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Washington Square Tavern

714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
617-232-8989
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Ranked #121 of 171 restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We've been there twice already. And we wouldn't hesitate to come back again. Food: simple, straight-forward, amazing. One of the few restaurants in Boston/Brookline that will serve a steak authentically rare! Service: friendly, informative always willing to answer questions about the menu. Add to that a decent beer selection beyond the usual Sam Adams/Harpoon that you typically find in restaurants... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited this restaurant with some friends. They don't take reservations so the wait for a table of 6 was 45 minutes at 7:30pm on a Wednesday night. Cocktails were okay but not excellent, but the wine selection was good and the glass I had with dinner was quite nice. For dinner I went with the recommendation of the host... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

LOVE this place. Great, diverse crowd, really cozy room & atmosphere. The food is stellar (I'm a vegetarian & they have plenty for me too!) & the bartenders are superb & make the BEST cocktails, bar-none. (thanks Stewie, Ethan & Connor!!)

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great food. Great wine. Great service! Local gem. Farm to table. The beef marrow to start is an absolute must. If that's all you had, you'd have had a fantastic meal. Add to it the goat chop and sausage and you're over the top.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

While in town on business we found the Washington Tavern. Not only is the atmosphere inviting and comfortable but they have an outstanding cocktail menu and dinner menu. Had a fantastic gun cocktail and an even better meal of scallops, brussels spouts and apple hash- it was phenomenal. The service was polite and timely as well. Would definitely recommend to... More

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Brookline
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Scrumptious, locally sourced food paired with great drinks - a combination hard to beat! This is a wonderful gem in the heart of Brookline and shouldn't be missed. Cozy, friendly atmosphere that is great for families, couples, friends or anyone for that matter. Doesn't take reservations so you need to either get there early or be patient.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

After moving to Boston in June 2013, my husband and I have eaten at WST twice and a third time with company, who also rank the restaurant as one of their favorites in the world. We love that the menu changes seasonally and have had everything from lamb, clams, seafood stew to burgers, all which were delicious. The atmosphere is... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Another gem in Brookline. Fantastic pub that offers character and atmosphere. The lamb chops are superb and my colleague raved about the chicken gumbo. Wonderful bar and offers so much class.

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

While you may have a wait during peak evenings, the food is worth it. Great, creative dishes - ample sizes and delicious. Nice, friendly wait staff and decent wine list. Bratwurst with bleu cheese was yummy, scallops tender and tasty...will definitely return.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Washington Square Tavern is my favorite restaurant. The menu is outstanding, changes frequently, and the chefs are not afraid to step out and take chances. I love the environment and the nice pace here. I never feel the pressure of having your table turned here...this is a relaxed dining experience. The only downsize is that it is so popular on... More

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