Bronwyn

4.5
512 reviews
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$30 and under
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BRONWYN is a restaurant and bar located in Union Square, Somerville, featuring the cuisine of Germany and greater Central and Eastern Europe. Chef Tim Wiechmann draws on his cultural heritage to create hand-crafted sausages, schnitzels, traditional noodles and specialties such as Riesling sauerkraut and giant pretzels. An extensive list of bier and regional wein has been curated to enhance the cuisine. The chef’s wife, Bronwyn, is the restaurant’s namesake. The interior of BRONWYN embodies the rusticity of a European tavern and is adorned with the handcrafted treasures of the Chef’s travels and his family’s heirlooms. Upon entering the restaurant, one is reminded of the artistic spirit that imbues the neighborhood of Union Square.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, German, Contemporary German
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 11am - 2:30pm
Sunday Dinner: 5pm - 9pm
Monday - Wednesday: 5pm – 11pm
Thursday – Saturday: 5pm – 12am
Saturday Lunch: 11 - 2:30pm

During Oktoberfest (Sept. 21 - Oct. 15) we take reservations starting at 5pm, then it is on "first come, first serve" basis.
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Phone number
(617) 776-9900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, BRONWYN can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (877) 912-4307
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
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New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Häxe and a wurst plate and pretzels and spätzle and everything was great!

J
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The restaurant has a great selection of German beers (the Austrian and Polish selection is rather poor) but the food leaves a great deal to be desired. It's a strange, not really authentic mix of German and Eastern European cuisine. For American standards it's an OK place but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wants to try some authentic food from German-speaking countries.

B
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Having grown up in Germany I really miss German food and beer gardens. Bronwen at least gives me a sense of being back there. The food is good and I love the gurken salat and Brezen. Miss, miss, miss real german biergartens.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great German food with a twist, Currywurst anyone? Had the Spatzel and bratwurst sausage, delicious. So good I had to have more. Started with a Bretzel with horseradish mustard, wonderful. Anyway thanks Bronwyn for a great dining experience. Did I mention the 32 German beers available?

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stopped here before heading into Boston for music...I was craving German comfort food and Bronwyn delivered!! It’s a lot tight, but they created a traditional German beer house interior...the noise level is high because the spot is so small and was a little difficult getting in and settled, but once we did it was fantastic! The bread dumplings were perfect and the beer selection was spot on!

OT
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I went with two friends on March 6, not April 3, as the link to this survey stated.

DD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delightful Sunday brunch! Loved every bite - as did my kids, who dove into some familiar options and explored new tastes on the Bronwyn menu. Will come back to try their expansive beer list and enjoy dinner fare.

RM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was really great and the chairs are comfy with a cool ambiance!

LD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about our dining experience here, from drinks to dessert. Our waiter was amazing and explained things thoroughly to us. We will definitely be returning!

CH
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had dinner here recently and we were so happy!!! The food from the appetizer to the dessert was excellent! I don’t think I’ve had a dinner that’s excellent from start to finish! Usually, something may be just ok. But I can honestly say this place is top notch!!! The decor had an old world but modern feel. The lighting reminded me of places in Zurich or Munich! We had the Dine Out menu which is definitely a must-try! You still have time! Our main dish was a shared pork shank of generous proportions that was so tender and just divine! Everything on the plate from the pork to the sour kraut and potatoes, plus slices of apple was just scream-out-loud excellent!!! Service was stellar! Ambience was very nice! So happy we found Bronwyn!!!

JL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great at Bronwyn! Wish I lived closer. Usual great staff and offerings. It is authentic and delicious.

CT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Union Square, by far!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding, food and service were incredible.....a reason by itself to come to Boston

L
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Found it to be very pricey for the amount of food. Was looking for an authentic German experience and did not find it here. Not enough German beer options and was disappointed overall. Glad I tried it though.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I find the food quality inconsistent. Seems it is highly dependent on who is in the kitchen, I have had the same dishes a few times and find them varying in quality quite a bit.

DT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The beer was superb as always. The waitress was very helpful with recommendations. We ordered the meat platter for 2. I’ve had this many times and am reminded again just how fatty beef shank is and why I should order something else. Most of the other entrees have dairy tho. And as always, i remind myself that i should just have beer and a snack at the bar and dinner somewhere else.

m
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the quality of the fare was exceptional.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was the perfect spot for a friend's brunch on a Sunday afternoon. Wasn't too busy, we were able to easily book a reservation for a table. The food is delicious and on a lazy Sunday, having a few cocktails with our meal was the perfect added touch!

