Eat this: Jazz brunch at the Beehive in Boston, MA
In honor of Linds’ birthday celebration last Sunday, we headed to The Beehive in the South End of Boston, a cool spot that happens to have a lovely Jazz Brunch.
The restaurant is an underground circular space built into a maze of rooms and nooks, sorta like a beehive, with a small stage for musicians near the center and work from local artists on the walls. “Beehive” is actually a loose translation from the French “La Ruche,” which was an artists’ residence in Paris during the 1920s—also a circular, beehive-like building.
With its laid-back bohemian vibe, the ‘Hive is perfect for a long, lingering, boozy Sunday brunch—soundtracked by local jazz musicians from the nearby Berklee campus.
The music provided a lovely atmosphere with which to enjoy the decadent food and drink offerings. To start off, we ordered two baskets of beignets, doughnut-hole-size deep-fried dough balls, sprinkled with powdered sugar, as well as a plate of potato and cheese pierogies. Both the savory and sweet appetizers were delicious.
Cocktail highlights include the light and sweet Bossa de Beehive, made with Leblon Cachaca, Champagne, passion fruit, and lemon, and the Valentino Martini, also with passion fruit, plus vodka and blood orange.
The affordable menu offers up homestyle comfort foods infused with Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and African flavors. There’s a good mix of healthier breakfast or lunch options, as well as sweeter indulgences such as Thick-Cut French Toast with Chantilly Cream. We largely went with eggs and salads, and made some good choices. Photographic evidence is after the jump.
Other options included Poutine with Sunnyside Eggs (we didn’t get this, but it sounds amazing!), Eggs Shakshuka, and Turkey Hash with Poached Eggs. Everything was thoroughly delicious; a recommended stop for brunchers in or traveling to Boston!