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Washington Square Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
+1 617-232-8989
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (11 reviews)
“striped bass” (3 reviews)
“corn fritters” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We were invited to dine with friends who like to eat on the early side, 6.00 pm. According to them Washington Square Tavern gets very busy and very loud later in the evening, so loud that you can not have a conversation. They eat their...More

Thank Lindy L
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The Tavern is always a great time! Food was outstanding. Starters Tuna, fried clams and Striped Bass for an entrée. With a wonderful Pinot that paired perfectly, hand selected from Gerry. Need to go back soon!

Thank James B
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 17 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 10 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 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.

Thank dalynan
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...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

2  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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