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
$30 and under
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Back Bay - Orange Line
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch
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Brownstone Ratings and Reviews
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!
We randomly chose this place last minute ...
We randomly chose this place last minute and it was amazing!! We went for a weekday brunch which was awesome! I had the pulled pork benny and it might be the best thing I ever ate. The pulled pork was slightly sweet with a mac & cheese bechemel sauce that wasn't over bearing, a perfectly poached egg, and the best part crunchy onion straws. The combination of the softness of the pork, creaminess of the runny egg, and a nice crunch with the onion straws will have your tongue doing happy dances. Plus the potatoes were perfectly seasoned too. I didn't expect it to be so incredible. I knew it might be delicious but seriously outstanding. My friend had the french toast with fried chicken and it was also fantastic. Crispy yet juicy dark meat chicken with great flavor and crunchy yet soft french toast sticks all served in a basket with a side of real maple syrup. I highly recommend you go here. The service was stellar too!!
The hostess was great, as we changed our reservation 3 times. Very friendly and had our table ready when we finally arrived. Good beer selection, plenty of good, interesting and well-prepared seafood dishes. Wait staff helpful, food didn't take too long. Good experience
First let me say our waiter was excellen ...
First let me say our waiter was excellent . The food came out quick and was very good as well. The best part though was the drinks. They were inspired and well made. We would definitely go back for another visit.
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!
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.
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!
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