On Sunday, G and I met some friends at Gaslight Brasserie du Coin for brunch. Gaslight is one of the newer additions to the South End and is part of the Aquitaine Group. The restaurant is in the newly developing ‘SoWa’ (South of Washington) area of the South End and in a renovated large brick building. It is a fairly large space but still had a nice cozy, brasserie feeling. The brunch menu was straightforward offering a few varieties of eggs, sandwiches, and salads. We started with the basket of assorted baked goodies. It included a Butter Croissant, Chocolate Croissant, Raspberry Croissant, and a Blueberry Muffin. The croissants were buttery, flaky and just delicious! It was a perfect start!
For my meal I had Croque Monsieur which was served with fries. The sandwich was well prepared and had the right proportion of cheese and ham. The fries were crispy, salty, and addictive! It was good but I had expected more after the baked goodness! Overall, all of us were satisfied with our dishes. I did like the atmosphere and comfortable setting. The other bonus for me is that they take reservations for Sunday brunch which is rare. A lovely solid brunch but nothing wowed me.
After brunch we strolled through the SoWa Open Market which is held in the parking lot adjacent to the building on Sundays in the summer. What a nice way to spend a Sunday!
Gaslight Brasserie Du Coin
560 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118