Brownstone

4.6
600 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 600 people are saying
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
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.

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OliviaH
New England
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.

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JoAnnK
New England
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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AJohnson
New England
1 review
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.

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Tori
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was super nice and helped make my birthday special

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ClaireO
New England
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.

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Rtolk
New York Area
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.

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vipAngel
27 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
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

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
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.

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vipMaryjo4564
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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DanC
New England
9 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.

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Deanna
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and great service from the staff. Will definitely be back again soon!

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vipMayorSales
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good outdoor space. Fritters, steak frites, donut holes all excellent. Two of three cocktails we ordered were terrific. One cocktail (Cucumber Breeze) and the Caesar salad were only so-so. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very thoughtful waiter—asked someone if she was vegetarian (based on what she had ordered) to let her know home fries are cooked in bacon fat, she was very appreciative. And overall great staff! Pancakes a bit dark/bordering burnt but tasty food on the whole.

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vipmich
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this brunch was a pleasant surprise and the waitress was awesome

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EllenK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sat at high top table near open windows since no outdoor seating available - very good service and food - not crowded inside

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TerranceH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The music and atmosphere were the best things about this place, I'd go again to see if the food got better but almost $30 for 2 spiked iced coffee was ridiculous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation brunch, waiter was outstanding

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NZbbhfddk
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still holding strong! Best mac n cheese in the world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveee this place!

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Kiki
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pleasant service, very enjoyable

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Charly
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch options. Corn beef Hash & home fries is tasty and the FCCFT slap.

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vipJane
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the area and had walked by this place a bunch of times and finally decided to try it. They have a nice outdoor patio area and the indoor area has large windows that are usually open on nice days. The food was great, our server was awesome, and the drinks were strong! I am gluten free and they were able to make adjustments to almost everything on the menu to accommodate me. I got the burger on gluten free toast and truffle fries. Nothing bad to say and definitely will be back!

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Ashley
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brownstone was the perfect place to start off a birthday celebration

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vipSoniaT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and outstanding service

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lourdess
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant friendly atmosphere for a get together with friends or family
Food is good, service is excellent.
Brunch is great try the French toas sticks - one of few places that serves grits

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vipClaire
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good, not outstanding- but definitely a nice place to get drinks and food on a chill night.

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Jean
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate graduation from college informally with family!

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Kiki
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch food was outstanding. Pancakes, yogurt parfait, monte cristo and corn beef hash were all yummy. Kind staff, great location, safe outdoor seating. I'll be back.

Brownstone
Responded on May 4, 2021

We'd love to have you back!

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vipFoodieBos
New England
39 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The server was brand new and came by every 3-4 minutes to see if we wanted to order so after 4 times of saying we would like to enjoy our drinks she finally got the message. The wines by the glass needed to be of better quality. The outdoor space worked well. the food was good. I would not rush to go back given all the choices in Boston.

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ThomasM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good early dinner with family. We sat outside on a cool evening so most food was not particularly hot but adequately warm. The pepper entree was least enjoyed though OK but the scallop corn fritters were awesome! My steak frites was good ... steak was tender and flavorful though, again, served just warm to cool. No complaints from others. The drinks were also very good. My variation on a Manhattan was memorable though maybe just a tad sweet for my taste.

Brownstone
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thanks Thomas we appreciate you coming in!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The staff was so rude. Evening being in the restaurant industry myself for over 10 years I was shocked.

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Hmjo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place in a nice location out of the Boylston/Newbury crowds. Very responsive staff.

Brownstone
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you!

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TomDurkee
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience! Drinks were good and the food was great as well. Pricing was decent for the area.

Brownstone
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you Tom!

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crickie2duluth
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood feel with great food and wonderful truffle fries!

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DMT7
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Super rude staff (multiple people), good food, no specialty coffee drinks

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Louis
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The menu has changed they don’t serve any pancake or French toast or egg Benedict to customers. Bad server attitude towards customer. Giving us attitude of stuff they stop serving!

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vipLaurMurr
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most underrated brunch spot in Boston! The best you HAVE to go!!! New favorite for sure!

FAQs

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

Brownstone is rated 4.6 stars by 600 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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