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
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
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Back Bay - Orange Line
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Brownstone Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I came for brunch today. ...
My husband and I came for brunch today. He had the duck and sweet potato hash which he is still raving about and I had the egg Sammy. But the star here was the crunchy French toast that we split. It was amazing! Highly recommend ordering it!
I took my boyfriend here for a weekday b ...
I took my boyfriend here for a weekday brunch for his birthday. The server took a long time to greet us after we sat down. By the time he got to us, we were ready to order our drinks and our food. We told him so, but right after we both told him our drink orders, he rushed away. When we were able to flag him down again, we ordered food and asked for water. The water didn't come until the food came, which was a bit longer than usual also, and we had to remind the server to bring the water. We then didn't see the server again until he dropped the check on the table. (At which point, we politely asked for another round of drinks.) Although the service was some of the worst I've had in Boston, the food was amazing! We hadn't expected Brownstone to be on point for weekday brunch, but it absolutely was. We'll come back again for the food, and hopefully for better service next time!
Pleasant surprises- The pork belly tacos ...
Pleasant surprises- The pork belly tacos as an appetizer was an absolute perfect way to start the meal ;the duck with pork belly fried rice delicious ! only disappointment was that they were out of the peppermint mocha tiramisu dessert we wanted
Cool hip energetic. The food was upscal ...
Cool hip energetic. The food was upscale bar food. It was fine. Not fabulous.. good value.. great ambiance. Great energy.. we would go back. FYI.. this reservation was for dinner.. but brunch at a previous sitting was 5 star.
This is not a fancy place, but the food ...
This is not a fancy place, but the food is very good. We had Sunday Brunch, and everyone enjoyed their meals. The Crabcake Benedict and Sweet Potato Duck Hash were excellent, and omelets very good as well. Service was very attentive.
Our waiter was exceptional and I apologi ...
Our waiter was exceptional and I apologize for not knowing his name. I asked if I could have scrambled eggs instead of poached eggs for Eggs Benedict. My request was granted, no problem. Very busy eatery so make a reservation. Everyone was happy with their brunch. Would suggest they improve the lighting. It is too dark along the rear exterior wall, you can not read the menu and not where you would want to sit on a beautiful sunny day unless you have a hangover.
Went here as a group of 5 for a Friday n ...
Went here as a group of 5 for a Friday night dinner. We wanted a nice meal, cocktails and conversation before going to a show. The drinks were well made, although over priced. It's the south end though so that was expected. Food was underwhelming and over priced. We couldn't carry a conversation because people were very loud and milling around our table, so it wasn't an ideal dining experience. The place offers a sort of upscale menu, but definitely doesn't have the vibe for it and the food didnt deliver for the price. I'd only go back for a cocktail at the bar or for brunch.
Brownstone is a very loud place. It's e ...
Brownstone is a very loud place. It's extraordinarily frustrating. At some point in our society, it was decided that 'noise' equals 'excitement'. Even OpenTable's site shows "energetic" for the highest "Noise Level". I've never found that to be true. The music is loud, so the patrons in turn are louder. You find yourself yelling at/to the person across/next to you and at/to the server. The bar scene at Brownstone (on a Friday night) was filled with twenty-something's all using sentences riddled with "like". "We were like, walking down the street, and this woman like, almost hit me! I was like, 'hey'" but she like, ignored me. She was like, so rude!" The food is good for a bar; and I mean 'bar'. The burger, good; crab cake, good - however if serving fish, tartar sauce would be a nice alternative to the spiced aioli. Brownstone is a bar with food; it's not a restaurant with a bar. Its web site tells us, "Brownstone is a gem in a city known for world-class culinary offerings", but only if that 'gem' is a cubic zirconia. It looks nice and it's shiny, but it ain't a diamond.
We were in Boston for a quick, 48-hour w ...
We were in Boston for a quick, 48-hour work trip and were hoping for a Tuesday brunch spot. Brownstone was a great find! The open windows allowed us to sit near the crisp outdoor air. The brunch/lunch menu had so many delicious things that it was hard to narrow down just one.
We ended up sharing the (house made) corned beef hash. The hash was seasoned well, and the breakfast potatoes were perfectly cooked. My co-worker paired it with their spicy bloody mary, and I had the house sangria -- both were delicious and strong.
I'd recommend this spot to anyone looking for good food, good service and a local neighborhood vibe.
It is terrific to find an excellent rest ...
It is terrific to find an excellent restaurant in this busy neighborhood that will take a reservation. They did a great job accommodating our vegetarian interests without sacrificing flavor and style. A great value for dinner and for brunch.
Great brunch spot! We had a great table ...
Great brunch spot! We had a great table right by the window which was nice! Breakfast cocktails were tasty but I would recommend they offer a bottomless mimosa!
Entrees were very tasty- traditional entrees were good- as expected. The pulled pork Benny was the star! The combo of the pork and Mac and cheese sauce was delicious! Crab cake Benny was good too but have had better crab cakes.
Service was great- waiter was attentive and friendly! Would definitely recommend.
Went to Brownstone for brunch - yum! So ...
Went to Brownstone for brunch - yum! So many good things to choose from on the menu. Two of us got the fried chicken and French toast - that was quite good, both to a newbie to the dish and to another who had had it before elsewhere. Third member of the party got the combo which was pretty traditional, though with banana pancakes - they said they could put whatever you wanted in them and the banana pancakes did not disappoint. Service was great at first (very helpful with choosing what to order) then she kind of disappeared for a bit. Getting water and coffee refills took some more effort than other places. The coffee was good - not outstanding but definitely drinkable on a daily basis. Overall a very good meal. Thanks Brownstone!
We went for Sunday brunch. I picked it b ...
We went for Sunday brunch. I picked it because I loved their menu. Both old favorites and some interesting twists; something for a picky eater and also someone who likes to try different things. I was a little disappointed in my Bloody Mary. I thought it tasted weird. My husband really liked his, so maybe it was me. I ordered a pasta with fried egg, and I enjoyed it but got the sense the pasta was never stirred while cooking. And it had a little too much olive oil. The focaccia that was served with it was burnt. I mean, black. I'm not a sender-backer, but I thought serving black toast was unacceptable. It was promptly replaced by toast that had been waved over the toaster: the other extreme. A little odd. I still enjoyed the meal and my friends did too. One person had the steak and scrambled eggs and it looked really good. The value was good- reasonably priced and generous portions. I would go back
The service was great as was the ambienc ...
The service was great as was the ambience. We went for brunch and the food wasn't particularly great. Home fries nothing special. And French toast – one order was deep-fried and another was overly sweet. What was exceptional was the fact that I ordered a crabcake Benedict and the poached egg was made perfectly with a runny yolk!
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