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1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101 (Washington Street)
The Green Line - C train stop at Washington Square is directly across the street from The Fireplace.
617-975-1900
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Buffet
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food, terrible service

This was a tough one for me. Friends suggested we meet here for dinner and none of us had been before. The atmosphere is very nice - cozy and warm. The drinks were wonderful and there's a lot to choose from. The bartender makes an excellent Manhattan. The wine selection is plentiful. The menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
TracyZ19
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was a tough one for me. Friends suggested we meet here for dinner and none of us had been before. The atmosphere is very nice - cozy and warm. The drinks were wonderful and there's a lot to choose from. The bartender makes an excellent Manhattan. The wine selection is plentiful. The menu has a lot to choose from... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant used to be a standby but has been deteriorating in the quality of food and service since the fall of 2014.

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Brookline, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love going for lunch - salad, rolls, and wine, with friends. This is my go to place for lunch with friends.

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Wayland, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were given a gift certificate and were looking forward to try the restaurant. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. That was the end of the good service. Sat for 15 minutes before waiter brought water and left so fast we could not tell him we did not have a wine list. Ordered drinks, bread arrived and then... More 

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Cupertino, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Nice setting with round tables for easy chatting with everyone, wonderful creative selections of lunch menu with many gluten free items, great dessert selections, and reasonable pricing. I especially like to go there for girls luncheons, as services is good, waiters/waitresses are friendly, and we can sit and chat there until whenever (plus there are ample free parking spaces in... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Fireplace always has an imaginative menu beautifully crafted. Chef Jim Solomon is a great guy and a fabulous chef. We have used this restaurant for events and also for superb catering.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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363 reviews 363 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I had brunch at The Fireplace in Brookline, Massachusetts. The restaurant was full on a Sunday morning so we were glad we had made a reservation. The menu included brunch items like omelets and eggs Benedict as well as lunch dishes like burgers. Our food was very good and came quickly. There was some bread with the... More 

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Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Been here twice and have concluded that the food is very average. Ordered the "award-winning" burger the last time we were there and it was nothing special at all, plus it was cold and we had to send it back. The waiter was totally nice and apologized, but we certainly expected better. Also the bread they handed out was completely... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Joined friends on a recent evening for dinner. They were seated at a comfortable table when I arrived. Server was either preoccupied (and it happens to all of us) or disengaged (couldn't figure out former or latter). Food portions were generous, and came hot out of the kitchen, which is truly appreciated. Water glasses were refilled thanks to the Manager... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were looking for a relaxing restaurant after a stressful day, and we were luck to be recommended to this restaurant. It was a chilly evening, and the fireplace, which is the centerpiece of the restaurant, was going full blaze. It was an immediate destresser. The atmosphere was cheerful, the food delicious and inventive, and the service was just as... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 617-975-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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