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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.

120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
West Newton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 425-3240

Website:
http://www.brasseriejo.com/

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Green line - Prudential

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Calias

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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4.2

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4.0

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4.1

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3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (20)
Romantic (20)
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Bar Seating (18)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Great French Bistro food, really enjoyed it. I had steak frits and my wife had lamb shanks, both excellent

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Food tasted so bad... waitress was very rude, never again

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful pre- or post-symphony dining option. Fantastic service. Lovely, classic French dining. Will definitely go again!

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Comfort Food, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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).

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Perfect location.
Close to the theatre and our hotel.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The menu emphasizes "French Ham Crepe Gratin." Well it was not so impressive. However, other dishes, escargots and calf liver, were good. Little overpriced due to the location.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We love everything about this place! food, service, atmosphere. etc.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our go-to brunch spot before a Sunday matinee at the Huntington Theater. Service not up to the usual standard, but food was.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant has consistently good Bistro food. Occasionally it is excellent. The skate fits that description. It is never less than very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Brasserie Jo is consistently good for traditional French dishes in a white tablecloth setting. Located close to Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall, they are used to meeting diners' time schedules for concerts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We met friends here before symphony. They had never been before, and were very impressed. They enjoyed their entrees and were MOST impressed when we introduced them to the Chocolate Mousse!

A consistently solid dining experience - great service and food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food, good service, great place for before the BSO.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

One of our party sent her skate back. My liver which I asked to be medium rare came well done.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was bad their double charge is on the drink
Their made a mistake on one of the meal
One personé was eating wile the ôter was waiting for his food
Terrible experience not to be recommandés to any one

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Simply wonderful. The food was cooked perfectly.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Put this place on your Boston to do list. Terrific service and outstanding entrees. Very talented chef and team. This place never disappoints.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Lacked attention to detail.
Dirty plates left on the table, no up selling on beverages or food. Just robotic service , Plus it was empty , didn’t make sense

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Third New Year's eve in a row here. Great food and service. I am addicted to the carrots!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Years dinner, and it was fabulous in every sense. The staff especially our waiter was so attentive and welcoming, food was fabulous, no rush, warm and comfortable. I have already recommended it to several of our friends. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely brunch - food delicious - service impeccable and friendly - charming place - felt like we stepped into an old holiday movie!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this place... it is a lot like Paris.... nice dining,,,,nicely presented and excellent staff.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

French bistro food, I.e. Coq au vin was quite good as were mussels. Service was very good to excellent. A little pricey however, but would return

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been going to Brasserie Jo for years and always enjoy our meals, whether at the bar or in the dining room. I love the decor, ambiance, and menu. The service is friendly and good. An unpretentious fine dining experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was Christmas dinner and an amazing time. We enjoyed our servers and look forward to making it a tradition to return

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good lunch spot. Traditional and delicious authentic Boston. Order Alsacian Tart

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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