Russell House Tavern is popular for brunch and cocktails and is located right in Harvard Square. Every person who speaks of Russell House Tavern, consistently speaks highly of their brunch and dinner.
The downstairs area is spacious with dark wood and and scones. The area can accommodate large parties or a great cocktail hour.
I enjoyed the Anti-Benedict: Garlic Spinach & Breakfast Sausage, Hollandaise, Hash Browns with Two Crispy Fried Poached Eggs for $14. The rich hollandaise spread all over the rich and perfectly poached eggs. I loved the garlicky greens and just wish the english muffin was toasted a bit longer.
The Pit Master was 16 Hour Smoked Brisket scrambled with Three Eggs, Scallions, Fontina, Potatoes and Toast for $11. The scallion and fontina combination paired well with the tender brisket. It was quite generous in portion size and we had plenty leftover.
The decadent E.B.L.T on a Croissant: 2 Eggs over easy, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, Mayo, Hash Browns for $9 was really tasty. One can not go wrong with a flakey, buttery croissant, eggs and crispy bacon. It was yummy.