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Gaslight - Permanently Closed, Boston, MA
Gaslight - Permanently Closed, Boston, MA
Gaslight - Permanently Closed, Boston, MA
Gaslight - Permanently Closed, Boston, MA
Gaslight - Permanently Closed, Boston, MA

Gaslight - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
5239 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 422-0224
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Seth Woods
  • Catering
    Catering available through us directly or through DiningIn.com. Opentable or Grubhub
  • Private party facilities
    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. But..since COVID..everything is on hold for large par
  • Private party contact
    Greg Dickinson: (617) 422-0224
  • Neighborhood
    South End
  • Cross street
    Waltham St.
  • 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. <br />
  • Entertainment
    Ambiant music
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,239 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

4,918 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m sad to see the Gaslight close.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. KatieL

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad to see it go 😞💗

    1 person found this helpful

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad Gaslight is closing!

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reservation wasn’t received by gaslight despite open table telling me I had one

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Love it!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My dining companion and I are frequent guests at Gaslight. We have not been there in some time and usually we are there for dinner on weeknights. We decided to try the restaurant for brunch. I made a reservation and there was no issue there. We sat outside due to conditions at hand. The hostess was gracious however seemed put off when I requested a table closer to an outside heater. I was surprised to see that the outside seating area was not swept to remove leaves and such. Also it took over 20 minutes for the wait staff to acknowledge we where there. It seemed all tables outside had some delays in service. The food was fine, not as good as their dinner menu. The waitstaff was pleasant, however there were long delays in seeing them in between requests or even having my credit card processed. The dinner staff is much more attentive. I still recommend this restaurant for dinner. Some kinks need to be worked out for brunch/lunch service.

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  7. Duane

    Greater Boston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had brunch with friends outside on Saturday and it was very good. Service was top notch. The food could have been a little warmer on arrival. It was chilly on the patio but that's not the restaurant's fault. No propane heater can keep the cold away on a windy day. We had omelettes, a Croque Madame, hamburgers and Benedict. All very tasty.

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  8. jeffreyb

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic. We sat near the front door, please let him know. Food was great and everything was quick but not rushed.

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  9. rzer

    Greater Boston

    97 reviews

    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to Gaslight many times for brunch, so thought would try for dinner. Was disappointed. Food was lackluster, as well as the service. The patio was fabulous to sit in though. My specialty drink was delicious. Will continue to go for brunch but not again for dinner.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was extremely slow and our food was good and dry. Not the same experience it used to be.

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  11. Brian

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was just ok. Service was ok. Fruit was overripe. Food was just ok.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was extremely slow! Out server disappeared for 20 minutes and we tried to ask other servers to bring us just one spoon but we were ignored by them! I ordered veal and my friend ordered duck confit. Unfortunately, meat was barely warm.. I took a while to clean our empty plates from the table.. capacity is limited and didn’t seem extremely busy or smth.. the bottle of water was served in the end of dinner.. Little mouse running across the tables was epic..

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  13. Mateo

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very slow night for them and I felt we got extra attention because of it. Thanks for the great food and service!

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  14. ChristineC

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner on the patio. It was cool outside, but the heaters made it comfortable. Service was excellent.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We only saw our server in the beginning and to collect our bill. We waited at least 30 minutes from the time we finished our food to get the bill, which was from a different server we had to flag down.

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  16. WB850

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service. They did a great job integrating high glass dividers between booths into the decor and followed all protocols perfectly. The current menu is a "greatest hits" from both Gaslight and Cinquecento.

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  17. Tkhuts

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of started with cocktails and shared the burrata. My cosmo tasted like triple sec, not Cointreau as I requested. My husband’s rye old fashioned was great. For entrees we had salmon, steak frites, and branzino. Salmon and steak were delicious. The branzino came as 2 very small tail filets which were overcooked. The Swiss chard accompaniment very salty and bitter. A lovely ending of espresso, chocolate espresso martini, and coconut cake. All in all a great meal and wonderful service as usual.

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  18. Miguel

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We we very disappointed with the aloof inattentive service from our waiter. Food was mediocre, however the manager did happily replace eggs that were very overcooked

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  19. AHonestLiar

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gaslight has a wonderful romantic French bistro vibe perfect for a celebratory occasion dinner out. This food is well prepared, perfectly seasoned, and each dish is wonderfully intriguing for the palette regardless of how ‘mundane’ the item itself might be. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an elegant evening out to get cozy with their loved ones. Make sure to leave room for dessert, the bread pudding and beignets are scrumptious

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  20. KatieM

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night spot! Highly recommend the roasted chicken. Service was quick and friendly, and overall a great atmosphere.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    6 of us Went to Gaslight for dinner Friday October 23 for a birthday celebration. Dan the manager made us feel so welcome and prepared a special table! Very enjoyable experience!

