The Regal Beagle

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Though it's named after the much-loved local pub from Three's Company, the Regal Beagle certainly doesn't feel like a throw-back to the 70s or 80s. The dapper little restaurant, housed right on Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner, has a chic décor, a modern menu of seasonal, creative comfort food and a cheeky list of inspired cocktails.
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve been here before and it was great. However, this time, the establishment was closed when we arrived for our reservation. It was not updated on Open Table. Tough on a Saturday night trying to scramble to get a table elsewhere last minute.

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RobertT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It's closed. Remove it from your database. blah blah blah

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Kendra
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great handcrafted cocktails, the food was excellent, and the service was fast and friendly.

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JJ2M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food just ok. Spinach crab appetizer was unevenly heated and barely ok. Entrees were nothing special. Burger better than other items tried. Service was good.

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kchag
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and fantastic truffle oil Mac and cheese!

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Catmom
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was all very good. Nice varied menu with excellent vegetarian options. The service was first-rate -- friendly, fast, helpful and accommodating. Overall nice, comfy, neighborhood gem.

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richardA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband left his credit card at the restaurant and they returned it to him via Fed Ex. Would not accept a tip for doing so. Will definitely return there when we next visit the area.

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CydneyS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I've never written a review before myself, but I read about Regal Beagle and their reviews were decent. I took my mom to Ragal Beagle for her birthday and was very disappointed. The music was strange for the atmosphere, and too loud and jarring. Her burger, asked for medium rare, was over-cooked. My risotto was just a gummy, un-tasty mess, and it was all over-priced for what we got.

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cathys
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

ASked for Very Well done Salmon. Came out barely cooked in the middle.

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FionaG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Disappointed with quality of food. Expected more given price and feedback from other local diners.

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vipBrooklineBob
New England
88 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Walked by the Regal Beagle a thousand times and finally decided to give it a try. Am kicking myself we hadn’t gone sooner. Not haute cuisine, but very good tavern food. The burger they serve is the largest (diameter) of any I can recall. It is served with truffle fries that are thick cut and very good. The Mac and Cheese hit the spot it’s intended to hit (an enlarged belly). And we also had the eggplant steak that melted in my mouth. Served with basmati rice...made a great combo. Good selection of local and distant beers, and reasonably priced wine. We left with leftovers and genuine satisfaction. We’ll be back.

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vipShoshanaE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The mac and cheese was great, as usual. I was surprisingly disappointed by the tots. They really had no flavor at all.

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vipMaria
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was disappointing.

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James
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Two couples. Good food. Fun drinks. Nice service. Would definitely do again.

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vipJosh
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A quiet, comfortable, local venue. Great for a late night weeknight dinner or drink. Creative menu however a little over ambitious. Great service. Good for a casual date or meet up with a friend.

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KathleenP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This has been a family favorite for many years, but the last year or so has been less consistently noteworthy. The cocktails are great. Service was very good. The crab and spinach appetizer with seasoned pita bread was so-so. The scallops and risotto was good, but not great. A little heavy.

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vipArlene
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just average and we felt the price was high for what we got. Also, not enough choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love this spot for a classic and reliable brunch! Good food, good variety - from sweet to savory - and the vibe is low key and lovely. Will definitely be back! Next time hope to try the chicken & waffles!

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vipMargaretG
New England
28 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice little neighborhood spot. Food was decent, server friendly. Will try it again!

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vipAnneW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is always fine at the Beagle, but it's a small menu, so if the words "Eggplant Steak" don't appeal, you're down an entire main course out of some 5 or 6 options. I have had their burger before and it was great, but this time I had the chicken scallopini and it was under-whelming: well prepared, but boring. My friend had the scallops over risotto and the scallops were perfectly prepared but there was a sauce on top of the risotto which wasn't great and kind of killed the dish. We did have some excellent Brussels sprouts and the cocktails were fantastic (highly recommend the Negroni).

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vipElizabethL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food- Wish the wine list was better.... Though I did order a great cocktail.
I had the scallops/ a special my husband had a filet and my dad had the burger. ALL enjoyed.
We were in town for the Boston Marathon.

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Ricki
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a nice experience. I hadn't been there for ages, and I was pleased with the food.

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Michael
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I had a chopped salad and the eggplant steak. The dressing on the salad wasn't very good and the eggplant had absolutely no taste. It will be a long time before I come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely service, very attentive and friendly. Food was very good and not over complicated. Cocktail list is very creative and the wine list is complete without being overwhelming.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love coming here after a Coolidge Corner Theater show. Cocktails are wonderful, food is great (love the appetizers), and the service is friendly.

