Gaslight

4.6
4679 reviews
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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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy Mother's Day brunch featuring our regular menu with additional Chef specials!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

We are serving our regular brunch menu as well specials this Easter Sunday.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Great except for just ok service

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JK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love it here! i will definitely come back. Lunch, and brunch are amazing. Would definitely recommend it.

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New England
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 6 on a Saturday night and while the noise level was pretty high, we had an easy time chatting. We shared salads and a couple of orders of brussel sprouts to start and all were amazing. Everyone loved their entrees as well. Love the atmosphere and the food was fantastic.

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New England
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a terrific server, and the brunch food and drinks were delicious. We have dined here often and always enjoyed it. Two slight issues this time: 1) the men's room was out of hand towels, and 2) it seemed noisier than usual (perhaps unavoidable with the high ceilings and lots of tile). We will definitely go again, as it is a favorite spot for us in SOWA.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I must admit, I am from San Francisco, somewhat of a "foodie" and I love to cook. It's a passion of mine and I am not a chef by any means. I have traveled the world and eaten in many restaurants around the globe, from hole-in-walls to 3 Michelin stars and everything in between. I am sad to say that for French Bistro fare, (and yes, I have actually eaten in the Bistro's of Paris and all of France actually) Gaslight did not make a very good impression. The food was mediocre at best. The duck confit was a disappointment in taste and flavor. Overall, not a place I would recommend. I am sorry Gaslight for this somewhat harsh review, but is it the truth.

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just got married and my new husband and I decided to make a quick trip to Boston to celebrate. We found Gaslight on OpenTable and could not have been happier. The service was attentive and friendly without being fussy and intrusive. The atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for...a chic bistro that was still comfortable. The food was absolutely fantastic. The bar steak was melt-in-your-mouth delicious and my husband may never stop talking about the coq au vin (Monday night special). Every last thing about our experience was simply perfect. Many thanks to everyone there who made it so very special.

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R
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for brunch and the food was great. It was at 11am and was super busy, the restaurant was full and we had to flag down the server a couple of times whenever we needed something. Not his fault, he was great but was just super busy. Food was excellent!

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome as always!

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t stop talking about how amazing gaslight brunch was on Sunday. It was so delicious and our waitress was amazing. I want to go back this weekend!!

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JF
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The rotisserie chicken was a bit on the dry side. But the quenelles were the biggest disappointment; they are supposed to be dumpling-like in their texture but these were not. And who puts cornichons in the sauce for quenelles?

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JW
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect!! Love their Pork Chop

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d
New England
25 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the French Bistro atmosphere. We did SOWA First Friday and made reservations for 8:00pm afterward. Perfect location, made for a fun night with friends. Loved the shaved beet salad and steak frites, my friend had moules frites. Yum. We were lucky and seated in a booth in the back and we could hear each other. This restaurant would be more of a go-to if it weren’t sooooo noisy, the sound just reverberates off the tiles and can make a fun evening work to talk. But we do keep going back, the service and atmosphere makes up for it!

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ND
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! And very very accommodating service. Reasonable pricing, and for seafood too! Will most definitely be making my way back again soon.

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GK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have always enjoyed Gaslight. Good food and service and love the free parking. Table was too small..we were 5 at the table . We are not large people and were uncomfortable with the seating. Will come again..and recommend to others.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent selection of gluten free options, very accommodating of food allergies.

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CL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For about the last year and a half I have been going to Gaslight at least once a month. Always a consistent high quality experience. The food and service are outstanding. And to have free parking at a top notch restaurant in Boston is unheard of and fabulous! I highly recommend the dining experience there.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience here for a special night out. This place continues to impress with excellent service and food, so we will definitely be back again soon!

Some specifics: we started with a meat and cheese board and it came with 5 different meats and 3 different cheeses. Patrick (our server) explained each one in detail (what it was, where it came from, and a little story behind each). For dinner, my wife had the cod and she said it was one of her favorite restaurant dishes ever. I had the daily special (pork schnitzel) and it was equally impressive. Patrick and Isaac recommended a perfect white wine that might be our new favorite too.

