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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
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.
Service left something to be desired (in contrast to previous experiences). First hostess acted like it was a task to find a table for us (despite holding a reservation, and the restaurant was nearly empty). Second hostess led us to a table where the sun was shining right in someone's face (again, despite many open tables that were not directly in the sunlight). When we asked for a new table, she replied with "the sun will go down soon." Asked our server for a new table several minutes later, then waited several minutes more for the hostess to come and ask "is there a problem with the table?" (instead of just seating us at a new table without making us feel like we were being inconvenient -- we had already asked twice for a new table! Of course there is a problem). When we thanked them for re-seating our party, it was clear that they were annoyed that we had asked.
Server was also somewhat rude, there was confusion over the receipt and he brought it back, told us we gave him "the wrong one" and left abruptly -- did not return for 10-15 minutes and then was irritated when we asked for a pen so we could correct the mistake.
Have a feeling that we were treated with less respect because we look younger (won't order as much, won't tip as well, etc). The hostess did not come to address our concerns about the table until our older friend arrived and was approaching our table -- then she practically ran over to ask about it. Second, the server handed the bill to our older friend, assuming that he would be paying for the meal (an incorrect assumption). We have been to this restaurant many times and always enjoyed it. We enjoyed the food, but are not sure if we will return after being treated like an inconvenience instead of paying customers and guests. Very disappointing and somewhat embarrassing.
Pleasant surprise! Excellent food, service, atmosphere. The menue is quite diverse and interesting. The lamb shank was amazing, my daughter was very happy with the grilled scollaps and my wife said her short ribs were the best she has tasted. It will be difficult to select other entrees, but I’ll do my best to work through the entire menu! We plan to make Brasserie Jo our go to restaurant for no miss dining.
I loved Brasserie Jo years ago in Chicago and was excited to see this location near my hotel. After working out this past Sunday morning, I wanted a healthy start to my day and noticed the Fitness Breakfast on Brasserie Jo's Open Table menu. Imagine my disappointment to not find the listing on the menu when I was seated and have the server have no familiarity with the dish. I ordered the egg white omelette with mushrooms, tomatoes and basil along with fresh fruit (at an upcharge rather than as substitution for potatoes) and tea, all at a price of $25.80 before tax and tip. Everything tasted delicious and the service was very good. As I left the restaurant, I stopped at the host stand and asked for the business card of the manager so that I could politely point out the discrepancy between the actual menu and online information; who knows if even more changes might be necessary to update the current menu offering? Turns out the manager was at the host stand and I was able to speak directly rather than send an email. He noted that the $14.95 Fitness Breakfast shown on the Open Table app was a seasonal offering at the spa cafe and that was the end of our conversation. No apology for the confusion, no offer to make good on the price and, three days later, no action to correct the app menu. Sorry for the restaurant's missed opportunity to provide outstanding customer service.
I was in Boston for a half marathon and found Brasserie Jo online and decided to give it a shot. I ended up sitting at the bar and found myself having a great night. Big portion sizes, quality food. Very kind and engaging staff and customers. It was a great place. I'd definitely go back on my next trip to Boston
WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
Last time visiting this restaurant. Martini's 19.00, over salted steak, cold food served, NO ATTENTION FROM ALEX, OUR WAITER. Serving $5.00 retail wine for 35.00. Used to love this place, no more Brasserie Jo for us. Oh, and the couple that sat next to us got their bill comp'd because of the service and no attention from the same waiter. Please fix this. We really enjoyed coming here but until then, no visits from us.
A relaxing dining experience, quality food and outstanding service. Although entrees and "classic" dishes are reasonably priced, appetizers and other add-one are quite pricey ($5.95 for a cup of coffee! Really?) But I enjoyed an onion tart--a slice with a nice salad) for under $11, so don't miss out because you can get a lovely meal without going broke.
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