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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "It would be worth checking this lovely neighborhood restaurant out just for the lobster tacos! They were divine!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "The lobster tacos are outstanding! Service was professional and timely. We had an excellent time."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "First time @ this restaurant which should be a model for EVERY restaurant . . . quality, proficient, personable, employees (all that we had contact with) w/wonderful food."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Finally made it to Lineage, which I have been wanting to experience. Used Dine out Boston as an impetus. Food was excellent, from the tuna tartare to the roasted chicken and warm chocolate brownie. While the portions were small (not surprising for Dine out Boston week), I realized that they were just right. I am tired of restaurants that pile on the food and you wind up taking a cat bag home. Usually restaurants during Dine out Boston disappoint because they don't feature what makes them special. Lineage did and I will be back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Food bad and overpriced. Service bad. Never going back"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Lineage is my favorite restaurant in North America, I have never been disappointed. I have been traveling to Boston for business for 6 years and even with all the amazing choices in Boston and Brookline, I try to go here at least once every time. Always an interesting menu with unique items locally sourced. They make an excellent old fashioned but all the cocktails are great. The cocktail menu and desert menu are as intentionally crafted as every item on the main menu."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Very nice dinner experience: great food (lobster tacos, Chatham bass..), warm and efficient service, interesting paintings on the walls."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I read so many excellent reviews of the lobster tacos, that, I had to try them. They were serving a lovely gazpacho the evening we were there, and with the lobster tacos, it was a perfect summer meal. My husband enjoyed the burger and the fries were outstanding."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "After spending two weeks driving and eating our way through New England, for our last meal before returning home we dined here at the recommendation of the inn keeper of the B & B we were staying in. We were not disappointed - it was one of the best meals of the trip. The lobster tacos - served cold with a spicy mango salsa on four small taco shells which we shared, put all the lobster rolls we had been eating to shame. The fish - haddock and salmon, were cooked perfectly - very moist, over beans or couscous, and substantial in size. The finale was the butterscotch pudding, topped with whipped cream and glazed pecans. Service was friendly and attentive. The menu changes daily to assure that the food is always fresh."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with fresh local foods and great modulated service. Looking forward to my next meal there."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "A small menu of gems with focus on local fresh ingredients. Great deserts and artful cocktails."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Delicious Called the maître d over to compliment that all four of us were thrilled with our dishes. (First time we have done this) Lobster taco's a must"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This venerable Coolidge Corner seafood restaurant surprised us with its understated, but attentive service, and absolutely fresh and delicious seafood specialties. It seems to fly below the foodie radar, but should be in the top 10 Boston area eateries."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Lineage is my go to restaurant in the Brookline Village area for a very nice meal, great service and not over-the-top pricing! It's my standby when I either want to plan a special dining experience or a last minute 'let's grab a drink and appetizers'. The lobster tacos are the best!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Took Dad to dinner here, was a perfect choice! Not too noisy, but still a great atmosphere, very friendly service, and great food!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "It was wonderful. Delicious cuisine in an attractive setting. They really know how to cook seafood (although the hamburger at the next table looked great). We had the halibut and scallops. The scallops were part of a three course meal, which was perfect. The server was highly attentive and nice. No attitude here. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Maybe this isn't a place to go with an 8 year-old. But he loves their burgers and we love their fish. But every time when we get there we ask that they put in all the food at once and bring it as soon as it is ready. Every time they bring him a burger that is overcooked and took too long. Still, the food is amazing. It just seems like they have to take their time to do it and they will likely overcook a kid's burger. So, we keep going back. For the fish and because they are very friendly."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant, lovely atmosphere, delicious food, great service. Parking is findable. We recommend Lineage highly."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have been venturing outside of the city for dinner. I've wanted to try Lineage for a while, and it did not disappoint! I had the seafood tasting. I highly recommend it! It was all so fresh and flavorful! We will be back! Oh and the burger was great, too!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food is delicious, the ambiance is inviting and the service is first rate. In addition is a short walk from the Coolidge Corner Theater. A gem!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was absolutely worth the trip out from Boston. The food was fabulous and the service was terrific!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Color scheme sophisticated and calming. Tables separated enough to allow conversation. Noise level controlled. Wait staff attitude one of "How can we help you enjoy your experience?" Every effort to accommodate with grace and humor.Food flavor combinations refined and delicious. Nothing forced or ridiculously trendy - modern cooking, beautifully presented, correct portions-an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "First time there, arrived early 5pm reservation. The restaurant filled up quickly by 6pm we were amoungst many other diners and the bar was completely full as well. Our server was terrific and very accommodating, since we just wanted to relax and enjoy our time together as well as our delicious meal. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to going to this restaurant for fresh, elegant, gourmet food and a good (half-priced!) bottle of wine. Unfortunately the food was a major disappointment and way over-priced for the portion size. The food was very bland, and upon trying everything, we said, "this is missing something...". For such small portions, I would expect something much more decadent, but, at the very least, something good. I was not impressed. The wine was the best part."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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