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JandT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, love the changing menu and music mix

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food good atmosphere!

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mallorie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always walked past this place and decided to make a reservation on Valentine’s Day and it was great that they didn’t change their menu because of this day. I ordered the Mac and cheese dish and I would like to think I’m a Mac n cheese snob and this dish was impeccable! My boyfriend ordered the lamb and also thought it was exquisitely cooked. We will definitely be going back to this place!

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vipadamfoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful Valentines Day dinner enjoyed. Nice, attentive service, fantastic food, excellent wine by the glass. Love this place!

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vipBostonEats
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Very low pretense. Neighborhood feel. The food is consistently great. The servers are personable (and cute).

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Rose
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Cozy atmosphere, good drink menu, best for cocktails/nibbles. Had the burger which was very bland, made me wonder about the quality of the meat, and the accompanying salad was just greens with a lackluster dressing. Overall disappointing food and our waitress would disappear for lengths of time, had to go and fetch her twice, once for salt and the other to pay the bill. It wasn't a busy night so was hard to understand the poor service. That said, my friend enjoyed the grilled romaine salad with salmon. Personally, I wouldn't eat there again but would go for a drink/nibble.

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vipBrooklineGal
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very limited menu and limited healthy options. Small tables for two.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our experience at Regal Beagle was disappointing to say the least. Our very young waitress was very friendly but woefully under-trained. She had no sense of appropriate timing (when to ask us about drinks, about our order, etc) and knew very little about the food on the menu. She was not able to answer our questions and interrupted us every few minutes to ask how things were going. This is the fault of the management who clearly did not train her properly. The evening we went for dinner, it was very cold outside and it seemed the restaurant assumed no one would show up and didn't order enough food? My "braised pork shoulder" with "warm farro salad and chili jus" was a plate of completely tan food - farro salad? The farro was plain with very little seasoning, nary a vegetable or spring of parsley, etc. Chili jus? I don't think so. The pork had decent flavor but was dry and under seasoned. I would have been embarrassed to send that plate out of a kitchen. We started with the mezze plate that seemed to have none of the items described on the menu. Marinated peppers? None. Just some bland piles of food that didn't go together and did not seem fit for a mezze platter, and no bread, cracker, or pita to go with it. When we asked for bread from the manager (? not sure his role but he was mentoring our waitress), he seemed surprised, gave us attitude, and grudgingly got us three pieces. At the end of the meal, our waitress asked us if we wanted anything else. When we said we would take a look at the desserts she said, "Oh, I forgot to tell you that we don't have any of the desserts tonight. Ha ha!". I will assume this was an off night for the restaurant but I will not be going back. It was one of the least professional, disappointing dining experiences I have had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We love the regal beagle because it’s in our neighborhood, has a cool ambiance, and the food is solid. Having said that, the last time we went in, the server was pretentious. We’ll be back, but with lower expectations.

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Special
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Dry chicken in a dish devoid of color, a thin, comically wide burger soaking a small, mediocre bun, servers who seem to barely tolerate their customers. Capturing the whole experience - a customer's coat had fallen off the back of her chair onto the floor and the main walkway through the restaurant. Staff repeatedly stepped over it until I picked it up myself. Looking in the windows, the atmosphere had promised something much better.

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vipKGarelick
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening spent celebrating our recent wedding with my mom. The cocktails were wonderful and the food exceeded every expectation we could have had. Highly recommend!

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skyler
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great local place to eat with very good food and attention to dietary needs.

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vipBrookliner
New England
275 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The kale salad and roasted squash salad were tasty, tho' portions are a little small for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Although our server was new, the rest of the staff was outstanding, very personable and helpful. There was a glitch with one dish we ordered - farro missing from the squash appetizer - but it was still a wonderful dish. Attempts to fix it were humorously ineffective but sincere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I had the pork shoulder which was very disappointing. It was dry and flavorless and looked more like pork tenderloin. I think it was microwaved before serving because it was so hot when it arrived that it was inedible. I cook pork shoulder myself, and it's easy and delicious, so I'm mystified by their inability to do the same. I've eaten here before many times, and while the food was never fantastic, it was usually good. Don't know that I'll go back.

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The Regal Beagle is rated 4.1 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.

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