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The Fireplace

1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
+1 617-975-1900
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“burger” (29 reviews)
“potato bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food is warm and comfy; good portions; good service; very relaxed atmosphere. Follow the Kiss principle. Good selection of beers

Thank Joseph_Tulchin
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with spouse here on a weeknight after the nearby restaurants were all full. I now realize why this place had plenty of open tables. The restaurant was half empty quite literally. The hostess took a good 15 min to clean and set up...More

Thank reza5240
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

It could not have been worse!The food,the server!It's like absolutely no one knows what they're doing.It's sad because it's not fair to the cooks that are working hard to make it right.

Thank john b
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Went here as a couple on a Saturday afternoon in June for a "summer drinks fireside chat" which was basically three different drinks (not full size) with three small bites of break/appetizer kinds of plates. It was OK for the $30 pp price. The bartender...More

Thank reza5240
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We visited twice. First just for cocktails in the evening and good service with unique options. We also visited for a graduation party (six at the table) with special diet needs that we contacted the chef a couple of days prior. The experience was wonderful....More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This very pleasant restaurant serves good, well cooked food. An easy menu, good choices and pleasant service. Delicious salads and nicely cooked hamburgers in a welcome, neighbourly environment. Open fires make this a nice place to spend an evening - and not too expensive!

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Was here for an event, a Fireside Chat, which was all about local craft beers. They hold these events monthly with a different topic each time. The restaurant is nice and they have free parking out back, a plus for the area! Enjoyed learning about...More

Thank ShelSouthShore_MA
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The fireplace in Washington Square, Brookline is a roomy well decorated restaurants on two levels. An entry level with bar and fireplace, and an upper level with an open kitchen. The food is excellent. Service a little slow. Soups are excellent, as are the unique...More

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

Thank lileemai
Reviewed 1 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,...More

Thank Shuggiplum
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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