Brasserie Brightwell
Brasserie Brightwell

Brasserie Brightwell

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://brasseriebrightwell.com/
  • Phone: (410) 819-3838
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wed - Sun, 11:30am - 3pm
    Dinner: Mon - Sun, 5pm - 9pm, open to 10pm Fri & Sat
    Happy Hour: Wed - Sun, 3 - 7pm everyday, & Fri, Sat 9 - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brendan Keegan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Contact Theresa Metelski for details on off-site catering.
  • Entertainment: Live Music each Saturday on the Patio with Outside Bar, in season.
  • Special Events: Patio available during warmer months

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Harrison Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available around Easton Market Square and across street in Municipal Lot
A word from Brasserie Brightwell
A converted garage features soaring ceilings, garage doors that open onto the patio and outside bar, with a wood fired grill, raw bar and a vast craft beer list all make for the hottest restaurant on the Eastern Shore. A nice dinner for two or a quick burger at the open kitchen counter, you can always count on great food, friendly service and fun. Opened in November 2010, Brasserie Brightwell is located in the Easton Market Square at 206 North Washington Street in historic Easton, MD and serves French-inspired cuisine with an American twist. Owned/ operated by brothers-in-law Chef Brendan Keegan & Brian Fox of 208 Talbot fame, and Bob Yabroff.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Brasserie Brightwell reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (34)neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (32)great for lunch (18)special occasion (17)vibrant bar scene (16)good for groups (15)hot spot (12)romantic (11)notable wine list (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • jcbohnVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The lamb sliders and burgers are wonderful! Great raw bar also.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brasserie Brightwell
    Brad417
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Make sure your hungry because brasserie isn't bashful about their portions. Both my daughter and I had the pork shoulder and it was great. We also had the stuffed figs which were good and the deep fried oysters which were amazing. We split the bread pudding for dessert. It was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    karen950VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The restaurant was so noisy it was difficult to carry on a conversation. The tables wer so clos together I could help but overhear the converstaion of the person dining next to me. So it wasn't very relaxing. The food was fine for the most part but the special braised pork shoulder was not good. The meat was tough and tasted like it had been reheated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find
    ACM1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A fantastic little restaurant. It was a great find and one we will return to again and again. I suspect it will be increasingly more difficult to get a table as more and more people discover it. The entire experience was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not honor reservation time
    Jabberwocky
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had reservations for 7 and did not get seated until 730. Tables with the same amt in party got seated before us. We arrived before 7 and Was told told to get drinks since it was happy hr they would be half off. Found out drinks were full price when we got our bill. This was our second time there and felt like our reservation did not matter and service was selected for known regulars. Will never go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BB
    FamilyVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have been going to Brasserie ever since their opening and have referred numerous friends. Because of the familiarity of going several times a month, we also feel comfortable knowing which menu items are consistently good. Our last lunch experience was a disappointment and I will now remove one of the menu items from any future recommendations. BB offers several hamburger variations but they recently changed their offering. Instead of a single, appropriate sized juicy hamburger, they now make their hamburger with two very dried out patties that do not have any taste and cannot be cooked to order because they are not thick enough. Do not order this item if you want to avoid disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    SaturdaySupper
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my first time there and it was worth it. I sampled food from friends plates too and it was all wonderful. My Venison was way under-cooked but the flavor was still great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant experience
    bmwrider
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We dined at Brasserie Brightwell during a recent trip to Easton, MD. We had lunch one afternoon and came back a couple of days later for dinner. Both meals were very good, lunch was a very relaxing experience. Saturday night dinner was also nice but the restaurant was much busier, as one would expect. The grilled trout and salman we had for diner was some of the best prepared fish we have ever experienced. I was a little disappointed in the cauliflower side dish I orderd but the entrees made up for that. Excellent experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Food, Fun Venue
    MarginallyUsefulVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our third dinner here...each time the food has been outstanding (salmon fresh and perfectly grilled, amazing burgers and fries, soups and salads delicious). Typical brasserie fare so the menu is broad enough to satisfy anyone. It's an informal, fun and somewhat noisy restaurant (so if you are looking for an elegant and quiet experience this isn't the place). The outdoor patio is nice during the warm season but unfortunately it overlooks a very boring street and parking lot. Reasonably priced given the high quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A real chef is in that kitchen!
