we got out $$$ worth and more!
it was talbot restaurant week (our 3rd night out) and most places had a very limited menu, but NOT here! lots of choices, UN-scaled down portions (a 16 oz pork chop!!!), and one free house drink/wine included. the duck confit appetizer could have been a lunch. both the mousse and a bread pudding 'something' were excellent.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The grilled oysters and mussels
The grilled oysters and mussels are amazing as are the french fries. The basic mussel dish has a broth that you want to drink up. We had to ask for a bread basket in order to enjoy the broth. The grilled salmon had a little to much sauce for my taste, yet the fish was cooked to perfection. Our beers took a long time finding their way to our table. Overall nice dinner.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great but the
The food was great but the service was awful when we went for dinner for 4 on a Saturday night (3/30/13). It seemed that the wait staff was overwhelmed, and our waiter repeatedly forgot about us. They were very apologetic, and the food was great. I'll continue to go...
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We live over on Kent Island
We live over on Kent Island about 30 miles away. Even having to travel the distance I still try to hit BB at least 3 times a month. The staff is always friendly, and the food excellent. If you like burgers, I would bet you, you won't find a better tasting one anyplace! There seafood is also excellent and always fresh.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved dinner but was definitely
Loved dinner but was definitely loud but very hip.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finding parking on a rainy
Finding parking on a rainy night was a problem, but once inside the restaurant, we were blown away by the ambiance. The food was great, service was outstanding and the wine list was adequate. We would definitely recommend to others and plan to go back whenever we're in Easton.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great restaurant
This is a great restaurant with a broad menu to satisfy any taste. Great burgers, fresh fish and a fantastic selection of beers. Service was excellent!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, not too expensive. Good choices from Raw Bar and menu specials.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We picked this place off of the web to meet friends at as a half way point between where we live. We were very happy with all of our food, and the service was very good as well. After dinner we hung out at our table having drinks while we caught up. We were asked to move to the bar area since they had a reservation for that table in 30the mins. We gladly moved, but the table stayed empty, as well as other tables for the duration of our stay. That bothered me a little, but not enough to make me not enjoy our time there.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the crab bisque. It is flavorful and not creamy. Sherry really punches it up. Both my husband and I got steaks that were delicious. Service was fast, maybe a little too fast.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brasserie Brightwell is a wonderful gem in Easton Md . Food is excellent , nice wine selection , great service .
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and atmosphere
My wife and I took my mother out for Mother's Day. We all ordered a different fish dish. All were excellent. Drinks were very good as were the appetizer and sampler dessert. This is my new favorite restaurant in Easton.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, ambience and service
Food, ambience and service are always great. The chef does a great job with regional specialities with a lot coming from the South. We have never been disappointed and have been coming here since it first opened.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just what a Brasserie should be!
Chef and Owner Brendan Keegan is creative and attentive. His dishes are straightforward, not complicated, but rich in flavor. The same can be said for the ambiance and the service. Not fussy; just plain good. The menu is filled with classic favorites with a twist. And the specials are always inventive and seasonal. One of my favorite restaurants on all of the Eastern Shore.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easton has another gem! Great food, great friendly atmosphere and staff.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was the best part
The food was outstanding...I recommended the brussels sprouts, which were prepared in a way I've never experienced, and wonderful. I had a crab cake which was full of crab with little breading, great.
We decided to eat outside because was noisy inside but outside had some traffic noise. A bit of a bar scene type restaurant, with outstanding food.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Escape the St. Michaels Crowds
We tried the Crab Claw in St. Michael's and were hugely disappointed. We came to Easton to the Brasserie and were delighted. Everything was great, nothing too fancy but very tasty. Excellent wine selections, appetizers, main options both seafood and gourmet burger options. Great combination!
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very charming restaurant
I don't know where to start. I love the decor and the feel of Brasserie Brightwell. The food is interesting and really good. The folks who work there are very friendly and efficient.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best!
My husband and I wanted a restaurant where we could sit outside, have a glass of wine and then enjoy some really tasty food. Brasserie Brightwell certainly fit the bill! Lovely staff who are attentive but not overbearing, great wine list, and fabulous food. I had the "to die for" lamb sliders and my husband had the perfectly done trout. What a lovely evening sitting outside on a pleasant spring evening. Everything we wanted and more.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good food & always fun
One of my favorite places to eat in Easton. Great wait staff and wonderful food and selection. Try the small plates - fried oysterer with aioli sauce or the lamb sliders with tomato jam. Fresh oysters. Fun place to dine.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite
This is one of my favorite restaurants and we come weekly. The last visit was a bit of a disappointment with the fish (snapper) that I ordered. It was not evenly cooked and while part of it was good, the other part was so overcooked that it was difficult to eat. Overall, everything else was great and unfortunately, by the time I got to the "dry" part of the fish, I had already eaten half and would not have sent it back. I did not finish the remainder.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were on a
My husband and I were on a little getaway weekend. After searching the web for restaurants in Easton we decided on Brasserie Brightwell because they offered whole fish on the menu, which was wonderful. My husband had the chicken dinner special, and was pleased as well, and he is a person who is hard to please at a restaurant because he is an excellent cook.
Wonderful waitress, great experience, can't wait to go back soon.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for mother's day- great!
