Devlin's Restaurant

4.5
152 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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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)
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Phone number
(617) 779-8822
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Our chef will help customize a menu to cater for your every need and budget!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chestnut Hill Ave
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Parking details
Monday - Friday 2 hour street parking
Weekends & holidays free street parking
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Public transit
57 and 65 Bus stop infront on washington st
86 corner of Market and Washington
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Entertainment
Wednesday Dinner time Jazz Live; Thursday Live Raggae Band; Friday D.J.; Saturday D.J. or Live Music
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Special events & promotions
Our chef will help customize a menu to cater for your every need and budget!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 152 People Are Saying
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M
New England
90 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good neighborhood spot. Seemed to be more people eating and drinking at the bar than the tables. Very noisy inside. Took a while for server to come over, but once we got going she was very attentive. Nice menu. Food very good.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious brunch with a tasty and fun mimosa bar!

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SH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitstaff was enthusiastic and fun, food was superb, I would recommend to anyone

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Ordered the blackened ahi tuna with charred romaine, heirloom tomatoes and blue cheese. For the price - a big disappointment. The only part of the dish that came as described was the blue cheese. The tuna was not blackened but had a dry crumby crust and was over-cooked/dry. The tomatoes appeared to be standard grape variety and the romaine was cool and crunchy with just a hint of char on the tip. Fish tacos were just ok and the heirloom tomato salad w/burrata had small grape tomatoes not large heirloom. Beer selection was good and waitress was nice.

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Montreal
31 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nothing fancy but good
Best part was dessert! Bread pudding!😋

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L
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I recommend a seat on the patio; it is just lovely. This is a combination restaurant-bar with a lively vibe in the bar and a quieter vibe in the indoor restaurant. The patio is lively as well. The food is very good; they have a seasonal menu and nightly specials.

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a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time here. Came again because the patio is great, the food very good, waitresses (both visits) were very nice and the cost is most reasonable. First visit I ordered ravioli (yummy) second visit had roasted cauliflower appetizer which I loved, and caesar salad with chicken....also good.

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MB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

love the tater tot bowl at brunch and highly recommenced trying the sweet potato tater tots!

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ES
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Devlin's is one of my favorite restaurants! I've always had fantastic service, and the food is to die for! I try something new every time because there are so many wonderful options to choose from. The vibe is perfect, the prices are reasonable, and the drinks and food are amazing! always eager to go back

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used to be regulars when living in Brighton. Had to come back for St Patrick's Day corned beef-great.
We also want to thank our young waitress who was so pleasant and sweet .
Great place!

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New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for a later brunch. They had a couple guys playing music in the corner, but it was not overwhelming or loud music. Just enough to provide some atmosphere for the restaurant. Decent service for the place being full. Good food as always, would recommend for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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BS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a Saturday brunch and it was very good. The food was good and the atmosphere was fun. Service was good and it was a nice overall experience to start our day in Boston!!!

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. Been here a few times and it’s been a great experience every time. I would highly recommend.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were stuck at a tiny table by the door which was freezing! Service was a little slow. Food was great!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and service

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V
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The jazz brunch is always a good time. Friendly professional service.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had their lamb entree - all I can say is wonderful!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Saturday brunch as soon as they opened and could not have had a more perfect time! The French toast bites and truffle fries were fried to perfection. We ordered the chicken and red velvet waffles and Irish breakfast and although the dishes were on the pricey side, there was plenty to take home! Definetly recommend trying out their various brunch cocktails (especially the mimosas). I cannot emphasize how cozy and wonderful it was and the service was great too! Definitely a gem that more people need to check out!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for good food in relaxed atmosphere. Good selection of food with vegetarian "bowls" and noodles with tofu for healthy eaters. Also kids love the burger and Korean chicken tenders.

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PD
New England
43 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliable. Great local spot! Good food, nice selection of drinks.

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S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gluten free pizza was delicious!!

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FF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Large group dinner with customers. Great service, with rotating draft beer chooses.

Casual laid-back atmosphere. great for families or business get together.

Small, but flavorful menu options . Traditional American fare with some nicely added flavor twists.

Delicious starters, best chicken tenders I have ever eaten. Don’t pass on them (Maple sriracha and Korean BBQ). San Mariano Tomato Bisque (with nduja salami). Extremely flavorful.

Flavorful mains as well. Group enjoyed the Steak Tips (mash:/bacon fat Brussels /Demi glaze).

Parking can be challenge but Devlin’s well worth the time.

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Attentive and personable server. Great food and good beer selection. Would definitely recommend.

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z
New England
150 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had a nice time at Devlin's and our server was very sweet and competent. The food was passable, but not as good as I remembered. We haven't been there for a while, so not sure whether there's a new chef or I just ordered the wrong thing.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything we ate was delicious! The cocktails were a little unoriginal but ultimately just fine.

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New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there for my hubbby's birthday dinner . All good other than the beer was sooooooo overpriced. We go out 3 times per week and have never in our 55 55 years of life been
charged 9.50 for a beer . Can't go back due to this issue.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot with friendly staff. Good, efficient service and a menu well beyond the typical pub fare.

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New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for evening on the patio. Great bartenders. Great drinks. Ok food. Beautiful patio setting. And then at 8 they had the WORST duo play bad music. Too loud. Couldn't sing. Cleared the place out. We lasted one set. When they came back we left. Use some judgement on your music selection.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Underwhelming. Was sick the whole next day after eating here. Disappointed.

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CF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

The sever we had, a young woman with blonde hair and tattoos seemed uninterested and honestly was kind of rude.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great place. Service only could have improved if waitress was less annoying. She spoke very quickly in Italian, so some people may like that. I will definitely repeat

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went here with a a few friends on a Saturday night. Service was good :)
A lot of choices on the menu we had Oysters which were yum! Ceaser salad, this had way too much dressing, not so good! Also had the Fig, blue cheese... pizza, yum & the Salmon Pad Thai, this was good but not great!!
Will go back again for the Alfresco Dining which is very cool in the nice weather.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just stumbled upon this neighborhood gem, Devlin's, via OpenTable. Was delighted with every aspect including great menu, portions, excellent presentation, efficiency and excellent service in a fantastic room. Have told others and will be back soon. Thanks much!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love that the menu changes often. They take standards and give them a fresh take! Always a new favorite to be discovered.

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M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, nice live jazz for Sunday brunch. Funky Bloody Mary bar but the Bloody Mary's themselves were a bit ordinary. Outside patio was nice on the sunny day we were there but staff weren't very friendly. Could be a nice place to hang out with friends if you live in the neighbourhood.

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R
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice, casual find in Brighton. The kind of place you would take your parents or a hot date! Excellent service.

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AP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed Devlins. You can tell that each dish was plated thoughtfully. Everything from the beginning pickies of bread and hummus was delicious, all the way down the nutella pie. The menu is large and kind of all over the place which was great because it gave options, but also made it difficult for me to establish what kind of restaurant it was... Irish pub? classic american with a twist? I wasn't sure. But the quality was outstanding for the price.

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KG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to Devlin's several times and have enjoyed my meal with each visit. This place is a real neighborhood gem!

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h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was lovely EXCEPT! there are TV screens everywhere. You can't escape them.

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WF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our visit -- a little loud for conversation, but we managed. There was live music, and it was during their brunch hours. Very friendly staff, tasty food.

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