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About Permanently Closed - The Fireplace
This restaurant is permanently closed. The Fireplace located in Brookline Massachusetts is a cosmopolitan New England Grill serving food with integrity while celebrating the bounty of the region and its Colonial influences. In addition to being the 1st Certified Green Restaurant in Boston, the restaurant has won numerous awards and mentions including Outstanding Wine List (Wine Spectator 2015), Chocolate Madness Winner
Brookline, MA 02445
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Mid-Day menu: Daily: 2:30pm - 5:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Fans of our rustic yet upscale fare at The Fireplace can also enjoy our locally sourced food at private events. Show off your home. Or pick the perfect place for a business outing, wedding or charity gala. We"ve got connections with some pretty magical New England venues.
The restaurant has a lot for about 30 cars. There is also good street parking.
The Green Line - C train stop at Washington Square is directly across the street from The Fireplace.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Your credit card on file will be charge $25 per person if a cancellation is not made within 48 hours.
The Fireplace - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Great family owned place. Delicious appetizers. The mussels were great with an amazing sauce. The potato bread that comes at the beginning of the meal. OMG! The fritters. Awesome. Everything was great. The personal touch of the owner. Priceless. Wishing Mr Solomon an amazing recovery from his upcoming surgery. Best wishes for his next journey. Thursday will be the last day at the restaurant. 😢
There were many interesting things on the menu, and my food was good, but the service was slow (took a long time just to get coffee and a napkin after we were seated) and the food came out slow, too. If the service were better, I would recommend this place for the food, which was tasty.
This was a disappointing experience. It was so hot and stuffy in the restaurant, and they were out of a lot of things considering it was only 7 pm. I had been looking forward to the maple glazed chicken since that's supposed to be their signature dish, but when I tried to order it the server said, "That's not available tonight. Didn't I tell you that?" and when we said he hadn't (which was true), he argued with us. We had finished our appetizer before he took our order, and he never came to check on us throughout the meal. I've had really nice dinners here before, but this was not great.
I needed a spot for a 'thank you' much for my team and then we stayed for dessert & coffee for a brief planning meeting. The Fireplace was SO accommodating, we never felt rushed. The food was amazing and the wait staff so pleasant and helpful. I'm definitely letting friends and work contacts about this restaurant - a jewel on Beacon Street! Thank you!
Sad to see they are closing end of this month! They have the best burger in town hands down! The only disappointing thing was the service. My friend and I were there for two hours from start to finish and it was pretty empty and we felt very rushed by them to leave! They kept coming up to our table and picking up our plates before we were done and we had to say: no we are not done yet!! Aghhh.
And this still happened a few times.
We were surprised at how much we enjoyed The Fireplace as a previous visit was not as successful. This time, everything was delicious from salads to entrees. I had the mini twin lobster rolls which were really just one lobster roll cut in half. Still, it was truly delicious. The chicken was also well received as was the burger. In fact, everything we ate was tasty, cooked as requested and well served. We will definitely return.
We took my parents to Fireplace who were visiting from out of town and wanted something "nice and New England" for dinner. Success! We also brought our 6 month old in his stroller and the staff were extremely accommodating! Several of us asked for modifications to our order and that seemed to be no problem. Our server, Leigh, was fabulous.
The gluten free brunch menu was what prompted us to try The Fireplace. We went for 11am Sunday brunch. The overall experience was very good. Server was friendly and the speed was just right - we were hungry but not in a rush. There were lots of gluten free options and my husband reported that the eggs benedict with mushrooms and duck confit were fantastic. The kids loved the challah bread French toast and my shrimp/caper daily special omelet was yummy. Atmosphere was nice - good people watching out the large windows. I imagine the fireplace in the winter would be charming. We will definitely return!
My only complaint was that I had to ask for the specials which should had been offered up front by our waitress. Once I asked, she told me but neglected to mention the price which would also be standard for a fine restaurant. I was a little surprised that the fish special was $38 and I think I would have opted for something else given that price. Stating that, it was prepared well and the presentation was very nice and most importantly, it tasted very good.
I ordered chicken salad for lunch and the kitchen didn't inform the server that they ran out and had to start making it again. It took 45 minutes for lunch to arrive. When I inquired I was told it was coming right up. I would have happily changed my order.
Also, OpenTable asked me why I had missed my reservation. Seems that they did not check me in under my reservation.
The Fireplace is consistently creative in its menu and virtuoso in its execution and presentation. The bar menu is unique and well-chosen. The service is excellent--very friendly and attentive. The spacing of the tables does suffer from the current tendency in urban venues to cram people closer together to maximize throughput and revenue. If you can put up with that you will have a great meal.
We were not impressed wit the beer or wine list. I was unfamiliar with any of the IPAs or lagers because they were all local but even so was not impressed with the choices. Ordered fish of the day which was chilean sea bass. The dish consisted of less than a filet of sea bass, 4 slices of potatoes and steamed spinach. Felt that food was overpriced.