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Brasserie Jo - Boston
Brasserie Jo - Boston

Brasserie Jo - Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brasseriejo.com
  • Phone: (617) 425-3240
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar: Sunday: 10am - 1am, Monday - Wednesday: 8:00am - 1:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Calias
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Salon Privé, the private dining room in Brasserie JO, is an elegant choice for your next social gathering or business dinner. Appointed in the same rich cherry wood and marble as the main dining room, the walls are decorated with vintage French posters, giving it an unusually exuberant air without the stuffiness of an ordinary banquet space.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Newton
  • Public Transit: Green line - Prudential
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet offered at dinner Tuesday to Saturday beginning at 5pm - $14 flat rate; Hotel has an attached garage at an hourly rate.
A word from Brasserie Jo - Boston
Internationally renowned chef Jean Joho presents Brasserie Jo, Boston's only authentic French Brasserie. Joho's extensive menu features simply prepared light offerings, entrees and desserts that incorporate Alsace and other regional French influences.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had the Salade Nicoise. The worst I ever had--the lettuce was all frisee (which is too bitter to stand alone). The beans and fish were good. The tomato was too small (or too few) and the potatoes likewise. The remainder of the ingrediates were so shredded they fell through the frisee and could not be picked out or tasted against the strong frisee taste. This is another example of "innovation" ruining a good dish. If there are so many changes, they aught to be in the description on the menu. Surprises are not welcome."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The dining area was quite slow it seems everyone has fled town. Always get a very good meal here, and the service tonight was exceptional. This is my most favorite breakfast in Boston."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Management took note of our special occasion and handled our allergy concern perfectly. The food was absolutely incredible and the value for the cost is great. Loved it!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We loved everything. White bean soup, seared scallops, duck a l'orange, all masterful. Excellent service. Great bartender who made a perfect old fashioned."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit for breakfast. Our first visit was excellent all around. It was so good my wife insisted on going back for breakfast again. As with our initial visit, we were in Boston for the weekend and had breakfast on sunday morning prior to the start of their brunch service. My breakfast was once again excellent- had the omelet and it was fluffy and packed with fresh veggies, ham and swiss cheese. My wife ordered poached eggs with salmon. It is the salmon which knocked my rating for the food down to "good". Her eggs were served benedict style and were delicious. However, she expected smoked salmon and it was actually cooked salmon and very salty. Overall, the service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Superb French/Alsatian cuisine. Attentive service. Great location in the Colonnade Hotel Back Bay."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The service was poor. Long wait time for order to be taken, to receive food and drinks, to receive checks, the waiter never made eye contact with his customers. All of the patrons were upset. It was a very disappointing dining experience. Never again!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great place to people watch right across from the Prudential Center. Reasonable wine list. Shared the fried cauliflower with mint yogurt sauce (not breaded and not heavy!). Husband had swordfish (and finished all of it!) I had the soft-shelled crab with was perfect! Dessert was Chocolate mousse (served from a terrine at the table) and floating islands. Espresso after dessert, not with (the french way). Lovely evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went back to the hotel where we had our wedding reception 40 years earlier. Food was very good, service outstanding. We even received a complimentary glass of champagne."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family took my father here for Father's Day Brunch. We had a n excellent dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable! I will be back, and I'll definitely recommend it to others."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "service and food is going downhill and table for two is tooo close to other tables, not once did waiter come to check if everything is ok"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is the second year in a row that we spent our weddiing anniversary at Brasserie Jo before attending Film Night at the Boston Pops. The food and service was great, desert was free courtesy of the Boston Pops tickets. All in all, a very pleasant way to spend a romantic evening -- at less expense than some neighboring restaurants."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I like to go here from time to time when I don't want a lot of ambient noise or hustle bustle. Lunch was good, service a little too good (interrupting important conversation), but locating us at a table where we could only face a partial wall when there were quite a few other open tables felt odd. I'll still return, though."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "A recent dinner was potentially stressful as, due to traffic, we were 30 min. late and had a performance at Symphony Hall to get to by 8 pm. Once our server heard this, he stepped up the pace of beverage delivery and taking our food order. The choices appeared in time for us to both enjoy our meal and get out the door when we needed to. Good job."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Love the food and atmosphere. The salad Nicoise is excellent and the pomme frite are the best in Boston."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Thank you for a wonderful lunch! Have heard of Brasserie Jo through family and made it a priority to visit during our trip to Boston."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Selected this restaurant based on OpenTable membership and reviews. It was an excellent dining experience. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great. Thank you. You made our Boston visit that much more!!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Good, great wait staff, and comfortable atmosphere. I will be back. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Found myself in Boston overnight with a yen for good steamed mussels. Searched up on the web and this restaurant came up again & again--I was not disappointed! A full pound and a half of delicious steamed mussels served in the most amazing soup/sauce--not too overbearing or salty (which is my complaint for most steamed mussel sauces). The country pate appetizer was light and tasty and the waiter's suggestion of the Endive salad was perfect. I'm not usually a fan of endive salads due to the tendency toward bitterness, but this salad was actually sweet and refreshing--tossed with bleu cheese, apples and candied walnuts. Oh--and the freshly baked full baguette served in its bag was the perfect way to sop up the sauce from the mussels!