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Brown Sugar Cafe

1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
+1 617-787-4242
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (32 reviews)
“sticky rice” (6 reviews)
“green curry” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

I've had the take away, I've had the sit-down experience, and I love it all. Could be a little spicier, but that's not to say that everything was not seasoned well or anything less than delicious! I was hesitant to try it at first, coming...More

Thank LiterallyIngrid
Reviewed March 1, 2018

We stopped in for dinner before a show at the Paradise Rock Club just down the street and were very impressed! It was busy and cozy but we were seated quickly and served quickly. My husband had a duck special while I had a Pad...More

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed February 14, 2018

I loved the food! They're very fast in bringing out the food. Good environment. Very cozy and traditional. Even though I've been a local in this neighborhood for so long, I had never heard of this place. I'm so happy I discovered this place through...More

Thank Molly R
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Meh. Total meh. Asked for spicy. Came room temp & mild. Huh? Based on other reviews maybe I came on off night or ordered wrong but nah, they’re just not that good. Sorry guys we won’t be back

Thank Joanie D
Reviewed December 23, 2017

This is a great Thai spot in the neighborhood. The tom yum soup is EXCELLENT. The fresh rolls and shumai are very good. The pad thai is GOOD but not at all mindblowing. They have a long list of unique desserts that are worth trying....More

Thank David P
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Got to restaurant at 4:30pm. We were seated right away but realized we needed a 5th seat. Wait staff seemed annoyed that they had to move us. Moved us to a 4 person table and squeezed a 5th chair at the end. Our drink order...More

Thank Scoopers
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Brown Sugar came highly recommended from a friend when we were last in Boston, and man, we were not disappointed. We beat the crowd, and there IS a crowd, so either reserve a table or get their early. Not only was the wait staff efficient,...More

Thank MarkCharney
Reviewed November 11, 2017

I used to eat at Brown Sugar all the time in college and since then have lived in New York and South Florida, and traveled all over and this is still the best Thai restaurant I've come across! I usually get the Pad See Ew....More

Thank rb913
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is authentic for a Thai restaurant. The food is just average, maybe made to cater for western taste, not too spicy as expected. The tom yam gung is a bit let down, its sweet, mild tamarind and lemon grass, not to my expectation....More

Thank selinateo
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

4 of us dined at the Brown Sugar cafe and it truly was a fine dining experience. We had one combo platter as a starter to share and it was delicious. The main courses were succulent and we each chose a different dish. I had...More

Thank Chrissie M
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Finch M
January 16, 2017|
Response from longfellowplace | Reviewed this property |
I know they serve beer and wine. Not sure about hard alcohol. But probably. Call and check.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-787-4242
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