Devlin's Restaurant
Devlin's Restaurant

Devlin's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.edevlins.com/
  • Phone: (617) 779-8822
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm (late night menu until 12:00am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our chef will help customize a menu to cater for your every need and budget!
  • Entertainment: Wednesday Dinner time Jazz Live; Thursday Live Raggae Band; Friday D.J.; Saturday D.J. or Live Music
  • Special Events: Our chef will help customize a menu to cater for your every need and budget!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut Hill Ave
  • Public Transit: 57 and 65 Bus stop infront on washington st
    86 corner of Market and Washington
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Monday - Friday 2 hour street parking
    Weekends & holidays free street parking
A word from Devlin's Restaurant
Welcome to Devlin's Restaurant, where we've got a little bit of downtown uptown. We serve great cuisine that's both innovative and traditional in Brighton Center Mass.
Delicious seafood and meat dishes, pastas, salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts and an extensive wine and specialty drink list are why people keep coming back to Devlin's. All of this combined with a pleasant chic environment and friendly helpful wait staff makes Devlin's the perfect place for business, social, and family dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Devlin's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (19)great for outdoor dining (14)great for brunch (13)fit for foodies (11)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (7)special occasion (5)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great Lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Do not live in Massachusetts so I picked Devlin's due to high ratings in the Brighton/Chestnut Hill area. It did not disappoint. Heard the outdoor seating area is fantastic in the warmer weather.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • machalm
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great place with an excellent Bar and Food menu. Specialty drinks with a Fall theme were awesome! The food presentation was terrific and the meal was just as delicious. I found the food to be mich better than some higher priced venus in Boston. Service was amazing and everyone pitches ion to back each other up! Truly a collaborative team approach to taking care of the customer. This place is a gem! Don't change anything!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good food, good for groups
    travelmama
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was excellent, the staff was really nice and accommodating , and they had a nice table waiting for our group on a Saturday night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll Be Back
    playhound
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We tried Devlin's for the first time before attending a play. The food was great and the service was quick. We'll definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Crazy overpriced for small portion apps and a hockey puck turkey burger. Noisy which made it hard to talk to people at our table. It's too bad because could be really good restaurant but has an ego problem- thinks it is better than it is. Spent close to $200 and so not worth it
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We took our son, Boston College student, to celebrate his 22nd birthday. The waitress was great and embarrassed him with a (complimentary) brownie w/ice cream and candle. The food was great. My son loves the fish tacos. Salads, entrees were good and reasonably priced. I'd avoid the martinis - pricey and too sweet w/little alcohol. Overall nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Bloody Mary's and live music for Subday brunch was great. Good food and beer selection too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    carecat
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had a great brunch with friends at Devlin's a couple weeks ago. Great patio environment with live jazz on Sundays. Fantastic bloody marys!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant with a minus
    Playgoer
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our pre-theater dinner group of six was entirely satisfied with the restaurant. Beer selection was fine and wines by the bottle good prices with small but well-chosen options in the usual categories. Service was attentive at first but at time for our departure the server disappeared after delivering the bill. The food was nicely done pub fare. Fish & chips not heavily breaded and tasty. Veggie burger may be house made, and credit the effort but too soft and lacked style or signature flavor. Steak frites a good choice done as requested and a moderate portion commensurate with the price. Pleasantly accompanied by very nicely crunchy asparagus plus nice fries and rings. don't sit by the open Washington St window d.t. smoking post at door.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, very good food!
    DhanVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Loved it!. The service was outstanding and the food very good. We liked the decor and the two different bar settings. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed salads and a specialty procuitto fig pizza for dinner. Drink and wine selection was varied. The wait staff welcoming and engaging.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    MamaT
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We reserved a table for 5 for an early dinner before an event. We hadn't been to Devlin's before and we're very happy with our experience. The hostess was welcoming and accommodating, offering us a couple of choices for seating. There is a comfortable, hip ambience to Devlin's with a sophisticated bar and dining area on the right and a more traditional bar area on the left. The food pleased all of our party, and the draft and bottled beer list was extensive. It's nice to see a beer list that organizes choices by type of beer! We will return to Devlin's as the menu had so many choices, and we really want to try others. The outdoor area was not available on the rainy evening that we were there, but it looked very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice last minute lunch
    Chris
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was in the area Saturday and found this spot on the app. Food was excellent (i had soup and and Asian flavored tuna). Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty setting
    NewcomerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were looking for a new place for brunch and found Devlin's with an outdoor setting. It was very nice, the weather was beautiful. My food was good, my husband truly enjoyed his omelet. Perfect place for young professionals or college students.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 35 reviews are from the Devlin's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Nice restaurant
    eeeewwwww
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had a small family lunch. Food was very good, service was attentive. Nice, pleasant, clean dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Devlins is great!
    BifsterVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Love the jazz brunch at the patio. Very nice atmosphere...friendly staff! Good food and drink. It is a hidden gem! Ask for Robbie...he is a great waiter! I hope to go there again with a group of friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood place
    CambridgianVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I went out of my way to get to Devlins, and felt like an interloper. Clearly it is the neighborhood bar/restaurant. I did not find it special at all, even though the service was quite good. The food seemed absolutely like every other neighborhood sort of Irish bar/restaurant in the greater Boston area. Fine if you are in Brighton, but not worth any extra effort.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Sully
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    It was a beautiful night for outdoor dining so we ate on the patio. It was busy so the service was a little slow. I had the sweet pea ravioli, my husband had a burger, my son-in-law had the meatloaf and my daughter had the steak frites. Everything was good not great. My son-in-law and daughter would most definitely return. They enjoyed the beer selection and the outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely patio
    UMparentVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We enjoyed the mixed greens salad with added grilled salmon. The patio setting was lovely. Lots of interesting as well as standard menu options. Would definitely recommend for lunch. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood spot
    ws46
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Lunch as Devlin's was a find! I highly recommend the salmon. The only downside is that we were seated in a booth-banquette and it was too tight a 'fit' for us slender women. If you go there as a group choose a table and chairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so much sizzle to the steak
    Ieatoutalot
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I chose Devlins because it fits the type of place I typically enjoy. Unfortunately the service was slow, every meal was served cold, and we were the ONLY people seated in the dining area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Brunch!
    foodie77
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had Mother's Day brunch w/a group of 10 and it was fantastic! The outdoor patio is was a total surprise and such a treat on a beautiful day. Great brunch menu, awesome Bloody Mary bar, jazz band, service... all were great. Highly recommend for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy & not prepped for party of 5
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was very good, but the restaurant was very noisy, and it was hard to carry on a conversation around the table. We had a reservation for 5, but were seated at a table for 4 with an extra chair stuck at the end. If they can't seat parties of 5, they should say so.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    TheatreGuru
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I picked Devlin's because it was a good location that was offering brunch, lunch and an Easter Specials menu. I figured that would keep the different tastes of the fam happy. It was amazing! Our server was polite and courteous, always there when we needed him without hovering. The food was absolutely delicious and came out so fast. The Bloody Mary bar on Sundays is a fun thing to do with a ton of different hot sauces. I go out all the time, not necessarily a foodie, but definitely a person that goes to restaurants at least 2 times a week. This was a the best meal and service I've had in months without breaking the bank. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    fordhamVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    great service excellent food can't beat it for the price
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall great dinner
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My son attends BC and when we visit I always try a new restaurant. This one got a thumbs up by my son, husband and me. That doesn't happen all the time. My son will be back for the fish tacos. They were excellent. Service was great and I love the semi-circle booths for conversation. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My burger that I ordered came
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My burger that I ordered came out raw, and they should have comped it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely neighborhood spot
    JudiVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Had a lovely lunch with a work colleague. Waiter was very attentive, and was willing to make some changes to the salad I ordered. They have some gluten free items that are clearly marked, and knowledgeable about a gluten free diet. I hadn't been here in awhile, and after this visit, I plan to return soon. Prices were reasonable too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY NICE DINNER
    glensVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I have to say that we had a great meal recently at Devlin's and I will definitely return soon. I had the beef stew over mashed potatoes which was delicious! My son and wife had the steak tips which were marinated and perfectly grilled. Great beers on draft. What else can I say? Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    Tom3
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Have come for Brunch many times and have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed a wonderful dining
    Lucky7VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience from begining to end. Hope to return soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food
    Stevo
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Pretty small place, but the food was so good! I got the short ribs with pie which tasted like heaven. The portions are generous in my opinion. Oh and the drinks were also very good. I would go back to this place again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    MunBunVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Food is very average here. Good for a night out if you want to watch a game and eat some comfort food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Root
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We are somewhat new to the Brighton neighborhood, and have been trying many of the local spots. Devlins was next on the list on Saturday night, so we went for dinner and the beginning of the sox game. Good food, good environment, reasonable prices! Actually when we were there, we saw that they have a bloody mar bar during brunch....so we all came for brunch the next morning as well. We will definitely be frequently Devlins!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Job With a Big Group
    Mark
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We were a group of 10 on a Saturday night and the service was terrific, which is remarkable. The calamari appetizer was absolutely terrific. The fish tacos were solid but I think I'd try something else next time. The rotating craft line was solid. Everyone else was very happy with their food and wine selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a lovely dinner with my
    pt12345
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Had a lovely dinner with my parents and fiancee. We all loved our entrees, and the food was a tad more than enough, but not so much that you feel stuffed afterwards. Love that it's just a short walk from my place in Brighton
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great!
    PickyEater
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Great food, service, location & atmosphere. It took the waitress a little while to catch on to our empty water glasses, but she was extremely pleasant and prompt with everything else. Great restaurant !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant but the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Nice restaurant but the food is only blah. Small portions for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sunday brunch experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We were looking for an inexpensive, yet fun, way to enjoy Father's Day, and we're glad we chose Devlin's. We've always loved dining at Devlin's, for the food and for the atmosphere. During brunch, we enjoyed sitting on the patio, choosing from a traditional brunch menu with some unique touches, and listening to live jazz. This was our first time bringing our kids along to Devlin's and it was definitely kid-friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • space cadet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Although we really enjoyed the atmosphere at Devlin's we were disappointed by the service and food. Our waitress was not very attentive and never even offered us a look at the dessert menu. We were there celebrating a 30th birthday and probably would have ordered something...She needs a lesson in up-selling. Also, my swordfish was sadly over-cooked. But we would give them another chance and maybe just order a burger.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.