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Brasserie

4.6
136 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
Brasserie is a traditional French brasserie located in the heart of South End’s SoWa Art and Design District. From our handcrafted zinc bar, to the Parisian-style dining area and the charming outdoor terrace, Brasserie is the lively local spot where French traditions meet contemporary cuisine.

Crafted by our chef Nick Intonti, our menu features modern twists on traditional French favorites from Coq au Vin to Steak Frites, as well as a robust fruits de mer selection.

We offer an inspired collection of cocktails crafted from house-made ingredients, as well as a carefully selected wine list with a focus on the finest biodynamic, organic, woman-owned and small-production wineries from around the world.

Our team combines a vibrant energy with years of experience to provide the highest level of service to each and every one of our guests. We are excited to bring the best of brasserie-style dining to the South End “quartier.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 136 people are saying
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio. The service was great, the food delicious, and the ambiance peaceful. We had a great experience and will be back.

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PamL
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Will certainly be back soon. It was a lovely evening...

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ChristopherL
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like Gaslight never left - Brasserie is outstanding!

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vipShariO
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The gazpacho and salmon entree were delicious! The chèvre cheesecake was mediocre. Staff was wonderful.

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Ryan
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brasserie takes the ambiance and style of the former occupant Gaslight and kept the best parts. Excellent food, attentive service, and delicious cocktails.

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the return visit, Ryan. We had a wonderful team at Gaslight so your comments are truly inspiring to our new Brasserie staff family. We look forward to your return. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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PeterM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Brasserie back when it was called Gaslight. The new managers are doing a great job keeping it going at the same exceptional level.

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for returning to Brasserie, Peter. I am doing my best to carry on the tradition and standards set by my previous partners and staff. We look forward to your continued support. Jeffrey Gates Partner

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vipJh17
New England
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Cold food actually shocking at the entree level! Clearly not ready staff wise. Mediocre meh

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

I apologize for the cold meal you received, JH. We have been doing our best to limit the number of guests we are serving and continue to reduce the number of seats overall by 28 each evening as we continue to hire and train staff in this very difficult labor market. The success we have achieved clearly was not demonstrated during your visit. As a 40 year veteran in the current environment, I am saddened when we can't deliver perfection to every guest. Respectfully, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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BostonResident
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Entrees were horrible. Bland, no taste. Duck was tough, Lamb shank has no taste. Burger was so so. Not worth the price.

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Boston R. I am sorry to read that we completely failed to deliver on your experience. Please consider reaching out to me directly for further conversation. I look forward to the opportunity. In the meantime, I will share your comments with Chef Nick. Respectfully, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an all around wonderful time at Brasserie! Beautiful ambience, delicious food and attentive service.

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HeatherM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time some of us had seen each other in 15 years and it was perfect!

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Wonderful to read your review, Heather. thank you for the visit. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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JoanM
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good experience. Moving us from outdoors to indoors was smooth!

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Joan. We are unfortunately getting very good at handling rain/sun, outdoors and then indoors in this very wet July. Our large market umbrellas have arrived and we are now waiting for a tradesman to be available for the installation work. Thank you for visiting and regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to return to this location. Excellent selection of well priced sparkling wines.

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting. I will share your comments with Christian our GM and wine manager. Reaf=grds, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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GabrielleH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service. We were attended to by a server for our wine and our food. The wine was exquisite, and I could tell the staff really cared about us having a good experience. We ordered the endive & beet salad, the escargot, the salmon, and the lamb. My partner said the lamb was one of the best he has ever had. It was my partners birthday and the staff provided a sorbet with a candle at the end. Really a lovely dinner.

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BobbyPVB
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff, food.....everything. Will return again and again.

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind post and visit, Bobby. We look forward to your return. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as we entered Brasserie we knew it was going to be a phenomenal evening. Big, happy smiles, were an inviting welcome from the Host team, amazing and thoughtful service from Cynthia guided us through a great menu! Chef Nick displays creativity and executes at an extremely high level, do not skip on the escargot or chicken liver pate! The owner, Jeff, was ever present and constantly working to benefit his team. Cheers to Brasserie!

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your comments and for the visit. We love what we do and have been inspired by your post. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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SHRSG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kudos to our server, Willy, and all the other staff. Had mentioned on reservation that it was our anniversary and we’re - presently surprised - to have been give champagne on the house!

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Wonderful to read your post. We are humbled with knowing that you spent such an important life event with us and are happy to know that we in some way added to it. Your thoughtful comments have been shared with Willie. Regards! Jeffrey Gates Owner

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JohnL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was less than superb and well, below expectations. The service was very pleasant, however. The escaping gym-rats added nothing to the outdoor ambiance. The bouillabase was 'ok', lamb shank excellent, duck not up to snuff but moulles frites we quit good. the choc. tart(?) for dessert was over-cooked. Unlikely to come back. The saving grace was the parking.

