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
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.
Simply wonderful. The food was cooked perfectly.
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.
Put this place on your Boston to do list. Terrific service and outstanding entrees. Very talented chef and team. This place never disappoints.
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
Third New Year's eve in a row here. Great food and service. I am addicted to the carrots!
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.
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!
Lovely brunch - food delicious - service impeccable and friendly - charming place - felt like we stepped into an old holiday movie!
Love this place... it is a lot like Paris.... nice dining,,,,nicely presented and excellent staff.
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
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.
It was Christmas dinner and an amazing time. We enjoyed our servers and look forward to making it a tradition to return
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.
Very good lunch spot. Traditional and delicious authentic Boston. Order Alsacian Tart
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.
Outstanding service and food! Comfortable surroundings and great central Back Bay location- DO go!
Filled with pre-theatre patrons, this lively bistro welcomes you with professional friendly front of house personnel and a wait staff that has been there for years - a very good sign. Begin your evening or lunch with a tart flambé with a crunchy crust and a great mix of cheese onions and herbs. Fish is a specialty here and salmon with pepper glaze, arctic char or the amazing scallops will more than suffice for dinner. Great service, creative food and sparkling ambiance make this one of our favorite spots in Boston
The waiter seemed to be more focused in the couple that sat down after me. They were a bit pushy and loud!
Had a bad night. Strip steak inedible and potato casserole not cooked thru. They offered replacement but son did not want to wait for a new dish. They did not charge us When I told waiter I wanted mussels -which are fabulous- dairy free because I had an allergy he told me it wouldn’t taste as good. Of course I know that but I can’t eat it with dairy. Mussels were good. Fries were not hot. Think place has slipped a bit over years. Not sure I would head back.
The food is always superior---not inexpensive--but well worth every penny. Service staff have years of experience and are always appropriately attentive without hovering.
Roasted half chicken is one of the best around. And basket of hot donuts for dessert. How do they get the froth so high and perfect on the cappuccino?
It was so nice being able to eat meal from alsace . I missed it so much ! It was amazing it’s worth the price
Having been coming here for several years and have noticed a decline. I know it is tough to keep a great experience going. Food is very good.
Annual pre concert brunch was not as pleasant this year as in years past. Waiters could not time food, ie main course arrived on top of first course soup. Irritating. Food was ok for a diner, not a double digit city restaurant.
We were not rushed as compared to previous years the place was half full at best. Hint to management: fire the waitstaff and get someone supervising the kitchen.
Drinks were ok but nothing special.u
The definition of an idiot is someone who keeps doing the same thing over and over and expects a different result. I have been to Brasserie Jo many times because I LOVE the blueberry pancakes at brunch, and like the atmosphere and menu. However, the service has always been simply awful, and this past Sunday was the worst ever. It took one hour and 15 minutes before we were served our food. Our waiter was indifferent and unapologetic, and I think the only reason we were served was because the manager stepped in to help serve. Three tables around us of people who had come after we did were nearly done eating before we were served. I am all done with the blueberry pancakes, I think - my husband will never return!
We go there because it's close to Symphony Hall. The service is very slow, and it's hard to get the attention of our waiter. It's the same every time we go.
Server was attentive but a bit snobby. Our food wasn't great the first time and we had to send it back - was much better the second time. I would say this place is good but definitely not great.
Dinner food and service were excellent
We were attending a show and restaurant
Exceeded our expectations