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.
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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Back Bay - Orange Line
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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Brownstone Ratings and Reviews
Brunch--Lots of food for a great price!
If this is your cheat day, Brownstone for Brunch is the place to go! great comfort food at a truly great price especially in Back Bay!
I am so in love with this place for its ...
I am so in love with this place for its weekday brunch. The food is incredible, we had the pulled pork eggs Benny and the duck and sweet potato hash. Portions were huge, and service was fast. Wish every restaurant would take a hint from these guys!
It was really pleasant. I brought my 7 year old. The waitstaff were so very sweet as well. MUST return for the fried chicken and waffles, a fancy take on the classic and it was very very good. The food was so very good and I'd happily return.
Great Price and Value
We had Mother's Day brunch at Brownstone's. Great brunch menu (including traditional drinks) at reasonable price and terrific service. We were looking for simple delicious and we found it.
Very nice experience! I called ahead to ...
Very nice experience! I called ahead to ask about seating as we were a party of ten celebrating a new marriage the previous day. The host was outstanding on the phone and when we all arrived the seating was perfect. The menu had something for everyone. The portions were generous and the pricing very reasonable. Being it was Sunday brunch time our waitress was a bit harried and forgot parts of our order. All in all a very nice meal.
We had brunch here on Sunday. The food was very good but the service had some issues. The Signature Hot Chocolate didn't get served until well after everyone else had received their drinks. One of us had the wrong entrée brought out to them and it took some time for the right one to be brought out. We all thought the food was excellent. We had French toast, omelets and the Croque Monsieur. On the plus side, the restaurant did give us all our drinks for free due to the hot chocolate delay and incorrect order.
Very loud because of the bar area in the front! Had to yell to talk to friends at our table. Still a nice environment
Noisy but awesome!
I can only speak about brunch, because that is why we tried the Brownstone. It was terrific and I am eager to go back to try other selections. The menu is not huge, but there are definitely enough choices in each category to be very appealing. I had the yummiest crab cakes Benedict with a spicy hollandaise sauce and flavorful potatoes. My son loved the brunch burger, which had Canadian bacon and a fried egg; and there were omelettes, pancakes, and crunchy french toast, and even steak tops and eggs that I eyed on other tables which looked great! I also recommend the signature cocktails, which were fresh and potent! There are lots of twenty and thirty-somethings there ( who can probably tolerate the noise level better than I, ) but the restaurant and menu are also family-friendly. I am still thinking about the dish I ate and look forward to going back and bringing friends!
Needs some improvement, could be good
Went for lunch on a beautiful Friday. Windows were open to the street which was nice. The service was awful. Our server came once right when we sat down to take our meal orders (we weren't ready we just sat) then again and we still weren't ready. We she came over a third time not sure if she was annoyed or not. We ordered but she only half listened and didn't ask us how we wanted our burgers. When the meal came it wasn't how we ordered it as the waitress clearly didn't listen. She didn't come back to check on is for awhile and to clear our plates. Lunch on a Friday for 2 took nearly 2 hours... For burgers. If they got some better servers this place could be good. Food wasn't bad, but it wasn't what I wanted. May give it another chance though but on a weekend to try the weekend brunch.
was in town Marathon weekend and wanted to get away from the crowds so picked Brownstones. We were able to get time we wanted for reservations. Fine place, but very limited menu. If lived in neighborhood would go again, but would not make a special trip. Flatbreads were good.
Popped in by myself for lunch on a Thurs ...
Popped in by myself for lunch on a Thursday, Chris was my server. He recommended the Meatloaf Sammy special and it was legit. Fries and the BA Bloody were delicious as well!
Back Bay Bruch
Six of us dined at Brownstone and we all enjoyed it very much. I was looking for a decent brunch place that would be enjoyed by adults and college age individuals and Brownstone was just the ticket. The food was very good and the adults in the party enjoy the brunch cocktails on offer. It was a little noisy and the waitress was overworked, but it was a good experience overall and I will definitely keep Brownstone in mind for future Back Bay brunches.
Great food, terrible service!
My friends and I really loved our meals, but it was like our waitress forgot we existed. She would disappear for long periods of time, never refilled our waters, took forever to take our food and drink orders, took even longer to get us the check. I felt more like a nuisance than a valued customer.
Good food, good price. good value.
My family and I had a good brunch here on Easter Sunday! Food was delicious and good size portions. I go here again.
The service was very slow and the food was mediocre. Overall, it was fine, but definitely have nothing to rave about.
Waited for an hour for our food to come ...
Waited for an hour for our food to come out. Corned beef hash not really tasty/flavorful. I had a frittata, which was alright. Id say the best thing about the restraint was the hot chocolate they serve. Other than that I was not really amazed/blown away. Wouldn't recommend it to a friend who wants REALLY good Brunch.
I took my out of town guests to brunch at the Brownstone and everyone loved it!! We each had something different off the menu and were all thrilled with our choices - nothing was left on the plates. The Crab Cake Eggs Benedict is amazing!!
Great atmosphere, lots of variety at bru ...
Great atmosphere, lots of variety at brunch for everyone to choose from. A solid brunch staple.
Food was good and the beer selection was ...
Food was good and the beer selection was good as always. Service can be slow, so don't go if you're in a rush.
Food is overpriced and terrible quality...
