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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
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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 wife and I had a very nice and laid back brunch. Good service, good cocktails (once it was past 10:00 am) and good food. The only thing I would have liked, even though it was summer, would have been to have a hot chocolate option to warm up with (we ate on a chilly, rainy Sunday). Everything else was great and we have a great morning!
Had brunch at Brownstone on Sunday. Service was good. The restaurant was not very busy when we arrived but filled up by the time we finished our meal around 11am. Food quality was good - we had an omelette and the breakfast special which consisted of eggs, toast, home fries, and a meat which they allowed me to sub for fruit. The portions were good but not as huge as you might find at some places. The prices were reasonable - not cheap, but not as expensive as a lot of other restaurants in the area. The only slight negative is that by the time we left they put a table about 1 foot away from ours and seated a couple there, but not a big deal. Overall would recommend.
Close to Back Bay's T and Amtrak station, and down the block from the upscale end of the Copley mall and several hotels, this neighborhood 'tavern' has a nice breakfast/brunch/lunch menu, great beer selection and comfortable vibe. "Location, location, Location" tips the scales in favor of a visit to explore the menu.
Brunch was Good, I like that they offer egg whites on their Benny's but my order came with poached eggs at first so I had to sit for 5min while my husband ate. Our waitress was busy so didn't spend much time with us, we had to ask for more coffee, the bill so I felt like I was always looking for her. She was very friendly, I guess just busy. The food was good, just not good enough for me to want to rush back. The benny sauce was HOT, mixed with some spice and I wasn't expecting that. I didn't care for it much but I ate everything. I might give it a try for dinner, just to see if anything excites me.
Brownstone, named after the traditional brownstone buildings you can find throughout Boston, provides a casual, yet professional atmosphere. Perfect for those in Boston looking to get together with friends, with an ambiance providing the perfect noise level for friendly chatter without feeling like the entire restaurant is listening in. The defining dining moment: beer/service, I ordered my go-to 'brew', which I order whenever in New England, but it is not a Mass local, so the server (like any good server) took this opportunity to offer me a comparable. It was a delightful change, this style of service can define a restaurant. Additionally, he was attentive, but understood my guest and I wanted to be left alone to catch up, so he didn't hover like far to many inexperienced waiters do.
I look forward to my next visit to Brownstone.
I took my boyfriend to Brownstone for brunch for his birthday and they creatively put a candle in his pulled pork benny -- it was great! We went during the weekday during lunch time and it wasn't very full so the noise level was moderate. The menu isn't super large but it is curated and everything sounded delicious. We ultimately went with the pulled pork benny and the duck sweet potato hash along with the sangria and sunshine for drinks. The wait for food was a bit long but we had our drinks and the food was worth the wait! I highly recommend the duck hash! Our experience here was great and this has become one of the all-week brunch spots I'll definitely come back to. We both had a great time here. :)
Went for brunch because I'd read so many great reviews. Meh. Waitress was fine, not particularly attentive or engaged, but also not difficult or annoying. I had corned beef hash and hubs had the signature crunchy French toast. Mine was fine - a little greasy, basic level of flavor, nothing bad, nothing to write home about. Hubby thought the crunchy French toast was interesting, but way too sweet. It was an average, run-of-the-mill breakfast.
Requested able was ready upon our arrival!! High top at the window. Lovely server who was very attentive and mindful of one of the diner's lactose intolerance. Never felt rushed by staff.
Food was quite good, not earth shattering but consistent tasty bruch items. A great neighborhood find!
We were searching online for a place for Sunday brunch near the Back Bay and discovered Brownstone. It was a short walk from Copley Square. We're so glad we went. Our meals were absolutely delicious. Crab cake benedict and a Croque Monsieur both with homestyle fried
red bliss potatoes which appeared to be cooked in bacon fat! The crab cakes were full of crab meat and very generous. The eggs were perfectly poached and the hollandaise had a spicy kick that complemented the crab. The Croque Monsieur had delicious black forrest ham thickly sliced with gruyere cheese on french toast with real maple syrup. We enjoyed two sunshine cocktails each - orange juice with prosecco and orange flavored vodka. A filling and totally enjoyable brunch!
As big Red Sox fans, we frequent the Back Bay Area during baseball season. We've been to many places around Copley and the South End -- and enjoy taking in weekend brunch before an afternoon game. This weekend, we decided to give Brownstone a try. They have a very interesting brunch menu with lots of breakfast and lunch offerings to satisfy all tastes. They also have a good variety of brunch cocktails.
I ordered the crab cake Benedict (which turned out to be spicy) and my wife ordered the pulled-pork Benny. Both were good -- but not remarkable. These courses were a bit on the heavy side and lacked the nuanced flavor of creative dishes from Coda, which is a smaller establishment just around the corner. Having said that, Brownstone is a great place to go if you are really hungry and in the mood for comfort food. The service was very good and it had a fun "Sports Bar" vibe to it. Enjoy!
We went here for Father's Day brunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal - food was great. We were seated right by the sidewalk and, given it was a beautiful day and the window was open, it was great! Our server was named John and he was AWESOME - so pleasant, attentive and helpful. Would go back again no question!
The ambiance of Brownstone is a fairly generic. We went for brunch and I have to say, the brunch menu was outstanding and very well priced. Our server was super friendly and attentive. He recommended their Bloody Mary which arrived with skewered olive, lemon, lime and a spicy slab of bacon. Super tasty. The portions were hearty, but not obscene and everyone one of us raved about their order. Would definitely go back!
My boyfriend and I had a gift certificate from a friend, so we decided to check it out. We were seated right away (had a reservation), server got our drinks in right away (good sized beer selection) and allowed us to look over the delicious dinner menu.
We split the deviled eggs and truffle fries -- both delicious and worth an order.
Then we each got a sandwich (burger and chicken) with caesar salads on the side.
The food was tasty, reasonably priced, came out in an adequate time.
All in all, the experience was very pleasant. Will definitely come back again.
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.
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