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Brasserie Jo Restaurant Review: This authentic French brasserie is situated on the first floor of the Colonnade Hotel. Pre-theater patrons and symphony-goers like the Back Bay location and servers who churn out Alsatian-style dishes in a timely manner. Servers greet diners with a warm fresh baguette served with creamy butter. Dishes include everything from steak frites and Moroccan braised lamb shank to duck confit and roasted bass. Don’t miss the chocolate mousse prepared tableside with fresh crème. The beer list includes samplings from Duvel to Ommegang but the prices are steep; the extensive regional French wine list ranges from moderate to very expensive. The main dining room is a bright jumble of brass, banquettes and mirrors, edged by a bar that attracts grazers and quaffers at all times of the day. Late-night diners will go for the French hot dog sliders and mini bar burgers served from the bar menu until midnight.