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The Fireplace
New England Restaurant$$
Today 11AM–10PM
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1634 Beacon St Brookline, MA 02446
1634 Beacon StreetUSMassachusettsBrookline02446
(617) 975-1900fireplacerest.com
$$New England Restaurant, American Restaurant
New England Restaurant
American Restaurant
Bar
Today 11AM–10PM
Monday 11AM–10PMTuesday 11AM–10PMWednesday 11AM–10PMThursday 11AM–11PMFriday 11AM–11PMSaturday 11AM–11PMSunday 11AM–10PM
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3.6
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Comfy neighborhood bar & grill for fireside dining with a focus on seasonal New England ingredients.- Google
"Also, make sure to make reservations for brunch."
"The waitstaff is very attentive and friendly."
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Héctor F Medina
a month ago
Overpriced, mediocre food, good service, tiny table, noisy ambiance, very poor sitting arrangements. They sat us in the most crowded part of the restaurant, near the entrance, and in front of the bathroom, even though there plenty of better tables (that didn't make the place looks as "busy")...
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Igor Reznitsky
9 months ago
Waited for 10 min for the host to get off the phone and speak to us. We were seated at a filthy table, our waiter disappeared for 15 minutes right after that. Took us about 30 min to get our food, both meat and chicken were burnt black, fries were so oily, they looked transparent, and the soup was not edible at all, we had to send it back. Silverware was dirty. In fact, the only good thing on my plate was a pickle that came with my burger, it was fresh and crispy. So, unless you're a crazy pickle lover, I cannot see any reason why anyone would come to that place more than once.
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Hassan Mohanna
a month ago
Great service. The food was ok.
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Kevin Bonham
a year ago
Whenever my fiancée and I have something to celebrate, and want something fancy, we go to the Fireplace. Wonderful menu (that changes regularly), mostly sourced locally, including great beer and wine list, and a nice, cozy atmosphere. They also have a decent selection of vegetarian options (important since my fiancée is vegetarian). Getting a cheese platter is a must - a great selection of local cheeses from MA, VT and NH of all different sorts (from blue to cheddar). Food is consistently fantastic, the only reason it gets 4 stars is because the service is a bit uneven. Some servers are fantastic, friendly, and always on top of getting what you need. Others are surly and can't be bothered. But the food is always worth taking a crap-shoot on the service.
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David Polk
a month ago
I appreciated the focus on regional ingredients. The food is decent but not spectacular. Their is a bar that is nice for dining l, too
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JT Buzanga
11 months ago
I've only been here for brunch and it is great. Delicious food! The benedicts are quite tasty and the drinks are good too. Their beer selection is small but great. They also have a separate gluten-free menu, which always scores some extra points. The waitstaff is very attentive and friendly. It is a little pricey so its only a "once-in-a-while establishment." Also, make sure to make reservations for brunch. It tends to get busy.
Matthew Kershner
a year ago
This is definitely one of my favorite spots in brookline. I would recommend checking it out. Pros: Food is always spectacular Great atmosphere Service is always attentive Cons: None
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Keith Gabryelski
a year ago
After two visits: Expensive. Miserable food. Nice Atmosphere. Pleasant staff. Why even write a bad review? The food was so bad I'm compelled. You'd expect from the menu and price this place would deliver on something -- the cheese plate and kids pasta plate where the only winners. Brown edged Caesar salad. Steak that was half over cooked with ridiculous browning sauce.