Best of Boston

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 flatbread topped with fresh mozzarella, local tomatoes, basil, pancetta, and sunny-side-up eggs. The sausage-infused biscuit “fritters” with house-made apple-butter dipping sauce, meanwhile, are hearty enough to inspire a post-meal nap.

1205 Chestnut St., Newton, 617-527-2550,