Best of Boston

BEST Brunch

2013 BEST Brunch

Craigie on Main

Cambridge

Tony Maws has made a name for himself with the meaty inventiveness of his dinner menu, and his brunch menu reflects that same ethos. Oft-changing dishes include rabbit ragout layered with smooth, creamy grits; tender roasted veal and cheese pressed… read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, Cape Cod

Hangar B Eatery

Chatham

Even if you’re not flying anywhere, Hangar B—located at the Chatham airport—is worth a trip for its lemon-ricotta pancakes and the freshly baked doughnuts. Dig in as you watch the small planes take flight. read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, Martha's Vineyard

Artcliff Diner

Vineyard Haven

A Vineyard Haven mainstay, the Artcliff Diner is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Try the popular almond-crusted French toast; get indulgent with the Green Monster, which loads scrambled eggs, cheese, avocado, and spinach on top of tortilla chips; or… read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, Nantucket

Boarding House

Nantucket

The patio at this island institution is prime people-watching real estate, but it’s the food that keeps us coming back season after season. The brioche doughnuts coated with bourbon-caramel sauce and bacon sugar are a must, but there are lots… read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, South

Oro

Scituate

There’s no better way to start a Sunday than at Oro, just a stone’s throw from the water in Scituate Harbor. Your morning coffee will go perfectly with the Nutella-stuffed French toast and brûleed bananas, but if a bloody mary… read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, North

Organic Garden Cafe

Beverly

With a reasonably priced menu that caters to a diverse range of eaters, the Organic Garden Cafe will leave you feeling full and healthy. It’s something of a hole in the wall, but adventurous eaters are rewarded with yummy kale… read more»

2013 BEST Brunch, West

AKA Bistro

Lincoln

What do French toast with dulce de leche and Hawaiian poke have in common? They’re both on the brunch menu at this French-Japanese fusion spot, where you’ll also find house-made pastries, Sunday dim-sum specials, and one incredibly decadent croque-madame sandwich. read more»

2011 BEST Brunch

The Gallows

Boston

It’s no wonder that the restaurant boasting the city’s best poutin—a natural hangover cur—would also dish out this year’s best brunch. The “sunrise” version of the fries-and-gravy plate comes topped with eggs and Canadian bacon; ordering it is practically mandatory…. read more»

2011 BEST Brunch, Weekday

Trina’s Starlite Lounge

Somerville

The whole point of brunch is that it’s an excuse for indulgence. So why not inject a dash of naughtiness and have it on a weekday? We’re talking about industry brunch on Mondays at Starlite, where calling in sick is… read more»

2010 BEST Brunch
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Highland Kitchen

Somerville

We could give this award solely on the merits of Highland Kitchen’s tangy, saucy shrimp and grits. But there’s so much more to love. Teeming with noisy families and rumpled Camberville denizens, Highland on Sunday mornings is the antithesis of… read more»