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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    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
What a surprise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Alex J
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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
Senior Contributor
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Amazing experience, had the Jambalaya special paired with a wonderful Syrah. Great space so cozy, staff very attentive makes for a great night. Can't wait to go back.

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Brookline, MA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is probably my favorite place to eat in Brookline. I love the cozy atmosphere, they have a great drink selection, and the food never disappoints!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I started going to WST when we moved to the neighborhood a few years ago. We love the place so much that we found ourselves going at least once a week! The food is fantastic, and the wine and beer selection is lovely. The cocktails are hit or miss - but there are a few standards that... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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?