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Editors’ Choice

Foreign Affairs Wine Bar & Bistro


bons 2016 dine winner

photograph by Darren Pellegrino


What makes Foreign Affairs brunch stand out among other North Shore establishments catering to Sunday noshing? A relaxed atmosphere, a great trio jazz band, and chef Ryan McGovern’s incredible farm-to-table creations. A must-have, if on the menu, is the Cod Benedict in a light hollandaise sauce—this dish is as close to divinity as you can get on a Sunday without attending a Catholic mass. The mimosas made with fresh-squeezed orange juice are a heavenly elixir for your Sunday brunch.

26 Central St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, 978-704-9568,


Readers’ Choice

The Poynt

A lively atmosphere, killer French toast, and a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar with seemingly every ingredient under the sun make the Poynt a popular brunch spot in Newburyport.

31 Water St., Newburyport, 978-358-8501,