GC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So good. Really the food here is god damn delicious.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

had a nice Valentine's Day menu, great meal and beer flight!

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Our entire party loved everything about this place. Our waiter was fantastic!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We saw a mouse in the place

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cool place where the comfort is unique and cozy. The pretzels and perogies were OUTSTANDING. Spetzel was very good as well. The crowd was eclectic, the vibe was relaxed and fun. Definitely worth the experience- we will be going back!

K
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, family friendly with a great beer selection! We enjoyed the Sunday brunch menu...

NI
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went there on a week night just because we love schnitzel and wanted to try the place. Our waiter was exceptional, the ambiance really nice and cozy, but the food was disappointing especially if you've had authentic schnitzel in the past. Unfortunately, both my husband and I had, having lived in Germany for a while, and also having had an excellent German restaurant near our old place in IL. The cut was very small and not thin enough, and it gave you the impression that it was deep-fried. The spaetzle were way too greasy and almost lost in the cheese and butter. The potato salad and pretzel were ok, but they were not what we went to the restaurant for. Finally, the drinks and beer menu were way over priced ( $11 for a glass of gluewein(!), $11 for Koelsch Frueh which is normally at half price even when it's imported). We really wanted to like this place, but we are not going back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved the ambiance and food at Bronwyn! It was festively decorated for the holiday season and the music playlist was spot on. We ordered the charcuterie plate, Schnitzel and Knodel. All were fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bronwyn is not just one of the best German restaurants in the Boston area, it's one of the best German restaurants in the U.S. Our meal was spectacular as always. Slightly pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

BF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Bronwyn was excellent. Having lived in Germany, the cuisine was on-point and it transported me back to Bavaria. Also, the waitstaff was remarkably friendly and the service was exceptional. We'll be back.

CH
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food as usual. Best German food and beer selection anywhere in New England, likely anywhere on the east coast.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's greeting season. My friend and I really enjoyed the dinner with beer. Everything is so beautiful. Cheers~

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. Every dish was so good and the decor is awesome. Caroline was our server and she did such an excellent job. I'd highly recommend eating here if you like German food!

R
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always. Accommodated us well with a baby. Will be back - one of our favorite places.

EH
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bronwyn is one of our favorites. The ambience is great, the menu enticing and the service is very attentive. The beer options range from a lite lager to a hearty dark - and many options in between. We had the potato salad and the spaetzle to start - both excellent. My wife had the spaetzle as her main course and I had the sauerbraten. While the sauerbraten was excellent, her spaetzle was a little undercooked and swimming in butter. Regardless, Bronwyn is an excellent place to return to over and over!

M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service from the moment I walked in. The hostess was very nice and recommended we eat in the front area near the bar because it was quieter. The waiter was extremely nice, gave great suggestions and also was attentive. Food was outstanding! I had Schnitzle and it was amazing. Highly recommend eating here.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, my mom is from Munich so coming here when I’m in town is a taste of her homeland and change from my usual go tos. The details from the menu to the decor and beer offerings are perfect for family meals or dates. I definitely urge everyone that likes good beer or cocktails paired with hearty food to drop in. Parking is tight but a loop around the block usually allows for street parking or a spot in the small lot to open up.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was great and the food was very good also. My mother did no complain about the German food not being German. This is the first time , she always criticizes that it doesn't taste like being home. ( Heidelberg Germany. )

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance. Loved the decorations! The service was outstanding. And I wore a drndl!

Parking was tricky though.

GM
New England
153 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Bronwyn looks like an authentic German pub with plenty of beer on tap and efficient wait staff . The downside is the food which is average at best . Great place for millennials .

a
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bronwyn was everything as advertised, I've been to Germany on business and this was just like being there, except with better service and quality. Not a clunker on the menu, which was nice and compact, and the beer selection was excellent. Cant wait to go back.

LD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Bronwyn! From start to finish, the host and servers were very friendly and accommodating. Everyone in our party loved the German food, and the great beer selection was fun! The atmosphere is wonderful, both inside and outside on the magical courtyard. We look forward to going back again soon!

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