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The Fireplace

1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
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Ranked #14 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
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Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington Street
Transit: The Green Line - C train stop at Washington Square is directly across the street from The Fireplace.
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a fixture by now. The ambiance is pleasant, you can converse easily, staff helpful. Food is dependable. Nothing exceptional but a good meal, nouvelle American style. Maybe best for tete a tete or a lunch meeting .

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Rhode Island
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had a great dinner here. Cute little spot in Brookline. We had some cheese and salame for starters. Something different. Came with a nice homemade fig spread.delish. Funny thing about many restaurants today. Many have dishes with way too many ingredients. They make the simplest meal complicated. But not here. They just use a few of the best and freshest... More

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An interesting and inventive menu which made it difficult to decide what to order - there were so many things that I wanted! In the end I opted for the mission figs with blue cheese and balsamic for an appetizer. I was not disappointed, although the portion was rather small. My main course made up for this, with a large... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went with a group for mid-day lunch on a Saturday. Service was slow and the food was not good. Undercooked and greasy. The restaurant is slated to close in December, and it shows. Skip this one.

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Top Contributor
424 reviews 424 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I need to qualify this review with two comments. First off, we were told at the beginning of the meal that the restuarant will be closing at the end of the year. I've noticed a lot of closings aorund Boston yesterday and keep hearing that rents are skyrocketing. Sad to see and hear. Also, the other issue was the actions... More

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San Marcos, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We walked the .8 miles from our Brookline hotel to The Fireplace restaurant which had good reviews on Trip Advisor. I can see why! Started with a delicious piece of homemade bread. Then I tried the peach/spinach salad and my husband opted for the watermelon salad. Both were yummy. I then had a half portion of lobster macaroni and my... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Fireplace is located in Washington Square - my daughter and I walked there from our hotel. Very local menu - and quaint setting. In the winter they would have a centrally located fireplace and local music. Service was good, food was very good. Would be great for a date or small business dinner. Was perfect for a dad/daughter dinner.

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Fireplace offers very good and creative food offerings at reasonable prices. We also like that they offer a lot of their items, including starters, in two sizes. The restaurant has a small private parking in the back. It is also a very convenient place to eat on the way to a Redsox game in Fenway Park.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a lunch meeting for work. Food was excellent. Everyone loved all of their meals, ranging from salads to sandwiches to my burger - grass fed with VT cheddar. I prefer it well done, and it was perfect, and amazingly tender. Service was excellent and the atmosphere is great for a business meeting, or just a nice social occasion. Highly... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was late and we were starving. Ran in at 9:45 and headed for the bar. They stop serving at 10 pm so we didn't know if the would feed us. The bartender, Raffey said, no worries! He is the best! We proceeded to have an awesome meal!! Kale and farro salad was amazing. We like small portions and their... More

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