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Brahmin - The Brahmin Restaurant & Lounge, Boston, MA

The Brahmin Restaurant & Lounge

4.2
4.2
17 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Brahmin is conveniently located on Stanhope Street, in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay/ South End neighborhood. Amidst the candle-lit tables and immense copper toned wrap-around bar, The Brahmin serves a Classic American menu with a modern beer and wine list. The Brahmin features a series of traditional shared plates with a twist alongside inspired entrees and a sophisticated craft cocktail menu that changes with the season.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Lounge, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday: Closed (Available for Private Events) Monday: Closed (Available for Private Events) Tuesday: 4:30 PM – Close Wednesday: 4:30 PM – Close Thursday: 4:30 PM – 2:00 AM Friday: 4:30 PM – 2:00 AM Saturday: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM

  • Phone number

    (617) 723-3131

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Parking details

    Park for only $5! We now validate parking at 100 Clarendon St anytime AFTER 5pm for 3 hours! Anyone who remains in the garage longer than 3 hours or arrives prior to 5pm will be subject to the regular posted rates. Please see hostess or manager for your ticket.

  • Public transit

    Near the Back Bay Train Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Menu

Rather than offering individual starters and main courses, The Brahmin serves dishes that are designed for sharing among friends and are brought to the table steadily and continuously throughout the meal

Garden

  • Brahmin Social Caesar$12.00

    romaine hearts, applewood smoked bacon, roast tomato, avocado, tossed with creamy parmesan pepper dressing, garlicky croutons

    • Napoleon Beet$11.00

      thinly sliced red & yellow beets, layered with herb goat cheese, basil pesto, shaved Reggiano, balsamic vinaigrette

      • "Appleton" Chop Salad$16.00

        grilled flat iron steak atop crisp romaine hearts, grilled artichoke, roast beets, cherry tomato, bleu cheese crumbles, balsamic vinaigrette

        • Edamame$9.00

          tossed with garlic butter & falk, black sea salt

          Featured Items

          • 33 Stanhope Ishiyaki$20.00

            sear your own sliced prime sirloin at the table on an 800-degree rock, accompanied by ponzu, demi-glace, smokey black sea salt

            • Edamame Dumplings$10.00

              deep fried wontons packed with edamame, carrots, corn, topped with soy sake glaze, chili aioli drizzle

              • Tater Tots$9.00

                a house favorite, black truffle ketchup, garlic aioli

                • Truffle Frites$11.00

                  hand cut fries, bathed in roast garlic basil aioli, shaved Reggiano

                  • "The Warren" Lamb Chops$15.00

                    roast honey glazed lollipop, walnut crust, cabernet redux

                    • Copper Beef Sliders$12.00

                      black Angus ground beef, topped with sweet caramelized onion, roast red house-madeeddar, house made bread

                      • Buffalo Fried Chicken Sliders$12.00

                        breaded & deep fried medallions topped with bacon, tomato, bleu cheese, house bread

                        • Harborside Calamari$12.00

                          deep fried cherry peppers, pineapple, tossed with lemon garlic butter, chili aioli

                          • Bacon Wrapped Scallops$15.00

                            sea scallops, crispy bacon, white truffle infused honey drizzle, red pepper flakes

                            • Boston Brahmin Tuna$16.00

                              sesame yellowfin tuna, seaweed salad, avocado, over sushi rice cake, togarashi aioli

                              • Steak & Cheese Spring Rolls$12.00

                                country ranch, spicy mayo, scallion

                                • Lobster Rangoons$12.00

                                  sesame soy glaze, spicy mayo

                                  • Buffalo Chicken Rangoons$10.00

                                    bleu cheese bacon dip

                                    Flatbreads

                                    • Angry Calamari$14.00

                                      fried calamari, pineapple, cherry peppers, fresh mozzarella, spicy mayo drizzle

                                      • Margherita$12.00

                                        basil pesto, roast tomato, fresh mozzarella, balsamic reduction

                                        • Buffalo Chicken$13.00

                                          bleu cheese, bacon, roast tomato, red pepper, fresh mozzarella

                                          • Steakhouse$15.00

                                            grilled steak, caramelized onion, tomato, bleu cheese, roast potato, red wine sauce

                                            Sandwiches

                                            • "The Emerson" Tuna Burger$16.00

                                              seared sesame yellowfin tuna steak, avocado, lettuce, cucumber, scallion, teriyaki, chili aioli

                                              • Tudor Chicken Sandwich$12.00

                                                signature fried chicken, smoky bacon, cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato

