We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 171 Brookline Restaurants

The Fireplace

1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #11 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

143 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

The Fireplace is excellent all around...great service, menu, drinks and food. Plenty of gluten free options prepared and served with care. Our server, Holly, was knowledgeable, attentive, and could not have been more accommodating. Suffice it to say that we'll be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
boston, ma
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a smallish place with a great bar (great cocktails) and fine food. It is not inexpensive and will add up quickly. But, for a special occasion or just when you want to treat yourself to a superior dining experience in the neighborhood, this is a great place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great neighborhood restaurant with solid menu items and seasonal shifts. There were supposed to be selling out to a New Haven pizza franchise, but changed their mind. Bravo!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisville, NY
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wonderful meal in a busy but comfortable establishment. We were seated right in front of the kitchen which usually is a challenge to a enjoyable meal, but the location was perfect. We got a chance to preview many dishes as the plates left the counter and the servers were eager to answer our questions. We ordered the short ribs, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Framingham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Fire place is one of my favorite restaurant around Boston Area!!! They have restaurant' week menu during March and August. Every dish that I ordered were fantastic!! Their bread (potato bread) is out of this world! Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rhode Island
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seekonk, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marlborough, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
425 reviews 425 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Fireplace also viewed


Been to The Fireplace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Fireplace

Address: 1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
Phone Number: 617-975-1900
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing