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
A terrific, traditional French brasserie menu---attentive but not hovering service. Accommodate special requests seamlessly. Always inquire and respect time lines for the theater and other events.
Nice place to go before the symphony. Friendly service and the prices are not outrageous.
Great service (we told our waiter we were headed to the Pops and had no issue with time), delicious food.
Outstanding! I had read reviews and there were some negative reviews about the service. I don't know what happened when these people went, but the service we had was some of the best we've ever encounterd. The staff was attentive, but not intrusive. The food was incredible, best swordfish I have ever had. The desserts were out of this world and I could not get enough of the hot fudge. We came here before a concert at Symphony Hall, definitely think it's the perfect place for that, we had a leisurely meal, and had plenty of time to make it to the concert. I cannot wait to go back.
Enjoyed a holiday Sunday brunch before H&H concert. My guests and I had a a wonderful time. Good food, fun atmosphere.
Dined on a Sturday night and the place was very busy due to the Christmas Boston Pops concert. The food was very good, but the service was lacking. Waiter did not bring an appetizer which was ordered, no utensils for the dessert course. I realize it was busy, but that is no excuse.
Great pre-theater dinner restaurant.
Food was customarily exceptional. Superb recipes, well thought out and prepared, with exceptional, clever presentations.
This visit the service was not as good as usual; Our waiter was distracted and not at all "present" (both a physical sense - he wasn't around much - and "head in the game" sense) for the beginning of the meal. He said he'd been having a difficult previous service - with which I could empathize, but not really an issue we should need to deal with at a restaurant of this caliber.
Don't let it stop you from going; The food itself it completely worth it.
We will absolutely return - it's a regular destination whenever we're in town. Just wasn't the transcendent, effortless experience that B. Jo usually delivers.
Probably my 20th time at Brasserie Jo. Always fresh and pleasant food. Sometimes service is a bit spotty but not unpleasantly so. The skate wing is wonderful. Be prepared for big desserts, really meant to share!
We had breakfast at Brasserie Jo and really enjoyed it. I had a client with me and really appreciated the low noise level. We could easily hear each other, and the food was wonderful.
We were very pleased with our first visit to this restaurant. The service was friendly and expedient, the food was varied and delicious and well presented. Our dessert of a profiterole was quite large and enough to share. The only negative is that the tables are small and close together. The warm baguette in the bag was a nice feature, and the butter was a perfect compliment. We would definitely return.
Always good food and great service this time!
French bistro food, not spectacular, but consistently good. We had the duck a l'orange and the venison special, both excellent entrees. Venison can be tough, but this was tender and had good flavor. Salads here were especially good, made with very fresh greens.
We had the Coq au Vin which was delicious, would definitly dine there again.
There were four of us in the dining party and we fit easily at the table for four. The food was fantastic, I had the cod. The service is always impeccable, with the waiters being on hand without being in your way.
The food was poor and more importantely did not match its description - I had coq au vin but it was actually bbq chicken (not the same thing at all). This was especially disappointing as it followed what I assumed would be a French tart (after all this is supposed to be a French place) and it came out as a pizza.
we often dine in and around boston.
we were given a gift certificate from our daughter but couldn't use on friday.
we decided to join friends in boston, who also enjoy french food.
We all ordered a different entree and were blown away by the taste, portion and fair pricing.
Food was delicious and servive excellent.
We'll be back again soon and would highly recommend this neat find.
will be back for those outstanding escarrgot
as always we loved being at Brasserie Jo but they seemed unable to handle the 6pm crowd this particular evening... everything was a little off.
just a great French Bistro - bustling and chaotic but really rather good
Atmosphere, selection and quality of food were great.
Parisian steak was cooked perfectly. French onion soup was good although the ratio of onions to cheese/crouton were a bit low.
Very good food and service at a reasonable price.
Food was terrific and the service was timely. Waiter was unnecessarily gruff and was of no help with the wine selecetion... Others there were reasonably friendly and helpful.
Love, love, love this restaurant. We got there almost every time we are in Boston. The food is excellent and always consistent. The bread and carrot strips are great appetizers. Service is just right -- not too rushed and not too slow.
I was a bit disappointed by the food at Brasserie Jo. My entree (scallops) was good but not delicious. I also told the waiter to bring my salad with dressing on the side and it arrived fully dressed. The waiter noticed right away and got a new salad.
A fun Parisian-style bistro with lots of quirky French favorites (e.g., frog legs) served in a lively setting. An extensive and impressive wine list, too.
Fantastic French fare. Had the escargot (good, normal) and my date said the onion soup was particularly good for boston. Had the mussels for main course which were excellent. The service was also phenomenal, as the staff seemed to very well trained and were very formal. Will surely go back, however parking around there is horrendous. Parked in a garage for $35, although I'm sure valet would have been cheaper.
Felt rushed, even at a late hour. Food was average.
We have been here many times but the service this time was just really bad and it went from bad to worse. It started with a long time to get a bottle of wine, then she brought the wrong wine and then when the wine finally came it was bad. She gave us the impression that we were wrong but had the manager come over. He said he would like us to pick another since he felt they would all be bad. The wine was their special that night...go figure. Then she takes our order and doesn't write it down. Guess what...we got the worng meal. then the check and we got charged two times for the wine and two times for a bottle of water. This server never took the time to serve her customers. Management should keep her away from customers
The restaurant was extremely busy and obviously understaffed. Service was spotty, at best, and detracted from the overall experience. The food was excellent, as usual. It is too bad that management did not plan for the numbers that they should have anticipated, since most of the crowd seemed to have had reservations. Because of our previous good experiences, we will return.
we had a lovely dinner with good food and good company and fine service. Pork Belly out of this world. Next time in Boston Jo is definitely on our list.
For us, dinner at Brasserie Jo's is always a special treat because of the French/Alsatian food. For an appetizer, without fail we share the delicious Tarte Flambée Classic and are never disappointed! Our salad choice this time was the Belgian Endive which was light and refreshing. We usually choose one of the Alsatian specialties for the main course but this time we both enjoyed the Pork Tenderloin with Prunes and Armagnac which was tender and flavorful. And we shared our favorite dessert - the amazing Floating Island - DELICIOUS! The atmosphere feels French/European and the service is always pleasant and professional. For us, an overnight in Boston is synonymous with dinner and breakfast at Brasserie Jo and a room at the Colonnade Hotel!
Excellent service and food, pricing is reasonable for Back Bay area.
Very enjoyable basic French brasserie!
Good menu selection and waitstaff.
An evening at Brasserie Jo is like visiting old friends. You know the players, the menu is reliable and comforting and the drinks are among the best in Boston. The location is perfect for shopping in the Back Bay or going to symphony or the theatre. It's also a great place for after theatre dining.
Unbelievable food, terrible cocktails.
Great French baguettes. Fresh and hot. Difficult to stop eating the bread. The short ribs melt in your mouth. And bar makes great cocktails. Best Rob Roy.
Very nice Waiter! ANd awesome to die for deserts. Try the mousse aux chocolat its the best I've ever had.
Had a wonderful meal at Brasserie Jo - had to send a steak back for not being quite cooked enough but otherwise everything was great. Excellent martinis and the house wine is good.