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Washington Square Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
617-232-8989
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New England
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567 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I really wanted to love this place, but it was just ok…….the interior is great, exuding a warm, cozy, neighborhood pub feel. The calamari was disappointing as it was very greasy. The scallop dish was very good, but the sea bass was overcooked. Prices are downtown Boston - this may look like a neighborhood pub, but don’t be fooled. Our... More 

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Thank lexmiller
Albany, New York
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200 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner in this cozy tavern which had a nice variety of entrees at fair prices, especially for a big city. The menu was not your typical 'bar' food, but rather nice dinner fare (seafood, steak, lamb) as well as burgers. Only wish they filled the wine glasses more!

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Thank HokieGal30
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

I am a regular at the WST. I would call it a gastro-pub but the proprietor would object to what he would consider a pretentious reference. There have been a number of chefs over the years but the current chef is outstanding. The menu has a variety of interesting and creative dishes - ones that you would not expect to... More 

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U.S.
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This was our neighborhood restaurant for many years. We could always be assured of reasonably priced entrees, good drinks, friendly service. Washington Square Tavern filled a niche of a moderate, casual restaurant in a corner of Brookline with a number of pricier bistros. Apparently the restaurant has changed owners and philosophy in the past several months. Prices are about 30... More 

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Boston
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is a bit of a local secret--really good food and hip atmosphere. Bit of a trip if you are traveling in Boston, but a great Brookline secret.

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Elmore, Vermont
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74 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There really couldn't be a better neighborhood restaurant/bar. Always a welcome smile, always good food, excellent drink, awesome music. If you haven't been you should. It's the quintessential neighborhood bar!

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Thank migrantnative
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night after seeing this on phantom gourmet. Waitress was very nice and attentive to start. Wine was good. Burrata was ok the heirloom tomatoes were wilted. Calamari was much better. Dinner two had duck I had chicken. Chicken was soooooooo salty it was almost inedible. Duck was over cooked. Whiskey/scotch ,end is great. No dessert. Don't... More 

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San Diego, California
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Went on a sister date here with my little sis. Food was awesome and this place wasn't too far from her apartment. We lucked out when we went because they had beignets with coffee anglaise, which was liquid coffee ice cream. They were amazing! I love a place with rotating specials, especially of the sweet kind:) Highly recommend!

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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Staff were consistently near-by, but somehow remained inattentive. I had the roasted chicken stuffed with mushrooms. Both were undercooked and overly salted. Salt seemed to be the only seasoning. For $24 for a chicken dish, my expectation were high. My companion's burger sat upon a soggy bun. We were seated near the door which remained open on a chilly evening.... More 

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Thank Tonsoffuntravel
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Market fish was Striped Bass with a corn and basil Risotto simply Amazing. Paired with Anthill Farms California Pinot noir. Very inviting space great wait staff, Stuart and Connor behind the bar are the best.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-232-8989

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