Gaslight
Gaslight

Gaslight

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gaslight560.com/
  • Phone: 6174220224x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Bar: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm-12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm-1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Mike Zetner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available through us directly or through DiningIn.com
  • Entertainment: Ambiant music
  • Special Events: Restaurant is available BRUNCH starting at $20/person and DINNER starting at $45/person for semi-private dining for groups of 10-50 people (both prices exclude alcoholic beverages, tax and tip).

    Private Party Facilities: Call us today for a Private Event from 100 to 250. We would be happy to host your special occasion!

    Our sister restaurant Cinquecento, an Italian trattoria also located in the South End with its own free parking lot has a private room that holds up to 48 for seated dinner and 75 for cocktail receptions 617-338-9500.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waltham St.
  • Public Transit: Take the Silver Line on Washington Street to either Union Park or East Berkeley St. Walk 1 block South to Harrison and then its #560.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in our adjacent lot nightly during the week and all day and evening on weekends.
A word from Gaslight
Gaslight is a French Brasserie celebrating our 4 year anniversary and our Boston Magazine award for Best French Brasserie. Starting in early spring, we have a wonderful heated patio, which is offset from all traffic and enclosed to create a romantic atmosphere. Inside, we have a full bar, 100% French wine list and free parking. We serve dinner nightly and brunch every Saturday and Sunday morning. We were voted "Boston's Best Brunch 2012" by Boston Magazine.
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Gaslight reviews from OpenTable diners
279 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (152)neighborhood gem (145)great for brunch (114)special occasion (111)romantic (101)good for groups (94)great for outdoor dining (84)vibrant bar scene (52)hot spot (44)notable wine list (41)late-night find (25)great for lunch (24)kid-friendly (18)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Service above the bar
    JaysBoston
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Extraordinary service. True, we were early (6:00) & the place was not busy, but the wait staff made such an effort to accommodate sides and appetizers. It was welcome and very much appreciated.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine out week
    Karisma
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have been dying to try this restaurant. The bread comes out warm with whipped butter. Our server was super polite and attentive. The food was delish. I enjoyed my steak. My friend got trout which was just as tasty. And the flour less chocolate brownie or cake was amazing. I will come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent food and spectacular service, on a fairly busy Sunday. Everyone from the Maître d' to the servers were extremely courteous, professional and very friendly. Couldn't be better. Food was excellent, OJ perfect, coffee refreshing, cream brûlée to die for
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want to eat here every night
    JoshVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Gaslight is a beautiful space-- even outdoor seating now. We did the prefix DineOut menu, cheddar beignets, raspberry salad with honey and goat cheese... so fresh and delicious. We opted to do a steak, a pork, and trout. Everything came with marvelous toppings and sides. Portions were a lot larger than we had expected. The steak was cooked to perfection and mouth watering. Every bite of the pork was a burst of flavor. The trout was moist went so well with the succotash topping. Three adults- two cleaned out plates, as my mother kindly said- I'm going to have desert and if I have my druthers I'm going to eat the steak and leave the veggies. The desert of strawberry cake and flourless chocolate was large enough to split and nummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was my third or fourth time dining at Gaslight, and the best experience yet. The food (escargots, duck confit, and steak) was prepared perfectly, and the service was excellent. I usually eat on a budget, but Gaslight is a place I don't mind treating myself and friends to every so often. Plus, the free parking lot is a convenient perk that is hard to come by for a restaurant in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner!
    BostonTechGuy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and ambience were both fantastic — and service was top-notch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Al Fresco!
    westenderVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My sister was visiting from Manhattan, and we wanted someplace nice, easy and where we could eat outside. We had a lovely evening dining on the outside patio at Gaslight. What an asset, along with the parking right next door! Our server was outstanding, helpful without an attitude, and always ready with suggestions and opinions. The food was just right. We shared appetizers, then each had an entrée, which resulted in a take-away bag! Really tasty French cuisine, and AMAZING baguettes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice night out
    4star
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great night out for restaurant week, the only negatives were that both deserts were awful. The ambience was wonderful and we will be back but the service level wasn't what we expected especially considering we had 2 waiters! We had to flag them down numerous times for small things which I found slightly annoying and when we left and explained why we only took one bite of desert we weren't offered any sort of discount, even with the RW pricing. Disappointing but we will try it again and hope for better results.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem in South End
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was our first time at Gaslight and we will definitely be going back. We were able to get a seat on the patio, which was lovely and had heat lamps when it turned a little chilly. Our waiter, Alex, was very attentive and had great recommendations. We ordered from the DineOut menu, which gave us a chance to try 3 courses. The goat cheese beignets were melt-in-your-mouth fantastic. The rice pilaf with sweet corn that accompanied the pork loin entree was my favorite. It had incredible flavor and a nice kick. And the lemon souffle was light as air. Overall, our dining experience was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dine Out Week Experience
    lplay
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were here for Dine Out Week menu. The gazpacho was amazing, with different taste in every spoonful. The fish dish was highly recommended! Their flourless chocolate cake was also smooth and thick!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Brunch
    DarylVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    With the Parisian subway tile, vaulted ceilings, and bright atmosphere, Gaslight's ambiance alone is worth a trip. Even though it was a sunny and warm day, we opted to sit inside to really soak it up. The brunch menu is typically French -- lots of egg dishes and ample use of simple flavors with savory notes (even the scrambled egg dish has a flavor of truffles). You really can't go wrong with any of the items on the menu, and be sure to add in a blueberry muffin and a drink from the special cocktails menu to balance it all out. We look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed
    DJJD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great atmosphere, great brunch food, but drinks were mixed poorly and service was a bit lacking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service!
    Lolo61188
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service was phenomenal! I was with a group of navy officers and the manager was nice enough to come out and thank us all for our service and gave us some delicious pastry baskets :) our waiter Tyler was also extremely energetic, prompt and really made our morning. And as always the food was delicious. This isn't my first time dining here and it certainly won't be my last
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always impeccable
    Cat1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every time I have come here, I am so happy at the perfect "tri-fecta" I look for in a restaurant; excellent food, great service and beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun to be at
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The early-bird prix fixe is one of the great bargains in Boston dining. An excellent appatizer (Gaslight's great onion soup or very good escargots on my night), a choice of three superb entrees: rotisserie chicken, steak frites, or trout (my night the trout seemed a little tired, though it's been brilliant in the past), and dessert, plus a glass of wine--for under $30.00--in one of the most delightful "ambiences" in Boston. The service is always attentive and welcoming. Great place to take a visitor, yet more local than touristy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • will return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    had the prix fixe menu: salad was ok but lacked sufficient dressing, trout was delicious and so was the apple cake. The homemade warm bread is good! Menu also included complimentary glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disapppoints
    Andy123VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been to Gaslight many times over the years, it continues to be delightful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bostons Best Value Prix Fixe Brunch
    FlingoVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very much looking forward to trying it for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great for brunch
    Run2Eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went after reviews called their french toast some of the best. We ordered two varieties and both were somewhat tasteless. And although they offer fresh squeeEd orange juice on the menu it seems that they use concentrate in their mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaslight never disappoints
    ogttravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We've been to Gaslight a number of times and keep coming back. Besides being like the only restaurant in the South End with its own free parking, the food is delightful, the service top notch and the ambience perfect. We plan on coming back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • expanding group
    food2good
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We arrived at our scheduled time and they added 2 more seats, then I got word that 2 more people were coming. They took care of us and set a table that fit all ten of us. Great drinks, food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always amazing food
    VaneVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I love the escargot and steak frites. The warm bread is amazing with the escargot, the wine list is great , very moderate prices for the type of food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday brunch
    Partyof9VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Gaslight, thank you so much for your great service. I went for my 30th birthday for brunch with 8 other friends. I have never been treated like a regular customer in a larger group. Normally restaurants forget that you will have a large tab and act inconvenienced. I felt really welcomed and accomodated! Our waiter brought us our drinks and food prompltly and made us feel special. Many thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaslight is very good
    DRM1310
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a very good, although not great meal. If you are looking for above average food at a fair price delivered with friendly service this is an excellent choice. It has a great bar and bar scene. It is noisy but that is due to the subway tile walls. The staff was excellent. They were very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My food was fantastic! My two sisters and I all got the lobster gnocchi. It was probably one if the best things I've ever eaten! Service was great also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    andreanrjVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I eat at Gaslight at every opportunity. They serve classic French bistro fare. I lived in France for two years, and Gaslight's food is the closest to the real thing I have found. Not too fussy and over the top, but more than enough for adventurous foodies. The bar steak and duck confit are my go-tos. The escargot appetizer is amazing. Wine list is fabulous. Perfect for couples and groups. Bar scene is great for before or after the meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for brunch
    Skyrunner83
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have been going to Gaslight for several years and have tried their brunch many times. I LOVE their brunch. Had dinner there the other night, and it was just alright. Food was a bit salty. The pork chop was good, but the steak frites in our opinion, though highly rated, was just okay. Very attentive wait staff and always a pleasant environment!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First experience
    Benito
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My wife I , went there last Monday ( July 28) when we arrive , our first contact with the staff , was very good. They take time to explain about the menu.Good service ,Good food and the wine list is very acceptable .
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    They should do brunch right or get out of the brunch business. One of us ordered eggs and toast. They only toast avail was wheat. No english muffins, no other breads- really?? Another one ordered the wheat toast and got the most pathetic serving of toast I ever saw. Weak menu and quality of food is just ok.
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  • Early dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I had the Croque Madame, which was wonderful. It came with frites and a side salad. Frites were just fabulous! I had enough leftover for lunch the next day. My husband had mussels, also with frites. Hi soaked up the broth with the extra bread they brought. Service here is always gracious. As suburbanites, we appreciate the free parking just next door.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Dpat38VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    What a great evening and meal. Alex was the best server we have had - so positive and full of great information. Cannot wait to go back and thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great but food took forever
    bostongurl4eva
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Love Gaslight but it took over a half hour for our breakfast to arrive. Other than that, no complaints....sweet server, water well-filled and food was delish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for brunch!
    Kenmore534VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Best Sunday brunch in the area! Great food and great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good, could be better
    Woodlanders
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Gaslight is a great place to dine - bustling atmosphere, pleasant and capable waitstaff, appealing menu and, incredibly, free and copious parking. Alas the food could be better. Pasta was too greasy, portions a little skimpy, presentation topped preparation. Overall, a fine and reliable place to go for a night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply wonderful in every way
    nlog2nluvsksny
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, friendly service ~ a true neighborhood gem. This is my go-to dining experience to share with local friends and visitors from overseas or across the country. It's also great for both a leisurely brunch and a romantic dinner. Nothing is pretentious about this place ~ it's welcoming, comforting and satisfying. I hope it stays this way for a long time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gaslight never disappoints
    Xxxxxxxxxx28
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food is always really good and taste like authentic French food. Service is impeccable. One time, the lady behind me dropped the mustard. It came really close to my chair. The manager got involved right away and offered to pay for the dry cleaning if I needed it. And the fact that parking is free is the cherry on the cake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a pleasure to dine there!
    shiraz2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent and well prepared food in a great atmosphere!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy neighborhood spot
    Jst20
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very solid french dinner, quintessential Sounth End; romantic; terrific service
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our top 3 in Boston
    fosher
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One of the best charcuterie in town. Friendly staff. Authentic bistro cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HJSimpson
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I came here originally because I was craving steak frites, but I saw a double cut, bone in Berkshire pork chop on the menu and I am glad I changed my mind. The pork chop was cooked to perfection and the house smoked bacon jus was the perfect accent. The pork rillons appetizer was a nice starter as well. For a French restaurant they had a small, but respectable beer list and a large list of wines by the glass. We sat outside and the weather was perfect, though one negative is there is an active BSC gym overlooking the patio seating and there is heavy foot traffic entering and leaving the gym on weeknights. The food is definitely on the pricey side, but we enjoyed our meal and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate