Bar 'Cino Brookline MA

4.8
359 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
"Bar ‘Cino (we say “chee-no”) is an informal neighborhood spot on Beacon Street in Brookline – directly across from the Saint Mary’s T Stop. Open nightly for dinner and cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 359 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaraC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We knowing ordered more than we could eat just to be able to taste more things!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food the flatbread style pizza excellent, Limincello cake very good !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate outside; Noisy at times due to big table nearby. good social distancing

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vipAtticus
New England
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a great neighborhood place and good enough to invite your non-neighbors. Small plates are delicious for sharing.

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newinboston
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service, and food. Cute outdoor seating area. Definitely planning to go back.

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Peter
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is great. Service is moderate, possibly due to short of staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noel was our server and he immediately provided us a fun atmosphere. We were there to meet friends we had not seen in almost 2 years and even though one of those friends was quite indecisive about her order, Noel appeared to take it in stride on this very busy night. The food was wonderful (get the Crispy Cauliflower...you won't regret it) and while I was a fan of the previous establishment Waxy's, loved Bar 'Cino even more.

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TammyR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food and drink. Highly recommend checking it out!

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StacieM
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time in Boston and that was an amazing way to experience some culture!!! Great food and service!

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Akko
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice bar/restaurant with good food and good drink.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was extremely sweet. And the food was amazing. We sat outside since the weather was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good overall like the small plates

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ALF25
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time dining here and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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vipElna
Naples
51 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I dined at Bar Cino on a recent Saturday night. We had dined there before, but not for several months. We remembered the food as being very good, but this time it was excellent, superb, fine dining. I had the grilled salmon and my husband had the shrimp risotto. All perfectly done with multiple beautiful textures and tastes. A little bit surprising for a place with more of a casual vibe. Our Server, Emma, was charming and efficient. Nice people work there. The only negative for me was the high energy noise level. It made conversation a little difficult. Will we go back - absolutely - many times - but probably not on a weekend night.

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vipsubguy
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and bright place. Food was original and tasty. Service was fast and courteous. Would definitely go back

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shaylac
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Super flavorful. Excellent service and the patio is adorable.

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Dava
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tri color salad and margarita grilled pizza are a must! Difficult time trying to decide what to order because everything on the menu sounded so good (we definitely over ate!) Anthony the bar tender was amazing and hooked us up! We will be back for an espresso martini and to try more food!

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vipErinW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time at Bar Cino this weekend and my husband and I sat at bar. It was around 5:30 p.m. so wasn't crowded at that point and the food was really good. Menu pretty diverse and the location was great as was restaurant ambiance.

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vipAnneW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wonderful brunch - wild mushroom omelette, pistachio layer cake. Also the Eggs in purgatory, sort of a shakshouka. Great cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like Branzino fish it’s the best in Boston, go try it and enjoy. Excellent food and service. I recommend highly.

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vipMick
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite local restaurant! The service, hospitality and food are always first rate.

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funtimes
New England
49 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the service here. We love to sit at the bar and have a friendly bartender. Friday night 6pm there was one man and two ladies. The man served us. He was really unfriendly. Barely spoke to us and looked pretty angry. Maybe he was going through something but it wasn't too fun. Last time we were there we had a different man that was extremely friendly. Train bartenders to be friendly please.

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Sassy
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is off the charts good; their bolognese is best I’ve had outside of Rome- seriously!! Generous pour in drinks, great menu! Pizzas deeeeelicious! Can’t rave enough about food! Try the fig and prosciutto bruschetta! Good Caesar salad! Superb espresso martini!!

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vipMorganFCharles
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at Bar’Cino. Excellent food, attentive staff, excellent management. Always a great vibe.

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vipMixie0212
New England
69 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Love all the new veggie options. Cauliflower starter is a must! Fried, but not battered nor heavy. Zucchini crudo is fresh and delicious. Kale caesar is always a go to with blackened salmon or pulled chicken. The new carrot cocktail is refreshing and not overly sweet or spicy. Already looking forward to going to back to get our veggies on!

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vipVirgule
New England
68 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time back at Bar 'Cino since Covid, and it's still as excellent as ever. Grilled heirloom carrots in a wonderful honey/chili glaze, chicken piadine, and shrimp risotto with snap peas, lemon, and parmesan -- all really good. And a very personable server. What a treat that we live within walking distance!

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vipLina
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed this place. I was mostly impressed with the service - it was so quick! The food was very good and flavorful, and the drink was great too.

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Pshnyc601
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. We especially loved the Margarita Pizza and grilled cauliflower. Absolutely fantastic! The men at the table had different pastas and loved them and the women shared the pizza and a couple of sides. More than enough food. Will definitely go there again!

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vipGabrielleH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio with mosaic tile table tops. Staff were friendly and attentive. The food was great! Couldn't have asked for a better meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Grilled pizza was great! Will definitely be back for that. Big fan of the wine list as well.

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vipsudysox
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place that fills a niche for a full service restaurant, a little pricier than an everyday meal but worth the money.

We’ve ordered takeout/pickup for several months during the pandemic. The food is awesome- even better when it’s can eat it IN the restaurant, with cozy comfortable atmosphere and really good friendly service.

KH
KimberlyH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food in boston is pretty good at most places, and it's way above average here; would definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall food was good and eating on deck a plus. When greeted surprised by relatively unfriendly hostess who never smiled or welcomed us. Also was told as we walked to the table that they wanted our table back at a certain time to accommodate a large party. Put a constraint on what was to be our first relaxed restaurant dinner post pandemic.

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Lily
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bruschetta in town! Wine list is excellent and you must stick around for the Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk gelato.

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paloma
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All members of our party were very happy with their choices and thought the food was excellent.

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vipnancita
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Except for the noise level which was loud we had a GREAT experience.

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sb02144
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great value and portions, attentive servers and hosts

LB
vipLeslieB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for all ages in every aspect! All menu items are delicious

MH
vipMartinH
New England
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was good. Would try dinner next time

FAQs

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 608-3220.

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA is rated 4.8 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.