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The Fireplace

1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
+1 617-975-1900
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“burger” (38 reviews)
“potato bread” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 19 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 18 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 24 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 24 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 22 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 29 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 2 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
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice for brunch and enjoyed myself immensely. The atmosphere is cozy, especially with the fire cracking. Mimosas are delicious and their signature potato bread is amazing. Our server was attentive, quiet, and respectful. I had a vegetable sauté with poached eggs...More

Thank MegGall
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I was coming from a meeting in Boston and meeting my wife for a late dinner who was driving in from the suburbs. This was a good spot to meet in Brookline. We had reservations and arrived about 9 PM. We had a very nice...More

Thank Barry G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Meals
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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