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Washington Square Tavern

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714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Shh! Excellent place in Washington Square.

This place is a bit of a local secret--really good food and hip atmosphere. Bit of a trip if you are traveling in Boston, but a great Brookline secret.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our neighborhood restaurant for many years. We could always be assured of reasonably priced entrees, good drinks, friendly service. Washington Square Tavern filled a niche of a moderate, casual restaurant in a corner of Brookline with a number of pricier bistros. Apparently the restaurant has changed owners and philosophy in the past several months. Prices are about 30... More 

Thank rizadorojo
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is a bit of a local secret--really good food and hip atmosphere. Bit of a trip if you are traveling in Boston, but a great Brookline secret.

Thank Bostonfoody
Elmore, Vermont
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74 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There really couldn't be a better neighborhood restaurant/bar. Always a welcome smile, always good food, excellent drink, awesome music. If you haven't been you should. It's the quintessential neighborhood bar!

Thank migrantnative
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Went on a Saturday night after seeing this on phantom gourmet. Waitress was very nice and attentive to start. Wine was good. Burrata was ok the heirloom tomatoes were wilted. Calamari was much better. Dinner two had duck I had chicken. Chicken was soooooooo salty it was almost inedible. Duck was over cooked. Whiskey/scotch ,end is great. No dessert. Don't... More 

Thank Ssc3201
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went on a sister date here with my little sis. Food was awesome and this place wasn't too far from her apartment. We lucked out when we went because they had beignets with coffee anglaise, which was liquid coffee ice cream. They were amazing! I love a place with rotating specials, especially of the sweet kind:) Highly recommend!

1 Thank Sarah_ANANAS
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Staff were consistently near-by, but somehow remained inattentive. I had the roasted chicken stuffed with mushrooms. Both were undercooked and overly salted. Salt seemed to be the only seasoning. For $24 for a chicken dish, my expectation were high. My companion's burger sat upon a soggy bun. We were seated near the door which remained open on a chilly evening.... More 

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Market fish was Striped Bass with a corn and basil Risotto simply Amazing. Paired with Anthill Farms California Pinot noir. Very inviting space great wait staff, Stuart and Connor behind the bar are the best.

1 Thank James B
Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First place we walked in as it was closer to the car! So it was not really a choice but what a surprise inside! Staff very friendly and helpful. We had to wait only 20 minutes which on Saturday night in Brookline is excellent! The lights are kept very low here so you do not see much of people's faces...... More 

2 Thank Alex J
Boston, MA
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very pleasant, classy pub food. Menu changes seasonally, with emphasis on fresh ingredients. Can get crowded at times. No television, which is refreshing for a bar.

1 Thank Canadiancitylover
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Jambalaya was packed with Flavor! Great Wine list and Specialty Cocktails, My Wife was very happy with her Farro Entrée, Love the warm atmosphere, this is an amazing find!

1 Thank Joe V

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-232-8989

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?