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Washington Square Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
+1 617-232-8989
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This place is a bit of a local secret--really good food and hip atmosphere. Bit of a trip if you are traveling in Boston, but a great Brookline secret.

Thank Bostonfoody
Elmore, Vermont
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83 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

There really couldn't be a better neighborhood restaurant/bar. Always a welcome smile, always good food, excellent drink, awesome music. If you haven't been you should. It's the quintessential neighborhood bar!

Thank migrantnative
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night after seeing this on phantom gourmet. Waitress was very nice and attentive to start. Wine was good. Burrata was ok the heirloom tomatoes were wilted. Calamari was much better. Dinner two had duck I had chicken. Chicken was soooooooo salty it was almost inedible. Duck was over cooked. Whiskey/scotch ,end is great. No dessert. Don't... More 

Thank Ssc3201
San Diego, California
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Went on a sister date here with my little sis. Food was awesome and this place wasn't too far from her apartment. We lucked out when we went because they had beignets with coffee anglaise, which was liquid coffee ice cream. They were amazing! I love a place with rotating specials, especially of the sweet kind:) Highly recommend!

1 Thank Sarah_ANANAS
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Staff were consistently near-by, but somehow remained inattentive. I had the roasted chicken stuffed with mushrooms. Both were undercooked and overly salted. Salt seemed to be the only seasoning. For $24 for a chicken dish, my expectation were high. My companion's burger sat upon a soggy bun. We were seated near the door which remained open on a chilly evening.... More 

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Market fish was Striped Bass with a corn and basil Risotto simply Amazing. Paired with Anthill Farms California Pinot noir. Very inviting space great wait staff, Stuart and Connor behind the bar are the best.

1 Thank James B
Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

First place we walked in as it was closer to the car! So it was not really a choice but what a surprise inside! Staff very friendly and helpful. We had to wait only 20 minutes which on Saturday night in Brookline is excellent! The lights are kept very low here so you do not see much of people's faces...... More 

2 Thank Alex J
Boston, MA
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Very pleasant, classy pub food. Menu changes seasonally, with emphasis on fresh ingredients. Can get crowded at times. No television, which is refreshing for a bar.

1 Thank Canadiancitylover
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Jambalaya was packed with Flavor! Great Wine list and Specialty Cocktails, My Wife was very happy with her Farro Entrée, Love the warm atmosphere, this is an amazing find!

1 Thank Joe V
Spencer, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Our friends who live in Brookline brought us here on a rainy Saturday for some beer and burgers, and we were very pleased with both here. The atmosphere is very cozy with a beautiful bar and dark wood all around. The beer selection was good - several drafts and even more bottle choices. The wine menu also looked diverse. All... More 

2 Thank Stephanie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-232-8989

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