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Lineage Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lineagerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (617) 232-0065
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:00 - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Sewall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a dining room that can accommodate up to 45 guests for a reception and sit down dinner. We will create a customized menu for your event as simple or elaborate as you would like. Tasting menus, along with wine pairings can be made available.
  • Private Party Contact: Ron Vale (617) 232-0065
  • Special Events & Promotions: Available for your social or business events from 14 - 80. We have a private room that can accommodate up to 45 for a reception and sit down dinner. A menu can be tailored by our chef to suit your tastes & budget.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: On the T, The Beacon Street Green line (C) train, at the Coolidge Corner stop. On the Bus, Take the 66 Bus to Coolidge Corner.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street metered parking available along Harvard Street in front of the restaurant, as well as on Beacon Street in the vicinity of the restaurant. Parking is available for a fee at the parking garage at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel. There are also two metered lots on Webster Street on the left after the hotel, directly behind our restaurant.
A word from Lineage
A farm to table American restaurant with a focus on seafood. Our menus change daily to reflect the best of what the markets have to offer and allows us to feature the work of many local artisans, growers and fishermen. A three course seafood tasting menu is always available. Jeremy and Lisa Sewall created Lineage Restaurant"s concept. We are a married couple with extensive culinary experience and deep New England roots. Located in the heart of Coolidge Corner, Brookline, Massachusetts, the name "Lineage" is based on Jeremy's own. In 1705, when this "Muddy River" hamlet of Boston became incorporated, Samuel Sewall, son of Judge Sewall of Salem Witch Trials fame, lent the community his services as the first Town Clerk and, it is thought, the name of his family's "Brooklin" lands, which lay between the Charles and Muddy Rivers.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first visit to Lineage, although I have been to other Jeremy Sewall owned restaurants, and I will certainly return. I particularly appreciated the space between the tables which made conversation easy and kept the noise level down. Service was smooth and professional without being obtrusive and the food was well prepared and attractively presented. The gnocchi and burger are especially worthy of mention, even though the menu is seafood-centric."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We visit the Boston area often and came across Lineage last year and enjoyed it a great deal. Our second visit was just as enjoyable, great food and wine. If we lived here would become a regular for sure."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Lineage is one of the best restaurants that I've ever been to. Their menu is always unique and delicious. Great farm-to-table options and a wonderful wine list! I've never had a bad experience. The staff is polite and well-informed. Definitely a place to try!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Everything was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've come here a few times, and every time it's pretty good."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Lineage in awhile. I don't know why not it's quite good. The tables are well spaced, so it's easy to talk. The menu is great, wine list was 50 percent off and really nice, and it has a good vibe. Our calamari appetizer with red curry sauce was great. Calamari was lightly battered and perfectly fried. The salmon in the salmon and lentil dish was cooked beautifully but the lentils were a little mushy and needed some acid, same for the beans that came with the perfectly cooked sea bass. All in all a very nice meal."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Friendly warm staff, flavorful nicely presented food. Fun. Love eating here. Ambience, really good food, nourishing on all levels."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Moderately-priced seafood-heavy menu near Coolidge. Delicious oysters and lobster tacos. The gnocchi was light and flavorful, with a decent amount of lobster. The cod was cooked well, but could have used a little more seasoning. Cocktails weren't highly inventive, but were good and priced competitively. The brownie with ice cream and salted caramel was a hit."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We've walked by here so many times over the years; always saying we should try it someday. This week we did and we will be back. The food was modern, carefully prepared and delicious. The service pleasant, knowledgable and professional. Add that to a beautiful space and a concise and interesting wine list and you have a winner. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We LOVED this restaurant! We go to Boston quite often for getaways, and stayed in Brookline this time. A friend recommended this spot, and we just enjoyed the most wonderful dinner. We started with a smoked trout appetizer (shared), and we each had an entree with fresh caught cod and striped sea bass. The seasonings were wonderful, the accompaniments cooked to perfection. The staff was very friendly, and the restaurant was very quiet. We shared a bottle of wine with dinner, and walked back to our hotel. This was a lovely evening. When staying in Brookline again, we would definitely return here!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Predictably excellent...food, service, table requested, etc. Creative menu and excellent wine list!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Half off all the bottles on their list for the month of July: a really nice way to sample different wines. Arugula salad with fried chickpeas and hummus was unusual and tasty. Salmon tartar was flavorful. Special fried chicken with coleslaw and cornbread was extra crispy and had a wonderful flavor."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good friendly patient service, great food, welcoming atmosphere, a very dependable good experience once again..."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Host very accommodating, service terrific and food locally sourced and delicious!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We chose to eat at Lineage for July 4th and we were very glad we did! The service was super, as was the food and drink. My husband's seared tuna was perfectly done, and the gnocchi was prepared differently to satisfy my taste and my daughter's. Great beverage choices, including coke in the bottle, and super scrumptious desserts. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very fine food with the farm to table emphasis on good ingredients.My gnocchi was very tasty but a little sparse on the serving. Service (Tom) was excellent in every way."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "can't believe it took us this long to try Lineage after living here for a few years - its a very seafood heavy menu but everything was excellent (including my husbands steak). Drinks and oysters are fantastic - wine is really reasonably priced. We'll definitely go back for a weeknight dinner at the bar to take advantage of their oyster special!