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242 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 232-0065
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Ranked #5 of 172 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
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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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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Senior Reviewer
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Bogota, Colombia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Walked in and had a reservation but needed to wait at the bar as I was early. Decided after chatting with the bartender that I would just eat there - he was a good guy. Dollar oysters until 7 sealed the deal and the wine selections were good. Good hamburger and well prepared chicken dish was a wonderful surprise. A... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This restaurant, on Harvard St. a half block off Beacon St. in Coolidge Corner, is a real gem. Its appearance is pleasant but ordinary - a bar and quite a few tables - but the food is exceptional, as is the service.

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New Orleans
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The restaurant was about a block from the hotel. We had the skate and the mussels. Both done well, served well in a casual, friendly, refined atmosphere. The wait staff was knowledgeable about the wine, and the pour was generous.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Food was nice (had the squash soup and the lobster tacos), service was good, place is pretty and overall price was not expensive.

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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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