Brunch at Sensing

Brunch is one of the best meals of the week, and this past Sunday, after waking up late and lolling around the house, we decided to eat at Sensing at the Fairmont Battery Wharf. We had only eaten at Sensing once before, for lunch last 4th of July, and after a great lunch experience, I was looking forward to brunch by the bay.

For a city that has so much water, Boston severely lacks in waterfront dining options, don’t you think?

Boston Harbor

Sensing’s outdoor patio has a great view of the harbor, and we were gratefully seated in the shade so that we were able to enjoy the beautiful day without baking in the sun. The restaurant manager seated us and served us for most of the meal; the service was absolute perfection.

I started with an extra spicy Bloody Mary, just how I like them. See all that horseradish floating around? Yum!

Bloody Mary

While we were sipping our drinks, we also nibbled on flaky scones topped with apple butter.

scones and apple butter

I took this photo of the condiments because they looked so perfect. . . and they are usually a pretty big part of my meal!

condiments

And then my brunch arrived, the Coast Guard Omelet, with brie, asparagus, and lobster, oh my. With a stuffed tomato, home fries, carrots, and asparagus on the side, it was a completely indulgent breakfast but still with a lot of nutrition.

The lobster was perfectly cooked, not a chewy bit, and the brie was ooey-gooey and melty.

lobster omelet

My husband had the lobster roll which we shared at our last meal at Sensing, and once again it was perfect. The brioche roll makes it extra delicious.

Stuffed, we left to wander down along the waterfront and through the St. Anthony Feast going on in the North End. Other than getting yelled at for taking a photo (of something I was going to buy!) by a child working in the chocolate dipped fruit booth, the feast was enjoyable but a little too crowded for a day that was in the high 80’s. I didn’t buy the chocolate covered apple after the boy yelled at me. Hmph to him.

North End Boston

As a blogger, have you ever gotten yelled at for taking a photo? I was yelled at once before in Lush of all places.

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  1. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    I’ve never been yelled at, but I’ve gotten a few dirty looks from servers. Oh well, part for the course I guess :)

    The food looks great at Sensing!

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  2. Kristy’s avatar

    Yikes! I wouldn’t have bought it either! lol Your pics are great and food looks amazing! :)

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  3. Simply Life’s avatar

    oh that omelet looks amazing!

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  4. Michelle’s avatar

    This looks like an AWESOME brunch! The mini scones and apple butter look awesome and I think I would have ordered everything you did – from Bloody Mary to lobster omelet! I haven’t been to Sensing but have heard wonderful things about the place!

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  5. Daisy’s avatar

    looks like we had simillar sundays! Except your brunch, especially that bloody mary looks a tad better than mine.

    I can’t believe the boy yelled at you for taking a picture. what a brat. I’m constantly galavanting the feasts taking pics. that really bugs me that he yelled at you!

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  6. Melissa’s avatar

    I saw someone get yelled at in Club Monaco, but he didn’t seem like a blogger. Just taking a picture with his cell phone cuz he liked the artwork on the wall.

    I was yelled at in Ogunquit at an art shop…and my camera was just hanging around my neck. I wasn’t even trying to take photos. I was just shopping!

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  7. Megan’s avatar

    Wow, that can put a damper on your day. I don’t think I’ve been yelled at yet.

    Brunch at Sensing looks really good, and I have to agree, there’s a definite lack of waterfront dining options.

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  8. Debbie’s avatar

    beautiful pictures and food!

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  9. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear’s avatar

    I love brunch! your brunch looks amazing, especially the omelette!

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  10. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Beautiful photos, as always… and… I, too, have been admonished in Lush for sneaking a photo! Hahaha. It was very recently, and my face turned a brighter shade of pink than the soap I was snapping. Whoops! :)

    Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend!

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