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We used to live in Boston for 20 years and always stay in Coolidge Corner when we visit. Had a lovely dinner at Lineage. My husband had the stuffed clams and gnocchi with lobster and pesto and I had the lobster tacos and the duck leg confit with smoked faro. Delicious! Desserts were average. Service was terrific! We would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Lobster tacos were outstanding. Salmon cooked perfectly. Our waiter was great, attentive ... Just perfect"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I had two very nice meals at Lineage. As you can tell I love the lobster tacos and everything else that we tried. Go in this July as all wine is 50% off!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Nicely appointed and clean restaurant with an interesting predominantly seafood menu. Outstanding appetizer (jack knife clams) but main course (gnocchi) not memorable and it took 45 minutes to arrive. As a single diner I have generally noted poorer service than multiple diners at a table."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Fabulous food, good quality service and convenient location."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We all very much enjoyed our dinner. The food was very good and the service and ambience exellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was mediocre. My fish lacked spicing and the vegetables consisted of 12 peas and 5 minuscule slices of Carrots. Two other diners at my table had entrees with sauces and both had to ask for additional sauce. The vodka and the wine were lovely. I would go back to sit at the bar, but not for the food."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My two favorite types of food are seafood and vegetables. They did an excellent job with both. I adored the creamy parsnip soup. Both my husband and I had a small bowl. I had lobster. Yes, no shell to mess with as it was deconstructed. My husband had a wonderfullly flavored cod. The desserts were good as well. I had the semifreddo and my husband had strawberry shortcake. Though he did mention the cake part was a little bland, but the ice cream was perfect. We would definitely go back and recommend you check it out."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always a culinary delight particularly for pescetarians like us. There is a finesse in the combination of ingredients and flavors that is unrivaled."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "got the recommendation to come here from a friend that knows her food. she was right. lovely restaurant, good service, wonderful atmosphere. we'll come back again!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Wed arrive around 6:40 and sat at the bar to take advantage of the $1 from 5-7 pm. The bread rolls were soft and delicious, and the oysters were wonderful. We paid our bill at the bar and were seated at our table. For dinner my boyfriend ordered the soft shell crab and I ordered the NY strip steak. His dish had an interesting taste and could be labeled as different. He enjoyed it, but I’m not sure if he would order it again. My steak was cooked to my liking and the potatoes and onions that came with it were pretty good. Overall both plates were good but we probably would not order the same dishes again if we come back to visit. The dining room is nicely set up and decorated."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We come here fairly often -- food is great, and room is comfortable and homey. Usually just drink wine, but we ordered a cocktail this time (Hemingway) and thought it was great. We had the pasta special and a strip steak -- both were cooked perfectly with beautiful spring vegetables. This is still our go-to on a weeknight when work was hard and we need to be spoiled without totally breaking the bank. Thoughtful, delicious, high quality food."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a small dinner for my mom's 60th birthday. I had made a reservation and we got right in. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We all had fish with various sides and they were all delicious. Service was good too! Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "That was my fist dinner in Lineage. It's hard to explain how good was service in there. Friendly manager and very nice waitress. Foie Gras as appetizer with the special from chief has been delightful. NY Strip Steak for me and Salmon for my friend were delicious. Definitely, will keep coming back Thank you Lineage crew! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Excellent and unusual food. Outstanding, well informed waiter answered our questions in detail. When I went to order tea I found he was also a tea expert, which I really enjoyed. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant. The menu is slightly limited but always offers two fish entrees, and preparing fish with simple, perfectly executed recipes is what Lineage does best. Seasonally changing menu always shows inventiveness. A 3-course chef's tasting is always offered, with optional wine pairings. Space has 3 dining environments: vibrant café/bar, curvy bar warmed by a pizza kiln on the back wall, and a more sedate dining room. Wine list is very eclectic and does not outrageously overprice its selections. Have the seared scallops here, and you will have a new standard to judge all others. Service is always knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Often flooded with regulars, so make a reservation. Consistently great."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Get over to Lineage! This Coolidge Corner delight has symmetry. Premier chefs sending out only perfection from a menu of selections you are sure to find something you will want and love. Attentive servers, great wine list, casual or special event, Lineage is perfect for a girls night out or date night and then walkabout with all the Corner activity. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Every time we go to Lineage, we say it's the best meal we ever had. Never, never disappoints. Lobster gnocchi was to die for. Never skip the butterscotch pudding. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The choice of Lineage to celebrate a graduation from BU could not have been more perfect. But was what even more perfect was the service. Brandon our server was so delightful we'd go back there just to see him. Lineage is top notch without being pretentious. Absolutely try it! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I came when my parents visited. We very much enjoyed our experience. The food was delicious and all of the staff was courteous and attentive. Highly recommend! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Living in Coolidge Corner, we have come to Lineage for most special occasions over the last 6 years. It is still our favorite spot and a true gem. The service is absolutely top notch - being helpful and attentive without being overbearing. The food is always incredible and our meals on Friday night did not disappoint. Every appetizer and entree was fantastic (we had the parsnip soup and salmon tartare to start followed by the steak and lobster gnochhi). It is my favorite place to recommend to friends and visitors since it's a comfortable ambiance with amazing food and service. In 6 years we have never been disappointed. We'll be back again soon! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "If you're into fish, this place is fantastic. I got the lobster gnocchi, and the gnocchi was smooth and velvety, very tasty. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Excellent food and very attentive service. The atmosphere is lovely and relaxing. Lineage is everything a restaurant should be: delicious and always a terrific dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014