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Brownstone, Boston, MA

Brownstone

4.3
4.3
625 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Brownstone is a classic neighborhood bistro that has become a star on Boston’s vibrant culinary scene thanks to the tantalizing creations from Executive Chef Kelly Snogles.

Brownstone serves brunch 7 days a week and has become an industry favorite that’s also popular with tourists and residents in the South End. Chef Kelly and his team craft every dish from the finest and freshest ingredients. Coupled with an innovative craft beer and cocktail program, Brownstone is a gem in a city known for world-class culinary offerings.

Located steps away from Hynes Convention Center, Copley Square, and the South End, it is the perfect spot to gather after work or enjoy drinks on the weekend. The intimate space is a perfect location to host your private event with unique menu options tailored to make your event memorable.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 867-4142

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kelly Snogles

  • Private party contact

    Kayti Labelle: (617) 449-7127

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Boylston Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Back Bay - Orange Line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Catherine

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a great time! The food was really good. There were some healthy options which I really appreciated. The service was great. Would definitely recommend!!

  2. YR

    YadiraR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for Sunday brunch with friends. Definitely enjoyed the fried chicken and french toast, recommend highly! Mimosas on point, price was fairly reasonable, staff super friendly and the ambience was perfect. Absolutely will be coming back!

  3. E

    Evelyn

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for brunch and it was very good! We got pancakes and french toast and loved them both.

  4. MI

    MICHELLEC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    the waitress was awesome!! she was very attentive, new the menu and was very pleasant i think her name was theona

  5. GP

    GregP

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Sunday brunch before Christening. The food, service and Bloody Mary was all wonderful

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Pretty horrible bar food set in such a nice location that it makes their restaurant such a waste. Each perso. In my party got different brunch items and all were bad except the French toast. Fried chicken and French toast sticks were poorly executed…. The oil that the fried chicken was cooked in needs to changed out it make it taste oil old dirty oil…. The chicken lacked even standard seasoning. Home fries were old and bland. Coffee was watery… no standard of excellence coming from the kitchen at all. Such a shame.

  7. RR

    RickR

    New England

    74 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    I’ve walked by this place but I’ve never been in and thought we would finally try it out. When we first walked in, the bar area was a bit busy with people very dressed up, i’m guessing they were heading to a holiday party. It was very loud. As we were ordering and eating the place got extremely full in the bar area, and so loud that you had to yell to have a conversation to the person next to you in the dining area. When we tried to leave it was so packed by the door you had to literally squeeze past people. In this day and age of Covid it was not a comfortable thing. The menu was a bit limited but there was a number of items that sounded good. I got the spaghetti which funny enough was actually linguine. Both dishes we had were good. With it being so crazy it was hard to grab our waitress a few times. I’m guessing that it’s not always like this, but probably won’t be back.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a reservation for 10am as our last date in Boston. The hostess very kindly let us in a few minutes before and wait inside the premises. At 10am, they took us to a table located next to a window, which allowed us to see the coming and going of people. We ordered the Fried Chicken and French Toast, the brunch burger and a side of applewood bacon. The food was very good, the combination of chicken and fresh-toast was delicious. We would visit again if the opportunity arises.

  9. SB

    StephenB

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Montreal Christo and Salmon Bagel for brunch. Both were good/hot/tasty. Baby Shark sounds funny but was tasty. Get a window seat!

  10. CS

    ClaireS

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sunday Brunch in Boston at the Brownstone! Casey our server was amazing, very attentive, cheery and helpful. We had the pulled pork hash, monte cristo sandwich. hangover pasta and eggs benedict, ALL WERE DELICIOUS! Can't wait to go back! (only side note is the music was a little loud)

  11. D

    Devon

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went here for brunch before heading to catch a train. We visited several restaurants over our weekend trip to Boston, and Brownstone was the best service and value for the price we experienced. Our waiter made recommendations and even highlighted that the breakfast potatoes are cooked in bacon fat so the vegetarian in our party was able to make a substitution. Everyone enjoyed their meal, from eggs benedict to corned beef hash, to the veggie omelet. It was a satisfying meal before a long train ride.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food was very good. Portions were a decent size. We had to wait awhile just to be initially greeted at the hostess station and then again for the waitress, even though it wasn’t busy.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our server Alex was amazing! He was incredibly personable and made the overall dining experience a blast. Our meals were delicious, though the chicken x French toast entree seemed a bit over-cooked. The mimosas were on point and were the perfect icing on the cake for our Sunday brunch.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easy to get a reservation. Lots of garage parking next door. Easy to get into the city for this. Amazing food. Amazing.

  15. 2

    2ndbreakfast

    New England

    75 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Stingy about iced tea refills. Eggs Benedict eggs were overcooked.

  16. SF

    SarahF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing breakfast in a great quiet, outdoor patio.

  17. P

    Perfect

    Richmond

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice place, great food, wonderful service.

  18. RG

    RomG

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We came for Sunday brunch. The outdoor seating was nice and not packed. Service was good. But the food was average. Potatoes were not very well cooked. The muffin and egg were OK. The homemade corned beef was the only outstanding part of the meal. We had a good time but I would not come back for the food.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food delicious, service was amazing, overall experience 5+ stars. Would definitely go back

    BrownstoneResponded on September 7, 2021

    Thank you!!!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here. Was in Boston for a couple of days. Will definitely come back. Menu is but large because a lot of heart and soul goes into each dish. Our server was outstanding. She was nice, friendly, and attentive to our needs. Highly recommend.

    BrownstoneResponded on September 7, 2021

    Thanks so much we seriously appreciate your feedback!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    It was fine. Our server was really quick on our drink order but everything after that took forever and he forgot about us at one point. Our simple dinner ended up being 2.5 hours for that reason which was just way too long…

  22. l

    ljohnston

    New England

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Our server was intoxicated. Our drinks were spilled all over plates and table. We were charged for food we did not order. To be fair from the opentable information about the restaurant we were not expecting it to be a pub so the loud tables made sense

  23. SR

    StacyR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food was outstanding! Our waitress added a couple extra charges onto our bill mistakenly, but it was resolved.

  24. ZP

    ZacharyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The pulled pork brunch bowl was awesome and enjoyed the wakeup shot. A little pricey, but great food and service.

    BrownstoneResponded on August 25, 2021

    Thanks Zachary!

  25. n

    nabenom

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great little place. The food was diverse, excellently prepared and well presented. I had the tavern chicken sandwich. Others had lobster roll, jambalaya, and burger. Excellent attention to the details. Beer mustard, Aoli for the lobster, perfectly toasted rolls, and seared but crisp vegetables.

    BrownstoneResponded on August 25, 2021

    Thank you!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing! Totally worth the price, and the drinks were even better. Our waitress was super sweet and friendly, and so was the other staff. 1000% recommend!!

    BrownstoneResponded on August 25, 2021

    Thank you!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We reserved a table outside. Because of the weather they didn’t have tables set up. They were unable to accommodate us at a table inside even though they knew we had a resy. We did agree to sit at the bar to eat. The seating hostess was not helpful otherwise service was good.

  28. OH

    OliviaH

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The wait staff took a really long time for everything. I was sat 15 minutes after my reservation, then she took another 15 minutes to take our drink order, etc. The food was ok but priced pretty well considering the area.

  29. JA

    JoAnnK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This is just for brunch. Best to make reservations the place fills up quickly. The coffee martini was on spot and the rest of the meal we dive into left nothing. The service was amazing. Hostess listen to what I wanted and came thru along with the server.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The food was not that great. It arrived cold and was missing flavor. The service was average.

  31. AJ

    AJohnson

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Had a party of 10 for Sunday brunch. The menu was a bit limited, and the service was pretty slow (understandable given the high demand, but we ended up waiting over 40 min after we put our order in for the food). Home fries were underdone. But our server was excellent and friendly, and the space was very cozy for a large party.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went here with my in-laws who came from out of town— it was pretty great food and drinks! We like to take people here when they visit, great location and easy dining!

  33. T

    Tori

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waitress was super nice and helped make my birthday special

  34. CO

    ClaireO

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Opted to sit inside, away from traffic. Service was very good. Interesting cocktails. We had an appetizer of mushroom toast which was quite good, lots of complimentary flavors- sweet and savory. The special of bolognese was good, but heavy in cream and butter and too large a portion.

  35. R

    Rtolk

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My daughter and I share a lovely outdoor meal, we ordered off the specials menu and were blown away by the fresh pasta bolognese. Took donuts home for later, we were stuffed. Already planning to return.

  36. A

    Angel

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    The service is top notch! The food choices are limited, and the food is ok. The drinks, wonderfully made by the bar tender. Great spot to catch up.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Very long wait before we could even order. Sat for 30 min before we received our beverages and before we could place our order

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Friendly service, delicious omelet, breakfast potatoes need more flavor. Crazy good raspberry jam on really good English muffins.

  39. M

    Maryjo4564

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious. Service was very good. Nice atmosphere.

  40. DC

    DanC

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    First time there, really much better than expected. Brunch was excellent, food delicious. Pretty noisy, but it is a pub.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Brownstone offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 867-4142.

Brownstone is rated 4.3 stars by 625 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boylston Street

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Breakfast, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Back Bay - Orange Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kelly Snogles

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 867-4142

  • Private party contact

    Kayti Labelle: (617) 449-7127

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