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Vine Brook Tavern

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American, Contemporary
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20 Waltham St., Lexington, MA
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of historic downtown Lexington, Vine Brook Tavern...
Located in the heart of historic downtown Lexington, Vine Brook Tavern offers contemporary American fare with European influences housed in a warm setting that narrates its roots within the community. Led by owner Marcus Palmer and Executive Chef Chris Frothingham, both alumni of the Todd English Group, the pair combine their years of hospitality expertise and skill for executing comforting cuisine into a unique interpretation of casual yet elegant dining.
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Spot

We stopped around 2 pm for a late lunch and we had Nachos and sliders and wine. Good Wine , Great Service and the nachos are unique and great and the sliders were pulled pork and good. Nice atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
Prisco P
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Milford, Connecticut
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I bought a living social deal for this place and tried it out last night. They have a decent selection of beer and a lot of different wines on tap! The staff was very friendly, and the atmosphere was great-had a farm to table fresh, relaxing feel. We got the cornbread (great app), steak with arugula and... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped around 2 pm for a late lunch and we had Nachos and sliders and wine. Good Wine , Great Service and the nachos are unique and great and the sliders were pulled pork and good. Nice atmosphere

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Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place was recommended by a friend who is local and when you see it from outside it's quite deceiving. I enjoyed their selection of Beirs on tap as well bottled which patronizing local micro brews, and they have very interesting cocktail menu and you should try Dutch mule which is quite refreshing. We ordered quite a selection from appetizers... More 

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Boston,MA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

First time there and only went because of LivingSocial coupon. Overall, an enjoyable dinner with a nice wine menu but a somewhat limited dinner menu. The halibut was excellent (tasty, flavorful and thick) but you have to order a side to complete the meal. My partner had a sirloin dish that came with fries which he liked. We were there... More 

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Bedford MA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Have eaten several times at the Vine Brook Tavern over the past year. Have generally enjoyed my meals, but the price tags are consistently ~30% more than what you'd pay elsewhere. Most recently, my family of 3 went there for dinner. We had 1 small appetizer (cornbread), 3 entrees, and 1 dessert, and 2 rounds of drinks (beer/wine and a... More 

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Boston
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very cool, hip spot in the center of Lexington. Great menu with a something for everyone. The specials were actually special and very good. Nice beer selection. Upstairs looks like a cool place to hang out on the weekends. Our reservation was accepted, table was waiting when we arrived, service was excellent, and bathrooms were clean. Absolutely no complaints!

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We've been repeat patrons of Vine Brook for more than a year, because we've consistently enjoyed good food, cocktails, and comfortable atmosphere there. But on this particular occasion the stars aligned for Vine Brook to provide an exceptional evening. The highest compliments go to our waitperson, Molly, who demonstrated an extraordinary familiarity with the menu and the details of content... More 

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East Bangor, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you don't mind a menu in French and not enough light to read the menu, you Will be fine. The waitress was awesome and the food was good. Baked chicken, garlic mashed, and spinach Ina lemon butter sauce was filling. The iced tea was exceptionally brewed.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited twicw whilst staying in Lexington.Great ambiance. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Good menu choice and good quality food.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We recently dined for our second time at Vine Brook Tavern. I’d highly rate the atmosphere – it has a very nice tavern feel, and isn't too noisy. The food is what you’d expect of the type of restaurant. Interesting combination of nicely prepared and attractively presented food. However, I have to down rate the establishment on a couple of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Waltham St., Lexington, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Located in the heart of historic downtown Lexington, Vine Brook Tavern offers contemporary American fare with European influences housed in a warm setting that narrates its roots within the community. Led by owner Marcus Palmer and Executive Chef Chris Frothingham, both alumni of the Todd English Group, the pair combine their years of hospitality expertise and skill for executing comforting cuisine into a unique interpretation of casual yet elegant dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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