    dinefinelee
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had the bone-in porkchop and the roasted brussel sprouts. the chop was cooked perfectly, moist and delicious and HUGE...16oz, which was enough for my husband and me to have the following night! The sprouts were crispy delicious. I don't eat pork often but when I do it is this chop at Brasserie Brightwell...love this chop and those sprouts. The wait person was cordial, helpful, and appropriately attentive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Overall, this restaurant experience was good. We were seated immediately, and the food was good. Pricing was reasonable for the quantity and quality of food. Very upbeat friendly environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quick response
    Merr
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    In a "made to order" restaurant, one trick you should learn and teach your servers is this phrase "since we make everything to order, the food may come out staggered so we can serve you the hottest and freshest food possible". Food in a restaurant like this should NEVER sit in the window waiting for the entire table.to be ready. This is what happened to us and then all of our food was less than tepid. It was very disappointing. However, the bright spot was how it was handled. They were sympathetic, understanding and generous in their response. This may spark us to give them another shot (on a very slow night).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Warm and Welcoming
    LuvEasternShore2
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Brassiere Brightwell always consistent. We were early; very busy but hostess did her best to seat us ahead of our reservation time. Enjoyed happy hour while waiting. Hostess succeeded seating us early. Oysters delicious. BB steak salad the Best. Waitress very attentive and very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The open fired grill prOduced great tasting meats. The grilled beef and pork chops were very tasty. Nice young lady as our waitress. Will return and recommend to my friends. Nice beer and wine selections to complement the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frequent diners at Brightwells
    EatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Started with grilled oysters and shared these. Delicious though I prefer raw oysters. My wife had her usual burger with a variety of topings including their home made, thinly sliced pickles! A nice touch. I had their brisket of the day with a chili side sauce. Excellent. Service was very good and attentive, though we sat outside on their porch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Night out
    Retired
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good food. Friendly service..it is a great place to eat outside..inside can be somewhat loud
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easton's Finest
    colmar
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Britewell is the place where you can bring your family, girlfriends, and have an intimate date with your hubby. The food is always delicious and the specials are constantly changing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Easton Favorite
    BuckeyeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Brasserie Brightwell is a favorite for my wife & I, whether it is for happy hour or a romantic dinner. The food is always delicious, and the service attentive. I had the special tonight, red snapper, and it is the best fish I have had in quite awhile. They even had one of our favorite zinfandel's on the wine list - it made the dinner perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We especially like being able to bring our dog when we eat on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence in Easton
    CrownsvilleDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    If you have not yet found the Brasserie, you must do so. this place is interesting in décor, friendly and professional in service and excellent in food. expect some innovation and some standards all executed to perfection. the wine list is broad and well-priced and wines by the glass are pricey but very good. Check the daily specials. At least one will be super! We have dined here four times and it keeps getting better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Another great find in Easton. Excellent food, on par with Mason's, Scossa, Bistro St. Michaels.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than last time
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The weather was great, we sat outside. Caesar salads were good but nothing special. The crispy fried oysters were wonderful as were the curried deviled eggs. The "bistro" filet was an unfortunate cut of beef that bears no resemblance to tenderloin. It was a tough and textured slab of I'm not sure what. As a previous comment noted - it was disappointing if not misleading on the menu. The "frites" fried potatoes were tasty. For dessert, tiramisu was the winner. The blueberry crumble was tasty but nothing special. The most annoying part of this experience came a day later when Brassierie Brightwell had reported that we were a "no show" for our reservation. This has been resolved but being labeled a dead beat has left a bad taste.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    lpita10
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was my first time here! Good menu selection and food was prepared exactly as requested. We sat outside b/c it was such a nice evening. Was nice to sit outside but it is next to a somewhat busy road, so when load trucks went by it was hard to hear. They have a nice bar outside, so I would def like to go back for happy hr too at some point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reliably excellent
    amylathrop