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  22. Benwah

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for our anniversary and sat outside on the patio. There was light music playing, the food was fantastic, and our waiter did not rush us at all. The bolognese and escargot never disappoint, and the duck cassoulet was also delicious. Not our first time and gaslight and will not be our last!

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  23. ClareS

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming French bistro with very good food and service. Went for brunch on Sunday, sat inside. Distancing hurts the ambience a bit, since you don't get the cozy, hubbub feeling. Only real complaint is that they had no dessert available. Have been quite a few times and would certainly go again.

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  24. NataliaG

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been enjoying our brunch in the last 2 months in Gaslighting. The food is really good and we like the location and overall everything was good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slowww. Charcuterie board was tiny portions of everything. Hard to share. Food and drinks were fair.

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  26. AGD1178

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful!

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  27. MichaelR

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an excellent place for outdoor dining. They seemed understaffed as host also cleaned tables. I personally thought host was amazing in all the duties he was doing. Food was excellent and ambiance was on of the best in the city.

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  28. BobG

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointing! We went to Gaslight on August 1st and had an excellent experience, which we expected because we had been there before. Went again tonight for my wife's birthday and were very disappointed. The service was slow; it took forever for them to even take our order though it didn't seem that busy. The appetizer (beet salad) was quite good, but my wife's entree (veal Milanese) was overcooked - dark brown outside and dry inside - it looked like it had been deep fried. When she said that to the wait person who delivered it, he did absolutely nothing. Instead he offered to take the remaining beet salad, but when I asked him to box it up, he refused. "Your server will be by to check on you," he said and left. And then we waited some more. Eventually I went and got the maitre d' who did take care of us, and they comped her meal, but the replacement (branzio) and my meal (moules fritte) were kind of uninspiring. We decided that we'd skip dessert given all this, and paid our bill, but the maitre d' lost our parking ticket instead of validating it. He found it on the floor and said it had been validated, but it wasn't - $25 charge at the parking lot. Fortunately the parking attendant remembered us and comp'd the parking ticket. SO - we didn't really get ripped off because so much was comp'd but we went for a great meal to celebrate a milestone birthday, not to spend 2.5 hours waiting on mediocre food. At one point I asked what was wrong, had everyone recently quit, and he said yes. It's sad so many restaurants are struggling during COVID and so many have gone under; Gaslight has gone under too, it's just they haven't closed yet.

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  29. HaroldG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was working both inside and out and seemed to be overworked. Trying to get our check was like dining at a European restaurant -- maybe that's not a bad thing!

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  30. Zeeful

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice outdoor patio with plentiful heat lamps! Great service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I feel like the quality of food has gone down at Gaslight since I came a year ago. I understand COVID has made it difficult for restaurants to operate and all but it feels like this isn’t the super exciting luxurious place this was a year ago. I wasn’t very impressed.

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  32. KennethH

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first indoor dining experience and it was really fantastic. Plenty of room, great food and friendly service. Will be back.

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  33. Raqs

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely underwhelming in every way! Very disappointing!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow service, good food.

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  35. Robert

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Could you start offering waffles and/or pancakes for brunch? Thanks from a loyal customer

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Don’t like the wine glasses. Sorryyyy

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  37. Melissa

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay, nothing inherently bad about it but a lack of flavor profiles, everything was overly salty to make up for that. Crispy artichoke salad was nothing more than deep fried artichoke hearts served in a bowl full of grease. The halibut fish was cooked perfect but again everything was just overly salty. Service was not good, friendly staff but we couldnt get a glass of wine and the assisting staff (food runners etc) either didnt speak English or just werent allowed to take drink orders. Outdoor seating was nice, but overall I would skip this place

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  38. DB617

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant has a nice patio with ample shade and heaters, though we did not need them during this brunch outing, in mild weather. The free parking is an enormous plus.

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  39. TraeC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good but the service was a bit lacking.

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  40. Bethany

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my boyfriend and I’d new favorite date spot! The atmosphere is relaxed yet upscale, amazing menu options, and the quality and amount of food you get for the price really can’t be beat for the area! Plus there’s complimentary parking.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gaslight - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 422-0224.

Gaslight - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 5239 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gaslight - Permanently Closed

560 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Waltham St.
  • Neighborhood
    South End
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Seth Woods
  • Entertainment
    Ambiant music
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 422-0224
  • Catering
    Catering available through us directly or through DiningIn.com. Opentable or Grubhub
  • Private party facilities
    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. But..since COVID..everything is on hold for large par
  • Private party contact
    Greg Dickinson: (617) 422-0224
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