We look forward to coming back soon!

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New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We like the Gaslight environment. Food was good though service was a bit slow which was surprising for a Sunday night. Our server was very pleasant. And wine selection was very good. No doubt we'll go back. And access to the parking lots adjacent to the restaurant is a positive, for sure.

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New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's so much going for this place. Start with free parking across the street. In Boston! Next, great ambiance. I feel like this place is exactly what it sets out to be. Casual, lively, romantic, great spot for groups and friends, excellent food and service-- but never snobby, fair prices. For a French inspired place, I love that the menu is extensive and eclectic, which is not typical for French restaurants. There is pasta, and seared tuna on the menu, alongside the frogs legs and escargot. They begin the meal by delivering a warm baguette in a paper bag, with some fresh whipped butter. Our party of 5 shared three appetizers and a variety of dinners. There was nothing at all left on our plates. We didn't have room for dessert, but we ordered some anyways, and the molten chocolate cake was excellent, as you would expect. I have no complaints at all--and would highly recommend!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service with amazingly good and consistent brunch food at very reasonable (for Boston) prices. We had a tough table of 9 right at kitchen door so that wasn’t good and they didn’t help with coats or overly crowded table setup but other than that — spot on and delicious!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is perfect, but I just don't like the way how my waitress kept pushing us to order drink, order desserts or even check the bill. My friend and I only stayed in there for one hour in total count from the second I stepped into the bar to the moment I left the restaurant.

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LB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal!!! Highly recommend.

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e
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food! Got the mussels and the tartine and both were fantastic. Much bigger than I was expecting but very cute inside :)

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New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The coffee at brunch was very bad. It used to be better - meaning denser flavor. I think they changed the beans/roast or did not brew properly (too much water per unit coffee?)...

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GG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was very pleasant but a little slow, especially at end of meal when all finished had to wait a while for final bill.

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FD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I came to Gaslight based off of other reviews, but I’m going to have to disagree with the majority of folks. The food was mediocre, the chairs were extremely uncomfortable, the music was way too loud and the service was so-so. For the price, I would never recommend it.

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UO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

really nice ambiance and great service. we came to celebrate a birthday and they provided a very personalized experience, which we appreciated food. we ordered french onion soup, steak and frites, and the coconut cake. appetizer and main entree were good but not amazing - a little bit salty to be honest. coconut cake was delicious - sweet but not overwhelming; soft but with a bit of crunch. staff was friendly and attentive.

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M
New England
47 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3rd time here and always excellent. I had my 11 year old niece with me who has celiac disease. They were wonderful with providing a GF option. She loved the steak and eggs and they gave her a delicious fruit salad as well.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing. Kitchen was very slow. Took a very long time to receive appetizer and we were there over an hour before food was served. Very little feed back from waitress who disappeared and an hour late told us manager was in kitchen overseeing our food as it was taking to long.

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New England
171 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the Gaslight grill because the food is consistently excellent! The brunch menu has such a great variety.

It offers breakfast as well as lunch items. Portions are substantial and they offer a prefixed menu which is a great buy!! Coffee, juice, raspberry, Linzer tart, main entree and fries for $11.95.

Great place to eat!!

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RS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going here for brunch. I had the Croque Madam and it was outstanding as usual. First batch of fries were disappointing, but replacement batch was crispy and delicious as usual. Server handled it very gracefully.

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LF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around, great tasting food, fast snd efficient service! My husband and I love Gaslight!

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Brunch with a two year old went well!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There was a mishap with the service and they handled it perfectly.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Waiter was knowledgeable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a girls night out for us. Everything was delicious

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LH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, bummed to miss the prix fixe. Service is hit or miss. Ambience is good

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is amazing but the servers aren’t very attentive and don’t check up too often

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F
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very busy place but we had a great experience overall and will definitely be back

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K
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Our brunch choices were good--timely served. We did have to wait a while for coffee refills several times. Our waiter was not the most attentive but it was very busy and he was very friendly and efficient. We love the atmosphere.

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