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The Fireplace

1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
617-975-1900
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Ranked #10 of 171 restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
Massachusetts
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113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came here last night and it was a nice little place. Had the meat and cheese (aged cheddar and napolitano) and it was mouth watering. I was about to order more but needed to leave room for the rest of the food that I was about to devour. The bread that comes before the food is very good again I... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Your shoulders drop from the tightness you've been holding all day, as the waiter guides you through what is the special of the night or the best wine to have with your selection of food, he's right and you have a wonderful meal and you glide home satisfied.

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We started with kale chips and chicken soup. Then tasted our way through a delightful variety of small plates and appetizers. There is a delightful selection of local wines beers and ciders. I have always wanted to try fiddle heads and they were just in season this week.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Excellent food, using area produce, choices for any taste or diet, pleasant atmosphere, attentive service. Just great place to eat!

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Boston, MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to The Fireplace for the first time last month with a friend. I had always wanted to try it. I noticed that the majority of patrons were a bit on the older side. There are several different sections of the restaurant. We were on the lowest level on the opposite side of the fireplace next to the stairs.... More

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North Shore, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Fireplace in Brookline is one of my favorite restaurants. I give it near-perfect marks on food, service, and atmosphere. The food is consistently delicious. On a recent visit with friends, I started with the squash soup; it was so good, creamy with some contrasting texture from pumpkin seeds and a few little almost-melted bits cheese. I also had perfectly... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great atmosphere, upbeat but not too loud. We were able to carry on a conversation and still enjoy the music as background. Our waiter was attentive, patient and answered all our questions. The food was amazing. One of my daughters and I had the crab cakes....we both asked for seconds and made them our meal. My sons had the burgers... More

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