Gaslight

4.6
4607 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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New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a good time, but some things were sub-par. My friend's bar steak was quite chewy, and she didn't get a steak knife. We had to wait for a while to get it. The rests of the food and the drinks were great, especially the pork schnitzel. We will definitely recommend this place, especially for brunch.

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TF
New England
94 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Use to be my favorite brunch area, came in at 12noon and missed the Sunday 9-11am prefix menu, wish they extend to 12noon. Server was friendly but was too busy to refill water and get our check. She was running around serving other new tables and not as attentive. The portion is little and value /quality is okay. Price is high. My friend toast are over-butter, greasy and burned. May not recommend and come again.

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MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a 10:45 reservation for brunch. We got there around 10:20. I know my daughter love's to sit in a booth so we asked to be changed to a booth. Luckily we were there early enough before the crowds came in so they accommodated us. It has a really good vibe and staff are very friendly and the food is good. Great way to end a weekend with your child at college before you drive back home! Our 2nd time and I would make it a tradition.

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

Great value for brunch!

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JY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I came in for dinner service with a friend. When we came in 20 minutes early, we would told we would need to wait until our exact reservation time. We ordered Steak Tare tare and the Foie Gras and Bone Marrow combo. The steak tare tare was a little disappointing since the egg on top was fully cooked and not runny. The Foie Gras and bone marrow was prepared perfectly. For the main entree we ordered the Pork Chop and Flank Steak. I felt the pork chop was over cooked. It was only moist on the vest outside and very dry in the middle. The flank steak was cooked rare and was what I expected. There was so service issues though. I was brought out a glass of wine in a dirty glass. Our food was served without utensils and we had to flag down our server to bring them. Anytime we needed any additional service our server was no where to be found and none of the other servers would stop to help us. Overall the food was good but the service could use some work.

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

It was just ok.

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DL
New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server, when we enquired what the vintage year of the wine we wanted to get, he came back after checking, that it was 2015. He, nonetheless, brought out 2017. We asked we want the wine that we were told. After checking, he said the restaurant did not actually have 2015 in the house. One would sensically expect something will be done a certain way.

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MS
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there 15 minutes before our 10:15 am reservation and they were able to seat us immediately. The noise level was low at that time of day, allowing us to converse without raising our voices. Our waiter was attentive, as was the rest of the wait staff.
I would definitely come back for brunch, as the food was excellent.

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SS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall the experience was very good. Our server David was the most helpful and accommodating of people, with suggestions for both food and drink.
The Swordfish special was quite good, a little overseasoned, but the Rare, Seared Tuna was just completely overpowered and out-portioned by its leek and celery components.
Ambiance by the entrance and near the bar was somewhat brighter and less uniform, than the preferable low-lit coziness of booths and tables deeper within.
Even on valentines night, all menu options were available, seating was prompt, and the overall experience was still very enjoyable.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great tasting food with excellent service

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thé experience was excellent. But they were 40 minutes late with our reservation. They did give us a complimentary cheese plate to compensate.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We used to have a wonderful time going here. Not sure what made this experience so bad. We had reservations....still had to wait an extra 20 minutes. The server was a bit pushy in that we wanted to order drinks (2 bottles of "not inexpensive" wine), appetizers then wait to order dinner. She stated "we need to take your entire order at once." Well after speaking with one of the managers on duty (which I had to do three time that evening), we were able to order apps first. Just an overall bad experience.

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MI
New England
64 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and enjoyed the space, the food and the service. Server was knowledgeable and she was comfortable on providing suggestions. Duck confit was a good portion and well prepared. The onion soup is a bit different - in a good way - with the short rib included. Space is big, are at a high top in the bar and it worked well. Will keep it on the list.

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SG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

While our party really enjoyed the restaurant for service and food, it was lacking in some important things.

The seats were very close together and very tight and because of this, it was very noisy. It was challenging to hear our friends!

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JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Family celebration for 12 people -- Gaslight handled the group beautifully -- service was excellent and gracious. Food was excellent for most of the group -- some wished they ordered something different when tastings were passed around, but overall, excellent dinner, excellent ambiance, excellent time!

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v
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Gaslight. The food was delicious, the cocktails were excellent, and our waitress was very nice. Only service hang-up was a long wait between appetizer and dessert. Hope to go back next time I'm in Boston.

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F
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant surprise was the free parking! The menu offered quite a few excellent options plus a couple of specials- we had a early reservation so the place wasn’t noisy but it was filling up when we left. Tanya, our waitress, was very attentive and informative when we had questions. The prices were reasonable and the food was very good- would definitely go back when in the area.

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TT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I very much like Gaslight for many good reasons: the food, the atmosphere, the accessibility, the staff, always friendly- which was the case once again, except that we came in, and felt we had to rush to order, perhaps to eat + the restaurant was understaffed at that time (the bartender had to step in as an host).
Fair enough, a 10:15pm reservation; however, if accepted and confirmed, we deserve I believe a fair treatment as well...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Moules Frites was delicious, but the portion was way too small.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great, the food was delicious!

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

Everything was great. Pastries fresh from the oven and food came quickly. Only minor complaint was that we felt rushed out after our meal. We were a big party and ate quickly and it felt like as soon as we were done they were ready to get us out though it would have been nice to sit and relax after the meal a bit more.

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RL
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food presentation was not great, i got the bar steak and fries. It looked messy and stale. We got a $50 bottle of wine - twist off cap and it was gross. Just disappointed.

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JH
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The reservations ran 30 minutes behind

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LL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

our reservation was not showing, we where waiting at the bar and no apologies, bartender was ignorant, not welcoming at all, must learn to smile

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EH
New England
61 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

have been here many times and have always had a great meal. Having access to parking is a real plus which enables me to have my suburban friends join me.

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K
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience with excellent food. Strongly recommend for a date night

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a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Despite a loud after work group sitting next to us we were able to have conversation in the booth we were in.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh ingredients and excellent execution.

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m
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second visit for brunch, once with a large part of 20 and once as a party of 4. We are 100% pleased with the whole experience (except on our second, small party visit, the waiter was not as attentive to the need to refill coffee as we would have liked.) Definitely will return!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. Only negative feedback is that bread was brought to our table only after we asked. My seating was uncomfortable (wooden bench with no padding or back rest). Otherwise happy, thanks

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L
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Soup and entrees were cold when served. Pasta had started to congeal and harden on top. Will not go back.

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CO
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. The only issue I had was they would not seat me until my 3 guests that were in the bathroom returned to the front desk. They were only in the bathroom. I had a bad knee and they would not let me go to the table. I understand if they had not arrived yet but they were only in the bathroom.

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EG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Typically excellent food was somewhat less excellent than usual but still a great spot

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SF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining out with my husband. Great atmosphere and the food was wonderful, french comfort food. Highly recommend with the added bonus of validated parking.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Excellent services. The waitress recommended me to try Cods with white wine. It was fantastic.

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r
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoy going for brunch at Gaslight. Food tasty. My family had the crepes and French toast. Went towards the end of the brunch time so it was quiet. Ran out of hot chocolate, had to chase our waiter to refill our coffee and the bill. Might consider going when it is busy- at least we would get some sort of attention for service. Food was great and tasty.

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TM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The last visit was a bit of disappointment. I ordered a fix menu French toast, the toast was not as good as I expected. We waited a while for the meals to be served.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Never felt rushed. Dinner was paced perfectly. Delightful flavors
Looking forward to returning again soon

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JN
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a nice time at Gaslight. Active but not overly loud, and the service is always outstanding. Food is very good as well. Free parking a huge plus!

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