new to this updated map, and each offers something more interesting than the same old French toast.

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The Painted Burro

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This Southern-style brunch menu is divided into categories such as "Vittles" and "Fixins" (aww...) with dishes like Scotch eggs and pulled pork shoulder hash, plus "Standards" like shrimp & grits. Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 4PM. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

Chez Henri

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After nearly two decades in business, this French and Cuban-influenced (Fruban?) restaurant has finally introduced a weekend brunch. Served only on Sundays, the menu includes escargot, a Cuban Sandwich, duck confit hash and Breakfast Bourbon, a cocktail made with Bulleit, blood orange and mint. Sundays, 10AM to 2PM. [Photo: Official Site]

The Sinclair

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This Harvard Square music venue/restaurant just added a weekend brunch. The menu has a New Orleans bent, with dishes like crab benedict with creole hollandaise and tasso ham ($14) and a Bloody Mary with smoked pork belly. Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 3PM. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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After a complete renovation a few months ago, John Harvard's introduced a new weekend brunch. The menu is pretty classic brunch fare, with dishes like chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and thick-cut French toast, plus mimosas, micheladas, and Bloody Marys. And lots of beer of course Saturdays and Sundays, 11Am to 3PM. [Photo: John Harvard's/ Official Site]

Hops n Scotch

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You can choose from 80 craft beers (30 of which are on tap) to go with you your order of Hangover Hash, or the Ranch Hand Breakfast Sandwich at this Brookline bar from the owner of Coolidge Corner Wine & Spirits. Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 2PM. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

Tres Gatos

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Boston's only tapas bar/book/music store recently introduced weekend brunch. The menu combines traditional tapas with American breakfast, for dishes like chickpea pancakes with maple syrup, figs, and Marcona almonds or eggs benedict with smoked duck breast and an orange hollandaise. Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 2PM. [Photo: Aaron Bouvier]

Estelle's

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Chef Eric Gburski serves a serious Southern brunch at this hot new South End restaurant, with dishes like chicken fried steak with sausage gravy, deviled eggs with smoked chicken liver, and watermelon salad. The drink menu is limited to the three brunch classics: Screwdrivers, "South End Screwdrivers" and Bloody "Estelles." Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 3PM. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

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Farm to table fare from the new, modernized version of the old Oak Room. The menu includes Lobster Eggs Benedict, a "Croque Madame" burger, plus a selection of flatbreads and pastries. Sunday, 10AM to 2PM. [Photo: Thrillist]

Tip Tap Room

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The "Tipsy Brunch" served every Sunday lives up to its title, with dishes like eggs benedict with beer cheese hollandaise, Belgian beer waffles with beer butter, and steak and eggs with whiskey sauce over french toast. Sunday, 11:30AM to 3PM. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

75 On Liberty Wharf

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Brunch with a view. Selections include steak and eggs, Belgian waffles, eggs benedict and more. There's also a Bloody Mary bar for the DIY types, and live jazz on Sundays. 11:30AM to 4PM on Saturday, 10:30AM to 4PM on Sunday.

Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

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If you can't decide between the more traditional egg dishes and the wood-fired pizzas at this hit newcomer, just go for the Breakfast Pizza, topped with eggs, bacon, hash browns, and Tabasco. And for Bloody Mary fans, there are four different options, ranging from the classic to versions with tequila and Guinness. Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 3PM. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

The Painted Burro

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This Southern-style brunch menu is divided into categories such as "Vittles" and "Fixins" (aww...) with dishes like Scotch eggs and pulled pork shoulder hash, plus "Standards" like shrimp & grits. Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 4PM. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

Chez Henri

After nearly two decades in business, this French and Cuban-influenced (Fruban?) restaurant has finally introduced a weekend brunch. Served only on Sundays, the menu includes escargot, a Cuban Sandwich, duck confit hash and Breakfast Bourbon, a cocktail made with Bulleit, blood orange and mint. Sundays, 10AM to 2PM. [Photo: Official Site]

The Sinclair

This Harvard Square music venue/restaurant just added a weekend brunch. The menu has a New Orleans bent, with dishes like crab benedict with creole hollandaise and tasso ham ($14) and a Bloody Mary with smoked pork belly. Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 3PM. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

After a complete renovation a few months ago, John Harvard's introduced a new weekend brunch. The menu is pretty classic brunch fare, with dishes like chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and thick-cut French toast, plus mimosas, micheladas, and Bloody Marys. And lots of beer of course Saturdays and Sundays, 11Am to 3PM. [Photo: John Harvard's/ Official Site]

Hops n Scotch

You can choose from 80 craft beers (30 of which are on tap) to go with you your order of Hangover Hash, or the Ranch Hand Breakfast Sandwich at this Brookline bar from the owner of Coolidge Corner Wine & Spirits. Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 2PM. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

Tres Gatos

Boston's only tapas bar/book/music store recently introduced weekend brunch. The menu combines traditional tapas with American breakfast, for dishes like chickpea pancakes with maple syrup, figs, and Marcona almonds or eggs benedict with smoked duck breast and an orange hollandaise. Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 2PM. [Photo: Aaron Bouvier]

Estelle's

Chef Eric Gburski serves a serious Southern brunch at this hot new South End restaurant, with dishes like chicken fried steak with sausage gravy, deviled eggs with smoked chicken liver, and watermelon salad. The drink menu is limited to the three brunch classics: Screwdrivers, "South End Screwdrivers" and Bloody "Estelles." Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 3PM. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

Farm to table fare from the new, modernized version of the old Oak Room. The menu includes Lobster Eggs Benedict, a "Croque Madame" burger, plus a selection of flatbreads and pastries. Sunday, 10AM to 2PM. [Photo: Thrillist]

Tip Tap Room

The "Tipsy Brunch" served every Sunday lives up to its title, with dishes like eggs benedict with beer cheese hollandaise, Belgian beer waffles with beer butter, and steak and eggs with whiskey sauce over french toast. Sunday, 11:30AM to 3PM. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

75 On Liberty Wharf

Brunch with a view. Selections include steak and eggs, Belgian waffles, eggs benedict and more. There's also a Bloody Mary bar for the DIY types, and live jazz on Sundays. 11:30AM to 4PM on Saturday, 10:30AM to 4PM on Sunday.

Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

If you can't decide between the more traditional egg dishes and the wood-fired pizzas at this hit newcomer, just go for the Breakfast Pizza, topped with eggs, bacon, hash browns, and Tabasco. And for Bloody Mary fans, there are four different options, ranging from the classic to versions with tequila and Guinness. Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 3PM. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

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