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242 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
On the T, The Beacon Street Green line (C) train, at the Coolidge Corner stop. On the Bus, Take the 66 Bus to Coolidge Corner.
(617) 232-0065
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never had a bad meal here

Creative menu (check out the mini lobster tacos), food well prepared. Excellent and unobtrusive service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Boston
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Boston, United States
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is actually quite well prepared but the ambience is a bit too loud/noisy for me and my guests. We were there at around 6:00 PM on a week night. The service was competent but slow. If you are in the Coolidge Corner area of Brookline and want some place that is good but not necessarily great, this is... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Creative menu (check out the mini lobster tacos), food well prepared. Excellent and unobtrusive service.

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Montgomery, NY
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I have eaten at Lineage several times and never have experienced a bad meal, service or beverage. They do change their menu but always have fresh fish which is done perfectly. Their appetizers are original and the only problem is making a decision as to what to order but do save room for dessert.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Business dinner at this restaurant, food was fantastic and service was great for being a large group. Seafood dishes were all delicious according to all that had...which was most. Lobster taco app was fantastic.

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Concord, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were meeting my son-in-law for dinner, and he was staying at the Marriott Courtyard in Brookline, which was extremely convenient for both of us. Open Table said the only spot was for 8:45, which was going to be a bit late, since he had spent the entire day flying into Logan. A quick phone call confirmed a reservation for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Nice place, quiet, romantic, lovely people and atmosphere, enjoyed it to no limit and ill definitly be back again here. The drinks are amazing

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Acton, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This has everything desired In a neighborhood restaurant.... Great friendly service, lively atmosphere, and exceptional food.... This kitchen sure knows how to handle seafood. Lobster taco appetizer was delicious, chatham scallops were outstanding... Highly recommended

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We ate here to celebrate a graduation. The food was just super and we sampled appetizers, entrees of course, and desserts. The bread is fantastic, by the way. Service was very good, attentive but not intrusive. The oysters and fish were wonderfully fresh, and the other plates were great as well. I believe the chef tries to use local ingredients... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

:Limited Menu but delicious. Cute location, excellent wine list. Enjoyed the meal and service very good.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A really good neighbourhood restaurant with a small but interesting menu (quite heavy on fish but not exclusively) and excellent service. The salmon was excellent and there was a reasonable selection of wines available by the glass and half bottle as well. Not cheap but not unreasonable.I believe it is only open in the evenings

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Additional Information about Lineage

Address: 242 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
Phone Number: (617) 232-0065
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
  • Public Transportation: On the T, The Beacon Street Green line (C) train, at the Coolidge Corner stop. On the Bus, Take the 66 Bus to Coolidge Corner.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: (617) 232-0065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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