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The Fireplace

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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Not as good as it used to be

The Fireplace used to be my go-to restaurant in Brookline for good food/drink in a cozy atmosphere. I have to say that my opinion has changed. I made a reservation for dinner and arrived on time. We were promptly seated at a table next to the iconic fireplace, though way to cramped next to our... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Fireplace used to be my go-to restaurant in Brookline for good food/drink in a cozy atmosphere. I have to say that my opinion has changed. I made a reservation for dinner and arrived on time. We were promptly seated at a table next to the iconic fireplace, though way to cramped next to our neighbors' table. In fact, I... More 

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Boston
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We've enjoyed The Fireplace for several years and the food quality remains high. We were disappointed to find the space more crowded than I recall from before, and the chockablock tables in the upstairs section detracted from our dining experience. Despite reservations made days in advance, we were denied what would have been a more commodious table on their lower... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
366 reviews 366 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?