Father's day - great
Service was quick and she accommodated our two four year old daughters. Price for kids lunch is a bit high but does come with drink and ice cream. Great salads and burgers
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Broiled oysters were a pleasant surprised. Caesar salad was done right. Spicy muscles were different. Steak was excellent and the Maryland IPA on draft was very good. Will return.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bright spot in Ole Easton
Operating in what must have been an old auto repair garage, this little restaurant is indeed a bright spot on the eastern shore of Maryland. The tuna in my salad nicoise was as good as it can be- rare with a nice outer crust. the salad was full of good things. the BLT is sort of famous and deservedly so. the wines are excellent and well priced. You can see their collection as you enter. We had a grand 4th of July lunch here and do not hesitate to recommend to anyone in or near Easton!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finding ourselves in Easton,
Finding ourselves in Easton, we were looking at a number of options. Decided to try BB since we had not been there. It was excellent. Fries in the Moules et Frites could be a bit thinner, but otherwise this place is really good. Good decor, and very nice background music as well. Service was excellent.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
French bistro in Easton
If you like Mon Ami Gabi (one of our favorite restaurants), you'll feel right at home at Brightwell. Great steak & Frites and fun atmosphere. Good wine and beer selection.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great restaurant. This is the second time that I have eaten here. First time for dinner - Second time for lunch. Great meals both times. Would recommend to everyone.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
"I love the energy of this place - I would like return to try more dishes. The soup was a perfect blend of seasonings AND color! The Service was friendly! Our waiter, Babe, was attentive and had a wonderful attitude! The band Jeff Washington Band played the night we were there! The music was excellent and Jeff was very entertaining! We WILL be back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 30th anniversary
This was our 30th anniversary and even though we come here a couple of times a month, this time was exceptional. The snapper was grilled perfectly and the pork cup was cooked to perfection. The service has always been very good and it is improving even more. It is always a delight.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We heard about this place from a local and decided to try it out on our to the beaches. We weren't disappointed! We sat outside and enjoyed the cooler evening.....they tried to screen the roadway but the plants are not that mature yet....otherwise the ambience would have been5 stars. Took a few bug bites on the ankles from being too close to the plant was the only negative aspect of our visit. Our meals were fantastic, we went lighter fair and thoroughly enjoyed the watermelon gaspatcho and I had the Maine Lobster Salad which was awesome. My wife enjoyed her Caesar Salad as well. The service was very good, knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely come back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun & fabulous...
6 of us dined here and loved everything... From appetizers thru to the desserts. The staff was extremely accommodating. We would definitely return if in this area again.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dependable Find
Whether a resident or a Highway 50 beach goer, there's plenty to like. The well-trained staff makes every order, whether with a little tweak or not, easy. Sandwiches and fries are good. Don't ignore the soups or daily specials.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined here back when they first opened. The menu was very strange and the experience was not great. The menu is now much improved and the service was great. We had a very nice meal this time.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place to get a away from life.
I had the lamb sliders and they were really good. On the greasy side so if you don't like greasy and yummy don't get the lamb sliders. The place was small but life. I ate in the outside tables. The weather was lovely so it made for an enjoyable experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside so the exhaust
We sat outside so the exhaust from the cars was bothersome however my husband said it was one of the best burgers he's ever had and I had the grilled chicken and it was great!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drinks and appetizers came quickly but food took much longer to arrive. We sat outside and it was a pleasant evening. Noise level was annoying, mainly due to motorcycles.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our 2nd time back and no surprises...food and service were just as good as our first time. Love the Maine Lobster Salad, was disappointed that the Watermelon Gaspatcho is no longer on the menu. We will be back!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Easton
I've never been disappointed by the cuisine.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
The service was really good along with the food. This was our first time to the Brasserie and it wont be our last we will be back. The atmosphere was relaxing and fun.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Dinner
Dinner was great and the atmosphere was perfect! I would reccomend this place to anyone!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A favorite place for us - consistent quality of food & service.
Seasonal, fresh bistro food along with old favorites. Desserts
are extra special. Beer & wine list very good & fun cocktail
choices. Nice outdoor seating & the open doors bring the
outdoors in. Always worth the drive for us to dine there!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their burgers are wonderful (and you can get rare), mussels great, sandwiches yummy, raw bar great, good beers, house wines super too.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
So glad they are open again!
Had dinner here this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday night. Food was great both nights, but huge difference in the ambiance. Sat was like a huge party and we could barely hear each other across the table - it was so crowded and noisy, but Sunday was quiet and much more conducive to dinner conversation. Highly recommend the grilled oysters and mushrooms on toast appetizers, and the filet & frites. Great creme brulee. Can't wait to return to Easton.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the most fun dining experiences I have ever had. Wonderful atmosphere with an elegant yet comfortable feel that got you excited about the meal ahead. Wine and beer list made a decision difficult with a well thought out compliment of both. The food was nothing short of spectacular. We had the grilled sausage and chicken confit to start, followed by salmon and the filet. Everything was perfectly cooked with a presentation that was complimentary to the high level of care and passion that clearly went into creating each dish.
Service was outstanding, the staff was friendly, welcoming, and knew the menu front to back.
If you are anywhere near Easton this is a must stop and honestly this place is so good it is a destination.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love the smokey flavor
We love the smokey flavor of the grilled seafood. Great Comfit, salads, and side dishes are outstanding.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM