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239 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5004
+1 617-731-8600
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11:45 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:45 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 22:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stopped into Pho Lemongrass to order a Pho Chicken Soup. Upon tasting it, it was clear that something was weird about the soup. It had a clearly beef taste versus chicken, and when I asked the waitress about it, lo and behold, she said that they make the soup with beef broth versus chicken! Strike One. The waitress said... More 

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Thank karmapp
Westford, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I use to eat lunch here all the time but then moved away. I happened to be in the area recently so I swung in for take out. It still tastes the same. I highly recommend the vermicelli with peanut sauce. Yum. Coolidge corner is a fun area too - Lots of restaurants and shops.

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Thank Heather F
Brookline, Massachusetts
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387 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Near Coolidge Corner and Trader Joe's, Pho Lemongrass serves good Vietnamese food and good VN with an American twist. Look for the authentic dishes and order them if you want a VN experience. For me, these are Canh Chua, the hot pots, the noodle/wrap constructions, house samplers, etc. I sometimes indulge in something like mango chicken, which is good, but... More 

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Thank Nancy2005
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Pho Lemongrass has been a staple in Coolidge Corner in Brookline for many years. It is reliably very good Vietnamese food which is served well and with a smile. The menu has pretty authentic food (e.g. Dac Biet, Banh Hoi) as well as more american Asian dishes (e.g. teriyaki, crispy duck). The prices are not as cheap as they used... More 

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Thank Alain C
Hong Kong, China
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147 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

On the list of recommended local restaurants from the Longwood Inn. A family style restaurant with reasonably good service. The food itself was reasonably good though not fantastic, and quite authentic. Price is reasonable.

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Thank ECWorld
Boston, MA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This restaurant has good Vietnamese food -even the Vietnamese like it. The service is good and friendly. Portions are large and food is tasty. Atmosphere is pleasant.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The ambiance leaves a lot to be desired I'm afraid. A bit of sprucing up needs to happen here. The mai tai's were fantastic and the food was equally fantastic, however. The shrimp ShuMai was excellent as a starter and the spring rolls were good too. The main dishes of basil shrimp and pad tai were excellent. I would recommend... More 

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Thank Smillerick
Brookline, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The food here is surprisingly good. I had Lemongrass Boneless Duck; duck was flavorful and juicy, vegetables crisp and tasty, the sauce well designed. My wife had Pad Thai, also excellent. I had a Fog Cutter cocktail which was a treat. Only disappointment was the Spring Rolls, which lacked the fresh pop of good ones. Prices fair, service OK.

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Thank Mike B
Hartford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Always dependable, always great. Light sauces, fresh ingredients, plenty of choice, reasonable price. What more can you ask for! This is a really competitive area, and we literally have never been disappointed.

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Thank tcandcc2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We found this restaurant from a recommended list of local places to eat that was provided by the Longwood Inn where we were staying. Booking was not required and service was quick, friendly and efficient. The food was excellent - subtly flavoured, cooked to order with fresh ingredients and represented good value for money. Caters for all types of diner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 22:00
Thursday
11:45 - 22:00
Friday
11:45 - 22:30
Saturday
11:45 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-731-8600

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