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About Brownstone

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.

111 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Boylston Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 867-4142

Website:
http://www.brownstoneboston.com/

Public Transit:
Back Bay - Orange Line

Executive Chef:
Kelly Snogles

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Brownstone Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (13)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (10)
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Bar Seating (9)
Fun (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Romantic (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 21 hours ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great but hard to hear over the noise.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 8, 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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·Dined on February 4, 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was great, service was good.Generous portions.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Quick service, good food. Overall, a fine experience for a quick brunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This place is great! A little bit noisy as, perhaps, any other bar but overall it is one of my favorite bars - they provide a good choice of beer, wine, and cocktails. Will definitely come back and recommend everyone I know.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food and portions. Bloody Mary presentation is nice, but the mix needs doctoring. Busy on the weekends, but you're smart enough to use OpenTable so that's not a problem! Enjoy!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Chris K. who was our server was so amazing, love that man! The food was great and so were the drinks for not bad prices.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was a bit noisy but not intolerable. Service was okay but not the best. Overall I would recommend this restaurant and would dine there again.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was very good and the service was excellent .
First time there and we loved it

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Met my friend for brunch on a Sunday. The service is very quick and the food is great!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went for Brunch around 2:30 on a Saturday with a party of seven. It was not packed and easy to sit and be comfortable. Our waiter was polite, funny and prompt. The quality of the food was amazing with a great price for food and drinks. Overall the experience was great for a birthday brunch and I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A group of us went to brunch here on Sunday. Awesome food! Would definitely recommend. There special with the pasta is amazing. Sounds strange but soooo good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good food. I got the Combo for brunch and it was totally worth the price, all my friends had left overs to take home!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great brunch spot..lacking sufficient parking but food was good, fast service and their version of the mimosa (called Sunshine) was simply yummy!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food, atmosphere and service were amazing. And we went there as a last minute backup plan but we're not let down at all!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good food, casual atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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).

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was good overall but the table was dirty - drinks weren't refilled (or offered to be refilled). Overall quality of the food was mediocre for the price point.

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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent Food Well Served! A fun time was had by all!

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Ahi tacos ... bad. Panzanella salad ... not really what it claimed to be. Nuggets were all dark meat ... really?!. At least the truffle fries were good!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was great. Waitress couldn't have been more disinterested and disengaged if she tried. Had a hard time getting water or coffee, orders not correct, no checking back to see if we needed anything.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service at front of restaurant was so so. They were extremely accommodating about our late arrival, however. Food was great. Noisy atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food fried chicken and the spaghetti brunch were both great, but $3.75 is expensive for coffee

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very pleased with experience and food . Had the spaghetti dish with the over easy eggs on top...snd want more

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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