Brasserie Jo - Boston
Brasserie Jo - Boston

Brasserie Jo - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brasseriejo.com/
  • Phone: 6174253240x
  • 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
122 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (39)special occasion (38)great for lunch (27)notable wine list (27)great for brunch (25)romantic (23)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great food and great service. Our server Matt was incredible! So helpful in choosing entrees and wine. Thanks.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DonnaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went before the theatre. The food and service was excellent.
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  • 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.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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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.
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  • 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
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    • 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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    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
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  • 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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  • On the Skids
    CurtVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We ordered two wines which they did not have, and one appetizer, also on the menu, which they did not have. The restaurant was nearly emtpty on a night when neighboring places were filled. The food was mediocre and it had been quite good in the past. One diner s6ggested that they are not paying their vendors.
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  • This is spectacular
    Iluv60
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What a pleasant surprise. Our first time here even though we are in the area frequently.Everything from service to the food was wonderful. Lovely lemontini. Will definitely eat here again and highly recommend this eatery!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always dependable
    jr2204VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Brasserie Jo continues to do what it does, and do it very well. The general level is high, and the duck confit is a standout. If you like bistro cooking (and who doesn't?), this is definitely a place to go.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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  • Reviews suggested better
    calypsoVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I selected the restaurant based on the great reviews for both food and service and its proximity to where we were staying. I don't know if it was because it was a Sunday night, but on both the food and service I was very disappointed. Everything was OK, but not up to the ratings. We were greeted by a hostess with a scowl on her face...not friendly at all. Felt like we were bothering her - certainly not what I would want greeting my customers. The restaurant was FREEZING and our waiter said there wasn't really anything they could do about it. We moved outside which was better. He wasn't very friendly at the start either - by the end he did warm up a bit. Food was average, but for the price...not worth it at all. I did enjoy the pate
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  • horrible service
    AJudithVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Came here with a party of 7 for Sunday brunch to celebrate my brother's birthday. I had been wanting to try Brasserie Jo's for a while but now that I have I will not be returning. The service was painfully slow and very disappointing. It took 15min to get a glass of water after sitting down and over 30 to get a bar drink. Our waiter did not appear busy when we came in and then proceeded to paid all his attention to another large party after that. Food was decent but would never return to this restaurant because of the service. I am a waitress and very understanding if servers are busy or overwhelmed but this did not appear to be the case.
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  • Before Boston Symphony Orchestra
    wildarm
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great place for dinner if you are watching Boston Symphony Orchestra - it's 2 blocks from Symphony Hall and also provides valet parking (and parking garage is also right next to it). Business casual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALways reliable
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    You can always be assured of top quality food here. Been coming to this restaurant for years and the fine food has never faltered.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Food ok, service lousy
    JiSchi
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love the menu ... French brasserie classics. Pate , bread, salads, flambé excellent. However, our waiter was slow and vaguely annoyed when we asked for more bread and wanted to add something after our initial order. Wine options were good but one of my wine by the glass options had been open for too long
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    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Always a great meal, great service, comfortable venue. We love it here and it's conveniently located near Symphony Hall (easy walk).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food was great- reservation on time- nice round table and service terrific.
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  • Superb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food was great. Service was great. Matt, our server was fantastic! Could not have enjoyed it more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Consistent and comfortable.
    notgr8
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Consistently good - variety, food, service. Great for pre-theater dining. Early in the evening noise level is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris on Huntington
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Brasserie Jo is great place to revive memories of your trip to Paris or to be substitute if you have never been. The menu offers many classic dishes found in French Bistros including the classic steak frites (it takes an expert to deliver a steak that thin medium rare) coq au vin, duck a L'orange and crepe suzette. The food is prepared beautifully. The wait staff is efficient, pleasant and very knowledgeable about the menu. They also come with a delightful French accent. The wine list offers a good selection of mostly French wines with a short list of "foreign wines" - i.e. American offered on the specials menu. All meals come a perfect baguette(a must for a good French Bistro) & a dish of raw carrot sticks with tasty dijon dressing.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food at Brasserie Jo has always been excellent when we visit. Valet parking at the restaurant, separate from the hotel, is available. the service was good, the dishes were well prepared, and the vegetable sides were especially well prepared and were of ample portions. The meal always comes with a crusty loaf of bread which is fresh and excellent. The atmosphere was energetic and pleasant on this visit. Many people come to the restaurant for a pre-theater meal. The last two times my wife and I were here we came solely for the food.
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  • Almost like Paris
    ElllenandJohn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Decor & waitstaff felt like a Paris bistro. Our shared app (charcuterie), salads and main dishes (Cod with mussels & chorizo, and duck a l'orange) were very good. Baguette and butter were also good - with a fun presenation of the demi-baguette in a paper bread bag. Dessert portions were too large. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We look forward to returning for future pre-theatre meals.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We visit this restaurant often for preshow and pre-concert meals. Service is always excellent and the food is well prepared. Specials can be very interesting and delicious. At this most recent visit, had the lamb chops special.
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    fit for foodies
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  • fourleaf
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Good food - handy bay bay location - service was fine
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Still good food but a bit off
    KimbaVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We hadn't been for awhile but have always enjoyed this place for its food and service as well as proximity to the Huntington. On this visit the service was a bit off. For example, me and my DC ordered drinks and it took awhile so the server comes back with one drink and informs my DC they didn't have his bourbon cocktail. Why wait? Instead my DC ordered a glass of wine. Also although delicious as I like spice many people who like less spicy food my want to avoid the tuna tartare.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • On its way downhill/already there
    EmptynesterVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We've dined frequently at Brasserie Jo and always enjoyed our meal. In past visits the bread has always been fabulous. On our most recent visit the bread was stale. We requested a second loaf and it was still horrible. The entrees were mediocre at best. The chairs are the most uncomfortable I've ever sat in (too low, very hard, strange seat contour) and several diners requested replacement chairs. The manager refused to accept my online voucher from Restaurants.com and to say he was hostile is to put it mildly. This is such a disappointment since we really enjoyed going there but will never go again.
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  • Great dining experience
    iluvf00d
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I went with my boyfriend here for a congratulations dinner, and it was great. The food was incredible and the ambiance was nice. I recommend this restaurant for special occasions.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Service great food
    Peter2663883VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our waiter Rich was fantastic. He made dinner memorable. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Insdoc76
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I went to Brasserie Jo's for the recent Dining Out Boston program for the $20 per person lunch. The atmosphere was nice and the wine list was extensive. It is located next to the lobby of the Colonade Hotel. The appetizer and dessert were very good. The main course (we ordered the skate/fish) was only fair. Even with the promotional lunch, the total bill was around $80.
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    great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Dine Out Menu Unimpressive
    CherokeeLola
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The options for the Dine Out menu were very limited. We had the bouillabaise and were not happy that we had to crack our own lobster tails! They didn't even give us bibs! It was a messy affair.
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  • Very disappointing
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was looking forward to this restaurant based on the reviews. I was in Boston for two nights so wanted to make sure I was getting the best of the best. Having been to Mistral on a previous trip it was my first choice but it was booked solid so Brasserie Jo looked like a good second. I ordered the pork belly which had a nice flavor but oddly tough. For my main course I chose Duck L'Orange, a favorite of mine. The leg was over salted, and extremely dry. The breast was more moist but had a watery flavor. I have to say the best part of the meal was the chocolate mousse. It was top notch, almost as good as my mom's. My suggestion is go elsewhere for dinner but drop in for dessert.
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