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1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101 (Washington Street)
+1 617-975-1900
11:00 - 23:00
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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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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62 reviews
22 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

Thank VSR-RI
Rockport, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We used to live in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood and ate several times at The Fireplace (and its predecessors), but had not been back for a while. We needed a reliable place between a museum visit and a train to catch, and The Fireplace filled the bill. Seasonal fare included butternut squash soup (with blue cheese!) and pumpkin risotto. We... More 

Thank RockportBirder
Brookline, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I've enjoyed many lunches at the Fireplace with friends. The food and service is very good, and you don't feel rushed.

Thank 718Susan718
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291 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's a little expensive and loud, but our meal was quite good. Service was good. There is a parking lot in the back with some limited parking available. Casual atmosphere and not a quite romantic place. I didn't see a fireplace. Light but somewhat crowded dining room with tables close together. You can hear conversations at other tables, so need... More 

Thank Floridagator
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Good place to have dinner. Good menu, good beer and wines. A place to go at any time of the year. Cozy.

Thank Patsal2013

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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?