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The Fireplace

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1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101 (Washington Street)
+1 617-975-1900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rhode Island
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The lovely fireplace in the bar as you walk in is very appealing but with 6 people, we sat in the dining room, as expected. The server was quite nice and seemed caring but when 1 of the 6 entrees failed to come out with the other 5, things fell apart. He wasn't on top of the situation and neither... More 

Thank VSR-RI
Rockport, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We used to live in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood and ate several times at The Fireplace (and its predecessors), but had not been back for a while. We needed a reliable place between a museum visit and a train to catch, and The Fireplace filled the bill. Seasonal fare included butternut squash soup (with blue cheese!) and pumpkin risotto. We... More 

Thank RockportBirder
Brookline, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've enjoyed many lunches at the Fireplace with friends. The food and service is very good, and you don't feel rushed.

Thank 718Susan718
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296 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's a little expensive and loud, but our meal was quite good. Service was good. There is a parking lot in the back with some limited parking available. Casual atmosphere and not a quite romantic place. I didn't see a fireplace. Light but somewhat crowded dining room with tables close together. You can hear conversations at other tables, so need... More 

Thank Floridagator
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Good place to have dinner. Good menu, good beer and wines. A place to go at any time of the year. Cozy.

Thank Patsal2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience and quality food served with professional staff - and primarily nice choice of local beers too

Thank LordLadyRothschild
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good experience all around,bartender was great but prices are a tad bit high Will be trying a few more dishes in the near future

Thank Truro54
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Went to this place with work associates and had a good time there. They have elaborate menu and very nice service. Enjoyed my time there and liked the food.

Thank abhitrip82
Brookline, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The Fireplace used to be one of our favorites- for lunch and dinner. Not any more. After a disappointing lunch about 8 months ago, and a terrible dinner last Fall, we decided to give it another try for lunch yesterday. It was okay, but lacked a spark. Our waitress was pleasant. The menu had changed - not a negative necessarily... More 

Thank nancywolk
Brookline, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I come here within friends a few times a year. The place is always busy and food is scrumptious. The only thing is that I think the food is way overpriced! The fireplace in the front is nice and is always welcome on a cold winters day. During warmer months, the outside patio is open with a few tables.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
American, Gluten Free Options
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?