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Washington Square Tavern

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714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
617-232-8989
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Super good!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Sarah_ANANAS
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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!

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
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

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