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.View Private Dining Details
We went to dinner after a Boston Gay Men's Chorus concert with my wife and son. It was his birthday. Alex our waiter was very attentive and engaging. We had three different types of meals and a very enjoyable evening. The food was very good as were the desserts.
Have eaten here many times over the years and Brasserie Jo always satisfies. Authentic French comfort food - had a cold day's pre-opera Brunch here. Great crepe with roasted chicken and mushrooms - perfect! The bread and herbed carrots that come as soon as one orders are great too.
We went for Sunday brunch. The food was fine, my companion was not that happy with her meal and did not drink her coffee, which is very strong, but is what some people prefer. Overall, I felt the server was polite, but not very present, and may have had tables in another section of the restaurant. The place did not seem that busy so I was a little disappointed by his general lack of availability and attention. For a $50 brunch (with cocktails) it could have been a better experience.
As per usual, superb food and superb service. We like this place a lot.
Reliably good restaurant with good menu, quality food at reasonable price. Good service too.
My group of four met here for Saturday lunch at 12:45 pm Seated quickly. Attentive service. Food came out in reasonable time and was well prepared. I eat here fairly frequently. It's dependable and very conveniently located.
The waiter even asked what our plans were for the evening so we would have time.
food was ordinary. Service was OK. Convenient to Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall and the Huntington Theater and nice to have valet parking.
We've been going to Brasserie Jo for decades, and we're so happy that this reliably excellent restaurant seems to still be going strong. The restaurant and its menu has changed little over the years, which, in our opinion, is a wonderful thing -- we can be reasonably sure our old favorites will still be available during our visits once or twice a year. At the same time, there are always specials, and on our most recent visit, our server Mateo highly recommended one of those -- a striped sea bass -- which was, indeed, excellent. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and we shared both the sea bass and another special -- monkfish with mushrooms and a mild curry sauce -- as well as several glasses of different kinds of white wine, for which Mateo also provided much appreciated guidance and recommendations. For dessert, Mateo brought us a complimentary order of the restaurant's signature profiteroles, pouring wonderful chocolate sauce over the towers of pastry and ice cream until my husband finally said stop (fortunately before it flooded over the edges of the dish). Brasserie Jo has been our traditional place to celebrate my husband's birthday each year, and we hope to be celebrating it there for many years to come.
Excellent, always enjoy Brasserie Jo for dinner before going to BSO concerts
So sad to see the quality go down. It s not as good as it used to be
Brasserie Joe is a wonderful venue - wonderful drinks, amazing food! Fine dining at its best!
This is a reliable standby for going to the BSO or concerts at Jordan Hall. Service is lovely, and good reliably good, if not particularly exciting. Excellent cocktails.
I always enjoy Brasserie Jo's. The menu is fabulous and I love French food. The service is second to none!
Can always count on Brasserie for a lovely meal, wonderful professional service, and especially ambience that allows for quiet conversation. My favorite place for catching up with friends for lunch.
Dining Saturday pre-symphony was a disappointment, from the practically non-existent service to the food which was just okay. Not what I had expected from stellar recommendations, thuogh granted, those recs were from a few years back.
Our visit to Brasserie Jo was pleasant but the restaurant could use some fine-tuning. We arrived early and told the front desk we were here but we would get a drink at the bar, which we did. The bartender was very efficient and pleasant, he came over right away when he saw us sit down. He was quite personable and we chatted with him briefly.
When it was time to sit down we went to the host stand. The hosts / hostesses (there seem to be three) were not very friendly and there seemed to be some confusion about where to seat us. When we made the reservation we specified this was a birthday -- no acknowledgment whatsoever of that fact. When it was determined where our table was the hostess marched off, dropped the menus and disappeared. Not very gracious!
A bus person came over right away and brought us water, bread and some butter. The waiter was nowhere to be found. We sat for a good 5 or 10 minutes before we flagged down the bus person and asked where our waiter was. He (Ernie) came over soon that and took a drink order. He was quick but not much of a table watcher (they are few and far between nowadays). There was a minor spill at our table and he was very quick to help clean it up.
Following dinner which was very good we were never offered coffee or dessert, and of course no acknowledgement of the birthday.
