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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 - 9:00 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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Neighborhood gem

We have enjoyed many pleasant evenings at lineage. Nits consistently good food and service and delightful for date night or a fun night with friends and family. I do t know how they make those rolls but they are addictively delicious. Great fish but also one of the best burgers in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Avivina
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Brookline
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brookline
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We have enjoyed many pleasant evenings at lineage. Nits consistently good food and service and delightful for date night or a fun night with friends and family. I do t know how they make those rolls but they are addictively delicious. Great fish but also one of the best burgers in town.

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Brookline, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We go to Lineage for celebrations as the food and service are really superior. They create unusual combinations of very fresh food.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I eat here often, especially since we live nearby. In fact Lineage is our "go to" place for dining that is a bit finer and upscale then a lot of the local competitors. The good news is that it is not overpriced for what you get, and that you actually get quite a lot in this very... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Traffic and weather kept us close to our hotel in Brookline last evening and away from dining in downtown Boston. We were not expecting much when we walked around the corner and found the Lineage Restaurant. We were made very welcome and the waiter took the time to explain the items on the menu in detail. We took them up... More 

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Boulder
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I don't have much to add to the positive reviews of Lineage, except the following: - The menu is constantly changing and inventive, but never precious. There mostly (and very definite hits) (almost always the seafood) and occasional misses (not a fan of the recent shortrib rissotto...shortrib was lost in the risotto, and texturally not the best) - There's obvious... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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592 reviews 592 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
589 helpful votes 589 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

They do a nice job here. The staff is excellent and offer professional caring service. Food is good, pretty straight forward fare. Everything we had was cooked perfectly, served right from the oven (hot). Not a place I'd seek out, but excellent option for those that live in the area. RECOMMENDED

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This restaurant is new to me, but I am told has been a local favorite for years. Both times we went the food and the service were excellent. The lobster tacos are a fresh and healthy appetizer as well as the always fresh-tasting raw oysters. Yum! We were perfectly full each time, but still couldn't resist ordering dessert which of... More 

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Newmarket
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have been to Lineage 5-6 times. The atmosphere is lively and fun. The food and service always excellent. Amy is great on reservations.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our order for our table of four came at the peak demand on the wait staff and somehow when it finally arrived the plates and the food were cool. They quickly regrouped reheating the orders, comping four glasses of wine as well as comping coffee and dessert. Everyone enjoyed their food. Having worked in restaurants in my youth I know... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We go too this restaurant because is close to my home. The food is very good, specially the salmon. The menu does not change much..the wines are a little overprized. The atmosphere is very nice The sevice is just ok. Overall is a pleasant experience going there.

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