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Washington Square Tavern

714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
617-232-8989
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Ranked #124 of 171 restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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33 reviews 33 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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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Washington Square Tavern is a cozy neighborhood spot, where the food goes beyond "typical fare". Jerry and his team put together a menu that caters to "foodies" and casual diners alike. Some standouts are the roasted chicken (the only place I order chicken out), braised short ribs, and duck spring rolls. Definitely a spot to check out if you're in... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This was top of the list on things we had to do after an 8 year absence. Thankfully our experience lived up to our memories and didn't disappoint. The decor was exactly as we remembered, and the food outstanding. The wine list has grown a bit since we left but our favorite drinks were still on the menu. Sadly Gerry... More

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