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    if you want quiet, sit outside. the specials are always excellent. the staff is attentive and interested in providing a good evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Creative menu with many wood fired selections and specials.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with the wife
    gator1466VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Snapper special was great and server was very attentive. Tried two different ales and both were very good. We have dined here numerous times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    KlondikeVonTrappe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Another fabulous experience! Managed to grab a last minute reservation on Open Table and was absolutely delighted. The scene was excellent, good crowd on a beautiful night. I got a great beer recommendation from one of the very knowledgeable bar tenders and he delivered with a perfect cider which is typically not my choice but he nailed it. Started with some Curried Deviled Eggs that were out of this world and then went with the perfectly cooked Steakhouse burger with bacon and morbier chesse. I could have had a pound of the bacon stand alone and it would have been a great meal, it is all cured in house.. Incredible... The evening was capped off with a great band on the patio. These guys know how to do it right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 213 reviews are from the Brasserie Brightwell reviews archive.
  • First time
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent overall, although a bit noisy. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Karen978
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We are very familiar with the restaurant so generally knew what to expect. The food is predictably good most of the time. I had three small plates, two of which were excellent. One, the duck confit, was way too salty. The wait staff we had failed to advise us of the day's specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dinner
    ftptst
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our family of five ("children" are teens and young twenties") has enjoyed several meals at this vibrant restaurant. The patio can be lovely but there is frequently live music which is too loud for talking. We only have eaten outside on one occasion. My belief is that the prime tables are inside where talking can be a part of the dining experience. The dining room is cozy in the winter. The decor is very consistent with a French bistro. The service is slow, often uncomfortably slow, yet friendly. But the food is fabulous. The grilled meats and sides are extraordinary and so generous that only our energetic younger family members have room for appetizers too. Overall, a very nice restaurant in the spirit of the Eastern Shore.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • N2FabFood
    N2FabFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    A real treat - Went to Easton for week-end - Happened upon BrBistro and loved it. Food was great, although fried green tomatoes had too much batter which masked flavor of such a delicate southern treat. Wine pours were very skimpy - especially for house wine and otherwise loved the experience. Will certainly recommend to friend and come back when in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • acufoodie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    too much traffic noise on the outdoor patio , otherwise great find
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointing!
    Arlene
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have taken many guests here, and the food is always yummy! Some different things on the menu. LOVE the french fries.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    gcorkran
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Had a great girls night out even brought the children. We sat outside on the patio, service was wonderful, food was excellent and everyone enjoyed it. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always pleased
    Howd
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and I find the Brasserie Brightwell uniformly good. Our good is excellent, as is the service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great
    PhleeVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We ate outside this time, taking advantage of the weather.....great ambience except the flies got a bit excited about our food too! The white wine gazpacho was great as we're the Caesar and Maine Lobster salads.....our main stay. Always great to stop here on our way to the beach!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucky find
    RegularsVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Only in town for one night and found the Brasserie on Open Table . Glad we did as everything was Top notch .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MoonbeamVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Service was awfully slow, but the food (especially Mahi Mahi special) was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    rita531
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food outstanding, waitress not so good. Forgot about us and never brought coffee and forgot to get our dessert order.. She was poor and seemed very distracted. After waiting for 20 minutes she came over and said "oh I put your order in for coffee" and we told her that we wanted dessert but not now and to give us our check. She seemed happy to do so and we did tell her we thought her service wasn't very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual find
    Psorcon
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Good food and ambience appropriate to its name. Outdoor area is on a main street, but not overly loud and could be considered in nice weather.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.