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Washington Square Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
+1 617-232-8989
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“striped bass” (3 reviews)
“corn fritters” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446-4564
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11 - 20 of 94 reviews

Reviewed April 9, 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 March 16, 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 November 9, 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 October 21, 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 October 13, 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 May 21, 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 February 27, 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
Reviewed January 31, 2016

I am a regular at the WST. I would call it a gastro-pub but the proprietor would object to what he would consider a pretentious reference. There have been a number of chefs over the years but the current chef is outstanding. The menu has...More

Thank MARJORIE S
Reviewed October 29, 2015

This was our neighborhood restaurant for many years. We could always be assured of reasonably priced entrees, good drinks, friendly service. Washington Square Tavern filled a niche of a moderate, casual restaurant in a corner of Brookline with a number of pricier bistros. Apparently the...More

3  Thank rizadorojo
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is a bit of a local secret--really good food and hip atmosphere. Bit of a trip if you are traveling in Boston, but a great Brookline secret.

Thank Bostonfoody
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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