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Vine Brook Tavern

) #37 of 42 Restaurants in Lexington $$ - $$$ American, ,
20 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421-5407
+1 781-863-2012
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (23 reviews)
“grilled corn” (5 reviews)
“flatbread” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
20 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421-5407
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31 - 40 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Tavern has been a welcome addition to the town center. The atmosphere is good, food is above average, and the drink menu is pretty extensive. The service can be a bit spotty, but, so can't most places, I guess. It is always busy, but...More

Thank MuddyGurl
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Dining experience brought down by waiter who seemed unfamiliar with all dishes on menu, forgot drinks, etc. Food was actually pretty tasty - roast chicken, burger, salmon & salad on table. If you're feeling patient and in a forgiving mood, give it a try -...More

1  Thank TheRealPhilGold
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Vine Brook is easily the finest restaurant in Lexington MA. When I say "easily" I mean it. Perhaps Vine Brook is better than all restaurants within a 10 mile radius. Yet, when comparing Vine Brook to the likes of Lexx---your comparing a 5 star eatery...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We arrived on Taco Tuesday, not your ordinary tacos, but lobster and bacon wrapped shrimp ones, really good!

Thank lnkool
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had brunch on Sunday - food options Wonderful. Service fantastic. while we were on a tight deadline, Douglas did his utmost to keep us on schedule. This is the destination restaurant for every trip I make to Lexington. FANTASTIC

Thank ptajack
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had dinner for six people and it was wonderful! This was a dinner to meet relatives from another country that we had never met before, so we wanted a place that was relatively quiet so we could talk, but also a place with great...More

Thank gmuise
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Right in the town center, this tavern is easy to get to and convenient for meeting friends. They have a good selection of beers. Their hamburgers and fries are very good. I generally don't eat much else there but my friends have enjoyed the rice...More

Thank 2013Chloe
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We sat upstairs, away from the live music, so we could talk. The food was just wonderful. The daily special was chili. The best we've ever had. Our waitress was very attentive. There are many places to eat in Lexington. This is one of the...More

Thank SunniBWR
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Excruciating slow service of some very fine food. Basics of fulfilling drink orders and promise of bread went unfulfilled for way too long.

Thank TaffyBurns
Reviewed 28 April 2016

In listening to the people talking, it seems they have either changed management and/or the Chef. I just had a quick bite and a beer. The Calamari "Fries" were good, and very different. Seemed like a local crowd. Menu was a bit eclectic for a...More

Thank Stew T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421-5407
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-863-2012
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Description
Located in the heart of historic downtown Lexington, Vine Brook Tavern offers contemporary American fare with European influences housed in a warm setting that narrates its roots within the community. Led by owner Marcus Palmer and Executive Chef Chris Frothingham, both alumni of the Todd English Group, the pair combine their years of hospitality expertise and skill for executing comforting cuisine into a unique interpretation of casual yet elegant dining.
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