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About Gaslight

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.

560 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Waltham St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 422-0224

Website:
http://www.gaslight560.com/

Entertainment:
Ambiant music

Catering:
Catering available through us directly or through DiningIn.com

Parking Details:
Free parking in our adjacent lot nightly during the week and all day and evening on weekends.

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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Zentner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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.

Gaslight Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (52)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Special Occasion (40)
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Great for Brunch (35)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Groups (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Casual (30)
Bar Seating (27)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Cozy (23)
Authentic (23)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Fun (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Business Meals (11)
Comfort Food (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great Beer (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food, as always, was delicious. Service was spotty. Once seated, it took quite a long time for our server to reappear and we didn't see him very often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Horrible service. Expect to barely see your server.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time at Gaslight was a success. Alex, our server, was very attentive and cordial. The food and ambiance are both impeccable. The croque-madam sandwich is hearty and delicious. This is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great overall experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful meal, EXCEPTIONAL Service. All wait staff has the same attention to detail. Lighting made it difficult to read the menu, but the younger crowd seemed to have no problem...lol.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been to the restaurant for multiple times, but the experience has been declining every time. Today, it was worst out of all.

1. I was very excited to order Smoked Salmon Tartine as it indicated there were salmon roe in the dish. When the plate arrived, it did not have it and the waiter insist telling me there is and was my my plate which it didn't. He later cleared with his team and said I got the old menu and the menu wasn't updated. The waiter treated like it was my fault that I got the old menu list and I did not like that he insist there were on my plate like I don't know what I am talking about.

2. My friend also ordered the Omelette Lyonnaise which we had previously. The omelette arrived as it was mostly just egg with almost no potatoes and caramelized onions in there this time.

3. At last, the check came and it was incorrect.

Not very happy with the experience overall.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food, lively dining scene, good service. Not very apt guest service. I called few hours before our reserved dinner time and asked if a third guest can be accommodated. They told me its impossible, but when we came to restaurant, we were seated at a corner table for two that could have accommodate a third person easily. No big deal, but it makes difference between 5 and 4 star service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Gaslight on Harrison Avenue in Boston is always terrific. The food is terrific and the service is top notch. If you have not tried Gaslight, now is the time.

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Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My absolute favorite brunch spot! Every time I go to Boston I make it a point to get brunch here. Food is great and reasonably priced. Their seafood tower is among the best I’ve had! I recently went on a trip to Europe and this restaurant reminds me so much of the brasseries I ate at there! I’ve had good service all but one time, and management was very apologetic when that happened. However, the last few times I’ve been there, it’s been SOOO loud, so I felt compelled to write this review. And it’s not the guests; it’s the music they play throughout the restaurant, which in turn makes guests speak louder. It’s loud enough that when I was there this past Sunday, I heard two separate tables of young people (not old, hard of hearing people) asking the servers to turn it down, and I almost asked them myself, too. They did turn it down a bit but it was honestly barely noticeable that they changed the volume. I will still go back time and time again but please! Turn the music down a bit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

brunch there yesterday; thankfully with reservations; very busy, very lively.... service by our waiter, paul - was outstanding... food was very good...not great..omelets..with frites (French fries) smallish and you needed a bit more food to actually feel full...portions somewhat small... but price was small too.. $9.25 for omelet with fries... could have ordered pastry but did not.
Great brunch menu and lunch menu so you can choose. I'd return to try dinner...great vibe..very busy at 10:30 on a sunday and by the time we left ...2 hrs later... lines were almost out the door..go early to avoid.

