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Washington Square Tavern

714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
617-232-8989
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Ranked #115 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Spencer, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our friends who live in Brookline brought us here on a rainy Saturday for some beer and burgers, and we were very pleased with both here. The atmosphere is very cozy with a beautiful bar and dark wood all around. The beer selection was good - several drafts and even more bottle choices. The wine menu also looked diverse. All... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The tavern is a great place for lunch or dinner with fast friendly service and a hands-on owner who many night can be found at the bar leading a wine tasting party. Jerry welcomes old friends and newcomers alike with a smile and a vast knowledge of wines from around the world. As first timers to this restaurant he set... More 

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Benton, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I am giving Washington Square Tavern due to the very poor service we received My girlfriend and I ventured upon the Washington Square Tavern this past Saturday (11/9/2014) after a Boston College football game, Our waitress, Janay, greeted us at 10:45 and immediately mentioned that she did not think the kitchen was open.....we pointed out that it was 10:45...and she... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always great drinks, food & ambiance. Great selection of beers, tequila & more & if you like a great martini...the "Tav's" bartenders are 2nd to none!! Highly recommend....

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Amazing experience, had the Jambalaya special paired with a wonderful Syrah. Great space so cozy, staff very attentive makes for a great night. Can't wait to go back.

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Brookline, MA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is probably my favorite place to eat in Brookline. I love the cozy atmosphere, they have a great drink selection, and the food never disappoints!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I started going to WST when we moved to the neighborhood a few years ago. We love the place so much that we found ourselves going at least once a week! The food is fantastic, and the wine and beer selection is lovely. The cocktails are hit or miss - but there are a few standards that... More 

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Meet some friends at the Tavern and was so happy to have found it. I feel like I'm now "in the know"! Food, service, atmosphere: all exceeded expectations. Looking forward to sharing this with others very soon. Thank you everyone for a great night.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I've been coming to the Tavern for years and have always been pleased to have it feel like home. Last night we at the farro and the scallops. The dishes change with the season but the bar staff stays the same. The regulars behind the bar make the Tavern feel like home. While not inexpensive I generally find the Tavern... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Outstanding food, amazing wine list, and great local vibe. Great selection of scotch & whiskey too! The menu is diverse and owner Gerry Finnegan really knows how to please. Don't miss their nightly specials and food comparable with many of the best restaurants in Boston (and way more affordable).

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Additional Information about Washington Square Tavern

Address: 714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
Phone Number: 617-232-8989
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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