The South End is Boston’s brunch haven.
TLDR: Cozy AF (exposed brick. biddies love exposed brick.), good potatoes, fantastic toast
For blocks, Tremont Street is lined with luxe eateries and trendy cafes. For the first brunch of the New Year, my friend Ryan and I had planned to visit the locally-beloved Aquitaine (a $10 prix-fixe brunch is hard to beat), but to our dismay they were not open for the morning because it was not the weekend. And so we serendipitously ended up across the street (I told you, lined with brunchspots) at Metropolis…
The restaurant is cozy; there’s a small bar (3 or 4 stools) and some booths and tables surrounding it on either side. The red walls and exposed brick give the space a very warm feel, and though it is a smaller space, an entirely-mirrored wall does not make it feel tight. Most of the tables only sit two or three people though, so it’s not ideal for groups. We grabbed a table in the corner, between the front window panes and the wall of mirrors, and a server was over in no time.