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Brasserie

4.6
146 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 146 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipscrod
New England
232 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Server was slow and paid little attention.

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vipAmyK
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is good reboot for the former Gaslight - very similar but refreshed. Wait staff seems to be still working out a few kinks - they were not very busy but thing seemed slow and our server got a bit defensive when a member of our party flagged that her wine was off. Food was excellent.

Brasserie
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you for dining with us, Amy! Wonderful to have you back on the property and read that you enjoyed your experience. I shared your thoughtful comments during pre-meal and appreciate your patience. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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AC10
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very quick service, easy to get to, parking wants hard to find. Escargot, chicken liver mousse and desserts were amazing. Some of the raw fish was underseasoned and one note. Not bad overall

Brasserie
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you for dining with us, AC. We will continue our efforts in order to deliver delightful experiences to each and every guest. Regards! Jeffrey Gates Owner

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FrancoiseC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am French , and I was feeling be back inParis , nice ambiance, the food is EXCELLENT, I can t wait to be back

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PatrickL
New England
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I rarely feel the need to leave a not-five-star review but I rarely have a poor dining experience in the South End. As former fans of Gaslight, we were excited to try the refreshed “Brasserie” but were left overwhelmingly disappointed. Not only was our table not ready for ten minutes after our reservation, but the food was below the previous Gaslight standards in terms of both taste and presentation, not to mention the service was borderline chaotic. My espresso martini was way too sugary and bitter, but my server didn’t even come back for 20 minutes so I could ask for something different and by that time I already wanted to leave. They also sent out our bread, appetizer and entrees all at the same time, bringing the chaos right to our table all at once. The only good thing was the comped second bottle of Perrier the waitress brought us after asking for the check and she noticed all of our glasses were bone dry. I understand many restaurants are trying to regain their footing post-pandemic, but I recommend giving Brasserie a hard pass until they work out their kinks. I’m sure it will get to where it needs to be, but it’s not ready for prime time just yet.

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Patrick. I am sorry we failed to deliver the delightful experience many have enjoyed. Though we do not have our entire team assembled yet due to the reasons you describe, I do feel your experiences were a one-off that unfortunately, can occur. Please let the overwhelming number of positive reviews convince you of this. I have shared your comments with our team and we will continue to learn from our mistakes as we celebrate our successes. Respectfully, Jeffrey Gates

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RuthR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The ambiance on the patio was wonderful, but the food was just fine -- small portions and a big price tag. We were also quite underwhelmed by the desserts.

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Ruth. I am sorry to read your experience came up short. Please consider responding with the menu item names from your evening. When choosing a menu item, we consider quality, portion, and overall value in the final analysis. Preparation involves repetitive human execution where there is always opportunity for improvement. We will continue our best efforts in this area. Regards. Jeffrey Gates, Owner

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IraA
New England
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was a bit uneven. My wife felt that her bass was over cooked. Otherwise, my son and I loved our dinners (steak and duck a l’orange).

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Ira. We had a touch of a mixup on your initial seating which confused the service. I had hoped we adequately recovered. I will share your constructive comments with our team. Respectfully, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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Mjb14
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willie is the best server! Food was phenomenal. Had a lovely time celebrating a friends bday.

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting on your special occasion MJB. Wonderful to read that you enjoyed your experience and Willie's service!! Regards Jeffrey Gates Owner

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DavidW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience at Brasserie! Food was excellent. Service was phenomenal and the waiter was very knowledgable. Only drawback is that the restaurant was a bit loud.

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, David. Happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and the service. I will share your comments. We do our best to keep the background music at an acceptable level and will continue our efforts. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Onwer

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BethFed
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Food and a service were top notch! Thank you for a fantastic dinner!

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Beth! Wonderful to read that you enjoyed your email and service. Regards! Jeffrey Gates Owner

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
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.

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! The patio is a wonderful asset when the weather is on our side. We are adding large market umbrellas next week. We look forward to your return. Regards! Jeffrey Gates Owner

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PamL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the visti and the 5-star post, Pam. happy to read that you enjoyed your experience. Respectfully, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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ChristopherL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like Gaslight never left - Brasserie is outstanding!

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vipShariO
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Shari, and welcome to the neighborhood. We will continue to refine our offerings as we seek the perfect appetizers, entrees, and desserts. regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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Ryan
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021

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 on July 17, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021

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 on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

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

Brasserie
Responded on July 18, 2021

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 on July 16, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021

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 on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Brasserie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind 5-star post! Wonderful to read that we delivered and beautiful experience to you. Regards, Jeffrey Gates Owner

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HeatherM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Brasserie
Responded on July 18, 2021

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 on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Brasserie
Responded on July 18, 2021

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 on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Brasserie
Responded on July 18, 2021

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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vipGabrielleH
New England
4 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 on July 18, 2021

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 on July 19, 2021

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 on July 18, 2021

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 on July 18, 2021

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 on July 19, 2021

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 on July 18, 2021

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

FAQs

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

Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 146 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.