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
295 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (157)fit for foodies (156)great for brunch (111)special occasion (109)romantic (108)great for outdoor dining (104)good for groups (98)vibrant bar scene (54)hot spot (51)notable wine list (47)late-night find (26)great for lunch (24)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Loved it
    shoelovesfood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great outdoor dining patio on a beautiful day. Food selections were fresh and tasty as always. Loved the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
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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 .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
  • This place lost its quality
    nyceuroguyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Well, I lived in Boston many years and I had been to this place more than once when I lived there. Back then, it was a great place. Right now, the quality has gone all the way down. They tell you that they bring freshly squeezed juice, yes it is freshly squeezed out of carton!!! I am sorry but they cannot deceive me. I had many freshly squeezed orange/grapefruit juice in my life. Also, the dish I had was horrible for the price it got listed. It did have 2 very small french baguette slices topped with 5 very thin asparagus vegetable and scrambled egg on the top. This place is not worth your money. Go eat from the organic trucks right next to the place. First you would feel fuller and you retain your money in your pocket.
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  • An unexpected delight!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food, attentive service! Highly recommend for outdoor dining, special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food As Always
    Metro
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We love Gaslight!!! We always have a great food at great price. Outside dining was great, service was excellent. We will be back as always!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yankmedic
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This restaurant was a pick from a google search for good restaurants near Plymouth. I was not disappointed. The food was very decent including a truly decadent dessert. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The atmosphere was upscale but not stifling or too stuffy. Overall, a good restaurant. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at 8
    needforgreatfood
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Bartender was great made drinks and conversation while waiting for table. That's where it ended. Rotisserie chicken came out overcooked Ravioli was bland. Staff was fine and apologized but the kitchen can do better.
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  • Fabulous date night restaurant!
    LauraK
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    First time there, we had a great evening! Amazing food, great service and free parking, who could ask for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing Food and Service
    CandJ
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If you're looking for a great French food place in Boston, this one is excellent. We had great escargot and entrees. The wait staff was wonderful, and we had a great experience despite the couple a the table next to us who were mid-breakup! We left a note on the comments card and they even emailed us to follow up. A great experience overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    JFJR
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food and great service. The birthday girl loved it! I'd definitely go back AND recommend Gaslight to anyone looking to enjoy fine dining in the South End.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    pec757
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great atmosphere. We went on Sunday night at 9:00PM. Not late, as they accepted our reservation, but they seemed ready to close when we arrived. Our waiter was having the worst night one could have. The food was lovely to look at. Plates were very attractive. Still . . my wife's steak was as tough as leather (recommended by the waiter) and my swordfish was overcooked and dry. Took 45 minutes to be served drinks. Received no bread, which I was told was excellent. The outside dining area is very nice, secluded and quiet. The parking is free. I have to believe we just hit a bad night. We will give it another try at some point.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Birthday dinner!
    revbetsy
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My family took me to Gaslight to celebrate my birthday, and it was a great decision. It started with our waitress, Chelsea, who was not only attentive but also able to answer our many questions about the wines, beers, and menu items, and who made recommendations that turned out to be outstanding. The creme brulee was particularly exquisite, and even came with a birthday candle. Everyone in our party of was equally happy with their selections. I also visited Gaslight recently for brunch with my daughter, and was delighted with the genuine French pain au chocolat and croissants, the mushroom crepes with bechamel sauce, and a host of other menu items we didn't get to try yet. We will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sher
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We have been to the Gas Light many. many times and just love it. This visit was a little different- it took forever for our food to come out and then my egg was way over cooked. The manager came over when I mentioned it to the waiter. He offered us a couple of bake goods as a nice gesture. We still love the Gas Light but we were a little disappointed this time. Yes we will go back because we have had many other visits that have been perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NewYearDiner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Hosted a birthday brunch at Gaslight on Sunday -- had the best French toast I've ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We loved our trip to Gaslight for brunch last weekend. My only question was "why is it so quiet in here?!" It is such a neighborhood gem and a great brunch spot, we were surprised to be the only people in the restaurant for a Saturday brunch. I would come back here again for future trips to Boston.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Wine, Service
    Brian
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great place for a larger group. Had a table for late dinner (9:30) on a Saturday night for 7 people on a week's notice, which is hard to come by in Boston. The food was very good, they have a decently large wine selection and the waitstaff was attentive and friendly. I had the duck confit and it was delicious. The vibe is upbeat and energetic but not too loud that the 7 of us couldn't have a nice conversation. Will definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Joe33
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Everything about gaslight is outstanding. The best friendly service and perfectly cooked entrees. The pork chop is amazing.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • JoeDVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food has definitely lost it edge. Main attraction now is just the ambiance and free parking.
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  • A South End Must
    BostonAASVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This place is ALWAYS great! The food is delicious and fresh and the wait service is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but watch the pepper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This is a great place with a great menu. My two caveats are that the lighting is a little dim (maybe that's related to the name of the restaurant?) and even the salads were spicy. So if you're worried about spices (I wasn't), ask first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice, consistent
    ksgshmoopsVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything was good. Simple preparation, friendly service, always an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tommyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    great island creek oysters- need to make sure you reserve on opentable
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it.
    KimR
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Promptly seated. Friendly and helpful waitress. Food was delicious and inventive. Timing was perfect. Nothing to complain about at all. Will go back for sure. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic