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1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101 (Washington Street)
+1 617-975-1900
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited twice. First just for cocktails in the evening and good service with unique options. We also visited for a graduation party (six at the table) with special diet needs that we contacted the chef a couple of days prior. The experience was wonderful. The service attentive but not pressured and the food was wonderful. Well beyond our expectations.

Thank Dave S
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This very pleasant restaurant serves good, well cooked food. An easy menu, good choices and pleasant service. Delicious salads and nicely cooked hamburgers in a welcome, neighbourly environment. Open fires make this a nice place to spend an evening - and not too expensive!

Thank Sue H
South Shore, MA
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250 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was here for an event, a Fireside Chat, which was all about local craft beers. They hold these events monthly with a different topic each time. The restaurant is nice and they have free parking out back, a plus for the area! Enjoyed learning about and tasting beer with the bar manager. Has small bites from the kitchen that went... More 

Thank ShelSouthShore_MA
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704 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fireplace in Washington Square, Brookline is a roomy well decorated restaurants on two levels. An entry level with bar and fireplace, and an upper level with an open kitchen. The food is excellent. Service a little slow. Soups are excellent, as are the unique sandwiches and entrees. Whether a tuna melt, burger, or salmon entree, you can't go wrong.

Thank frugalarnie
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place for good service and food for a date, celebration or to step it up a level. You can come casual or business casual. Not formal so you can still relax and have a good time. Burger is delicious and so are the scallops. We shared a charcuterie board among 4 people and it was plenty.... More 

Thank lileemai
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I love the warm atmosphere, Great local resaurant, and the food although expensive is innovative and they have the best burgers ever. Unfortunately we never have good luck with a good waiter. I don't know what the training probllem is, but they are lethargic, bored, and inefficient. Every time We go, it's the same issue, with different waters. They don't... More 

Thank Shuggiplum
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice for brunch and enjoyed myself immensely. The atmosphere is cozy, especially with the fire cracking. Mimosas are delicious and their signature potato bread is amazing. Our server was attentive, quiet, and respectful. I had a vegetable sauté with poached eggs that was flavorful, though the roasted squash needed another ten minutes. I could also do... More 

Thank MegGall
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I was coming from a meeting in Boston and meeting my wife for a late dinner who was driving in from the suburbs. This was a good spot to meet in Brookline. We had reservations and arrived about 9 PM. We had a very nice table for two directly in front of the fireplace. Although we live in the area... More 

Thank Barry G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We waited forever ....for our meal... Cold I mean cold food all of it ....we should have walked out ...our mistake Terrible comments eat all your potato side dish while we reheat your meals... Oh you get a free coffee or desert you need to be out of here by 7PM Oh this only happens when we are slow They... More 

Thank Tedsleds
Hampton, New Jersey
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

As is customary for me, when I have a negative comment I directly contact the person or organization so as not to do undo harm. I also consider the possibility that there were extenuating circumstances beyond anyone's control. I sent restaurant a private message via Yelp on January 20. They did not have the courtesy to respond. Tells me they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
    (Washington Street)
  • Public Transportation: The Green Line - C train stop at Washington Square is directly across the street from The Fireplace.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-975-1900

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