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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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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Great bar, surprisingly great food, welcoming atmosphere

I am a regular at the WST. I would call it a gastro-pub but the proprietor would object to what he would consider a pretentious reference. There have been a number of chefs over the years but the current chef is outstanding. The menu has a variety of interesting and creative dishes - ones that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marjorie S
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular at the WST. I would call it a gastro-pub but the proprietor would object to what he would consider a pretentious reference. There have been a number of chefs over the years but the current chef is outstanding. The menu has a variety of interesting and creative dishes - ones that you would not expect to... More 

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Thank Marjorie S
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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 

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1 Thank rizadorojo
Boston
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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.

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Thank Bostonfoody
Elmore, Vermont
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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!

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Thank migrantnative
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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 

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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Sarah_ANANAS
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank James B
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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2 Thank Alex J
Boston, MA
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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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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: Romantic, Bar scene
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?