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/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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Brownstone Ratings and Reviews
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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