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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
Boy what a disappointment Sunday evening. I have always enjoyed going to this restaurant before/after a concert at Symphony Hall or Huntington Theater. It is a large restaurant and has always impressed me with the quality of the food and the EXCELLENT AND ATTENTIVE service. Sunday was miserable. WORST service ever. Actually non-existent service. No waiters and the bus-boys were untrained. We just sat and waited and waited and waited. The restaurant was not at all crowded as it normally is so that wasn't the reason. Our waiter said that there were only 3 waiters in the entire restaurant. So maybe they are going out of business. But people around us who had other servers seemed to get good service. I think we just were unlucky. But needless to say it ruined our evening after an enjoyable concert. Don't know if I will willingly ever go back. I've had this experience at another restaurant a couple of years ago and within a week they were closed. So maybe Joe's is going out of business and staff is leaving.
The food experience was incredible, both of our entrees a beef and a fish selection had a lot of flavor. Dessert however was very disappointing. After so much fuzz about the profiteroles, they were a complete disappointment. The taste was not good, either the ice cream or the hot chocolate sauce were bad. It was hard to tell what was the offender. The chocolate mousse was decent.
I would have to say the greatest disappointment was the service. Our dinner entrees came promptly but we had to wait almost 30minutes for someone to take away our plates and order/get dessert. We almost missed our 8pm show even though our dinner started at 6:15pm. Feel very sad for the couple seating by us, pretty much the same case for them but more extreme, after almost 2 hours they had to leave after just having the bread and their salad. Their main entree never came out and they had to leave to not miss the show as well.
Feel sad because I looked forward so much for this dinner event during our visit and it felt more like a very expensive meal instead of a joyful experience.
Like other reviewers we arrived for our reservation 15 minutes early and experienced the same somewhat bizarre greeting from the host notifying us we would not be seated until the time of our reservation despite the dining room being half full. Don't know what that is all about.
Henry our waiter was wonderful and took great care of our party of 4. The food was good but not excellent. The roasted vegetables with my lamb shank were not cooked through. Two people had beef dishes and found the meat to be a bit fatty and tough.
There are lots of other options in the neighborhood that I would recommend over this venue.
Two meals came out cold after waiting quite a long time. When one diner asked about the cold food they offered to cook another piece of salmon and reheat cold foods. Second piece of salmon was brought out and it was raw on the inside. The sides were still cold. Overall it was a very disappointing meal for us.
The waiter appropriately advised us to get our order in promptly due to the crush of pre-symphony patrons. We will arrive earlier next time as there is a crush. One of the items we ordered was not delivered - it took three more requests as the remainder of the dinner got cold. We'll give some slack due to the busy time but the problem took the edge off an otherwise enjoyable meal.
We told server upfront that we needed to dine in an hour because we were going to a show. We ordered right away. Did not order appetizers, only main courses. Food was slow to come (chicken, fish, and soup and salad). Fish dish was VERY salty. Then waiter was hard to find when it was time for the check, well after the hour.
We had a reservation for 7:15 and arrived about 15 minutes early. They wouldn't seat us til 7:15 which was fine of course, but once we sat down we noticed that there were many empty tables. About 15 minutes later three quarters of the tables were empty. Yet we waited a VERY long time for the waiter to take our orders and even longer for him to bring our entrees after we had finished our appetizers, close to an hour. The waiter was apologetic, but the waiting time was ridiculously long. Given how empty the place was, they must be very short on staff. All the food was good to very good. Would not recommend due to poor service.
Brasserie Jo continues its lengthy run as a pleasant semi-dressy/semi casual French country cuisine choice for dinner and pre/post concert/theatre near the Prudential Center. The warm welcome at the front desk and the attentive service add to the pleasant experience. Young and old seem to favor this place equally, so the vibe is quite cosmopolitan.
Disappointed, have eaten there several times in the past and always enjoyed our meal, in fact scheduled a rehearsal dinner for 80 guests 5 years ago. Must be new management because both our meals were so dry they were almost inedible. Food had to be precooked to be that bad. Place was empty by 9PM so the word must be out.
If it had not been for the ineffective, clueless hostess’s treatment of us & her nonchalant attitude of ignoring us when we showed up 20 minutes early for a 6:00 reservation, I would have scored Brasserie JO’s far better. Our waiter was just fine. The food was top notch all around for the 4 of us. If the food & service had not been so good, we were going to scratch any future meals there.
Our favorite usual haunt for pre and post theatre has let us down. Rushed and careless service, and a Trout Almondine main course that was dry, lacking almonds and no sauce, left us feeling like maybe they've just gotten too busy and/or don't care. Definitely not the place it used to be.
My party of two had a great dinner at Brasserie Jo. The food was very good and the portions were very generous. Our service was efficient but not rushed, even though the restaurant was filling up quickly on a Friday night. We did have a reservation and were seated promptly. I was very pleased overall and will return again soon.
Best time to arrive (assuming your not going to a nearby performance) is around 7:30PM. Restaurant is quieter and less hectic. our Server was very helpful with recommendations on the menu. Wine list is more than adequate. Menu was varied and had many usual brasserie items. Food was fine but not spectacular.
We have eaten at Brasserie JO many times before - it's our favorite pre-Symphony treat - but the service this time was really poor. Our waiter stopped several times to call instructions loudly to another waiter some distance away - right beside me, so essentially shouting in my ear. He dropped dessert menus without even asking if we were interested, and left them there for a solid ten minutes before checking back to see if we wanted anything. When he did finally come back and we asked for our check, it took another ten minutes for him to deliver it. (I also saw him drop the check for a neighboring table right in a bit of chocolate sauce that had been spilled on the table when that party was served profiteroles. The gentleman at the table had to pick up the booklet, check it carefully, and wipe it off, so as not to get chocolate sauce everywhere in handling the booklet.)
French onion soup, steak frites, and roasted Brussels sprouts were all excellent, but the service was enough of a disappointment that my husband stopped on our way our to door to speak to the manager.
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