Food was terrible. My husband's steak, which he asked to be medium, was charcoal brick. He literally shook the table while trying to cut it. My salmon was also burnt to a crisp and tasted like it has a touch of freezer burn. This restaurant is not cheap (we paid between $20-25 per plate) and had a terrible meal. Very sad because the restaurant itself has a beautiful setting and our waitress was wonderful.
Rude hostess ignored us to take phone ca ...
Rude hostess ignored us to take phone calls. Eventually rushed us to a table and tossed down a heap of silverware. Waited 10 mins, waiter never came until we flagged down the manager. At desert time, the waiter told us they only had one desert offered, so we ordered it. He then came back and told us they were out of it (at 8pm). Food was average, but service was so bad it was ruined. Do not go here, find another place.
Best burger !!! Mac n cheese is good!!
Best burger !!! Mac n cheese is good!!
Great Valentine's day brunch spot. Casu ...
Great Valentine's day brunch spot. Casual with great food. Unbelievable hot chocolate.
Great spot for meeting friends
Very friendly staff great waiter,Alex good drinks,good food
Food was good especially the Caesar salad.
The waiter was nice but not attentive, we had to ask for water, bread, addition plates because two of my friends were sharing a plate and we had to ask for the check. It was annoying. And the restaurant is very loud...this isn't a bad thing if you want to hang at the bar but I will definitely let anyone I know going for dinner that is the only draw back. But prices are fare and i was very satisfied with everything I ordered. I would go back and try brunch.
Went for brunch on a busy Sunday. Place was packed. Seems to be big with 20 something crowd. Food and service were both good. Seated shortly after reservation time. Waitress suggested FTTC (or something like that) which was Fried french toast and fried chicken. French toast really good - crunchy outside, warm inside. Fried chicken ok - mostly dark meat and I prefer white but it was still good. Really good bloody mary's. Noise level was high - lots of groups of 5 or more people. Overall, good place, good food. I'll be back.
Food was v good, service was excellent.
We were seated immediately by a friendly hostess. Our table was under a vent so they moved us without question. Waiter was friendly, food was excellent and it came shortly after we ordered. We sat and talked for a long time and no one rushed us out. The restaurant was a little noisy but i would definitely go back.
We had a great brunch! The Blood Orange Panna Cotta was on special, but absolutely phenomenal. I had the Crab Cake Eggs Benny which were great as well. The crunchy french toast was good and we liked the way it was prepared - strips that you can dip into the blueberry compote, syrup and whipped cream - so it was a great brunch appetizer.
My waitress was extremely friendly and n ...
My waitress was extremely friendly and nice, which got the meal off to a great start. I got the breakfast combo (eggs, toast, bacon, and two huge pancakes) and a mimosa all for under $25 (not including tip)! Great deal for a great brunch. Although I am glad I went there, I'd probably try some place new over going again.
Consistency with weekend brunch. Many options good value - hostess always helpful.
very good but L O U D ! ! ! !
This is truly a great place for brunch. The hot cakes are big and amazing. But the place is very loud. It needs some carpeting, wall treatment or something. It's deafening when it's full.
Good lunch near Westin Copley
I had meetings in the Westin Copley and was looking for a place that offered something different for lunch. Enter Brownstone, which offers a brunch menu, and was less than a 5 min. walk from the Westin. I made a reservation for one, but got there early and there were seats at the bar. I ordered something with an abbreviations -FCCF -something like that --but it was french toast sticks coated with crushed frosted flakes, breaded chicken and bacon. It was the something different I was looking for! The bacon was a little undercooked to my liking, but all else was good and piping hot. Service at the bar was good (I was kind of impressed that the bartender shook my hand and asked my name, as he did with everyone) and the whole scene seemed welcoming.
The pulled pork benny is amazing!!
The pulled pork benny is amazing!!
The entire staff is awesome...attentive, welcoming, and food comes on time and always perfect. Nice neighborhood favorite
Service was super friendly and engaged! ...
Service was super friendly and engaged! Food was creative and reasonably priced. Would definitely come back.
Great for Brunch!
Great atmoshphere for brunch, egg sammy was amazing!
Good Food & Service
10 of us had brunch. Menu was extensive and extensive. Service was great, all food came out at the same time. Place had a wait at 12noon when we were leaving. I'd go back again.
Unbearable noise levels
food is ok (poutine fries were limp, tartare was thimble sized), beer selection surprisingly small and voices bouncing around the hard walls and floor make it impossible to have a conversation - at best you can scream and nod.
Love the food... waitress very attentive...
Excellent small-plate appetizer choices, and all the other choices, too! Had a very fun dining experience... A+.
The service was slow throughout the evening
The vibe was lively - moderately busy. Our waiter, Alex was slow and not attentive. We had to go to the bar and order our own round of drinks after 30 minutes of Alex being MIA. The hostess spent the night on her cell phone texting at the front podium. The table next to us left complaining about their overall experience as well. When we finally asked the hostess where our waiter was and expressed our dissatisfaction with our service, Alex finally came by to our table with a non apologetic attitude and ended the evening slamming a glass of water down onto our table and leaving our check with the total filled in, indicating he didn't want a tip! No worries Alex, for the first time in my life, we had no intention of leaving you one! BTW... we were never offered any dessert!
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