714 Washington St, Brookline, MA | Directions 0244642.339617 -71.135530
Sun 11:15am-2:30pm, 5pm-2am
The Washington Square Tavern in Brookline offers Upscale Dining and a lively Bar Scene. We are a local favorite restaurant serving fine, upscale far in a laid back atmosphere. The Washington Square Tavern services delicious and fresh entrees such as pan seared sea scallops, fresh market fish, pan roasted duck and mixed grill of local lamb. Come in for dinner, drinks or late night dining, where foodies enjoy the excellent American cuisine, beer, cocktails and wine. Our full bar serves cocktails like our tavern martinis infused with pomegranate or chocolate. The Washington Square Tavern also has very affordable gems on our excellent wine list. Our Sunday Brunch menu features appetizers and entrees such as eggs benedict, omelets and sirloin burgers. We offer friendly service and fine dining cuisine at affordable prices. Come visit us or call 617-651-5039 today
like it, love it, want some more of it – Great place. Been going here for a few years now and will keep going as long as I live in the neighborhood. Food's dynamite and service exceptional Barstaff are great. Just reviewed the newest addition to the family down the street. Nice to have a choice available. Keep up the good work.
Reliably good food in a very nice atmosphere – Just went there again for about the 10th time in the last 2 years and it was great as usual. Service was top notch and the food was excellent... Menu is short, but very well rounded and ever-changing. You can pretty much expect at least one main course from the major groups although I don't recall seeing many pasta dishes. The bread at the table is always fresh and quality. Great range of beers and a very nice wine list. There can be a long wait some nights, but it's worth it. I am very happy to see that this place has not lost a step with the addition of Beacon Street Tavern.
Go early to avoid the crowds – Since moving to the Washington Square neighborhood four years ago, I've eaten at WST about every two to three months. The food has NEVER disappointed, and usually has been outstanding. The menu changes every few months to remain seasonal. The ingredients seem fresh and high quality and are prepared in creative, delicious ways. I've always found the service to be friendly and efficient. Note, however, that I've learned to arrive early (around 6-ish) on weekends to get a table without waiting. I wish they'd take reservations, but apparently, they don't need the hassle -- more power to them!
Our Favorite Restaurant! – The food is always incredible and the wine list is delicious. There is usually a wait to be seated but get a drink and enjoy the atmosphere. This is a great neighborhood bar with more than a touch of class. The menu changes seasonally so you never know what kind of deliciously treats await you upon your arrival.
Well... – Although the food and drink of the Washington Tavern has been very nice, I have not found the service to be up-to-par. Case in point: I've been trying to make reservations for about an hour now, and the line has been busy.
My favorite restaurant! – The food is consistently outstanding and the sides are wonderful. Great wine list with reasonable prices. Some of the reviews mention rude service, but I've been there literally dozens of times and have never seen the staff be rude to anyone. It gets noisy and sometimes you need to wait a while because it's small, and it's popular. It's not cheap, but for the quality of food it's a good value. I love this restaurant, and so does anybody I've gone with!
Outstanding and friendly yet intimate – This is one of my favorite restaurants, period. It is the perfect combination of inviting pub atmosphere and outstanding food, with just the right amount of panache to thoroughly distinguish it from a "common" tavern. The very friendly service is beyond compare. The atmosphere is warm yet classy. The food is sophisticated gourmet fare superbly prepared with quality ingredients. With a dining experience this completely delightful, the prices are worth every penny.
i'm biased, so what? – I definitely recommend the tavern for dinner. The food is excellent, the wine selection is great, and the service is friendly (as long as you aren't rude). It's busy Thursday through Sunday, unless you show up early in the evening. Go earlier in the week if you hate waiting.
I'm a little biased in their favor, since I know the owners and staff. However, there are a few things I'd like to correct from the other reviews:
1)It's fairly popular and gets crowded, meaning that the wait might end up being longer than what you were told initially.
2) Being a neighborhood spot, locals will drop by, get their name on the list, find out what the wait is, and come back later, so it seems like they showed up after you did.
3) The staff isn't rude, unless you've been rude first (although they do like to joke around).
Horrible experience – We were impressed with the atmosphere at this Washington Square eatery/pub, but our enthusiasm was quickly extinguished. LONG wait - and it sure seemed as though people who came in after us were getting seated before us. Food was ok and the waitstaff was decent . We stayed for drinks afterwards at the bar and it was quite noticeable that the bartenders have a "better than thou" attitude. They were clearly busy talking to their friends and weren't very attentive. Moreover, we all felt that they were RUDE!
Yummy in my Tummy – I love going to the Washington Square Tavern. The food always blow's my mind. I like getting a table in the back - it's cozy back there. The wine list is great and very complementary to the dishes. The specials are always so enticing - it makes it so hard to choose!
All I can say - is go there often!!!
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