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the visit and the constructive comments, JohnL. I have shared your post with Chef. We practice our craft every day with the expectation of delivering a better performance each day we are together. Our market umbrellas have arrived and we are now waiting for the mason to attach the bases to the cement footings. Once installed, we can move the tall planters back along the patio and once again provide a separation for our guests from the occasional gym patrons. Respectfully Jeff Gates

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PamelaK
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 6 enjoyed everything we ate at Brasserie. From the unique appetizers to the decadent desserts, we enjoyed every bite! The escargot rivaled anything we ate in Paris. The service was great. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. This is our go to restaurant the next time we visit Boston!

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vipKarel
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be on the patio on a very pleasant July evening.
The food was delicious. The wine list was limited but had a great selection at very affordable prices. The Haut Medoc was succulent,
We will definitrely return.
Parking is so easy (and free).

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vipMAFoodie
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brasserie to celebrate Bastille Day. The food was fantastic as was the service. I'm so glad to see the old Gaslight brought back to life. The fact that they have free parking next door means we'll be back a lot more often!

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JohnS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to see the old Gaslight had much of the same look and feel. Food and ambiance was great.

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the continued support, John. My partners and I spent 15 years building Gaslight's team and following. We are working every day to be recognized as worthy successors. We look forward to your return. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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JohnA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Brasserie is a fantastic restaurant. Their food never disappointing. The service was terrible. I had to chase down my waitress three times. Once to order, once to take my card for the bill, and once the refresh our drinks. I'll be back once i am sure she has been let go. It isn't worth the risk of getting her as a server again.

Brasserie
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you for dining with us, John. I apologize for the service errors/delays you experienced last night. We were caught off guard by the level of success we experienced and did not expect 130 guests on a Tuesday. We did our best by turning off OpenTable yet we had a number of walk-ins. Your server is a wonderful team member and as was the case with all of our service team, she was faced with a table too many. No excuse but an explanation is warranted. Again, my apologies. Jeffrey Gates Owner

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diveau12
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Start to finish.

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Water3
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday there with super friendly staff. Delicious Bordeaux wine and food.

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vipFoodLover
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great form when we arrived to when we left. Looking forward to going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and I was very impressed.

I have my allergies listed in the notes section of open table so each time I make a reservation they are alerted. These guys saw the note and told the kitchen as a result they were prepared when I arrived.

Drinks were good. Food was good. Service was great.

Brasserie
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the visit. We will continue our efforts to deliver wonderful experiences to each and every guest. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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vipalconcid
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so yummy and the atmosphere is just amazing

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Steve
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was our server and was amazing. We chose Brasserie for our first restaurant date post-pandemic. My girlfriend and I were both big fans of Gaslight and Brasserie continues the tradition of great food and wonderful ambiance in that location. The owner stopped by our table to thank us for coming, and we were given a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate the occasion.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartenders were so plesant, efficient and fun!

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JessicaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wait staff was unprofessional But the food was good

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68Fulvia
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good brasserie food. Service was good but not great. The setting is perfect for its calling but very loud.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was excellent. The service was excellent also. I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipAnnV
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a joint anniversary with another couple who were married on the same day. The meal began with a gift of champagne and just got better. Great service great food great ambiance. We loved Gaslight and Brasserie might even be better!!

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Cynthia
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have it back! Celebrated our anniversary here with a complimentary champagne and delicious rotisserie chicken. Great service by all. The manager made a point of giving us special attention. We'll be back!

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Gabriel
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good food and service. john was a fantastic server

Brasserie
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for the visit, Gabriel. Wonderful to read that you were well served by John. We look forward to your return. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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vipMAEatsOut
New England
48 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Feels just like Gaslight. Had some good apps and nice main courses. Chocolate cake dessert was a letdown (too dry).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
37 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ana absolutely perfect evening. Sophie, our waitress, was a joy and lead us thru a terrific evening of great food and cocktails. We look forward to returning soon.

Brasserie
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for the visit. Wonderful to read that you were well served by Sophie! Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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lindak
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a warm evening. It was lovely! The free parking makes this an easy choice.

Brasserie
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for dining with us, Linda. Missing that warm weather about now!. Looking forward to the sun's and your return! Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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AdelineS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gnocchis are fabulous, burgers and noules-frites too!

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PaulaS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We were heartbroken when Gaslight closed but are happy with it's replacement. We will return again and again and are grateful for Brasserie. Not only is the food superb and beautifully presented, the staff are top-notch and delightful.
Thank you for reopening!

FAQs

Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 451-0560.

Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.