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
  • First time - had high expectations
    jmrmjk
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    First visit - heard great things. Arrived for res 6pm - not busy, but little attitude at host stand. Was sat in furthest table by bathroom & kitchen entrances. Kind of sucked since was our anniversary dinner. There were MANY open tables that were better & there were still some open when we left at 7:30. Initially our server was late - sat for more than 5 min without a hello. Then things got better. I will say the food we ordered was amazing! Everything tasty and prepared perfectly. Server changed after our drink order - and the new server was very nice and provided excellent service. Our lemon-drop martinis were okay - first was good, second was hardly drinkable - too strong. But we managed! Dessert was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very pleasant atmosphere. Wonderful service every time. Great for brunch or dinner. Delicious food, trendy, yet kid-friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    helovedusfirst
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    i don't usually write reviews so keeping this very short and to the point: amazing food (girlfriend said best duck confit she's ever had between her years in Paris and Boston), fantastic service, and romantic, yet relaxed atmosphere. No pretentiousness at all from staff and great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The southside find
    BeardsleyVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We arrived about 40 minutes early for our reservation. Brian at the bar was a delight recommended a delicious tart appetizer and started off the evening on a great note. The restaurant is vibrant and charming and the food delicious. We will definitely return. Service was awesome. Thanks Zach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok, Very noisy
    LeFromagerVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Food was ok, service was good, restaurant is exceptionally noisy w all the jibber jabber reverberating off tile walls. Wine list is too expensive, possibly because all the wines are French, which leaves out plenty of good wines/wine values from around the world. Very disappointed in house-made foie gras pate which was too salty. Escargots were very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Favorite Spot in Town!
    southendjay
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Gaslight never disappoints! The food, service and drinks were amazing (as always) and I can't wait to come back again. The pork chop practically melted in my mouth and the steak tartare was the best I've ever had. I can't say enough about this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    shm56
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This place feels like it should be a tourist spot.. the food was fair at best.. the hosts were very unhelpful and aloof.. our server was lovely, but as I said the food was only passable
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Experience
    WinnerWinnerChickenDinner
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Had a great time. There's a free parking lot right next to the restaurant. We arrived early for our reservation but they were still able to accommodate us. Service was excellent. The waitstaff really knew the food and were able to explain everything we ordered. Most important part: the food was delicious! It's pricey but I'll definitely come back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique menu, amazing seafood!
    Lindsay
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I've been to Gaslight 4 times now, and it's becoming a go-to for bringing friends who are visiting from out of town. When friends visit, I want to take them to a seafood place, and Gaslight is the perfect blend of great seafood + unique charm. The wine list is superb (as is the beer list, which includes choices from Montreal and France), and the ambiance is fancy but not stuffy. I'll keep coming back to this place time and time again. Plus, you can't beat the free parking right next door!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good; Gaps in Service
    TouristJoeVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Table cloth dirty so requested change-out. They blamed it on the linen company ... but, really, fresh pasta stains do not come from a linen company. Had to ask for a spoon for the soup ... spoon arrived, encrusted with old cheese, so had to request a new one. Sat on outdoor patio on a warm Sunday evening near sundown, which was fantastic, quiet, calm, lovely. Staff were friendly. Food was good. Service was genial ... just not professional: (1) a server should always check to make sure the silverware is already set at the table before the course arrives and (2) make sure it's clean before putting it in front of a customer. Likewise, a true professional inspects a white table cloth before seating someone to ensure it's fresh and clean.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • VASTLY UNDERRATED
    TAC1VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After my 2nd meal at Gaslight, I can firmly place it in my top 10 best restaurants in Boston. I'm surprised it does not get more hype. The food is amazing...close to if not equal some of it's overpriced/overhyped French competition and without the stuffy atmosphere. Service was great and even parking - which can be tricky in that neighborhood - is easy (and free). I won't go so far as to say it's the BEST food in town, but it might be the best value. Gaslight is officially in our regular rotation for dining out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    RitaC
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was a date night for my husband and me. It reminded us of a restaurant in NYC we were at last month. The fish entrees were fabulous. The fondue appetizer was very good. We will visit again. ALSO, there is free pkg in the lot at this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The service was impeccable. Everyone was so nice- from the person who held the door for me and welcomed me in, to the hostess, to the waiter. Great atmosphere. My steak wasn't very good but everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every time!
