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Brownstone is located at the edges of Boston's Back Bay and South End and just steps from Copley Square. Named after the architecture of the neighborhood, Brownstone has a quaint and comfortable ambience achieved through exposed brick and subtle lighting.
Chef Kelly Snogles has created a comfort-food focused menu with a touch of Southern hospitality. Enjoy our signature brunch items everyday of the week, like the Fried Chicken Crunchy Fried Toast. Or join us for dinner where Chef Kelly's creativity continues to be showcased through dishes like the Smoked Trout Toast or the Short Rib Ragout.
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
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.
Close to Back Bay's T and Amtrak station, and down the block from the upscale end of the Copley mall and several hotels, this neighborhood 'tavern' has a nice breakfast/brunch/lunch menu, great beer selection and comfortable vibe. "Location, location, Location" tips the scales in favor of a visit to explore the menu.
Brunch was Good, I like that they offer egg whites on their Benny's but my order came with poached eggs at first so I had to sit for 5min while my husband ate. Our waitress was busy so didn't spend much time with us, we had to ask for more coffee, the bill so I felt like I was always looking for her. She was very friendly, I guess just busy. The food was good, just not good enough for me to want to rush back. The benny sauce was HOT, mixed with some spice and I wasn't expecting that. I didn't care for it much but I ate everything. I might give it a try for dinner, just to see if anything excites me.
Brownstone, named after the traditional brownstone buildings you can find throughout Boston, provides a casual, yet professional atmosphere. Perfect for those in Boston looking to get together with friends, with an ambiance providing the perfect noise level for friendly chatter without feeling like the entire restaurant is listening in. The defining dining moment: beer/service, I ordered my go-to 'brew', which I order whenever in New England, but it is not a Mass local, so the server (like any good server) took this opportunity to offer me a comparable. It was a delightful change, this style of service can define a restaurant. Additionally, he was attentive, but understood my guest and I wanted to be left alone to catch up, so he didn't hover like far to many inexperienced waiters do.
I look forward to my next visit to Brownstone.
I took my boyfriend to Brownstone for brunch for his birthday and they creatively put a candle in his pulled pork benny -- it was great! We went during the weekday during lunch time and it wasn't very full so the noise level was moderate. The menu isn't super large but it is curated and everything sounded delicious. We ultimately went with the pulled pork benny and the duck sweet potato hash along with the sangria and sunshine for drinks. The wait for food was a bit long but we had our drinks and the food was worth the wait! I highly recommend the duck hash! Our experience here was great and this has become one of the all-week brunch spots I'll definitely come back to. We both had a great time here. :)
Went for brunch because I'd read so many great reviews. Meh. Waitress was fine, not particularly attentive or engaged, but also not difficult or annoying. I had corned beef hash and hubs had the signature crunchy French toast. Mine was fine - a little greasy, basic level of flavor, nothing bad, nothing to write home about. Hubby thought the crunchy French toast was interesting, but way too sweet. It was an average, run-of-the-mill breakfast.
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