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Another outstanding dinner at Brasserie Jo! It's perfect for special occasions, business entertaining, and all pre-Symphony dining (Symphony Hall is a short stroll down the street). The food never ceases to impress. While all of the waitstaff are very professional and helpful, my favorite is Ernie, friendly, polite, helpful, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu. Don't forget dessert! Profiteroles, chocolate mousse are legendary. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This is a reliable but not exciting choice for dinner before concerts at Symphony and Jordan Hall"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meals at Brasserie Jo -- the salads and the French-style flatbread pizzas were especially good -- but portions were small for the money and our waiter disappeared at times (when we wanted to pay our bill and get going to a play, we found him watching a baseball game on a nearby TV). So, while this is a convenient spot in an area where there aren't great pickings, we might not rush back here, given the only-so-so service."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We loved the food and atmosphere! Good choice of wines, too."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Going for the last 4 years. Same good quality service food and drinks. Fee you are at home. Welcoming staff. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The restaurant was perfect for a meal after a recent trip to paris. The menu was fine with a variety of options. The food was good."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Our waiter was new and had more tables than he was comfortable handling, though he was friendly he was not adequate at multi-tasking. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Good food, need to train staff so that they can explain the menu well."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Many families with kids at 6:00 PM. Very nice ambiance. Limited choices on menu. Items overpriced. Service fair to poor. We had to chase down our waiters. The waiter combined all the leftover items into 1 take home package ( doggie bag)."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have eaten at Brasserie Jo several times for dinner and have always enjoyed the food. This time I went for Mother's Day brunch. I should have known not to go to a restaurant for a buffet brunch that does not regularly serve a buffet brunch but I thought they could pull it off... I was wrong! The food was very disappointing, especially considering the price ($45 / adult). The French toast was dry, the fish was salty and carving station had chicken!! Dry, bland chicken!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I highly recommend Brasserie Jo! I was just there for a great Mother's Day Brunch. The food choices were amazing! Omelets made to order, a dizzying array of sweets, bacon, ham, roasted potatoes, chicken, salad, fruit, cheese & crackers. I don't even have enough room here to list it all. I've been to Brasserie Jo for other occasions as well. Once before a night at the symphony and again during Boston's restaurant week. I've never had a thing here that wasn't delicious. I think everyone should give this place a try."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Disappointed! We always enjoy our meals at Brasserie Jo. This was our first visit for Mothers Day. We had come to an Easter brunch previously. We had a wonderful experience then, with a mimosa bar and brunch as well as the regular menu available. This visit was entirely a buffet brunch, which we did not expect. The price was high for the food received. I was surprised that no mention of the special brunch was mentioned when the restaurant confirmed the reservation. The staff was disinterested, I heard several customers ask if there were Mother's Day flowers available. The answer was "Oh yah, over there." I will return for regular service, but never again for a holiday!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a great steak frites and steak tartare. Cute bistro style surrounds, even if maybe a little dated. Excellent value."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I get so tired of steak houses on the road. This place had great food at excellent prices--not cheap, but very reasonable providing outstanding value. I said notable wine list because it was the same way, lots of good wines in the $30-50 price range. Fantastic dinner venue."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Poor service. Very!!. Food was questionable flavor, temperature, quality. Had the duck with peas. temperature of 3 items were all different. Will go down as the worst French restaurant I have eaten in. Barely saw the waiter. The bus boy was excellent and kept apologizing. He needs promoted. My champagne $18 a glass was flat and took 15mins to reach me!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This visit was so much better than the last one, where the food had to be sent back twice and the service was rude. Excellent steak (and fries!), excellent short ribs, good service (though we had to wait a while to attract the server's attention to get some ground pepper). Lovely window table nd quiet ambience made conversation easy. Such a good place when everything is working."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "They were very considerate to serve in a timely fashion."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This establishment plays the brasserie role well with a cordial welcome, professional service, and excellent dishes from a varied menu that's not too busy. Oysters and clams on the half-shell if you want them; appetizers that could serve well as a series of small plates; and well designed main courses. I had one of the weekly specials - fennel-crusted halibut - which came out perfectly cooked and served with a selection of fingerling potatoes (not too many) and small, fresh greens and mushrooms that created an astonishing criss-cross of flavors in the mouth. Quite impressive and not ostentatious. Total for aperitif, appetizer, main course, wine, dessert, and coffee came to about $87 with gratuity."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We were a party of six friends that were able to talk quietly with each other around the table. Our food was excellent and the service professional and attentive. We were extremely pleased. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Brasserie Jo is a great restaurant to go to before the theatre. It is very French with great menu items and terrific service! For our appetizers, I had a Boston Bibb salad, and my husband ordered the French onion soup. Both were excellent! For our entrees, My husband ordered the duck. It was a little too salty but tasty. I had a special of the evening which was poached salmon with artichokes. It was absolutely outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014