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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

1634 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Washington Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 975-1900

Website:
http://www.fireplacerest.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
The restaurant has a lot for about 30 cars. There is also good street parking.

Public Transit:
The Green Line - C train stop at Washington Square is directly across the street from The Fireplace.

Executive Chef:
Jim Solomon

Additional:
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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (6)
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Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Healthy (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Organic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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. 😢

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It is so sad that the Fireplace will be closing on August 31!!!! You will be sorely missed!

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

An Outstanding Run. Thanks, Jim, for 16 great years!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Quality of food is always good, but on the pricey side. They will close their door for good on Aug 30

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Mehhhhhhhhhhhh. Could have had as good of a meal elsewhere for half the price. Ridiculous for what you're paying. We sat at our table for 10 minutes without being greeted and sat 15 more waiting for drinks. Not a shock that they're closing.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Sad to see it go. Thank you for all the years!! Fantastic food and ambiance and service

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We are very sorry to lose The Fireplace. It has been a lovely place for almost any kind of event, from the casual to the celebratory.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

It's our go to place when we're in Brookline. My wife and I really enjoy the food and the whole experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

On the down side, our entrees took a very long time to arrive; on the plus side, our server comped our drinks.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Fireplace has always had wonderful food. So sorry it's closing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The Fireplace was an absolutely delightful time. We had a beautiful celebratory dinner with incredible conversation, food, service, and friendly patrons. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

It was a chance to say farewell to a great neighborhood restaurant

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The servers were very good - polite and friendly- things (like getting a drink) seemed to take a long time

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Chicken salad and Nicoise were very good. Our waitress, Jamie, was excellent.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Went here for the lunch menu during dine out Boston. Overall wait staff were friendly and food portion sizes were ok. Wait staff forgot my drink - had to remind them twice.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

A very nice a la carte brunch menu, as well as a reasonably priced prix fixe menu we several choices. Service could have been a bit more attentive, but all of the staff were very friendly. Very sad to hear the restaurant is closing at the end of August.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Roasted maple chicken!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Reliable great restaurant. Terrific staff - all starts with Jim - the owner- who is one of the best people ever.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great food, amazing service, comfy ambiance. We will miss you!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We love this place. Not only do they have good gluten free options (the almond pancakes are to die for) but everything always tast sooo good and fills you up.

We hope this place stays in our lives a long time

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Like the restaurant. Food good but service, while friendly, amateurish.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was terrible. Waitress didn't follow up. Meals weren't delivered together. She forgot about our drinks. And, she never checked back in. Very disappointing. The food was nothing special, and the fish special didn't have a lot of flavor.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Good "American " standards: burgers, chowders, etc. With local produce.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was fabulous as was the food and drinks. Amazing burger :>)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Cobb salad was delicious and large -- their rolls are irresistible. Terrific spot for lunch.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food took a very long time to come out of the kitchen. Steak was delicious, but the potato crisps on the side were almost too crunchy to eat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We eat here with some regularity. Great bar to sit and relax while sipping a delicious cocktail. Food is consistently very good. Service is excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Disappointing. Food was uninteresting and lukewarm. Carrots were not cooked at all, chicken had little taste.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Very pleasant place for our young granddaughters and us. Great kids' menu. Very kind and attentive server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

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