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Brownstone

4.4
339 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 339 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
service
4.1
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was faster than expected and the food was amazing!!! The price for 4 people was lower than I ever would have guessed, which was fantastic. I'd definitely get brunch here again!

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Poutine was very good.

Two of us ordered the duck. We probably should have sent it back. I like mine medium rare and the first couple of slices were almost bloody.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Brownstone is a great venue for a bar party. Friendly, accommodating, no hassle. Reserve the high top (table 50) if you want to stay late and move between the table and the bar. Our server was amazing--he brought new glasses out as more people arrived, took individual and group orders, brought us waters. Wonderful night, Thank you!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great spot for brunch, so many good options! Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was good. Service fair. Probably wouldn’t go again.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

This is the second time I have had Sunday Brunch at the Brownstone. The menu is great, service was good and I love sitting at the high top tables.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was great, service was good.Generous portions.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service, good service, gross bathroom. The DIY Mimosas and the FCCFT were wonderful.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We went as a group of 7 for a friend’s 21st birthday, definitely plan to spend at least $30, but it was so fun and worth it! Cool vibes!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Service was excellent and food was delicious. Waitress was pleasant and attentive. Restaurant can be very noisy at night but was quiet for lunch. We were in and out in an hour and made it to the matinee we were attending close by. Would definitely come back.

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