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About Bronwyn

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.

255 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, German, Contemporary German

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.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 776-9900

Website:
http://bronwynrestaurant.com/

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, BRONWYN can accommodate all your special event needs.

Bronwyn Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (17)
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Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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. )

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

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

Parking was tricky though.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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 .

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I really can’t say enough good things about this place. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The menu was small but provided wonderful options. The food was delicious, in fact we just kept ordering more and more food as the night went on. The beer list was lengthy, as was the schnapps list, and they offered a few creative and delicious cocktails as well. Honestly nothing bad to say! If you’re thinking of going... just do it.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Went for Oktoberfest. Had a blast!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food was different than we had anticipated from other German restaurants we have been to. The knockwurst I am used to is like a double wide hot dog. Obviously not the same taste but looks and color are similar. These knockwurst were not close to what I have had in Germany. I would definitely go back because of the service. A bit expensive for 4 adults it was almost $300 with tip. That includes 5 drinks.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Oktoberfest!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Oktoberfest menu was amazing and the staff were so fantastic at balancing a pretty sizable party. I felt really welcomed and I was regarded with a seat of honor for my birthday lunch. The food was fantastic, the staff were amazing, I have nothing but the best things to say about our lunch!

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We very enjoyed the atmosphere, the service, the unusual menu at Bronwyn. It was great to sit outdoors on picnic tables. Inside the decor is charming and unusual. The food is quite good although I was a bit disappointed by my dish, the Haxe Hash. My husband got the potato dish which was better. The hash portion was quite small and I did not find it particularly flavorful. But everything else was good and the general laid back ambiance was great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great brunch! Great staff, great ambiance! Always love Bronwyn

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was great! Everyone was super friendly. They were kind enough to push back our reservation time when we called that we were running late due to traffic.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I've been here a few times, and have always had an amazing experience. Drinks are tasty and creative, awesome beer selection and the food is delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We thought it would be a good idea to tale our German friend to this restaurant, but we were wrong. The only dish we liked was the potato salad (really good!) but it comes in a ridiculously small cup. The rest of the food was dry, overcooked and not what we expected. Our standards are high, but it wouldn't meet those of anyone who has tried properly cooked Schweinshaxe (pork shank). The meatballs and sausages were equally dry and the flavor wasn't good. The schnitzel was ok.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Have been meaning to eat there for months. Glad I made it. The best of the wurst and delicious saurkraut too! Great beer list!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great experience all around! Can't wait to go again!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I ordered the Dinner Out menu with the charcuterie platter, giant knockwurst and streusel. All three were excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent experience with the Dine Out special menu. Every course creative and delicious. Especially appreciated the pork knuckle with a great variety of sides, including sausage, meatballs, and potatoes. The dark draught beer was some of the best I've had. We will be back...

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great and friendly service! Free shots after dinner and a special candle for my birthday. Thank you Bronwyn for making me feel so special!! ALSO, omg PEONY-scented Mrs. Meyers hand soap... holy moly. Mind=blown. Seriously though I've never had a bad thing here and I've eaten here many times. Consistently delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Casual, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

It's always on my list as a destination when friends come to town, and I'm never disappointed by Bronwyn.

Tags: Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The beef was overly dry. The trio sausage was also dry and bland. The sauerkraut was decent. Had the dill cucumber salat which were just a ton of cucumbers in vinegar and a rather sad beet salad. The server was very friendly and helpful. Beer selection is awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Really great beer and food! Would recommend for all occasions.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Well, I had heard great things, but was somewhat disappointed. Maybe it's because I grew up with that kind of food. The food was fine but not much more than that. The Bretzel (soft pretzel) was good, not great. The accompanying dip was at little too far into the horseradish, I think. The spaetzle was good, I liked all the onions, but the peas were crunchy, i.e. frozen peas had been dumped into the hot dish but they hadn't cooked enough. The Manhattan-style drink was quite tasty, I will say that. I suppose I'd go again if it was convenient, but probably not to pursue the food.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food and service were top notch! Carl did a great job and we will return again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

I went to the restaurant with my husband and our friends. Everything was very good: food, music, drinks. Our waiter (David) was very friendly and helpful, and professional. If you are looking for new sorts of beer, this is your place.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We went on my husbands birthday! They had a special hot dog week which was very cool! He got the daily dog and a spicy mustard pretzel to start. I got the local radish salad and spaetzle - all were delicious and the beer selection was awesome! We will definitely return and recommend to others.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We will certainly return soon. Loved the atmosphere. Very cozy.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

second visit to this neighborhood gem in Somerville. If you like beer then you'll want to check this place out.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Great Beer, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Been a long time since our previous visit, and this time the weather was perfect for al fresco dining amongst the half dozen tables along the outside, umbrellas blocked intense sun and fencing created an oasis from street activity. He ordered the wurst sampler, very delicious, while I had the pierogis stuffed with pork, beef, onion, also good. The pierogis are large and baked, not boiled in water. Plenty to share. I'm not a beer drinker, but the Austrian wine list offered a tasty light (not calories) beer with strong grapefruit tones and a slight frizzante. Perfect for the hot night, and the breezes kept the scene comfortable.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I love Bronwyn. I had never been there for brunch before, but I was amazed at how good it was. The outdoor patio is delightful, the breakfast cocktails are great, and the food was unbelievably delicious!!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food, drinks, and service at Bronwyn are always top notch. I love trying new dishes every time I go! Their sausage is some of the best I have had outside of Germany.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to sit inside during a very hot and humid evening. We made the right decision. The temperature was cool indoors.

We were seated in the second room. The focal point was this enormous table that sat 12. What we loved most about the ambiance was the medieval chairs we got to sit in. We were seated at a table for two with throne-like chairs. We felt like royalty.

The service was great! Our waitress was very sweet and constantly smiling. She helped with the menu and beer offerings. I decided on the bottled Friedenfelser Hefeweizen, and I will do it again. It wasn't heavy and it had fragrant fruity notes. I really liked it. My boyfriend tried the Haus Bier, and he really liked it as well.

We had the placky as a starter. We then split two entrees: the foot long bratwurst and the pierogi.

The placky was just like a pancake, but savory with a pesto-like, true "awesome" sauce. It went in seconds. It was delicious!

The bratwurst was soft, crumbly when you split it with your fork, and very tasty. One of the best that I have ever had. It was paired with sauerkraut that may have been braised in wine. It wasn't a harsh vinegary flavor. It was a lot smoother than I'm used to. And it was surrounded with perfectly fried home fries and a side of sharp mustard. It was all great!

The pierogi was so different. I was expecting a few little dumpling-like packages, but we ended up with two giant pierogies stuffed with pork and spinach on a bed of mashed German potatoes with bacon morsels then drizzled with an herbed yogurt. The flavors were light and the pierogies were fried, like sautéed in a pan to lightly sear the surface. Man, I kid you not, we devoured them.

We ended the meal with the apfelstrudel and cool vanilla cream. The apfelstrudel and the fruit inside tasted fresh and not too sweet. But, with the cream, it was balanced. The only wish is that the cream was vanilla ice cream.

The service was amazing and we are planning our next meal there.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Really great wursts and pretzels, hearty and filling. German food often flies under the radar, but it is totally worth a visit.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Delightful experience again. Always extremely tasty food and wonderfully friendly attentive staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Awesome food and wonderful service! We'll be back!

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