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Brown Sugar Cafe

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1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
+1 617-787-4242
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“thai food” (28 reviews)
“sticky rice” (6 reviews)
“satay” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed July 2, 2017

This is a wonderful destination. I LOVE the atmosphere and food and staff--all perfect--and as a vegetarian find the options to be overwhelmingly plentiful. When I was living in the area, this was my go-to dinner destination, and I'm sorry not to be closer now....More

Thank M G
Reviewed June 13, 2017

I have dined in almost all of the Thai places in Boston because I am a bit of an addict to savory flavoring. I cook Thai at home as a novice. There are two places in Allston that are far above the rest,and one of...More

Thank jakajuda
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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +1 617-787-4242
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