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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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4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (61)
Special Occasion (52)
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Business Meals (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Authentic (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Great for Lunch (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Romantic (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Fun (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Cozy (12)
People Watching (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

we had a wonderful time - not for kids - nice romantic meal and for business

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Dining at Brasserie Joni's always a good experience. The steak was a little tough this time around.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A wonderful restaurant - delicious food and fabulous service!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Love this place. Still does a great job with delicious food and impeccable service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always dependable. Prices are going up unfortunately. We have a great server who knows my wine tastes.

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

we love it. the food is always excellent and the service is unusually attentive for such a large restaurant. We are n ever disappointed. thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Authentic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a lovely dinner tonight @ Brasserie Jo. The food, classic French cuisine, was excellent. The service was very good, efficient and helpful without being obtrusive. We look forward to returning soon!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This WAS our fave place in Boston. The quality of all aspects of the meal collapsed. It is a shell of it’s former self riding on old awards. It seem they are buying cheaper low quality food and cooking it poorly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I ate here recently before a performance of the BSO (the restaurant is within walking distance symphony hall). The bartender was a hoot, the food was very good as was the service. It's little pricey but worth it. We'll be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Had a very good experience for a dinner before seeing a play. Waiter very attentive, but waiter's support was even better - particularly kind to a friend we had taken for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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