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About Brasserie Brightwell

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.

206 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
4-9 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
12-9 pm

Happy Hour
4pm-7 pm
All Day Sunday

Cross Street:
North Harrison Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 819-3838

Website:
http://brasseriebrightwell.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music each Saturday on the Patio with Outside Bar, in season.

Catering:
Contact Theresa Metelski for details on off-site catering.

Parking Details:
Parking available around Easton Market Square and across street in Municipal Lot

Executive Chef:
Brendan Keegan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Patio available during warmer months

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81% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (4)
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Great for Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
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Healthy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Live Music, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A little pricey for the ambiance and food. Limited menu

Tags: Casual
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·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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.)

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 (Baltimore)·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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

GREAT FOOD, GREAT ATMOSPHERE - ALWAYS A FUN NIGHT OUT!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Hadn't been in several years and was glad we came back - we took our nephew and he loved the burger. The muscles were pretty good - not outstanding, but perfectly fine. Nice evening all around.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Used to love it here. Prices up, portions down. Everything with fries.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It's been over a year since I've been at Brasserie Brightwell, and the restaurant has gone seriously downhill. Despite the fact that we had a reservation, the hostess didn't seem particularly interested in helping us. Once we were seated, the food disappointed. The oysters came without the mignonette, and when we asked, there were neither crackers to accompany the oysters nor bread for the mussels. The market salad was bland. I used to look forward to going to the brasserie when I visited Easton, but I'll need to find another restaurant to patronize now.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A true brasserie menu...mussels, steak, frites and a raw bar...all delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great lamb sliders, shrimp skewers and a good selection of draft beers

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and ambience was wonderful, and they were great with our kids!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This was a pleasant surprise. The mussels were excellent and a sizable portion. The service was very friendly and prompt without rushing us at all. The pecan bread pudding was recommended by our server - home run and plenty for two. The cafe latte is very nice. We will return on our next trip to Easton.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Birthday . Such a great ambience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We visited Easton for the first time the weekend of July 14-16, 2017. I made a reservation at Brasserie Brightwell based on OpenTable reviews and we were not disappointed! The restaurant has a great space, the staff were incredibly friendly and attentive (in a good way), and the food was excellent. Additionally, we came as a group of four adults and a toddler and the staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had a nice meal. We will definitely come back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Nice feel to the place. Service was average. Considerably quiet for a Saturday night. Salmon was under cooked and made guest sick within hours. Lamb sliders were almost raw in the middle and didn't taste like lamb at all. Chicken sandwich was average. Shrimp were smothered in lemon. Steak was good. Good fries also. Price would be good if the food was cooked properly by a real chef. We selected this place based on good reviews. Disappointed to say the least and will not be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Surprisingly good burgers for an oyster bar, all with a convincingly French-American flair. Good cocktails, too.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This is our go-to place when we see shows at the Stoltz Listening room or Avalon theater.

Always consistently good, we sat on the patio and had nice live music to eat by.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The menu selection isn' t a lot but sometimes that could be a good thing. Food was good and did not take too long to get.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Love this place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food is always good and it is enhanced by our Waitperson, Sammi. We actually do not go unless she is working as she makes such a difference. When making a reservation, anyone should ask for her. the menu is not extensive but they are known for their mussels as well as their whole rainbow trout. They also grill oysters, 3 or 4 different ways. Great outdoor seating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 4, 2017

For us, this was the perfect rest spot on the way back from the beach. Even on a Sunday, there was a heathy crowd seated outside on a beautiful Sunday spring evening listening to a live performance and enjoying French-bistro-inspired dishes. As echoed on their website, they do make a point to offer fries with most of their main plates, as they are quite good. The day's special was a pair of flash-fried soft shelled crabs, delicate yet tasty since they were fried without any coating; the flavor of the accompanying succotash (corn, okra, red peppers, cooked pepperoncini, sausage) complemented the crabs nicely, although its consistency was a bit pasty. A fine list of wines, and a dozen beers on tap. If they only offered cornichons, then the bistro effect would have been perfect.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Good service. Sat on the patio. Appetizer of lettuce wraps was very good. My mussels were a little briny and fishy tasting - not the best flavors.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Dinner w/ a special neighbor!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food and service was really good. Would definitely return!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Service was awful. Waited 15 for glass of water, another 10 minutes for glass of wine and restaurant was nearly empty. There were few to none choices if you were a vegetarian. Better for lunch tan dinner.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great place for a casual dinner. My husband had the mussels. He liked them but wished they offered a sauce without cream. I had a great burger special. Fun decor. Service was good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We have eaten here before but were extremely disappointed with this visit. The patio was closed due to the cool weather, so they crammed everyone into the small indoor space---it was clearly overbooked. Also, there had been some sort of kitchen mishap just prior to our arrival and the dining area was full of smoke, and rather than open the doors to quickly remove the smoke, they turned the ceiling fans on full blast, further disturbing people trying to enjoy their evening. The fans did nothing more that move the smoke around and made our eyes water even more than they were already. We should have just left, but we kept hoping the situation would improve quickly. Unfortunately it will be a long time before we return and only if the patio is open.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Casual dining with some ambiance. Not a huge menu, but range is good and the food quite tasty. A great place to kick back on a Friday night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Took some out of town friends for dinner, one vegetarian. We each tried a different dish and they were all really good. Especially the side of Brussel sprouts. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and suggested adding grilled shrimp to the shaved brussel sprout salad. Very yummy . Would have eaten out on the patio but it was rainy. Ambience inside is very cozy and inviting

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fun, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent as always. The Blue plate special was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Very disappointed. Kitchen coukdn't handle friday night crowd. Food took forever to come out. French fries were burnt. My food (mussles) was barely warm when it came to the table because they kept it waiting until the other dishes were ready. Poor timing. Though I complained the manager did not even come to the table to apologize. They offered us free desert to compensate though I would have preferred if they just comped us the dish. Server tried hard but her hands were tied. Will not be back. We spent $150 plus. Waste of money.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 2, 2017

As always, food was good, server was exceptionally attentive and helpful (Samantha), and the food was great. We eat there every couple of weeks, and it's become our favorite place here in town. The menu, with specials, is always what one expects from a brasserie, and the food is prepared at as close to perfection as one can expect. Overall, a great casual dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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