Brasserie Jo - Boston

4.3
2831 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Private dining
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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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
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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New England
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New England
113 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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New England
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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New England
206 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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New England
21 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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Philadelphia
19 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
12 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
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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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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p
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I was staying in the hotel so it was convenient...nothing special.

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RM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food. A bit of an eclectic higher-end dishes to choose from. I would recommend. The $15 parking fee was a bit much, but it's Boston - still cheaper than an uber.

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MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious--especially the dessert. We have been to Brasserie Jo many times and have enjoyed it always. Looking forward to going again soon.
Maria S.

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JC
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal and fine service.

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New England
96 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great overall experience at this Back Bay favorite. Service was superb and the food was excellent. Terrific appetizers and the entrees were cooked perfectly. This restaurant should be on everyone's must do list when in Boston. It delivers time after time outstanding service coupled with a most creative array of appetizers and entrees.

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MR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Bastille Day after an afternoon at Fenway Park. The service was attentive but not invasive. My salmon was mouth watering. My husbands steak was as well. We loved the wine selection our waiter provided too. Its a nice place to dine if you are near Copley Square.

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RD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Always superb.

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DO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I frequent Brasserie Jo's and we've never been disappointed. Great food, great service.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice experience.
Their service and food are really professional.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a fairly empty night and they seated us directly next to another couple. While at first I was frustrated, the couple seated next to us were very interesting and we wound up having a full discussion. The wait staff were amazing, and the dessert(chocolate mouse) was stellar. Unfortunately the dessert was the only amazing food that evening. Overall a great place in a great location. Just don’t expect 5 star food.

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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very poor service. Food was deficient for the cost. Will not repeat.

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New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Inattentive serving staff. Threw our plates on the table and left. He never cared to come back, until he was ready to ask if we were ordering dessert. Not sure why but even after I signalled for attention, another more visible waiter would rather chit chat with another table for 5 minutes than coming to find out what we need. It seems to be their culture to attend to favored lunch parties only and for unclear reason we weren't among them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day dinner

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J
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at Brassiere Jo's. The cocktails were delicious - especially the French 75!!! All our apps and entrees were delicious. Highly recommended!!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always wonderful!

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New England
113 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A varied menu with something for everyone. The server was excellent and each time we go, the servers are excellent. The food is delicious and the chef does a wonderful presentation. We go to Brasserie Joe whenever we get a chance. A must try!

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Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was served quickly as we had to attend a concert. Food was good but entrees were not hot enough. Server was pleasant and efficient.

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C
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was nice revisiting this old friend. It was nearly a perfect night—the food and staff were great! I won’t be waiting so long to return!

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Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ate here because it was close to our hotel. We really liked the bread, a sign that it was late and we were hungry. We were pleased with all our food.
We recommended it to some colleagues the following evening and they too enjoyed it.

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AK
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friends were in town for a college reunion and we were going to Pops following dinner. Brasserie Jo is a short walk to Symphony Hall, so very convenient location. I am familiar with Brasserie Jo and knew that people would not be disappointed with my choice of restaurant. They weren't disappointed!!

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TJ
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love BJ - one of my favorite restaurants - full stop - reliable - great preparation - always great service - a gem - spacious too. If you mention a need to get to a show - they will make it happen.

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