I guess maybe my standards may be a bit high these days. When I go to a nice place like Brasserie Jo, which is quite expensive, I hope to find some good manners and people who can at least pretend they are happy I came to their restaurant.
It had been a long time since I had been to Brasserie Jo - 10 years but they had not missed a beat Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the mousse did not disappoint my young luncheon companion.
Everything was delicious! Will definitely go back when in Boston again.
While the food was pretty good the hostess service was exceptionally poor. There were 3 people in our party arriving in 2 separate groups and ended up being seated in different areas of the restaurant even though we had reservations knowing we are 3 people. So each table ended up waiting for other to arrive, wasting about 20 mins with calls and texts...then rushing to eat dinner so we could head to the Symphony Hostess apologized but nothing else was extended. Also, wine glasses were topped off too early so that we paid for a second glass that was not a full glass. This should never be the case anyway since that is a no-no to mix different bottles of wine in same glass.
The place is beautiful and the food is excellent, but the service is very very slow. So if you are hungry or tired, find someplace else.
Wonderful restaurant, scrumptious food, great menu, had coffee and after dinner drink at the bar after brunch. A must before or after Boston Symphony Hall, a couple blocks away.
Only disappointment was an inattentive waiter - wasn’t present, didn’t know the menu, forgot to bring a drink order.
Regardless, will go back.
I love their eggs benedict; highly recommended. always go here for brunch before a matinee.
I always love dining at Brasserie Jo. The cuisine is exquisitely French and the martinis are filled to the brim. Dessert is a must...profiteroles, crème brûlée. I come here to be reminded of my time in France all those years ago.
We love BJ. We go often. It is convenient to Symphony, Jordan Hall & Huntington Theatre.
Three people had a pleasant but low-key birthday dinner at Brasserie Jo. We were seated on time and enjoyed the food and the service. One feature of dining at Brasserie Jo is the convenient valet parking. Not only is it an amenity, but less costly than leaving the car in commercial garage nearby, such as the Pru.
Excellent brunch. Chocolate french toast amazing as is the made to order omlette and great tarte flambee!
We have been here quite a few times over a number of years and we are always happy with service and food...and again, they did not disappoint us. It really is hard for a restaurant to be consistent but Brasserie Jo has managed to do that! All 4 of us that dined were very happy with what was ordered -- both appetizers and entrees. And oh that bread that is served....heaven! Although they usually do provide excellent service, our waiter this time was particularly good. Merci!
I have been to Brasserie Jo many times and it never fails to deliver. The food is top notch and the servers are knowledgeable and very pleasant.
Great French Bistro food, really enjoyed it. I had steak frits and my wife had lamb shanks, both excellent
Food tasted so bad... waitress was very rude, never again
Wonderful pre- or post-symphony dining option. Fantastic service. Lovely, classic French dining. Will definitely go again!
My wife and I went for a Sunday brunch the weekend before Valentine's Day. The weather was cold and rainy, but the dining experience more than made up for it. A very relaxed and pleasant time; casually elegant, quiet, and unhurried.
So enjoyable that the two of us agreed to make this a regular event.
Quite authentically French, with good preparation, reasonable portions. Makes me want to go back to France, but this place is more convenient ! We'll be back!
Meh. The service was sub par, and the food was less than expected from a French restaurant. I wouldn't return if it was BOGO
A good place for a special pre symphony dinner with our granddaughter. She is a new student at Northeastern and we wanted to take her to a non student venue. Our meals were very good, but we really did not have time to enjoy the very large dessert and get to the concert at a leisurely pace. Perhaps the waiter could have suggested that.
Very good food, attentive and pleasant staff, noise level fine (I could easily hear my wife despite my less than perfect hearing), comfortable surroundings, close to Boston Symphony where we went after dinner. Only complaint is that the profiteroles that we ordered, though delicious, were far too big (I would estimate that they were enough for 4 people; my wife and I shared it and only managed to put a dent in it, so to speak).
Close to the theatre and our hotel.
Our dinner was wonderful!
Always a pleasure to dine at Brasserie Jo ... can’t get enough of the carrots offered up with the baguette!
We look forward to another wonderful dining experience in the near future!