Brasserie Jo - Boston
Brasserie Jo - Boston

Brasserie Jo - Boston

  • 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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Brasserie Jo - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (59)special occasion (56)good for groups (56)notable wine list (39)great for lunch (32)great for brunch (31)romantic (26)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (20)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Outstanding
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Everything was perfect from top to bottom. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Really good food! It was a bit salty though. Also it would be great if you added a gluten free bread option. Loved the hot chocolate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant is very good and good value.
    Teddy
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The only thing that was not welcome and it may be my wife's fault for putting the coat check tabs out on the table, but I felt we were rushed from the table with the waiter standing next to me as I tried to finish the espresso. Other than that it was an enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't count on your table!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We reserved a table and called to confirm our reservation for Saturday night, but when we arrived the table was not ready for us. We were offered a seat at the crowded bar at a tiny table, which we took. As we had a direct view of the door, we saw at least four other groups have the same experience of being told their table was not ready. Two more of those groups took the bar offer. Free champagne for our trouble, but the night was not what we had expected. The food remains excellent, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but could be be3tter
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I wanted a light dinner before a concert, so I ordered the onion soup and the steak tartare. The onion soup was superb: rich and complex tasting with a heavenly cheese to bread proportion (i.e., more cheese than bread and beautifully melted). I'd had the steak tartare before, and it's always a little over-spiced, but this time all I could taste was onions and peppers, which overwhelmed any meat flavor. It was also mushy. If I had had more time, I wopuld have sent it back and ordered something else. There are so many good things at Brasserie Jo, including wonderful baguettes and tangy marineated carrot sticks that are served automatically. But the things that are not so good are really bad in a big way.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The service is always excellent and the food dependable and lots of good and different options. Perfect for dinner before Huntington, Symphony or Jordan Hall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Nice ambiance and very convenient for an early meal before the symphony. The dishes we ordered were not especially memorable, but maybe we chose wrong!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the French dishes
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Coq au Vin and spaetzle-like side dish were utterly delicious -- large portions, but I could not leave any on the plate. The crisp french bread and dilled carrots are a wonderful way to start the meal, and the wine list has a great variety and complements the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Very helpful team who accomodated our tight schedule and made us feel welcome. They treated us as though we were important to them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    perfect for before symphony or Jordan Hall concert, or the Huntington. Good and dependable food and service -- all the waiters are knowledgable and friendly, in a good way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tutti28
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Had appetizers and desserts, everything was delicious, but the ambiance was only so so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BJ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We needed to be out in time for the BSO concert and made it exactly right
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly reliable
    MainSt
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have been coming to Brasserie Jo for over ten years and am rarely disappointed. Brunch on Sunday was very pleasant. The food was good and nicely presented, and the service was excellent. The house mimosa is delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very classic French bistro style. Went during a meeting and had easy access for reservation. Had coq au vin and was very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great spot for pre-symphony or pre Huntington Theater dinners. Food is consistent and daily specials are delicious. Service is very good and excellent in meeting time schedules for departure to events without being overly pushy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love love B-Jo
    annabeleeVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We have been coming to Brasserie Jo for years, for the food, the wine, and the service. It's the little things that really set them apart--fresh hot bread, hot mustard, carrots gratis upon sitting down. Very continental feel due to all the foreign tourists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was great. Our quiche was luke-warm but excellent. The other meals ordered were very good. Fashion show was surprise and fun!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    It is the perfect dinner before going to Symphony hall or Jordan Hall. An easy walk down Huntington. The menu and wine list have a fine range and the servers are all fantastic. It is totally dependable and good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we'd hoped
    Chuck
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went expecting a romantic bistro, but it turned out to be a relatively ordinary hotel restaurant. Several families with young children seated around us. Adequate menu and service. Parking $20 in the hotel but they don't validate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal after a concert
    Cheers
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Each of us enjoyed a fine meal after symphony on Saturday. Great service and the noise level was lively but conversation was easy. Menu included quail which my husband thoroughly enjoyed. House wines were fine too making the final bill very reasonable for such a good meal and great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wouldnt recommend
    lsanlucas
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We waited 30 miuntes after sitting down for waiter to see if we wanted to start with a drink and we asked for a Menu of the "Specials" since we saw people next to us who had that specific menu and he was shocked we didnt receive one. The food was different , not extraordinary.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic lunch specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Especially love the French onion soup and the fact that they let you mix and match from the express lunch menu (something our server told us, wasn't listed anywhere). Fast, tasty, good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French food in boston
    JSNJVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Good french food but the waiter is inexperienced and does not know how to properly explain the dish. He really tried but had no knowledge about the dish or the ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice pre-symphony dinner!
    westenderVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This restaurant is always dependable. It is a lovely space with a nice bar and several different seating areas so you do not feel crowded. The service is prompt and knowledgeable, and the kitchen is amazingly fast at creating very tasty dishes! We love the crusty French baguette, served in a paper bag and one of us loves the wasabi-marinated carrot strips. We had time before the concert so splurged on the chocolate mousse. One order is easily enough to share. SO GOOD!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    Marilyn
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Brasserie Jo's food is outstanding. Everyone in my party of 8 thoroughly enjoyed their meal. I had the onion soup, coq au vin, and profiteroles, washed down with 2 different French wines. The portions are generous! Their is no better wait staff in Boston. They are extremely courteous and attentive. I complain when things aren't satisfactory; however, Brasserie Jo left me nothing to complain about. I hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very French Bistro
    PariseurVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Bright and shiny decor, wonderful snails and the best steak tartare this side of 21. Knowledgeable service including bartenders and wait staff. ll in all a very good place to take a foodie friend or just a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!!
    lovedit
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Couldn't be any better. The food was fantastic, as was service and menu. I would return in a heartbeat and can't recommend it any more highly. Directly across from Prudential's parking garage and mall. Easy to park and walk across street. It's nothing fancy to look at from outside, in fact, I was a bit dismayed. Once inside and eating, you will not be disappointed. My only (barely) negative would be that the menu doesn't really match the tables and chairs which are very casual, almost garden-style. Our chairs were plastic wicker which is incongruous to the elegance of the menu and wine offerings. The rest of the decor is more upscale. My advice to them would be ditch the chairs and purchase something far more elegant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ShelTVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    A go-to place for out of town guests. Always dependable. Food is good, service is professional. Prices are high, but not exorbitant, like many Boston eateries that aren't as good. Convenient location. Excellent Alsatian flatbread & seafood was properly prepared.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great food and great service. Our server Matt was incredible! So helpful in choosing entrees and wine. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BostonGirl
    BostonGirl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent and elegant 18th birthday celebration! A very special night for our birthday girl.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Weird feeling
    Stuka123VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We always go to Brasserie Jo when visiting Boston. We have some great experiences and other so so experience. That is the reason for 3 stars only. I talk about food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It is a great place to have dinner when going to either Jordan hall or the Boston Symphony concerts, an easy walk, valet parking, varied menu, good food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GoodFoodMattersVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    All was good but not great - this works well all the same for pre-theater and so we're likely to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DonnaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went before the theatre. The food and service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    GmanVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Lovely atmosphere- great for before or after the theater. Low key, excellent service. A little piece of Paris in Boston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fashion show a bonus
    diner21VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Server was very responsive to time constraints. Quiche of the day was on the dry side, not usual. Clothing was beautiful on the models.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    Anne
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Have been here several times a year for years... it is still great! Food, atmosphere, and the waiter I have gotten last few times is so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oppi328VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Brasserie Jo is a great pre- theatre restaurant. The service is always very professional. It is possible to order 2 courses and still be in and out in an hour! My husband and I both got the Boston Bibb salad for an appetizer. The lettuce was fresh and delicious. I used to order lamb chops, but they no longer have them on the menu! We both ordered duck a l'Orange for our entree. The preparation was delicious, but the duck was a little tough and therefore hard to chew. The crunchy French bread in a bag and the carrots offered at the beginning of the meal are wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Brasserie fare
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The menu doesn't change but the dishes are generally well prepared and the portions generous though not ridiculously so. Service is attentive and one can actually carry on a conversation here. The Moules/Frites is my go to dish here - mussels were delicious and perfectly cooked. Regrettably the fries were cold and dried out. My companion's roasted salmon was attractively presented over various vegetables and cooked to flaky perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time
    DineAndWhine
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Pleasant, comfortable ambience and prompt, friendly and attentive service, but the meal was not up to expectations (set rather high based on other reviews and word of mouth on good French cuisine). Four of the seven entrees were good to excellent, but three were overcooked -- two being the signature steak frites and one salmon. We had the feeling that perhaps "world-renowned" Chef Jean Joho was back in Vegas that day (Sunday). The location is convenient to theatre goers on Huntington but I would try again before recommending to others.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet