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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
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
There is nothing wrong with Brownstone. But nothing exceptional, either. Food is good. Service is friendly. Atmosphere sort of dark paneled sports bar. The blueberry pancakes were a bit heavy for my taste, but others in our party thought them fine. The frittata looked beautiful and, according to the person who ordered it, was excellent. Sunny-side up eggs and home fries were decent. When we asked the server about what tasted like burnt or old coffee, she said it had been brewed less than an hour before, and the strong taste was because they use Columbia beans. Uh-huh. But there was no excuse in not having either skim milk or soy milk in a town like Boston. Prices are reasonable.
I made a res for 5 but we ended up being 6. The occasion was a laid back brunchelorette.
They turned a table around almost instantly to accommodate my error. This was my second time here- service has always been great! Food was yummy, inventive but not pretentious - and they have a decent beer selection. The vibe is relaxed, so you can dress your outing up or down and not feel out of place. The volume is boisterous but not deafening.
Went for mother's day brunch. The pulled pork eggs benedict was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, and the french toast was fabulous as well! The presentation wasn't as great as I was expecting, but it was very reasonably priced for how good it tasted! Good selection of brunch cocktails as well!
Took my wife here for Mother's Day Brunch. Great brunch selection -- many interesting choices like "sweet potato and duck hash" which was excellent. The prices are very reasonable with the exception of the cocktails which are almost as expensive as an entree. Parking is difficult, as with many places in downtown Boston. Server was friendly and offered several suggestions. Would definitely return and recommend!
I would give this place a zero star if possible. One of the worst services and extremely rude. The servers had an attitude and hostess was totally indifferent. They gave us a booth with torn seats and when we asked to move they showed an attitude. We walked out of the place. I would recommend to stay away from this place.
Everything was amazing- food-service-ambience. It was a super cozy bar/pub type atmosphere with hearty & delicious, yet not too heavy, food combos - and the servers went out of their way to be efficient, informative and friendly.
My only request would be to please squeeze a changing table in the restroom! I one-handed it on the sink top, but otherwise would have had to change my baby in the booth where we were seated.
Despite this, I'd go back & highly recommend to anyone! They made us feel welcome with an infant- Thank You!
Getting there early allowed for the first half of the meal to be quiet with a splendid soundtrack of favorite songs. The service was friendly but inatentative with no offers of coffee refill. With the exception of the over cumined potatoes, the food was top quality.
Brownstone is one of my go-to brunch spots. When you're in a pinch and everywhere else is booked, you can usually count on them to have some room. That's not to say the food and atmosphere isn't good - in fact, it's great, and reasonably priced too. Equally good place to stop for a few drinks after work during the week, a first date, or casual brunch.
Went for Brunch while some out of town relatives were visiting. The food and drinks were amazing and our server was excellent. However, I do need to comment on the fact that the hostess greeted us when we arrived, she said they were just cleaning off our table, pointed to it and said she would be right back. The people that had been sitting there were on their way out the door when we walked in, and a busser came over right away to clean off the table and re-set it for us. Well the hostess had completely disappeared and after waiting and staring at our clean table (and many other empty tables) for 15 minutes with lots of employees just watching us and walking right by, we finally asked the bartender what had happened to her. A few minutes later she came sauntering out and acted as if we had only been standing there for a minute or 2. Not a great way to start off our experience. fortunately the food and our waitress completely made up for our initial frustrations.
The food is not well prepared, looks and tastes bad. Super noisy. The girl welcomed me seem very friendly but the waitress was rude and gave me a dirty look when I ask for questions. I would dfinitely not recommend this restaurant to any one. I think they still have business is because of the location.
I had the duck sweet potato hash and it was great. Portion size wasn't overwhelming but the quality was fantastic. House coffee tasted fresh as well. Didn't see if they had more coffee options on the menu but think an expanded coffee menu with latte's and such would be good for the brunch crowd.
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