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The Fireplace

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1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101 (Washington Street)
+1 617-975-1900
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although the restaurant is quite nicely appointed, the atmosphere is rather bland and although it has its fire place going, it is not located in the main part of the restaurant. The name of the restaurant is misleading as the main dining area has no relationship to the actual fireplace in the restaurant which is located near the front door.... More 

Thank Lindy L
Rhode Island
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lovely fireplace in the bar as you walk in is very appealing but with 6 people, we sat in the dining room, as expected. The server was quite nice and seemed caring but when 1 of the 6 entrees failed to come out with the other 5, things fell apart. He wasn't on top of the situation and neither... More 

Thank VSR-RI
Rockport, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to live in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood and ate several times at The Fireplace (and its predecessors), but had not been back for a while. We needed a reliable place between a museum visit and a train to catch, and The Fireplace filled the bill. Seasonal fare included butternut squash soup (with blue cheese!) and pumpkin risotto. We... More 

Thank RockportBirder
Brookline, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I've enjoyed many lunches at the Fireplace with friends. The food and service is very good, and you don't feel rushed.

Thank 718Susan718
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

It's a little expensive and loud, but our meal was quite good. Service was good. There is a parking lot in the back with some limited parking available. Casual atmosphere and not a quite romantic place. I didn't see a fireplace. Light but somewhat crowded dining room with tables close together. You can hear conversations at other tables, so need... More 

Thank Floridagator
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Good place to have dinner. Good menu, good beer and wines. A place to go at any time of the year. Cozy.

Thank Patsal2013
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience and quality food served with professional staff - and primarily nice choice of local beers too

Thank LordLadyRothschild
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Good experience all around,bartender was great but prices are a tad bit high Will be trying a few more dishes in the near future

Thank Truro54
Gurgaon, India
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Went to this place with work associates and had a good time there. They have elaborate menu and very nice service. Enjoyed my time there and liked the food.

Thank abhitrip82
Brookline, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The Fireplace used to be one of our favorites- for lunch and dinner. Not any more. After a disappointing lunch about 8 months ago, and a terrible dinner last Fall, we decided to give it another try for lunch yesterday. It was okay, but lacked a spark. Our waitress was pleasant. The menu had changed - not a negative necessarily... More 

Thank nancywolk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
    (Washington Street)
  • Public Transportation: The Green Line - C train stop at Washington Square is directly across the street from The Fireplace.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-975-1900

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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?