Gaslight

4.6
4409 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Gaslight is a French Brasserie celebrating our 8 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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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
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Phone number
(617) 422-0224
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Seth Woods
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Catering
Catering available through us directly or through DiningIn.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waltham St.
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Parking details
Free parking in our adjacent lot nightly during the week and all day and evening on weekends.
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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.
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Entertainment
Ambiant music
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Special events & promotions
Restaurant is available BRUNCH starting at $22/person and DINNER starting at $55/person for semi-private dining for groups of 13-36 people (both prices exclude alcoholic beverages, tax and tip).

Private Party Facilities: Call us today for a Private Event from 100 to 175. 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.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Gaslight Brasserie hosts a large range of events from cocktail receptions to seated dinner with wine pairings for 50 to 150 guests. Our event coordinator will work with you extensively over every detail to ensure a special and spectacular event.

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What 4409 People Are Saying
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New England
112 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Gaslight never disappoints. The menu is varied and is a good value. The servers are excellent. Delicious cocktails. We go at least once a month. It’s a wonderful place for Sunday brunch. Great seating outdoors or inside at the bar, high tops or a cozy booth. Highly recommended.

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v
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Sat at bar area. Great food and drinks. Not so crowded so lovely.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great except it takes a while. We found the restaurant impossible to carry a conversation. Sound level was extremely high because they have tile floor, subway tiles walls and high wood ceiling. If you want to talk across the table, you have to scream across. Definitely not a place for quiet conversation or business meeting.

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SC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The waitress decided we did not look like we could afford drinks or appetizers so she asked us to order main dishes from the get-go. Her tone was not particularly friendly and in the end she only asked 2/6 people what they will have for dessert since I assume we could not afford a dessert for each person. The food was also overpriced and the quality of the food was not what it should have been for its price range.

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LS
New England
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I used to love Gaslight. Unfortunately, I felt the food was a bit of a let down. My salmon was very overcooked, and my guest's duck confit was a bit flavorless. We ordered the chocolate bignets for dessert. They were dry and some had a chocolate filling, while others did not. Overall, I wasn't particularly pleased with the experience.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always great food and drinks! But the service leaves a lot to be desired. We are always waiting 15-20 after we order drinks, 15-20 after that for appetizers... the staff is very friendly but they shouldn’t disappear after they take the drink order!

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RS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my best friend’s birthday. Told myself I’d order a different appetizer than usual but lost control and had the amazing escargot AGAIN! Thanks to the manager for the complementary glasses of champagne at the end of a terrific dinner.

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CM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels and steak frites were fantastic!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service was outstanding. My friends werw crazy for the tagliatelle with duck comfit and the bar steak. I loved my endive sakad and shrimp cocktail. I just wish there had been mire veggie meals.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a great experience as usual!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was great! He was friendly, attentive and also not too much! French toast and Bloody Mary were the best!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful experience. Food ran super late. Manager couldn’t help. Not the same restaurant it was 3-4 years ago. Do NOT recommend. Do NOT waste your money and time

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WP
Cleveland
54 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice brasserie vibe. Good service. Nice dinner.

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were very friendly and helpful. After traveling to France, the food made us feel that we were back there

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my fiancé here for his birthday, and I do not regret it one bit. Among the group, we had steak frites, spaetzle foresttierre, duck confit, and lemon sole, all of which were outstandingly delicious. The duck confit was my personal favorite; however, you can’t go wrong with anything from here. For dessert, we had chocolate beignets, lemon soufflé glacé, and crime brûlée; once again, they were all delicious.

I am highly critical of my restaurants, but Gaslight far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a delicious, mouth-watering meal.

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New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual. We've been here many times and had the opportunity to dine outdoors and enjoyed it immensely. We will continue to return here...

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely night out with friends. We were seated on the outdoor patio, which was lovely. Food and service were both excellent.

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good. Service was slow - server never asked how our food was and never came to give us the check. We had to flag someone else down to pay.

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L
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything about this restaurant was great. They sat us immediately. Our waitress, Bella, was knowledgeable & extremely friendly. We were not in a hurry and she made a point of watching from afar till we were ready to order. She explained several of the menu options. Reasonably priced. Would definitely return.

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m
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waitress, Rachel, provided some of the worst service I have ever encountered.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I usually love Gaslight, its one of my favorite restaurants in the city. However when we came for our group brunch I was slightly disappointed. Most of our food was very greasy (I got the crepes, they were soaked in butter, and the Croque Madame was also very greasy). My Bloody Mary was not what it used to be, it tasted a bit like ketchup. Out waitress was also not as attentive as the staff usually is, and the restaurant wasn't very busy while we were there.

That being said, I'll still go back to Gaslight as I've been many times before and it was great, maybe this was just a fluke or a slow Sunday morning.

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SC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food...all was great-great staff...fun with a little bit of a fun attitude. Bar area is nice, lots of space.

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TO
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed ambience of bistro room. Good steak fries etc.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

haven't been here for a few years so met up with some friends for french food and conversation. love the free parking in the sowa district next to the restaurant. in the past the food and service was hit or miss, either great or mediocre. but on this occasion great food and service. everyone enjoyed their mussels, duck, escargot, etc. not big portions but just enough, as it should be. will be going back next time we get a french craving.

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EC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our food and drinks. Our server was kind and accommodating of a large group. Great ambiance.

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

Great food and wine! Overall great experience for dinner.

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LA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was not our first visit. I like Gaslight and have dined here for several years. The food was very good. The service was good., if a little abrupt at times. We enjoyed our meal.

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VC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I haven't been to a French place in forever. I just had an appetizer, entre and desert and was stuffed. That's a good thing. I enjoyed myself.

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LT
New England
44 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughters birthday at Gaslight. Everything was exceptional!! Server, Moss, was great! Food was fabulous!!! Manager Justin made the whole evening!! He was amazing!!! Highly recommend! Will definitely go back!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I would go back 1,000 times over for the French Onion Soup w/Beef Spare Rib. 1,000 Times Over!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great for breakfast with a big group. food and coffee is delicious.

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visitied here late night with my friends after dinner for quick bites and drinks. The staff was very kind, it wasn’t overcrowded, and the food was goood.

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a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Gaslight! The atmosphere is romantic, perfect for a date. All the food was delicious: we had the escargot to start, I had the tagliatelle and my boyfriend had the bar steak for entrees, and we finished with the creme brulee for dessert. The service was fantastic, our server was definitely very busy but was still friendly and attentive. He even brought us complimentary champagne when we mentioned it was my boyfriend's birthday! We will definitely be back!

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BS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. All around great dining experience. First class entrees

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T
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 5 of us and we all absolutely loved our food and drinks. The prix fixe menu for restaurant week was excellent - great choices. Our server was great, too. Very attentive, professional, and fun. Highly recommend for dinner and for brunch.

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KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their crepes and brunch cocktail! I've been here twice. When it's crowded it can be very loud but if it isn't packed then it's a good noise level. The food and atmosphere is completely worth it!

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fast and friendly. Nice place for brunch. Validated parking was added bonus.

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F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been to Gaslight a couple times already, and I love it. The ambiance/decor is beautiful, the food is delicious. My go-to is the Steak Frites; Cooked just the way I like it. It was a bit noisy since it was a friend get-together but it was quite busy that night, so it is expected. Service is always friendly and attentive. I would absolutely recommend for a date-night, friends night, or any occasion.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The dine out menu was very average. The things we ordered off of the menu were much better

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