Bar 'Cino Brookline MA

4.8
223 Reviews
$30 and under
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"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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 223 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hoodie
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sangria. Nice high ceilings. Pizza was good but little bit oily. Seems they douse a little too much olive oil on top

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was able to make a reservation for 9pm but when we arrived they told us they closed at 9:30 and we would have to order food immediately after sitting down. We ended up just getting the chips and drinks, and were able to stay until 10 while they cleaned, but definitely wish reservations didn’t book so late so that we could’ve actually had food and ate.

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AngelaL
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thank you, it was great! we loved to come with a large group of friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Probably best all around restaurant in Brookline.

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ImoE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was SO good! The Bloody Mary mix has to be homemade - so much flavor. My friend got the eggs in purgatory and they made sure it was gluten free. I ordered the polenta and eggs which was so light and comforting on a cool spring day!

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vipAndrewM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome patio with even better brunch! Service was fantastic and will be coming back soon!

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JenL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, the service is really kind and nice people, and the ambience is lovely. Perfect for a chill date. Cocktails could be better but still nice!

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Tina
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful service! Will definitely go back!

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KristinaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Cino is one out local favorites- Great food, friendly service and such a nice space!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest value restaurant in Boston, hands down

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Churchillljil
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

2nd time in a week - we really like this place - good food, service, we'll be back!

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vipBrianY
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always!

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AngieL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Food delicious, good portion plates.

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PIP57
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our first time to Easter brunch and a great visit. The food was outstanding. We will be sure to come back soon.

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LisaH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and especially its plant-based lifestyle friendly menu. The owner spoke to us and we had a wonderful conversation. Our waiter was helpful and attentive. Food is delicious. A relaxed place with excellent atmosphere and delicious food. No complaints.

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vipAndrewC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, Sam loved her meatballs and her salad and her wine. Thank you so much for the great evening!!

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Churchillljil
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food : and the service - from the host, to the bar, to the servers - EXCELLENT. Thank you Bar 'Cino, we are on our way back this week!

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CarolineW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!! Food was fabulous, service was great. Would highly recommend for a date night.

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brant
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the general manager did a great job at assessing the night, and allowed us to dine outside. Greatly appreciated!!!!!!

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vipPashminaChic
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Boston Dine Out weeks - really appreciate all the choices they gave. Best risotto I've ever had in a restaurant! Was shrimp with fresh spring peas, very brothy Roman style - the kind you eat with a spoon. Several other seafood options, as well, which is sometimes hard to get in Italian places. Also appreciated the variety of white wines from various parts of Italy including Sicily and Sardinia, and a waiter who was well informed about the wines and the food served. Helpful, friendly service. Patio with plenty of heaters and space between tables.

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linda
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent. Amazing patio. Great food and service. We are city dwellers so not bothered by noise. However, the patio is on Beacon Street with trains, cars, and some might be bothered. Just come with an interesting person and no problem. Food and service well worth this slight inconvenience.

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BrianaA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Brookline! Outdoor patio is great!

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KatR
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so good!!! Will absolutely be coming back. Loved the lighting, the food, the staff, very COVID friendly and felt safe in the space.

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VeeD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was great and food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cioppino, Bolognese, and all the bruschettas were fantastic. Cocktails were great. Their heated patio is the best I've been at and service is phenomenal. We'll be back!

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA
Responded on March 17, 2021

What a kind review! Thank you and so glad you could celebrate with us.

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AmeenaD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience and great service. The Dine Out Boston menu was amazing!

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you for joining us for Dine Out Boston! Glad you enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite places! very cute and i am a big fan of their outdoor area. the pizzas are so good, and i have brought multiple friends here and it’s always a great time. the staff is amazing and so funny/easy to talk to/attentive! 10/10 recommend:)

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA
Responded on March 17, 2021

What an honor to be a favorite of yours! Thank you and thanks for bringing your friends too. We look forward to serving you again.

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richardr
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked this place. Food was great and drinks excellent as well. Can't wait to come when the weather warms up and sit outside!

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you Richard! We are glad you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you back here again.

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MaggieS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Bar Cino! We go for date nights, GNOs, family dinner. You name it, we’re there. Food is amazing, great wines, ambiance is cozy and they do a great job with COVID protocols. If you’re looking to get back to going out, this feels like a really safe and welcoming first step to that!

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA
Responded on March 17, 2021

We LOVE you too! So happy you enjoy it here and thanks for coming back. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Katie
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The warmers outside kept us so warm! Food was delicious and a good drink selection.

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you Katie! Glad you could stay warm and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not a 5 star across the board type of guy but this place truly earned it. Hostess was welcoming, manager was attentive and conversational. We sat at the bar for drinks prior to going to our table and ended up staying. The bartender was welcoming, his recommendations we spot on. Atmosphere was really nice. Casual, lively but not noisy. Food is incredibly reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA
Responded on March 17, 2021

It's truly an honor to earn your five-star rating. Thank you for sharing and more importantly, thanks for joining us. We hope you'll be back again soon for more.

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vipAthenaH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bar’Cino is a great covid-friendly outdoor experience! They have a heat lamp at every table and I was able to enjoy my meal comfortably and safely. Great food and fantastic service!

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you Athena! Making sure our guests feel safe is important to us. Hope you will join us again.

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barci
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food in a beautiful ambience at reasonable prices. We sat outside in February, and the heating systems were so good we had to change seats. The host did not honor our table request, but nonetheless it was a fine table. The service was very friendly and kind but was a little slow and missed an order. However, the portions were bountiful, and we did not need the side afterall. Great place, highly recommend, meets the hype.

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Lohri
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

cute and trendy place for a quick bite and drink. The baked clams were so yummy.

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MargaretS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 for 2 here! Great food and excellent service by Noel!

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vipLillyL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Derek was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious (bolognese was a big hit). Looking forward to coming back to enjoy some of the other dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, great service and excellent value for money. Best place to dine!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

pasta was good but not freah

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vipAstridT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

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MKihara
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barcino was great! We went there for my friend's surprise party and they did an incredible job seating us so she strategically couldn't see our group when she walked in. The food was amazing and Miguel was such a great waiter!

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed and happy you chose to celebrate your friend with us. We hope you come back and join us again.

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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 223 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.