    SensationalSix
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've been here a number of times with groups from 2 to 8. ALWAYS a great meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • marg
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We had dinner at 6:00 and although the restaurant was empty the hostess gave us the worst table ( next to the restrooms) when we asked to change she moved to another table (not to far ) with a very small table and space.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    Andrew
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great food with great service! Will definitely go back. The baguette they bring to the table to start was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Brunch Experience
    Jacbost
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I am a frequent diner at Gaslight, so this is not my first visit or review. I went with a friend for brunch on Sunday. We ended up there on the early side (9:30 am) as all the prime time reservations were gone. It was actually better for a number of reasons. First of all, we sat outside in the beautiful weather and it was early enough to be suitable for quiet conversation. The food was very good and our waiter was delightful. Secondly, the free parking lot is used for food truck staging for the Sunday Farmers Market. If we had dined later, the normally hassle free parking would have been a hassle. Gaslight is a tried and true favorite. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shadowVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Service was exceptionally bad. Been there many times and have never had bad service. Don't know if it was the waiter or the kitchen.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Our first visit to this restaurant. Excellent food. Excellent service. We will happily return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A really fine experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Except two over-salted salads, everything was superb. The charcuterie plate was excellent (not something I would normally order, but this was impressive). Ditto for trout and everything else. Excellent service and explanations were a plus too. Hope to go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Always good when I come here, love the atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gab2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Gaslight is very loud and busy on Sundays. I didn't realize that it would be a big and busy place for brunch. Service was terrible with our food coming more than 20minutes later. Don't expect a quiet brunch. Food was Ok. Wait staff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch spot!
    Gracie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Went for brunch; having spent a lot of time in France, we're quite critical of pastries, but the assorted pastry basket at the Gaslight was delicious. The croissants and pain au chocolat were very authentic tasting and the blueberry muffin was one of the best I've had in a long time. Also, the poached eggs were stellar. Great selection of brunch cocktails. Would definitely recommend this place for brunch and plan to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT!
    AMayes329
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My fiance' and I were in town for a meeting, and a friend recommended trying Gaslight while we were in town. We had a great experience! Wonderful atmosphere, and the food was outstanding!!! The escargot appetizer was great. Both of our entrees (salmon and tuna) were unique, good portion size, and very flavorful! Great service.... great energy in the restaurant. Would definitely go back and definitely recommend it! Only negative thing would be that the tables are close together in some places, which didn't bother us, but may bother someone wanting to have a more intimate date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 191 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 2713 reviews are from the Gaslight reviews archive.
  • Good Food!
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Really good food and service Had a food tasting table (planning party etc). Table very loud as well as very busy with waiter always there. We were 1 foot from them and waiter kept squeezing in with backside always facing us! Steak, fries and desserts were very good Drinks were very expensive and small ($44 for 4 drinks)
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A business plus
    EmptyNesterVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I was originally supposed to host a much bigger dinner at one of the major business entertainment restaurants in town. Then travel delays whittled the group down to two people besides myself. Given that I knew both of these colleagues love good food and great restaurants, I made a gameday decision and moved to Gaslight. I'm so glad I did. From the cocktails at the bar to shared hors d'oeuvres (escargot, foie gras, beef tartar), to the final espresso and tea, every thing we ordered elicited a satisfied "ah!" from this very jaded group. We all agreed it was one of the best business dinners of the year for each of us. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food in SOWA district.
    BackBayArtistVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    A great place to eat in Boston's SOWA art district. This was a romantic evening, with two couples. One couple ate a plate of charcuterie as an appetizer while we waited for the other couple. Wines were good. Salade Niçoise was generous and delicious. Trout-lover enjoyed his meal. The ambiance was lively, but didn't interfere with our conversation. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. It was a hit all around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • liveoakjack
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Reliably comfortable and covers good range of food, bar and wine list options with perfect service and a transporting French bistro vibe. Free, ample parking, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Celebration
    LSP2
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a lovely time dining and celebrating my daughter's graduation. Kelly, our waitress was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great visit
    diner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had five for a belated Mother’s Day. The staff was very friendly and wonderfully accommodating about a table change and an order mixup, neither of which were a problem for us. We had a great time and the food was very good. Our third time there, and we look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Vibe
    Chelsea
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I always love a great authentic French vibe! This place was fun and a little get-away.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food not worth the wait
    WhyDoWeNowNeedNicknamesVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Arrived at 8:25 for an 8:30 reservation for 6 on a Thursday. Seated at 8:55, with apologies for the delay. Wine ordered at 9:05, delivered at 9:15. Food ordered at 9:25. Appetizers arrived 28 minutes later at 9:53. 37 minutes after our appetizers came our entrees (2 full hours after we arrived for our reservation). The food was very good, but when I asked our server why I hadn't received aioli with my pommes frites, he told me it's "technically not included." The name of the dish I ordered and for which I was charged is "Pommes Frîtes with aioli!" Our waiter was inattentive and unhelpful. The manager was very nice and bought us a round of champagne after dinner, but his kindness and the good food were overshadowed by the abysmal service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anniversary dinner
    ShelTVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We've eaten here often. Food is very good & authentic. What sets it apart is attention to detail & service. We were wished a Happy Annvy. by several staff & received a free glass of champagne. My steak was overcooked. Immediately replaced with apology & item taken off the bill. Mistakes happen, but manager & server showed class & handled it well. My wife enjoyed her fish dinner & we shared a tasty charcuterie appetizer. Chocolate beignet dessert sinful & yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • leedines
    Leedines
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The matire d', wine steward (with great jacket), wait staff, et al were exceptionally welcoming and service-oriented. Never have I had a better steak fritte (bavette steak). The french fries were crisp, hot, and not greasy. Only criticism of restaurant is the noise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like Being in Paris
    JMcF8108
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Everytime I visit the Gaslight, I wonder why I don't go more often and become a "regular". Living north of Boston, it takes less than 30 minutes to get to the restaurant. It's like stepping back in time to the 1930's. The service, the food, the atmosphere, the bar area - everything is perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kiddie Brunch Anyone?
    SoupOrSaladVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our relaxing Saturday morning brunch last weekend was very disapointing. Such a waste of time and money! One kid directly in my line of view was in a high chair throwing a ball into the dining area where waitstaff was walking with trays of food. His parents repeatedly returned the ball to him so he could continue pitching practice. Another highchair kid to my left, whining and crying that he wanted his parents food instead of his own; so of course, they gave it to him. I guess he WILL do that again. And best of all was the guy directly to my right who decided to lift his baby over his shoulder and aim its screaming away from HIS companions and towards us instead; then he burped it, about 18 inches from my face while I was eating. UGH!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for Sunday Brunch
    rexrico
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We like to take our family to the Gaslight in Boston. The area is great and you can find parking in the near by parking lot. The kids love the bread basket filled with muffins and croissants. Everything was yummy and great service. The manager did his best to make sure our table was ready in time for our 2pm reservation. Reservations are a must since this place is popular during the weekend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Time and Counting!
    Cat1
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This was our second time at Gaslight and it continues to surpass my expectations. Excellent menu and wine, knowledgeable and friendly wait staff, perfect ambiance. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Service was above and beyond great. The porkchop was one of the best I've ever had. The ambiance was perfect for dinner and good conversation.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mona
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Dinner here is amazing. You can't go wrong with pretty much any dish you get. Brunch is good too, but not as great. I love the atmosphere for brunch so I come anyway. You just have to be super careful with what you order. You MUST try their pain au chocolate (chocolate crossaint)- it's so soft, fluffy and fresh! Their onion soup is awesome too, if you can have soup at brunch. Do NOT get the poached eggs a la Bearnaise (with kale)- doesn't taste good at all! My friends got the Croque-Madame and the Le Philippe Sandwich, and they said they were amazing! Steak and eggs is good too!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate