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1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101 (Washington Street)
+1 617-975-1900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice place for good service and food for a date, celebration or to step it up a level. You can come casual or business casual. Not formal so you can still relax and have a good time. Burger is delicious and so are the scallops. We shared a charcuterie board among 4 people and it was plenty.... More 

Thank lileemai
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I love the warm atmosphere, Great local resaurant, and the food although expensive is innovative and they have the best burgers ever. Unfortunately we never have good luck with a good waiter. I don't know what the training probllem is, but they are lethargic, bored, and inefficient. Every time We go, it's the same issue, with different waters. They don't... More 

Thank Shuggiplum
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice for brunch and enjoyed myself immensely. The atmosphere is cozy, especially with the fire cracking. Mimosas are delicious and their signature potato bread is amazing. Our server was attentive, quiet, and respectful. I had a vegetable sauté with poached eggs that was flavorful, though the roasted squash needed another ten minutes. I could also do... More 

Thank MegGall
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I was coming from a meeting in Boston and meeting my wife for a late dinner who was driving in from the suburbs. This was a good spot to meet in Brookline. We had reservations and arrived about 9 PM. We had a very nice table for two directly in front of the fireplace. Although we live in the area... More 

Thank Barry G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We waited forever ....for our meal... Cold I mean cold food all of it ....we should have walked out ...our mistake Terrible comments eat all your potato side dish while we reheat your meals... Oh you get a free coffee or desert you need to be out of here by 7PM Oh this only happens when we are slow They... More 

Thank Tedsleds
Hampton, New Jersey
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

As is customary for me, when I have a negative comment I directly contact the person or organization so as not to do undo harm. I also consider the possibility that there were extenuating circumstances beyond anyone's control. I sent restaurant a private message via Yelp on January 20. They did not have the courtesy to respond. Tells me they... More 

Thank kennuncorked
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is my favorite food around Brookline! Each season, they change their menu but keep some of the same stellar plates - like the burger! The bread is fresh and amazing, the soups are delish, the salads are to die for! Pretty healthy restaurant, and great ambiance, quite romantic at night with the fireplace on.

Thank gracepetro
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Food was fresh and portions were generous. It was very busy on the day we visited but we were accommodated immediately and service was efficient.

Thank Ballyerbonshont
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

What a great experience it was, to have our small wedding reception in the private function area at the Fireplace! Our plans progressed very rapidly, so there wasn't a huge amount of time to plan. We met with the manager, Mary, and she immediately made us feel at home, stressing that it was her job to make the event easy... More 

Thank Bostonridr
Rowley, MA
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

A nice little restaurant in Brookline. The menu is intriguing and the food delicious. My meat was cooked perfectly, and the sides were interesting. The staff is excellent, attentive and knowledgeable. It has a cozy atmosphere, and the fireside seats were appreciated on a cold night. Will definitely go again!

Thank LabsTimesTwo

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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
US$20 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?