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
110 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)fit for foodies (37)good for groups (34)neighborhood gem (30)notable wine list (30)great for lunch (27)romantic (26)great for brunch (26)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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    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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  • 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
    Peter
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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  • Lovely
    thisismynicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The lunch combos were delicious (the sausage and white bean soup, I'll come back for), service was great and the location and feel are nice for a business lunch.
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    great for lunch
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  • Solid Lunch
    MegKVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had the Croque Madame. Solid meal. Wasn't empty, but wasn't busy and had a nice ambiance. Would come for lunch again.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmm, mmm
    Wavetheocean
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The meal was delicious start to finish, the service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still the best mussels ever
    YummyEats23
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Brought my family as a treat to Brasserie Jo's while on short vacation to Boston. Mussels were smaller than last visit two months ago but the sauce and the fresh baguette for dipping were once again phenomenal. Hubby had the Coq au vin and my son had the scallops--all dishes surpassed our greatest expectations. Foie gras is a must have for appetizer, as well as the crepes (if you have room!). Will be back next time we are in the area.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dinner
    SusanNH
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Brasserie Jo's is one of our all time favorite places anyway however this visit was all that more memorable as I was there for a dinner "with" a colleague dear to me that had been taken by cancer earlier this year. Although it was unknown to the staff - somehow everything was simply perfect which shows its the way they are regardless. Food and service wonderful. Love the modern yet classic feel you get the minute you walk in which follows you through until you walk out the door with a smile of satisfactory enjoyment of your time at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love this place.
    Masboston
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great options for breakfast or brunch, with a distinctly French flavor. On this visit I had an omelette and croissant, and my friend had eggs benedict. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect -- attentive but not rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Girls night out
    Rikkilynn1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Took my teenage nieces out for their 1st French meal... I was a hit! Food was excellent, service was spot on. Scallop plate divine, short rib bourginone was to die for!!!! And the desserts...we died after and went straight to heaven! We were so full we waddled our way out.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor menu description
    Tastepolice
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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  • Always good...
    LuckyP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!!
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  • First Rate
    BrooklineMike
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We loved everything. White bean soup, seared scallops, duck a l'orange, all masterful. Excellent service. Great bartender who made a perfect old fashioned.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • steve830
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Alsatian Food Boston!
    Bartholdi350
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Superb French/Alsatian cuisine. Attentive service. Great location in the Colonnade Hotel Back Bay.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Poor Service
    TouristVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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!
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  • Little French gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch
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