Best of Boston

BEST Brunch, West

2012 BEST Brunch, West

The Biltmore


With its shabby-chic dining room (mismatched old chairs, vintage ephemera), the Biltmore makes weekend mornings feel like brunch at Grandma’s. An indulgent grandma, that is. Yours probably didn’t serve Cap’n Crunch-coated French toast drizzled with warm vanilla icing, or whole-wheat… read more»

2007 BEST Brunch, West



While the handsome interior doesn’t exactly scream “eggs sunny-side up,” this New American favorite is fast winning over the Sunday brunch crowd. The broad menu leans more to the lunch side of the portmanteau; to satiate breakfast cravings, go for… read more»

2006 BEST Brunch, West

Mels Commonwealth Cafe


Brunch, like everything else about a lazy weekend, should be low-key yet memorable. And so it is at Mel’s Commonwealth Café, which, for more than 45 years, has been feeding the hordes with fluffy chocolate chip pancakes, omelets, and sandwiches… read more»

2004 BEST Brunch, West

Johnny’s Luncheonette

Newton Centre

Long a local favorite, brunch at Johnny’s is worth the wait on the weekends—especially with kids in tow. The boisterous atmosphere, child-friendly menu, and vibrant retro décor would be worth a stop even without the incredible food. Our favorites: the… read more»