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About Brasserie Jo - Boston
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.
Boston, MA 02116
French, Bistro, Contemporary French
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
$31 to $50
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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.
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.
Green line - Prudential
Banquet, Bar Dining, 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.
Brasserie Jo - Boston Ratings and Reviews
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.
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).
We had a mixed experience this time. The food was well prepared but the vegetable crepe was not as described. Although large and well made, it contained about 90% zucchini and summer squash, with a few pieces of asparagus and peppers thrown in for color. It would have been more accurate to describe it as a zucchini crepe, which I would not have ordered. Desserts as always are huge and delicious. Fabulous baguette. Excellent service.
This was my second time at Brasserie Jo for brunch before attending a play at the Huntington Theater. The menu is typical for a weekend brunch, but the food is well-prepared and presented. Eggs for the Eggs Benedict were perfectly cooked and came with a side of country potatoes. My friend had the quiche du jour which she said was excellent and came with a side salad. We decided to have dessert and ordered the profiteroles. Beware! These are for sharing only-- two huge pastry puffs filled with a mound of ice cream that the waiter then poured hot chocolate sauce over. Absolutely delicious and decadent and even sharing this dessert, we could not finish our portions. For $10, this was a perfect end to complete the meal. Both times, the service was impeccable--waiters were available without being intrusive.
Appetizers were great - grilled oysters and pork belly. Pork belly was very fatty, but great flavor. The frites on the steak frites were excellent, but the steak was oversalted. The special fish was perfectly prepared, but the turnips were very sweet - not my favorite preparation. The dessert was terrific. So, good, not great meal.
My wife and I came here for a special occasion, to celebrate a milestone birthday. We were thrilled with the food. The French Onion Soup was perfect, and the Steak Frites terrific. The dessert stole the show for us. The Chocolate Mousse was prepared at our table, with our waiter scooping three beautiful ovals of mousse onto a plate, then dousing it with creme anglaise and shaved white and milk chocolate. This was a very hearty dessert and a great amount for the price. The Lemon Tart was also spectacular. This is a great restaurant for a special occasion!
I find it incredible that a restaurant of this price range, which makes French fries a stable on the menu, doesn't have a dedicated fryer so that people with Celiac disease can enjoy this treat. I also find it unfathomable that a restaurant that calls itself a brasserie adds flour to sauces, thus shunning Celiacs again; shame on you! The waiter had no idea about gluten free items, he did not volunteer to ask the chef, and in the end eve dishes that might have been safe were left out in limbo, not really trustable. In fact, this restaurant is extremely gluten-free unfriendly and as such, it is a dinosaur among the good restaurants in Boston.I saw mostly seniors eating here; beware because if you stay this way, you will never attract your future customers and you will go bankrupt. Get with the program, Brasserie Jo, or change your name to Brasserie No!
Brasserie Jo is a well kept jewel, a staple of Boston Dining. The food is more Alsatian than Provencal. Charceuterie is excellent. Coq du Vin is well done. If you need a spaetzle fix, this is your place. For lovers, don't forget the Pot du Creme- oh my! I often take grad students here as a relaxed place to get to know them before writing a recommendation. Mid week, I order the chicken paillard- a delightful and light chicken breast in a savory sauce, that comes with a frizee salad. People that like nice atmosphere without the guilt of a heavy meal can find happiness here. The wait staff are all quiet and friendly. Many of them have been there a long time. Nobody will hover over you to clear your plate while your guest is still eating. I recommend that you have a drink at the bar, where the bar snack is a hard boiled egg.
New Year's Eve dinner with several friends ... party of six. Restaurant was under--staffed. Our waiter did his best, but was overworked. Too many tables relied on his service. The food was almost uniformly awful -- except for the bread, which was, as usual, from Pain D'Avignon and is always spectacular. Bread, butter, and wine would have been a fine dinner. The flatbread with smoked salmon was fine as well. My entree was not hot and suffered for it -- liver and onions in a cooling gelatinous brown sauce with lukewarm pommes puree. Ugh. Another in our party had the chicken paillard, which was tasteless. She left most of it, which the clearer noted and appropriately "took it off the bill." My companion had the skate wing ... which had no flavor and was served dry, without a sauce. He noted that it tasted like fried fillet of sole but without the option of tartar sauce. Two others had the steak frites, which they did eat. The final member of the party had trout and made no complaint, but she never complains about anything. The deserts were terrible. The "profiteroles" were enormous hunks of ice-cream piled onto a cold split creampuff. The chocolate sauce was disappointing, tasting rather like Hershey's syrup. I opted for the bananas Foster, which were served in a cold crepe -- made colder by ice cream. The bananas were uncooked ... . The whole thing was rather like a banana split in a cold crepe with undistinguished caramel sauce. NOT "Bananas Foster" at all. Coffee was fine.
Next time I'll sit at the bar, have a drink, and order bread and butter.
We went in a group. We had a great time having French cuisine, pretty new to most of us. Not sure how authentic it was, but the food was super awesome. For appetisers, we ordered clam chowder which was quite good. The portion was overwhelming and we had to literally share it between two. In the mains, we ordered grilled salmon with spinach and creamy cauliflower which was quite good and nicely done. Another person ordered a tuna sandwich which was okay too.
A friend who was vegetarian had a hard time finding a dish for himself as they had very limited choice for non meat eaters. Though the waiter was kind enough to get him a customised crepe with a lot of cheese and sautéed veggies.
For deserts, we ordered chocolate mousse with milk and dark chocolate shavings(comes in a big portion again) and bread pudding. Both were quite nice.
We met friends here and all four of us had excellent food and and drinks. I had the pork chop which was cooked perfectly and had a delicious sauce. The service was really friendly and professional. The restaurant was quiet enough that it was easy for us to hear each other across the table. I think you will really enjoy Brasserie JO.
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