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Pho Lemongrass

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239 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5004
+1 617-731-8600
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11:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:45 am - 10:30 pm
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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372 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near Coolidge Corner and Trader Joe's, Pho Lemongrass serves good Vietnamese food and good VN with an American twist. Look for the authentic dishes and order them if you want a VN experience. For me, these are Canh Chua, the hot pots, the noodle/wrap constructions, house samplers, etc. I sometimes indulge in something like mango chicken, which is good, but... More 

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Thank Nancy2005
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pho Lemongrass has been a staple in Coolidge Corner in Brookline for many years. It is reliably very good Vietnamese food which is served well and with a smile. The menu has pretty authentic food (e.g. Dac Biet, Banh Hoi) as well as more american Asian dishes (e.g. teriyaki, crispy duck). The prices are not as cheap as they used... More 

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Thank Alain C
Hong Kong, China
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124 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

On the list of recommended local restaurants from the Longwood Inn. A family style restaurant with reasonably good service. The food itself was reasonably good though not fantastic, and quite authentic. Price is reasonable.

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Thank ECWorld
Boston, MA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

This restaurant has good Vietnamese food -even the Vietnamese like it. The service is good and friendly. Portions are large and food is tasty. Atmosphere is pleasant.

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Thank Pattyduke
Concord, New Hampshire
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

The ambiance leaves a lot to be desired I'm afraid. A bit of sprucing up needs to happen here. The mai tai's were fantastic and the food was equally fantastic, however. The shrimp ShuMai was excellent as a starter and the spring rolls were good too. The main dishes of basil shrimp and pad tai were excellent. I would recommend... More 

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Thank Smillerick
Brookline, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

The food here is surprisingly good. I had Lemongrass Boneless Duck; duck was flavorful and juicy, vegetables crisp and tasty, the sauce well designed. My wife had Pad Thai, also excellent. I had a Fog Cutter cocktail which was a treat. Only disappointment was the Spring Rolls, which lacked the fresh pop of good ones. Prices fair, service OK.

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Thank Mike B
Hartford, Connecticut
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Always dependable, always great. Light sauces, fresh ingredients, plenty of choice, reasonable price. What more can you ask for! This is a really competitive area, and we literally have never been disappointed.

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Thank tcandcc2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We found this restaurant from a recommended list of local places to eat that was provided by the Longwood Inn where we were staying. Booking was not required and service was quick, friendly and efficient. The food was excellent - subtly flavoured, cooked to order with fresh ingredients and represented good value for money. Caters for all types of diner... More 

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Thank anji534
Washington, DC
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

It might have been my mood, but I had a list of 10 mouth watering menu items I wanted to try. I actually did not know about how Banh Hoi is served, so I was pleasantly surprised when a plate with enough food for TWO arrived (I chose the beef) along with a special rice wrapper contraption in which I... More 

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Thank drandbo
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I visited for lunch and am a vegetarian was very happy with my food and the ambience. I shall return !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-731-8600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?