                                                • Lowell Burger$15.00

                                                  black Angus beef, cheese, applewood bacon, fried egg, avocado, cherry peppers, lto

                                                  • "The Adams" Steak Burger$13.00

                                                    black Angus beef char-grilled, American cheese, lto

                                                    Entrees

                                                    • "The Coolidge" Steak$29.00

                                                      flavorful 10oz prime sirloin, grilled to perfection over garlic smashed potato, topped with roasted onion port wine demi glace

                                                      • Brahmin Stir Fry$17.00

                                                        pan roasted sake soy chicken tenders, Asian vegetables, noodles

                                                        • "Quincy Adams" Blackened Salmon$22.00

                                                          stir fried rice with fresh vegetables, cucumber chili aioli

                                                          What 17 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.2
                                                          4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                          • 4.2Food
                                                          • 4.3Service
                                                          • 4.2Ambience
                                                          • 4Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                          1. LN

                                                            LynNap

                                                            Naples

                                                            42 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            42 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 19, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                            We thought the shared plates was a great idea. The food was really good and we split each dish between three people. We ordered four and took home most of the flatbread which was enough for lunch the next day. We tried the Brahmin salad, the lamb chops, a noodle dish with chicken and steak flat bread. All excellent. Waiter was very nice and helpful. Only downside was the loud music. We were there at 4 pm so no need to have it so invasive when trying to eat and talk with friends. In the evening when it’s a dance club that’s okay. I will say the waiter did turn it down a bit at our request but someone turned it up again before we finished. Considering there were fewer than 10 people eating at that early hour, no reason to have music blasting. Restaurant is very dark but it looks upscale. All in all, we would go again definitely.

                                                          2. RS

                                                            RobertS

                                                            New England

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 3, 2019

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Great waitress. Famous Tater Tots were tasty, but a little too greasy for me, could only eat a few. Everything was very good!

                                                          3. HV

                                                            HVM1

                                                            New England

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 1, 2019

                                                            overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                            Went to the Brahmin on a Friday night at 6pm. The restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere. It was not a busy night. The food was a little over cooked and the service was a little slow (but server was very nice).

                                                          4. AB

                                                            ABarr

                                                            New England

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 19, 2019

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Our server was wonderful a d charming and we got a lot of attention. It was a snowy night, so there weren’t many parties there. Great food. Very receptive to special requests!

                                                          5. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New England

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 13, 2018

                                                            overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                            The food was very good, lots of options and festive atmosphere. On the downside, it was way too noisy, we could barely hold a conversation, and our waiter went missing. Our water glasses weren’t refilled and we had to ask a couple of times where’s the bill. We actually had to get up & search for waitstaff to help us.

                                                          6. E

                                                            Esmerelda99

                                                            New England

                                                            31 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            31 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 30, 2018

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Wonderful dishes for sharing. We enjoyed all of our choices but found the lamb chops a little lacking in flavor. A longer marinade might have done the trick. It was very convenient for the theatre we were attending and the relatively quiet setting was great for a conversation. Great service.

                                                          7. JT

                                                            JTB1

                                                            New England

                                                            60 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            60 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 9, 2018

                                                            overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                            When we arrived for a 6:30 pre-theater dinner, we were shown to a 2-top in the midst of an office party crowd of about 25-30. One of our seats was covered by the coats of this group and they were lined at up the bar that was in this room. All but one other 2-top was devoted to this party. It was an unacceptable location. The manager reseated us across the restaurant..between an office party of 6 and another that was getting organized about 12. Food ok, service was pleasant, but the original treatment and difficulty to hear each other, made this a very unhappy experience.

                                                          8. LW

                                                            LorraineW

                                                            New England

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            1.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 26, 2018

                                                            overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                            Sincerely disappointing - booked a reservation for dinner at 630 on a Friday night - and during dinner we were told we would have to move for a 100 person party that was “unexpectedly” booked - asked for coffee and was told they don’t serve coffee! We decided to wrap it up and they brought us the wrong check - they had to reverse the check and took 25 off the total bill for all the mixup but that didn’t make up for the experience - Yikes!

                                                          9. T

                                                            Teacherjenn

                                                            New England

                                                            28 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            28 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 19, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Delicious food. Yummy cocktails. Small plates, each one special in its own way. Fantastic service and the ambiance cannot be beat. Got 15% off because we were going to Lyric Stage Theater after! Perfect night

                                                          10. SP

                                                            SusanP

                                                            New England

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 19, 2018

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                            We tried The Brahmin on the recommendation of a colleague with friends who were celebrating a birthday. First of all, the birthday was never acknowledged. Perhaps my note fell through the cracks. We were seated right next to the bar which is VERY noisy (I had requested a booth or corner table on my reservation). There were plenty of other options for seating - the dining area was never full. The waitress was friendly but could not recommend very much from her own experience as she was a vegetarian. The salmon entrée was lackluster (it needed to be seasoned). The other entrée was just a basic burger with fries that had a fancy name "The Adams". Overall, I would have to say that we were less than thrilled with the experience and probably won't be back.

                                                          11. T

                                                            Taylor

                                                            New England

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 5, 2018

                                                            overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                            I was excited to try The Brahmin for my birthday dinner after a recommendation from a friend. The ambiance was great, our server was nice, and my mojito and stir fry were delicious. My only problem was that we informed our server that someone in our party was vegan. She ordered plain rice and vegetables and asked that they be prepared dairy free, but they were not. They were cooked in butter, which I could tell with just one bite. Not only was it very disgusting to taste but also made my friend sick, which put a damper on our night. We ended up leaving and going next door to The Friendly Toast for some vegan friendly options, which was inconvenient and disappointing. Our server was very apologetic and while we understand it was not her fault, it was a very frustrating experience. Overall it was a nice restaurant but they were not cognizant of some dietary restrictions which may be a problem to some.

                                                          12. N

                                                            Nicole

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 22, 2018

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            If you go on the weekend be prepared for it to be loud! But the cocktails and service are always great! Fun place to go on the weekends without being overly crowded.

                                                          13. AW

                                                            AndresW

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 29, 2018

                                                            overall2food1service1ambience4

                                                            The Brahmin failed on every level. We came to the restaurant because its website advertised it as a tapas place, but they changed their menu to blan American fare. We were the only people there but the food still took over 45 minutes to be served, and despite ordering vegetarian entrees, we were served meat! The place has a cool vibe, but that is all! Stay away!!

                                                          14. M

                                                            Meee

                                                            New England

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            23 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 14, 2018

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                            Thought the food and service was great. Dress code off website should be removed. Definitely not a place to get dressed for. People wearing shorts (not dressy) allowed. We felt a little over dressed. Really enjoyed the food. Waitress and staff all so friendly.

                                                          15. B

                                                            Brooklyn123

                                                            New England

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 11, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                            This was our first time here. The service was superb. You have to try the beet salad, and add chicken, the Lowell burger is a complete meal, and the lobster rangoon's are excellent. We plan to return soon.

                                                          16. CC

                                                            ChrisCFaulkner

                                                            New England

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 21, 2018

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            The atmosphere is great. The food choices were kind of limited. The menu said that they didn't have entrees and only served tapas style but we were able to order entrees. The 4 person tables are oddly small and arranged. One of the staff said that they were bigger than the 2-seater tables but if that's true it's only by a few inches. They were accommodating when we asked to move to a different table for more space.

                                                          17. a

                                                            adam

                                                            New England

                                                            126 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            126 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 14, 2018

                                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                            Tried this place for the first time using a promotion. Overall the experience was good, especially due to the service. Our initial table was next to a very loud, large after work crew, but we were moved as soon as we asked. The cocktail did not taste right to me, but the waitress noticed the look on my face and offered me a new or different cocktail. The food was better than I expected, but everything was a bit heavy and fried. The edamame dumplings were good, but would have been better pan fried rather than deep fried. Lobster Rangoon’s were good. Our best dish was the tuna over the rice cake. Good place for a beer and better than average bar food, but not on par with some of the other tapas restaurants in the area. The manager also seemed attentive and checked in with us which was appreciated.

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                                                          The Brahmin Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

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                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Back Bay

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Sunday: Closed (Available for Private Events) Monday: Closed (Available for Private Events) Tuesday: 4:30 PM – Close Wednesday: 4:30 PM – Close Thursday: 4:30 PM – 2:00 AM Friday: 4:30 PM – 2:00 AM Saturday: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            American, Lounge, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Formal Attire

                                                          • Parking details

                                                            Park for only $5! We now validate parking at 100 Clarendon St anytime AFTER 5pm for 3 hours! Anyone who remains in the garage longer than 3 hours or arrives prior to 5pm will be subject to the regular posted rates. Please see hostess or manager for your ticket.

                                                          • Public transit

                                                            Near the Back Bay Train Station

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room

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