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Brown Sugar Cafe

#312 of 2,688 Restaurants in Boston
#336 of 2,901 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Allston / Brighton
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1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
617-787-4242
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Thai

I visited here on a trip back to BU for a hockey game. We had a bit of a wait on a Sat night. While we were there a few people had birthdays which was fun to watch. I had the bird of paradise and it was amazing! Great to get brown rice on the side!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2010
KW_Philadelphia
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Philadelphia, PA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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English first
Philadelphia, PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

I visited here on a trip back to BU for a hockey game. We had a bit of a wait on a Sat night. While we were there a few people had birthdays which was fun to watch. I had the bird of paradise and it was amazing! Great to get brown rice on the side!

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charlotte
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

Brown Sugar is a hidden gem. If you like Thai food & your in Boston, you need to stop by for a bite to eat. The atmosphere is great, the food is excellent & the prices are very reasonable. The location on Commonwealth Ave is easier to find & parking is more readily available. The location in the Fens is... More 

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massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

The ambience is a little bizarre with a crystal chandelier matched with tiffany lamps and a hodge podge of wall decor. But the service is outstanding the menu is extensive. We ordered a variety of hot appetizers, all served perfectly. The crispy thai noodle dish had citrus tones that were a bit too much, but overall it was good. The... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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226 reviews 226 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2009

The menu is extensive and delicious! This restaurant is easily accessible with the Green B line or a nice walk if you're in the BU area. It's a pretty casual place, but the food is amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2009

Great Pad Thai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

It's been a while since I've been here but every time I pass by I want to go in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

One of my favorite Thai places! Both locations are consistently good: food, service - everything!

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Revere, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2008

I am a huge fan of Thai food, but I did not get much from this restaurant. There seems to be a lot of reviews of this being the best Thai in Boston, and I will tell you how that is just not possible. My lunch partner and I sampled three of their dishes and were extremely disappointed. We started... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2008

Pineapple fried rice is the %%$^$*

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2008

nicer location than jersey st, same great food

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Additional Information about Brown Sugar Cafe

Address: 1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
Phone Number: 617-787-4242
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Cafe, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: 617-787-4242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?