Brasserie Jo - Boston

4.4
2852 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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Internationally renowned chef Jean Joho presents Brasserie Jo, Boston's only authentic French Brasserie. Joho's extensive menu features simply prepared light offerings, entrees and desserts that incorporate Alsace and other regional French influences.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Bistro, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar: Sunday: 10am - 1am, Monday - Wednesday: 8:00am - 1:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00am
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Phone number
(617) 425-3240
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicholas Calias
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Private party facilities
The Colonnade Boston Hotel is home to Boston's most authentic brasserie, Brasserie JO. Under the culinary direction of world-renowned Chef Jean Joho. Brasserie JO has the style and cuisine of classic brasseries throughout France.
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Private party contact
Kaitlyn Mackenzie: (877) 862-2671
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Catering
Salon Privé, the private dining room in Brasserie JO, is an elegant choice for your next social gathering or business dinner. Appointed in the same rich cherry wood and marble as the main dining room, the walls are decorated with vintage French posters, giving it an unusually exuberant air without the stuffiness of an ordinary banquet space.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Newton
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Parking details
Valet offered at dinner Tuesday to Saturday beginning at 5pm - $18 flat rate; $25 Event, $48 Overnight; Hotel has an attached garage at an hourly rate.
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Public transit
Green line - Prudential
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Alas, Oct. 6 was the LAST dinner that they will be serving. After decades of serving very fine food Brasserie Joe closed after Oct. 7th brunch. One can only hope that the replacement restaurant at the Colonnade Hotel will be as good.

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BD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a memorable experience!

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LV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the site in one of our favorite extended family meals of all time, and we are so sorry to see it close! Amazing French foods, wines, service, desserts (profiteroles!), and ambience. We always come for a meal here when there is a special occasion or need for one! We will miss you! Our best wishes!

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New England
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since this was the 2nd last day for this restaurant, it was quite busy. Food and service was superb as usual.Hoping this space can once again be great!

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We cannot believe this wonderful restaurant is closing.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a shame they have closed. They most definitely will be missed. A great 20 year run!

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DO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Brasserie Jo. My favorite restaurant...ever. I cannot recommend it to anyone because by the time you read this review, it will be closed forever. The hotel is apparently going through a redesign of sorts and Brasserie Jo will no longer. Very sad.

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s
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brasserie Jo is a great place for a breakfast meeting. The food is good and the ambience is conducive to a pleasant discussion. Unfortunately, the restaurant will be closing in a few days.

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VK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many great memories here. Thank you Brasserie Jo!! You will be missed!!!

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MB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite local restaurants. We will miss it when it closes.

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j
New England
84 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This is the last week of Brasserie Jo, they are closing on Oct 6.

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GJ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So sad the Brasserie Jo is closing. It has always been the “go to” for after theater cocktails or as a recommendation for brunch or dinner if you’re around Copley. Our last meal was as good as the first! Thanks for maintaining quality right up to the end. And our waiter Rich was great!

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will miss B Jo's when it closes ! Nice service, classic French offerings and great desserts

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SW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We eat here before concerts at Symphony Hall or Jordan Hall because it’s just a 10-15-minute walk. And they will keep your car during the concert if you valet.
Cocktails are generous and delicious. The food ranges from pretty good to very good. Very good endive salad, sole meunière good, but served on huge bed of rice and spinach...a bit unappetizing. Duck à l’orange was very tasty.

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s
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous meal here as I have had through the years. I come for the bistro classics--especially the skate wings with brown butter caper sauce. The profiteroles are to die for! I am so sorry that the restaurant will close forever next month :-(

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C
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shame it’s closing. Wonderful. We’ll miss it - great bartenders, wonderful waiters, especially Ernie.

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y
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We all pooped several times after the meal...

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G
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was always a hit or miss there but the overall experience remains very positive somehow.

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R
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will miss this restaurant. So sad to see it close. Many great meals with friends and family.

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DO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Brasserie Jo. My wife andI have been coming here for years and we're sad to see it close.

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SE
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ll miss this place!!

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H
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classy French bistro with excellent food, seasoned waiters, quiet ambiance

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TD
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Jos for more than 20 years. Now they are closing and we are sad. The last day is October 7th. It was perfect for pre theatre and pre symphony.

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B
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Too bad it's closing as is a hidden gem!

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OT
New England
120 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Six of us enjoyed a great meal! Our server was excellent, efficient, attentive, pleasant and professional. He helped to make our dining experience special. Also, the boneless duck breast was beautifully done!! Everyone loved their meals.

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R
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to for dining prior to concerts at Symphony Hall or Jordan Hall. So sad that it is closing to be “re-imagined”-why, oh why mess with a Boston landmark?!?!?!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent French food and wine in the heart of Boston.

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k
New England
211 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very good. Unfortunately they were out of a couple of our favorites. I did the Salmon, which was very good. I started with the chilled Leek/Potato soup. Very good, but just a bit too thick. Richard had the Onion Tart, which was excellent. For his main, he had the Lemon Sole. It was very good, but the Salt in the coating was a bit excessive. For dessert we split the Profiteroles, always an excellent choice. If they had the Beef Bourguignon or the Skate Wing, the meal would have been exceptional.

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b
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good, but not super exciting, French food. Service was excellent. Noise level wws also fine, though it was not particularly crowded the Friday evening we were there.

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O
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There were not many people in the restaurant when we ate there. There were some shortcomings: one of our party was brought a dish different from the one ordered. Another person ordered the cod beignets, but it was not correctly prepared. Instead of being mashed and blended with other ingredients, it was basically just fried pieces of cod - cod served as fish and chips.

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NP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

It’s not what I expected. I got roasted chicken which tastes like one that I can get from supermarket. It’s dry and simple. Not a fancy restaurant. If you are looking for French, this is not one of it. I would say this is more American side.

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MA
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As a Parisian, I can attest that it is an Excellent French brasserie... with some originality

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SM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had never been to this location but enjoyed their Chicago venue in years past. Food was uneven: tasty fish, moderately soggy frites. Waiter forgot our appetizers, apologized and then comped desserts. They certainly tried so “A” for effort. But as this was a special occasion, we would have much preferred it go on without a glitch. Desserts were very good!!

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JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Visited for restaurant week. The Bouillabaisse did not contain lobster as the menu listed. The food overall tasted good and the dessert sampler was great.

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CL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The mashed potatoes tasted like they were from a box and peas were not too exciting (tasted like thawed frozen peas). I do not expect to go back

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LP
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week, I pick the bouillabase for my dish. This is the first time I had a bouillabase
dish that only had 2 ingredients(mussels & fish). I know it's restaurant week special but a bit disappointed with the dish. We had to spent an extra $30 for parking too. Not worth the trip next time.

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GG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We came for the skate wings...only the skate wings as you are the only place in the area to have them.
Our waiter told us they had sold out 30 minutes prior too our order. I was very disappointed. and ordered other "stuff." I asked for a rain check jokingly to our waiter, who was lovely.
Alas, nothing.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

love home away from home

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WB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food
Excellent service
The mussels are fantastic

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S
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The Vichysoisse was terrible. It tasted like glue. The frisee sald on the side of the tarte was to tart to eat.

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