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Permanently Closed - Brasserie Brightwell

395 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (9)
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This restaurant is permanently closed. A converted garage features soaring ceilings, garage doors that open onto the patio and outside bar, with a wood fired grill, raw bar and a vast craft beer list all make for the hottest restaurant on the Eastern Shore. A nice dinner for two or a quick burger at the open kitchen counter, you can always count on great food, friendly service and fun. Opened in November 2010, Brasserie Brightwell is located in the Easton Market Square at 206 North Washington Street in historic Easton, MD and serves French-inspired cuisine with an American twist. Owned/ operated by Chef Brendan Keegan & Bob Yabroff.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday
4-9 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
12-9 pm

Happy Hour
4pm-7 pm
All Day Sunday
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Phone number
(410) 819-3838
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brendan Keegan
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Contact Theresa Metelski for details on off-site catering.
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Cross street
North Harrison Street
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Parking details
Parking available around Easton Market Square and across street in Municipal Lot
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Live Music each Saturday on the Patio with Outside Bar, in season.
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Special events & promotions
Patio available during warmer months
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Best fried green tomato sandwich I have ever had! Stopped over in Easton on a work trip, and so glad I did. Great ambience & friendly service. I'll be back.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Limited selection on menu and seating was very close. There were just two of us and we were seated at a row of tables that were so close together that we felt like we were having dinner with two other couples. But the food and wine selection were very good. Hi

vipEasternShoreFoodie (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

As usual, the service was great, and the food was excellent! The chef sent us a special appetizer to sample, which was delicious! This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant!

viplpita10 (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent and so was the service! Will definitely be back.

goforthegusto (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been here twice and it was delicious both times! The specials on the menu are great and the space is very welcoming and inviting. Perfect for any occasion. I really would like to check it out in the summer because they have a large outdoor seating area and bar.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved our meal here on the 27th of December! The food was great and I have to say, the shrimp and grits was FABULOUS. Not just because it tasted super but also because there were at least 7 or 8 shrimp. In a lot of restaurants you order shrimp and grits and you gets three or four shrimp...this was a yummy filling meal. I was really happy with my choice! My husband had the trout and loved it!

And our waitress Fallon is always my favorite! She is a real gem and I was so excited that she was there to help us celebrate! She's the best!

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice dinner with friends. Service was friendly and food is consistently good.

RPMalay (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and atmosphere was great. Service was attentive but lacked knowledge of the menu, all in good time. Delicious and unique signature cocktails.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

We had an excellent dining experience on a busy Friday evening at Brasserie Brightwell. The new fall menu is fantastic! I opted for the special - butternut squash soup as an app and was very happy with my choice. My wife had the chicken liver salad which was delicious and enough to share. She then opted for the Vietnamese Pho Style Mussels - the mussels at Brasserie are always great. I again chose from the specials menu and went for the interesting surf and turf combo of some perfectly prepared scallops that melted in your mouth, along with a nice cut of pork. The best part about the meal, however, may have been the green beans. I am not sure what Chef Brendan did to those beans, but they were the best I have ever tasted.

DLWest (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

We had the special of the night, Cuban ropa viejo..stewed beef with great spices, black beans and rice and plantain.

It's our "go to" place when we go to the Avalon theater, an easy few block walk.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

It was a lovely afternoon, most patrons were sitting outside, so we had the inside all to ourselves. It was like having lunch in a friends kitchen. Our waitress was attentive and did not rush us , she realized we were having a "ladies lunch". Food was very good. Will definitely go back again

vipSPatterson (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

A little pricey for the ambiance and food. Limited menu

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Fruit fly destroyed my drink and nerve replaced another one, food is too salty, meat over cooked and burned and finally the check was incorrectly charged. Very bad experience.

vipMarginallyUseful (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Consistently terrific! A recent dinner for 4 was perhaps our 15th dinner there over the past year or so, and we've never had a bad experience. From the warm delicious French bread to start, to the good salads and great entrees (we've tried everything from the salmon to the great burgers), we've always found the food to be delicious and served hot. The crispy Brussels sprouts are amazing. We rarely have room for dessert. (My only complaint - sometimes during Saturday nights in the summer it can get noisy (tile floors, nothing to absorb sound) and I don't particularly like the bands that sometimes perform there. But I recognize that others like it.)

vipVanessa (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and service were impeccable. The space is cosy and inviting. We had a great time celebrating an anniversary. I would highly recommend to anyone!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017


DLWest (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

This is our go to restaurant every time we come to the Stoltz Listening Room or Avalon theater.

We had a lovely table/evening outside.

Great fried green tomatoes (a side,pix) we got as an appetizer, wonderful salmon cooked to perfection with a side market salad and yummy lemon crepe we shared. (Pix)

The savignon Blanca Spanish wine was a good value for the bottle.

vipSerenissima (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was very good. Setting is charming. Noise level was high. Service was slow and not particularly attentive.

vipSarasota (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Living in the area, we have been coming to Brasserie ever since it opened. It was fresh and the menu was limited but every item was a much needed improvement over local cuisine. Over the past 3-4 years, the quality of the food has gone down but the prices have risen. Unfortunately, the restaurant has taken a winner and steadily progressed downward. I used to recommend tourists (we live in Oxford) to Brasserie but will no longer do so. The burger used to be good if you wanted something light.... no longer. The trout was always good but it has gotten smaller and now is usually served dry. Mussels are still good but recently, the fries have been tasty but soggy and greasy. Simply put, if you want to sit outside and have a drink, it is great but the food, even with a new menu, is far from exceptional. It just misses on so many fronts. I hope the management takes a closer look at what is happening. Most of us are willing to support a mid to higher end restaurant if the food is balanced against the price. That is no longer the case. It would not take much to improve. Attention to menu detail, higher quality product and waitstaff that were familiar with the menu, dining etiquette (no pre bussing) and a better (not bigger) selection of menu items that reflect a variety of tastes and textures. They need to be the differentiated restaurant they once were.

CarlH (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2017

For starters the location was adorable and the outside seating was perfect. The waitress was knowledge on all menu items and had such a warm personality. The food was beyond amazing. From the appetizer to dessert, everything was delicious. We were more than impressed.