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Washington Square Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
+1 617-232-8989
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Today
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 visit personal) and a collection of Scotch and Irish whiskeys second to none. It has... More 

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Thank 645colinm
Brookline, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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Thank dalynan
Brookline, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 sourced food, but also by Jerry, who has created a hip space that is welcoming... More 

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Thank Boarding_Group_4
New England
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603 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 downtown Boston - this may look like a neighborhood pub, but don’t be fooled. Our... More 

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Thank lexmiller
Albany, New York
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204 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 filled the wine glasses more!

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Thank HokieGal30
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 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 a variety of interesting and creative dishes - ones that you would not expect to... More 

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Thank Marjorie S
U.S.
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 restaurant has changed owners and philosophy in the past several months. Prices are about 30... More 

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Boston
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This place is a bit of a local secret--really good food and hip atmosphere. Bit of a trip if you are traveling in Boston, but a great Brookline secret.

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Thank Bostonfoody
Elmore, Vermont
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82 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

There really couldn't be a better neighborhood restaurant/bar. Always a welcome smile, always good food, excellent drink, awesome music. If you haven't been you should. It's the quintessential neighborhood bar!

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Thank migrantnative
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night after seeing this on phantom gourmet. Waitress was very nice and attentive to start. Wine was good. Burrata was ok the heirloom tomatoes were wilted. Calamari was much better. Dinner two had duck I had chicken. Chicken was soooooooo salty it was almost inedible. Duck was over cooked. Whiskey/scotch ,end is great. No dessert. Don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Bar Scene, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?