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Permanently Closed - Brasserie Brightwell

4.6
395 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Cozy

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About

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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Contact Theresa Metelski for details on off-site catering.
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
Live Music each Saturday on the Patio with Outside Bar, in season.
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Special events & promotions
Patio available during warmer months
Additional
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.9
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

A little pricey for the ambiance and food. Limited menu

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Birthday . Such a great ambience

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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Love this place!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Dinner w/ a special neighbor!!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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