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Brown Sugar Cafe

#248 of 2,353 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Allston / Brighton
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1033 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1001
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been around for years and the quality remains high. During the academic season it is full of students (up the street from BU) but it is also comfortable for adults. The menu is huge and so many of the dishes are really good. Prices are reasonable. The server we had this last time was a bit distracted... More 

Thank longfellowplace
Riverside, RI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for dinner tonight after realizing the ride home from Boston at 5:30pm would be disastrous. This turned out to be a great highlight of th day. Easily found on street parking, were immediately seated indoors by the window seats as it was far too hot to sit outside. Our waitress and the other staff were attentive throughout our... More 

Thank vcaz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can I just start by saying that they have the best scallion pancakes mhmmmm only the Lord knows lol. They have great customer service, a wonderful setting with thise cute littke fishes to look at in the tank and their FOOD AND THEIR PRESENTATION ESPECIALLY THEIR FOOD IS TO DIE FOR. MHHHMM ITS THAT GOOD LOL. ONE OF MY FAVORITE... More 

Thank Andrea R
Vancouver, Canada
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Loved all their dishes the first time so we went again in our 2nd trip to Boston a few weeks later. Best drink was their fresh lemonade. They had a fantastic expresso creme brule which we shared 3 ways as I don't usually indulge in desserts. Would have this one again for sure. All the items we tried were freshly... More 

Thank ilovetravel13
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Brown Sugar is sooo good! It's a big spot and has a good amount of seating. The menu is friendly to everyone, including people allergic to gluten. Food is decent. We got tod munm, spicy jamaica, drunken noodle, and brown sugar duck. Loved the tod munn!! Loved brown sugar duck too - skin is crispy but meat is still tender.

Thank kayce507
Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Many Thai restaurants in the U.S. are becoming Americanized and less interesting in my opinion. Brown Sugar is better than most of the Thai restaurants that I have sampled over the past five years. The Brown Sugar fresh rolls were almost a meal and the masaman curry was tasty and not too spicy. Its difficult to really evaluate a restaurant... More 

Thank physbiz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit. This place was more authentic than most Thai restaurants in Boston area. However this time we felt the Thai spices have been tempered down. The green curry was very mild. I guess they want you to add the spices provided on the table. Food is still very tasty and aromatic. Avoid the pad Thai because... More 

Thank Hungryghost7
Jacksonville, Florida
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit after graduation. Birthday celebrations are a surprise to enjoy. Delicious fried rice served in a pineapple is pictured.

Thank Gatorartlady
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Went out to eat at Brown Sugae Cafe recently because my husband and I, along with another couple, were going to see The Kills at The Paradise just a few doors down. Turned out to be the best decision. Not only was it convenient, the food was some of the best Thai I have ever had and the service was... More 

Thank elf67
Rochester, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Very nice place, accessible to Boston University where my son graduated. The Thai food were very delicious. The workers are very nice and attentive. Excellent!

Thank maloucrav

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Thai, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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: 617-787-4242

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