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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 - 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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 Aine H
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 27 November 2016

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 

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?