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Washington Square Tavern

) #95 of 119 Restaurants in Brookline €€ - €€€ American, ,
714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
+1 617-232-8989
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (11 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had already booked another nearby restaurant and needed to kill some time so we went in for drinks. A glass of Sauvignon Blanc was $10 while Malbec was $11. Nice sized pour. Folks nearby were enjoying large platters of delicious-looking food. So it looks...More

Thank Harold J
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful evening here last night. Great atmosphere, and attentive staff. Food was excellent too. Corn fritters, artichoke and oysters (to die for) for starters followed by a bison steak ( new one to me) .... accompanied by a delicious Sonoma red wine (recommended...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and wine selection. Prices very reasonable. Gerry, the owner, is a very knowledgeable guy from Ireland. He has also a good selection of rare Bourbon whiskeys as well as rare wines. Good to talk wine, whisky with. Meat was excellent. So was services....More

Thank Leif C
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I'm told this was the first restaurant/bar in the square and from the get go TV screens were banned. It really is a social setting for those in the know - great high dark oak bar, excellent bar staff (Stewart, Oliver, Nathaniel all make your...More

Thank 645colinm
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We go back to the Tavern again and again. The food is great and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Gerry, the owner, is a wine expert, so the selection is very good.

Thank dalynan
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I hesitate to write a review, let alone a good one, lest our favorite neighborhood joint become more popular! This is our go-to place to unwind on a Friday night. We know that we will be greeted not only by a menu of creative, locally...More

Thank Boarding_Group_4
Reviewed 21 May 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...More

Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 27 February 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...More

Thank HokieGal30
Reviewed 31 January 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...More

Thank MARJORIE S
Reviewed 29 October 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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-232-8989
  • E-mail
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