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Vine Brook Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
20 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421-5407
+1 781-863-2012
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (18 reviews)
“grilled corn” (5 reviews)
“flatbread” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421-5407
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

It had to have been one of the worst meals I've had in my lifetime next to Max Brenner's in Boston. I just had a basic $15 hamburger, and you think it would be something marvelous at that price point. Patty was small, lettuce was...More

1  Thank Bhooved
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I loved the restaurants that previously occupied this space, but not this one. They modernized the old tavern atmosphere, and turned this place into just another gastropub. Maybe if I were younger and richer I might like it, but there are too many better restaurants...More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband & I went here last night for dinner, so we thought. When we approached the hostess and asked for a table for 2, we were curtly told that there weren't any seats available....unless we could find 'something' at the bar. I looked up...More

1  Thank pickytraveller2314
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I believe they were understaffed the night we were there as the service seemed a bit disorganized and the timing was a bit off as far as food delivery, getting to drink orders, etc.. The server was nice, but he just had alot of tables...More

Thank brunelloafcionado
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It was the most miserable experience ever...The only bright spot was the waitress who was taking care of all customers. This restaurant should close as they have ni idea what they are doing.....

1  Thank annibanani42
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We met some friends there recently for an early dinner. We sat at a 4-person bar table, which was nice. The waiter was very nice and attentive. Interestingly, we all ordered the burgers. They were very good and the fries were excellent. Parking is on...More

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great experience at this tavern for lunch. Salmon burger was massive and tasty with THE best fries. Great vegetarian option of brown rice bowl! Attentive service and a generous pot of coffee. Enjoyed background music too.

Thank kmmmsm07
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner before attending a comedy show. Food was (just) ok but service was unbelievably slow. Woefully understaffed for a Saturday night.

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Had dinner at the Vine Brook recently and let's just say when I give my cat a treat of tuna its about the same size that I got with my entree. Taste was actually good but at $30 very overpriced for what I got. Definitely...More

2  Thank Rob_from_MA
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We were here to celebrate a birthday and had a 6 PM reservation. When we arrived, the first floor where the bar was was so noisy you couldn't hear. I asked the hostess to seat us upstairs, which is the "real" dining room, and was...More

2  Thank labbydog11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421-5407
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-863-2012
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Located in the heart of historic downtown Lexington, Vine Brook Tavern offers contemporary American fare with European influences housed in a warm setting that narrates its roots within the community. Led by owner Marcus Palmer and Executive Chef Chris Frothingham, both alumni of the Todd English Group, the pair combine their years of hospitality expertise and skill for executing comforting cuisine into a unique interpretation of casual yet elegant dining.
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