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

The Gaslight has a great food. Sunday brunch is a favorite which has a great menu. There’s something for everyone. The service is excellent. Parking is free/validated.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Met my son and 6 friends for parents weekend - great place for fun easy brunch. Very cool and not stuffy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always great for brunch! The staff are always open to accommodating requests to make substitutions, and were very patient with our little one at the table with us! Can't go wrong.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere, lively scene... very good good bistro food at reasonable prices, good service

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Gaslight has been a favorite for some time and it never disappoints. Great bistro atmosphere, terrific wait-staff, wide selection of food and drink, and very up-beat.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great for brunch and a great value. Their croque madame is delicious.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food and drinks were great! We all shared escargot and oysters, which were phenomenal! We were accidentally given 5 instead of six snails, so our waiter very kindly comped that for us on our bill. I had the Steak Frites, and others had mostly seafood dishes. Not one person was dissatisfied! I also can’t say enough great things about my Manhattan! The ambiance was beautiful and wait staff was great. I’d love to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Enchanting

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The ambience on a Sunday afternoon was great as was the service and the food. My only complaint was the noise level which was a combination of a very loud large group next to us and the “music” coming through the speakers. Our request to have the music turned down fell on deaf ears!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best French toast I’ve had but the service was terrible. It took over 30 minutes to get water, we got our cocktail after we had finished our meal and the waiter just spilled water and coffee all over our table every time he refilled our drinks. Too bad the service is so bad because the food is delish!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic as always!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I always have a good time there. Casual but sophisticated,. Good for any occasion. I go there for the service and ambiance, food is comforting and never disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very attentive service, excellent service. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good restaurant. Beautiful decoration. The food is good too.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, service was excellent. Still warm enough to sit outside.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great classic French food. Onion soup. Duck Confit.

Outside dining with gas (of course) heaters was quiet.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food not in French style as advertised. Very poor cooking. Did they somehow artificially raise their online rating? Seems so

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our brunch was excellent, our waiter fantastic but it is extremely loud in the main dining room. We sat at the bar which help with the noise. Best to go in a group or with someone you don't want to talk to and just eat. It is very hard to carry on a conversation.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Pros: The food was delicious (especially the bread), the host was very welcoming and courteous, the ambiance was fun and lively, the location and building was great as well.

Cons: It is pretty loud and dark in there. I’m 30, with fairly good eyesight, and I even had to use my phone to see the menu. The waitress was not very nice at all and made us feel rushed all night to the point that our entrees came out even before we were done the appetizers.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The weather was so nice so we sat outside. Great food!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good spot. One of my favorites.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious dinner while exploring Boston's South End. A warm night in October and plenty of restaurants to choose from. The Gaslight has an elegant old fashioned feel to it. The service was attentive and informative - I am Celiac and have to eat gluten free - no worries here - waitstaff are informed - which is always a relief. The sauteed trout with mushroom confiture was crisp on the outside & light and fluffy inside - trout always seems to be bony to me - but not so at the Gaslight! My dining partner had the lemon sole and was happy with his meal as well. I went for the Chocolate mousse for dessert and somehow made room for the generous portion size - my partner ordered the gateau aux pomme and was not disappointed. Desserts are generous enough to be shared.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and good and the place is lovely the only bad part is the seating is incredibly cramped and uncomfortable. We were seated at in a wood booth that was so cramped I could only use one arm to eat. The seats were like a park bench, the kind they make really uncomfortable so the homeless won't sleep there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The hostess gave my friend and me a great booth. The manager asked my opinion on one of their new cocktails. Overall everything was great and my friend & I had a great time. The one anomaly was my food order. I requested the Monday special of pork schnitzel and they brought the pork chop. They took care of the correction. That was nice. Unfortunately the waitress made the point of letting me know it was my mistake when my friend and I knew that I ordered the Monday special. Otherwise she was pleasant throughout.

I enjoy going to Gaslight all the time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Gaslight never fails to deliver! We have been going there for years; wedding dinner, birthdays, brunches. We are always happy to be there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was ordinary. I ordered the steak which was chewy and it is clear it had been sitting under the lamp for a while going by how wilted the accompanying greens were. Service was so so.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our server was knowledgeable and upbeat. The food, as always, was wonderful.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is excellent, the atmosphere at Gaslight is very vibrant and service was 1st class. Go early and take advantage of a price fix three course menu at less than $30.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This restaurant used to be very good with some exceptional menu items. These days it seems to be very ordinary food dressed up with French names. I had the steak frites and it was tough fatty cut of beef and the bernaise sauce did not have much flavor.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I have been many times and always have lovely food, but it is extremely noisy. I had to shout to my dinner guests

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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