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242 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 232-0065
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Ranked #6 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: 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.
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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567 reviews 567 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
553 helpful votes 553 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
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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15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Very good restaurant. I was wary at first because I am a solo business traveler and could not tell from the photos if this spot was solo friendly. They have a nice bar dining area. If it is not to crowded - the bar is a nice place to dine. This time I dined with friends. Exceptionally good food and... More 

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Garden City NY
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126 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Lineage is an excellent restaurant in Brookline, near the Coolidge Corners T stop. The menu changes often, but the emphasis is on interesting preparations of fish and shellfish. The Island Creek Oysters were excellent. Appetizers were excellent. Cod was very good but a lobster and pasta dish was even better. We will be coming back.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for about 3 years now and it's always good.(especially the complementary which was brioche) This time we decided to try out something new. We tried the oysters and they were so good! Plus we always order their burger which is outstanding. Overall this place is pretty pricey so be ready and I recommend... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is the best restaurant in Coolidge Corner. I don't live in the city anymore but still find time to head to Lineage for their dollar oysters and amazing burger.

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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 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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