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Lineage

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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Neighborhood Gem

Great service, friendly patrons, delicious drinks and food. This place has many loyal regulars for good reason. Neighborhood people love it, and it's also worth a trek to Coolidge Corner for others as well. Calling ahead for a table is a good idea - it can be busy even on weeknights. The bar is fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Laurie W
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, friendly patrons, delicious drinks and food. This place has many loyal regulars for good reason. Neighborhood people love it, and it's also worth a trek to Coolidge Corner for others as well. Calling ahead for a table is a good idea - it can be busy even on weeknights. The bar is fun and friendly. Recommended!

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Thank Laurie W
Newton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We began with wonderfully crafted cocktails and tender local oysters. For dinner, I had the seafood tasting menu with wine paring. Each course was distinctive, clever and tasty. The service is perfect: cheerful, efficient, informative. Altogether a great place for a quiet family celebration.

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Thank samten6
Brookline, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is excellent restaurant. They serve mainly seafood and their lobster tacos are a real treat. The ambient is very nice, the service is superb and the food is very good. It serves dinner only and reservation is recommended since they cater functions. It is pricey.

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Thank Minna R
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158 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Lineage has the unique ability to be consistently terrific. We have eaten there several times since discovering it last summer. From start to finish, the staff are warm and very friendly. They are well informed and always provide great guidance regarding the menu. Recently I had the Swordfish, my favorite seafood. I had a 'chop' type cut that was fresh... More 

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Thank rubyfoody
Boston
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182 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to this Coolidge Corner eatery was entirely pleasing. Lineage boasts farm (and dock) to table local cuisine, and one can appreciate the difference. The Spicy Lobster Tacos were as good as promised, and three of us thoroughly enjoyed the Grilled Swordfish entrée (though a tad more seasoning there would have suited my palate). Our guest said the... More 

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boston
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185 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

As long-term customers, we always look forward to dinner at Lineage whenever we're in Boston. We've never had a bad meal and the recent mushroom fest was great. But we're just as happy with the regular menu, where they manage to make fish that is both delicate and tasty. The other thing is the atmosphere: one of the few places... More 

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630 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Lineage is a small and stylish restaurant in Coolidge Corner. The food is quite good, though the menu is not extensive. My cauliflower soup was outstanding, and my salmon entree was very good too. Service was good too.

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Thank Mark P
Cambridge, MA
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really like Lineage. The food is good and all the staff are very nice. I've had a great time having oysters at an incredible price during the early evening. Recently, I had dinner with 4 friends and had read the online menu, which said that the seafood tasting menu was available every night, but as it turned out this... More 

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Thank Padmapada
Brookline, mAssachusetts, USA
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple times. Most recently it feels like the place does not live up to its reputation from a price point, service and food quality. There are others in the neighborhood that are distinctly better and I would prefer going to. Service was nice but not friendly. Not great for a vegetarian.

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Thank VickJenie
USA
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

When we are in the area we usually have dinner here and it is always a wonderful experience, but this time we stopped in for a late night celebration and it was just as lovely. We were lucky to be seated without reservations on a Saturday night, but we arrived about 9:30pm and the dinner rush was over. We shared... More 

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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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