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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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4.0

service

4.0

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4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (13)
Romantic (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely place; quiet yet active. Excellent service and food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything from the food to the service to the ambience was better than I expected for a hotel restaurant. Try the lamb shank and the mussels . The chocolate mousse is also excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Prices a little on high side when all is done. Service was a little slow and needed to eat quickly in order to make the Symphony performance on time. Onion soup was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I like the restaurant but $19 a cocktail is excessive and insulting. Will have to look elsewhere for a pre-symphony meal

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food in a bustling but not noisy setting at good value. Will return for sure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Creative meal, loved the Brussels salad. Quick, efficient and friendly service. Great wine by the glass!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was awful throughout the evening, seriously detracted from our experience. Food was nothing special.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Restaurant was fairly empty, appetizers came immediately after we ordered, them took forever to get main entree. There were many waiters around, not really busy. Just standing around!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great meal and service, nice feeling to the restaurant...overall just an easy place to head for brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wow, what a disappointment. Service was very poor. For example, waiter took order and returned to deliver check. Water never refreshed. Coffee no refreshed. I would not recommend. Much better service and value available locally.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food and aweso me services. Will defiantly come back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have eaten here many times, one of our favorites in Boston. Very nice wine selection. Mussels were delicious. Great coffee and dessert.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I like the ambience but the omelette I had was tasteless. Good pommes frites though, and friendly service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fun, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have known the hotel for many years ... always upper class service and patrons. I think I will use it for my sunday morning breakfast, every sunday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely delicious Alsatian restaurant. Dear Open Table- Do not require 50 characters

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was delicious. And not the usual small portions you get a a French restaurant. We're plenty full after our meals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our waiter was very busy with all the pre-symphony crowd but did a superb job and never missing a beat! We wanted to take a good portion home and he very cleverly iced it in a flash. Great recommendations from on the wine and food.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The French bread alone is worth just coming to this restaurant.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We come here every year on our trip to Boston.... always a great experience...server Andy was welcoming and made great suggestions for our meal...all was perfect

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service. While the cocktails are more expensive, they're a generous size compared to most restaurants.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful dinner! Excellent food and gracious, yet not overbearing service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Service curt and rushed even though restaurant not busy. Food good and BJ has a nice ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Brasserie Jo never disappoints! Excellent food, great carrot sticks appetizers served immediately, a personal baguette, feels like a French bistro, excellent attentive service. In this area of copley sq, back bay, south end, it ca t be beat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was adequate and the service was below average.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My favourites - French onion soup and croque Monsieur- were perfection. Service is great and restaurant is comfortable as well as having a lovely ambiance. Loved it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love to pop in to Brassiere Jo - it is consistently good. Lively atmosphere and generally terrific service. Ernie is a stand out - efficient, friendly and on the ball.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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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