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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Fantastic 3 course dinner

Made a reservation via Open Table for 2 persons on short notice. They were offering a 3 course option special price menu which was terrific! The gazpacho was good (and a sizable portion) but the chicken and butterscotch dessert were fantastic. I couldn't believe how succulent and juicy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Made a reservation via Open Table for 2 persons on short notice. They were offering a 3 course option special price menu which was terrific! The gazpacho was good (and a sizable portion) but the chicken and butterscotch dessert were fantastic. I couldn't believe how succulent and juicy the chicken was, while being quite crispy on the outside. Fabulous! And... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Lineage is one of those few restaurants you can always count on to offer a good meal every time you go there. It's a neighborhood spot as well as a destination choice for a birthday or anniversary. Whichever it is, you are always treated well and made to feel special. You can eat a delicious hamburger and awesome fries in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The best place to enjoy a nice, peaceful dinner with spectacular service and fantabulous food! The food was so good. We ordered the arugula salad with feta cheese, and cucumbers. So fresh and delicious! You can tell its farm to fork. And then comes out our delicious entrée. A big, juicy burger! So juicy and the outside wasn't burnt to... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have been to Lineage about 4-5 times, usually for special occasions, which it is perfect for. The food is absolutely fantastic. They also have a marvelous house burger, great for sitting at the bar which has a nice beer selection, and awesome mixed drinks.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lineage has been "on my list" - have read great things about it since it opened 9+ years ago. We were not disappointed. We are seafood lovers and were tempted by the tasting menu. Instead, we opted for Lobster tacos & oyster appetizers and salmon & striped bass entrees. Excellent all around. Wonderful fresh ingredients from local farms. Creative "summery"... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Don't miss this place. We had the lobster tacos for appetizer which were excellent and our party had salmon n burgers. Overall very fresh food here in a nice setting that wasn't too loud at all. Smaller menu with great choices and overall goods service. Had a good dink menu too. Worth the travel from Boston. No room for dessert... More 

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Boston, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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

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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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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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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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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