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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.
Boston, MA 02116
Contemporary American, Breakfast, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Monday - Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 3pm, Dinner everyday 3pm - 10pm, late night menu available after 10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Back Bay - Orange Line
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Brownstone Ratings and Reviews
Needed a place for an early brunch on Sunday. Menu variety looked good! Unfortunately the food was only fair: pancakes were dry and tough, hash was boring and mostly potato, crouque monsieur uninteresting. Too early to get drinks ... would probably not got there again.
Went here for brunch on a Sunday and had decent drinks (we got espresso martinis). I ordered the Egg Sammy and was upset that the "good bread" I was promised was actually just toasted white bread. Also swapped in fruit for the side and the blueberries weren't edible. A "meh" experience, but it's cool that they do brunch all week.
My sister insisted I tried Brownstone as she loves it here. I️ showed up 10 minutes earlier then her and was sat at table behind a wall. I️ was going to say something to the hostess but she walked away as fast as she sat me. It was over 10 minutes until a server finally walked over with waters to tell me she wasn’t my server but here are some waters. I️ was still somewhat annoyed after 5 more minutes went by and our server was still no where to be found. I️ think it was because we were hidden behind the wall. I got up an to ask the hostess to move our seats and she told me they were for other reservations, so I said that’s fine let me speak to your manager. At that point the server came over, I had thought he was the manager and I️ explained how unhappy we were with our seats and that 15 minutes had gone by without even a greet. He apologized and got us drinks immediately. The manager finally came over, he didn’t introduce himself and I️ don’t believe he apologize but did offer to move us. At this point we decided to just stay we we were.
The atmosphere was nice, not too loud. The food and ice cold brew was delicious and my sister loved her Bloody Mary. The face of the restaurant, the hostess just had no clue. If someone is unhappy, you make them happy, it’s what hospitality is all about. If I️ hadn’t drove all the way from Beverly Farms, I️ would have left. However, the server changed our experience no one else.
I was a bit worried when we were seated and then received no service for about 20 minutes, but once our waiter arrived he was very attentive throughout the meal and even gave us great drink recommendations that weren't on the menu.
The food was great! It was my friend's birthday, so we wanted something a bit special and out of the ordinary, and that's exactly what we got!
I would definitely recommend for anyone seeking a cozy, cute brunch place with unique food. Plus they take reservations, which ensured that we wouldn't have to wait long for a table (though there didn't seem to be a wait while we were there on a Saturday morning).
We had a last minute opportunity to get together with 2 other couples. It was a Friday night so our options were very limited on making reservations. We were able to book a table at Brownstone's and it was a nice surprise and a fun evening. It was a bit crowded and loud but still a fun atmosphere. The food was a treat, pumpkin martinis too! This is a nice, casual find, and we will come again.
Little better than average pub fair. Trout toast was best. Truffles fries ok. Entrees were good but nothing special. Best of the bunch was the chicken dish. Very loud when busy but lively atmosphere. Good beer selection but wine list was extremely limited with mediocre options.
Terrible service (waiter was clearly having a bad day, kitcher/waiter failed to provide egg free food despite being told of allergy - they eventually re did it but we could not all eat at the same time as a result, waiter said burger came with fries, when it actually showed up with roasted potatoes). Increadibly high noise level, we all left with our ears hurting and our throught hurting fri having to scream at each other to attempt to have a conversation. Food was consumable but not of quality.
Food was good and came out quickly but service was severely lacking. The wait staff seemed overwhelmed with the brunch rush which is surprising considering they were featured on multiple lists as a place to check out for brunch. Our waiter did not check on us. After being seated, we didn’t have anyone stop by for 10 minutes. It’s a shame that the service was so poor considering the place and the food
Brownstone is a good neighborhood eatery. Moderately priced. Our four brunch servings were adequately sized and solid overall. The brunch menu relies heavily on hollandaise. My duck and sweet potato hash was very good and showed the most creativity on the menu.
The alcohol-based drink menu at brunch is limited. The teas and coffee were very good.
The food was nothing special and the waiter kept rolling his eyes at us every time we asked for something! My husband ordered eggs Benedict he realized the hollandaise sauce was sour when we told the waiter he again rolled his eyes.
Will not be returning to this restaurant to many other brunch spots in the city
Our overall experience was wonderful. We received great service from the moment we walked in. Our server was very friendly and efficient. The food was great. Crispy Cauliflower is my new favorite appetizer. The Peking Duck was delicious! We were surprised with the Asian influence in the dishes. The chef is a master.
My wife and I had a very nice and laid back brunch. Good service, good cocktails (once it was past 10:00 am) and good food. The only thing I would have liked, even though it was summer, would have been to have a hot chocolate option to warm up with (we ate on a chilly, rainy Sunday). Everything else was great and we have a great morning!
Had brunch at Brownstone on Sunday. Service was good. The restaurant was not very busy when we arrived but filled up by the time we finished our meal around 11am. Food quality was good - we had an omelette and the breakfast special which consisted of eggs, toast, home fries, and a meat which they allowed me to sub for fruit. The portions were good but not as huge as you might find at some places. The prices were reasonable - not cheap, but not as expensive as a lot of other restaurants in the area. The only slight negative is that by the time we left they put a table about 1 foot away from ours and seated a couple there, but not a big deal. Overall would recommend.
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