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Our beer garden is unfortunately closed for the 2023 season.
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Bar Vlaha tells the story of the Vlach people, the founders of hospitality and Greek cooking. A nomadic group of shepherds who created and nurtured the roots of Hellenic cooking as we know it. Straying from the tried-and-true island cuisine, we're rediscovering Greek fare sourced from rural mountains, lakes and villages of Central and Northern Greece.
Bar Vlaha captures the true soul of Greek cooking with rustic and nomadic traditions using charcoal and open fire gastra techniques. Locally sourced, regional and seasonal ingredients are combined with the warmth of old-world hospitality to bring the roots of Greek culture to Brookline.
Since 2009 when we opened our first slice shop on Congress Street in downtown Portland, we’ve been striving to elevate the pizza experience. It starts with the ingredients – high quality, local when possible – and the toppings – creative and comforting. Mashed potatoes? Tortellini? Cranberries on a pizza? These are just a few of the things we tried – and they worked. “The Masher” with mashed potato, scallion, and bacon is one of our most popular pies. And people thought it was weird when we first put it on the menu.
Making simple food isn’t easy. We are continuously working to make sure every pizza is perfect and every slice unforgettable. Whether it be from one of our slice counters, or in one of our full service dining rooms, every member of our team is motivated by this goal of consistently well-executed, uncomplicated food.
Spending time with Friends and Family is what Gyu-Kaku is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of "Shared Plates" We want our food dining experience to inspire laughter, conversation, and amazing times! You can't help it - with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. Our friendly staff aspires to lead guests through the dining experience with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the PERFECT choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends.
Please note that our last call is at 10pm daily, and 9pm on Sun. All You Can Eat options are available for guests seated before 8:30pm Monday - Thursday and Lunch menu offered Fridays 11am to 3pm.
For more info, please check https://www.gyu-kaku.com/brookline.
- AAAbeAMinneapolis - St. Paul •2 reviews5.0Dined 6 days agoGreat spot great food. Cool setting with fun vibe.More infoPrairie FirePrice: Moderate• American• Brookline•4.8
- MMichelleCoastal Georgia •3 reviews5.0Dined on Sep 23, 2023We got there 15 min earlier than our reservation and was still immediately taken to our table, had our questions answered and food delivered while still fresh and warm. Delicious quality pizza, I typically only order cheese but I tried out their eggplant and was absolutely in love. Easy to catch attention and pay.More infoOtto- BrooklinePrice: Moderate• Pizzeria• Brookline•4.7
- OTOpenTable DinerPhiladelphia / New Jersey Suburbs •2 reviews5.0Dined on Sep 22, 2023Alexandra was a very good waitress! Attentive and friendly.More infoHamilton Restaurant & BarPrice: Moderate• American• Brookline•3.7
- LLLoisLane55Greater Boston •16 reviews4.0Dined on Jul 30, 2023Attentive, helpful wait staff. My husband needed help on how to eat the crawfish. Food was good and the strawberry margarita was great!More infoShaking Crab - BrooklinePrice: Expensive• Seafood• Brookline•4.2
- SSusanvipGreater Boston •34 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Eggs Benedict is my favorite brunch so I order it everywhere. It is usually good but rarely great. The eggs were perfectly cooked- which is rare. It was delicious- both the eggs and potatoes.More infoEarls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential CenterPrice: Expensive• American• Back Bay•4.5
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