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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 5/27
Time
11:30 PM
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Brownstone

4.4
350 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Breakfast, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Monday - Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 3pm, Dinner everyday 3pm - 10pm, late night menu available after 10pm
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Phone number
(617) 867-4142
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kelly Snogles
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Boylston Street
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Public transit
Back Bay - Orange Line
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 350 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Awesome food

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Our waitress was very attentive, but we were not impressed by the food. It wasn't bad, it was just rather ordinary. My sweet potato hash was quite bland. The portion was a bit bigger than we could pack away, but that's not the restaurant's fault. We just can't eat too much.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We went to Brownstone's after our son's college graduation. The brunch menu was the big attraction especially because of the various hash dishes (his favorite) and he was not disappointed. We had a reservation for 2:15 and upon arrival our table was ready. Our waitperson was fabulous- very attentive and friendly. The food came out quickly to our delight having not eaten since very early that morning, and was delicious. We would highly recommend Brownstone and based on the lively crowd others would too.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Service could have been a lot better, but overall it’s a great spot. Great brunch food and even better location.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Arrived early for our brunch reservation and they were able to seat us early. Hostess was not that friendly but gave her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she had been dealing with hungover 20 something’s all morning. We sat at a very small high top. Started with coffee which was a little cold but tasted good for decaf. My husband had the brunch burger and I had corned beef with eggs. My husband really liked his burger but said he wishes it was served with hollandaise. My eggs weren’t cooked as I requested but still good. Half my toast was a little burnt and the hollandaise was thick and a little salty. Typically I wouldn’t give a restaurant a good review after these things but what TOTALLY saved this place was our server and the drinks! My husband had the chocolate espresso martini and it was amazing. I had a blueberry vodka and lemonade that was also fantastic. One of the best cocktails I’ve had. Our server was great, very accommodating, super friendly, didn’t make us feel rushed. I really wanted something sweet and asked if he could get us a small side of the crunchy French toast for us to try and he said no problem. I wish it was what I had ordered for my full meal. Didn’t need any syrup. I will definitely go back for the French toast and the drinks.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Grilled Cauliflower appetizer was very good, as was the tuna rice bowl.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Nice lively atmosphere. Terrific, attentive service. Loud, but manageable and cozy in a booth in the back. Good apps but steak frites was a big disappointment. Medium rare was way too rare and a cheap cut of meat, only saved by the excellent, well priced Pinot Noir recommended by our top notch server.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food was excellent, the service was overall good but food was a bit slow in coming. The music was on very loud but they were willing to turn it down some when asked. Would come here again.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very dependable service - good food.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I love Brownstone so much! It was the perfect setting to reunite with one of my closest friends! The service was impeccable; the server gave us her name, but I forgot it :(. She was such a sweetheart; Hispanic, I believe, with long, dark hair and nice nails. The drink I got contained Knob Creek whiskey and it was great. I would recommend lower prices for food, but I will continue to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great spot for friends from three different states to meet for a casual dinner and a long conversation. Sat in the window with lots of room and privacy.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This place is probably better at 10 p.m. than 10 a.m.

We wanted to get a quick breakfast before heading to the train station. I guess only locals are allowed to do this. We seemed like an inconvenience more than guests and the staff were complaining about opening so early. The food was good and fast, which was what we were looking for.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Good for a post marathon dinner. Server seemed slow to get back to us for drink orders and to check in and annoyed that we asked for separate checks. However just what we needed after a long rainy day.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went to Brownstone for Sunday brunch. Ordered the omelet with asparagus, oyster mushrooms, and fontina. As best I could tell, the omelet was made with cremini mushrooms, not oysters. Tea was served lukewarm. The potatoes were tasty, though, and they had plenty of brunch options.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Bartender was somewhat abrupt and not very personable.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was beyond amazing; it hit the spot just right! The mac & cheese sauce on the pulled pork eggs Benedict just worked so well. The environment was great too, especially with the the killer throwback playlist!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food (dinner) was delicious, cool restaurant and bar, but the restaurant was extremely loud.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had a delicious dinner with my family while visiting Boston. One of the best meals we had during our stay. Reserved a high top table and had excellent service. A bit loud but that’s the atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had Easter brunch here. Had never been. Convenient parking lot (pay) next door since street parking is Permit Only (mostly). Alex was an excellent waiter and food was amazing - came quickly too! Pulled pork Benedict and crunchy french toast were great, as was my ham and cheese omelette. Loved it so much, we booked reservation for ten later in the month to celebrate a birthday! Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great brunch menu-service good The pulled pork and frosted flake french toast are a must

Theres plenty of street and lot parking nearby

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Breakfast was delicious. I would recommend the food, service was great, drinks were just right and definitely have the homefries.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing brunch- we got the Iffcct and the pulled pork Benedict... both were killer.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our second trip to Brownstone on Saturday night after a wine tasting at BCA. We actually got there early but it wasn’t packed yet so we got sat right away at a booth in the back. I can’t remember our server’s name (male, glasses) but he was patient and accommodating. He even got my boyfriends phone charged for him.
Food was good. My burger was cooked to order and I finished it before my fries (which never happens). BF got chicken Sammy and was pleased as well.
It is loud in here so don’t think you can have an intimate conversation, but come to have good food and a good time.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Brownstone was absolutely phenomenal. We had a group of 9 here and were able to sit comfortably. The service was fast and the food, delicious. I would go here again any time!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I got the salmon special with the mango coconut sauce and it was delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great brunch daily!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great for a brunch

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

This is the second time we have eaten here. The first time was on a Sunday afternoon. It was great. The second time it was busy and loud, my food arrived cold, and the server easy worthless.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Did an amazing job at accommodating a small party of 8 that turned into a party of 30.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Wonderful food, great service, brilliant value for money and a great atmosphere with a particularly good playlist.
We would definitely recommend stopping by Brownstone while in Boston Back Bay Area.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Loved the high top seating, comfortable and cozy - not fancy, neighborhood diner-esk

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Love Brownstones brunch! Great food at a great price. The CCFC and pasta were delicious and server was so nice.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had Sunday brunch with my wife and daughter. What a pleasant surprise. Great waiter, food was incredible and plenty of it to eat. Couldn’t finish entire meal - too much, yet not too expensive. Great atmosphere and easy to get to from Copley Square. I would definitely go back when I’m back in town!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Was there for brunch. Great ambiance, good food with affordable brunch prices for the South End. However, the coffee was awful and they were out of hot tea. Service could be friendlier.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food and dining area are great but the service was slow. This was because it was busy and not so much a problem with the staff or waitress.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

loved everything!! had a great brunch here, prompt service + amazing food

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Hostess was unfriendly and offered us the worst seat in an empty restaurant. Because we asked we got a better table. Bathroom was in need of sprucing up. General cleanliness needed improvement. Will not return. Ambiance was not appealing

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Brunch was good. Everyone had a combination of eggs, pancakes, corned beef hash, potatoes, and bacon. The coffee was exceptionally good! Would definitely come back and recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great but hard to hear over the noise.

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