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Bar 'Cino Brookline MA

4.7
4.7
699 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 608-3220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Clovis Bezerra

  • Private party facilities

    Ideal location for intimate gatherings up to 22 guests. Please contact Tim Devaney at Tdevaney@newportrestaurantgroup.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Saint Mary's T stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 699 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JW

    JWWBrookline

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoy Bar Cino enormously and I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience at this restaurant. The staff are professional, competent, and friendly.
  2. SO

    SwanOne

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place with a local vibe and warm atmosphere. Service and food were great.
  3. EB

    EmilyB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food + ambience. Very cute place.
  4. A

    Axila

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Creative and nicely prepared Italian food in a lively, but not loud, bistro atmosphere with a large bar area. Good for drinks with snacks or full on dinner.
  5. X

    Xerxescc

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking for outside dining. Nice tables with umbrellas and a side bar stools area. Food was superb. We had brunch and dinner items. Lovely Sangria.
  6. MC

    MCCA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We waited 20 min to get our table, even though we had already made a reservation. However, everyone was very nice and the food was excellent. Thank you.
  7. ML

    MarL

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed. Good food
  8. MQ

    MariyaQ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic drinks! Would highly recommend!
  9. p

    pabafree95

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good fresh food service was good nice people efficient would go there again
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pizza was excellent, as usual. We tried the frito misto for the first time…the fried seafood was perfectly cooked and delicious. It’s a great dish to share.
  11. E

    Elizabeth

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine list, friendly servers, and the food was phenomenal!
  12. MS

    MaggieS

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our go-to places!! Have been several times and they never disappoint!
  13. JC

    JimmyC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great and the food was perfect. Easy to get to by public transportation or car.
  14. CD

    CherylD

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The bar tender was difficult. She didn't listen, never said "thank you", scowled for most of the evening, was inattentive, and she was not the kind of person that should be working at the bar. The food was poor. We had been to Bar "Cino in Newport and it was fantastic in every way - pleasant and helpful bartenders, great food, good ambiance.
  15. H

    Holly

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for 4:15 on a Sunday and requested to sit outside if possible. When we arrived I was excited to see a table for 6 on the patio and assumed it was ours. The hostess rudely explained that it was for some other party that was going to be there any minute and if we wanted to wait for outside, it would be an hour. Her attitude and delivery was unfriendly and unapologetic. She sat us inside at a table that was shaped like a U and was pretty cramped for a party of 6. The entire time we sat and ate, the outside table was left vacant. By the time we got the check, the party that somehow was able to reserve an outside table was sat and the table next to them that fit 6 was also now empty. She could have totally put us outside without affecting the other party of 6’s ability to sit outside too. I wonder what made those people so special and privileged. Not only did our server help us, but he also had tables that he waited on outside so I can’t seem to wrap my head around why we had to sit inside when our server was covering both locations and a table that could fit us was available the entire time we were there. In addition, our server was spread too thin between the inside and outside and was pretty inattentive. I will not return to this location and I suggest you head my warning unless you like to be treated horribly by the staff.
  16. a

    amym

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner with friends. It was a perfect night for eat outdoors on the patio. I appreciate being to make a reservation for outdoor seating. There was a 15 min wait for the table, but once we were seated, the service was prompt and attentive. The food was very good (pizza, risotto, tiramisu, chianti). Look forward to a return visit.
  17. B

    Bean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The bolognese was very good. And I would definitely get again, but to go. Sat at the bar, and our bartender was average. We sent back a drink because it wasnt good. Mind you we only had 4 sips of it AND then still charged us 12$ for it. Then he proceed to ignore us for the rest of the time there. Had to ask the other bartenders for the check and to-go boxes.
  18. c

    chelsear

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best dinner we’ve had on our vacation. The food was incredible. And the staff was so patient and kind to us when our loser Lyft driver dropped us off 1/2 hour late to our reservation. I highly recommend Bar Cino to all and will definitely go back some day.
  19. WT

    WorldTraveller

    New England

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar Cino Brookline is one of the best restaurants around. Staff are friendly, skilled and go out of their way to provide a great dining experience. They are committed to the diner's experience and their knowledge of the menu can be trusted. Don't hesitate to ask for recommendations! Tonight's dinner was delicious - plentiful a plentiful antipasto board, flavorful salmon and tagliatelle entrees served hot, and a pistachio cake not to be missed. We dine here often and continue to be wowed. Samantha and Miguel shined tonight!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Truly one of the most mediocre meals we’ve had out in a long time. Most of the food tasted like it could’ve come from a frozen meal box. We were pretty disappointed since we brought our friends who were visiting from London—it was totally underwhelming for all of us. The service was also very slow. At least it wasn’t very expensive; but can’t say we’ll ever be back.
  21. RJ

    RJ1000

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The place was fun to sit in, and there was a nice buzz. But the food was aggressively, even remarkably, mediocre, and the service was indifferent, at best. Overall, a pretty awful experience once we sat down to dine.
  22. M

    Mo11111111

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice decor. Friendly staff. Yummy food. Interesting drinks. Patio is nice as well.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noise level outside great. Inside would not have been tolerable for our generation!
  24. f

    foodforthought

    New England

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food and very good service. Would definitely go back.
  25. MO

    MargaretO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. We were greeted very warmly, and our waitress was excellent. We got calamari and tomato/ mozzarella bruschetta for appetizers, and the pesto tagliatelle for the main course. Very generous portions and great quality. It was a wonderful experience!
  26. LB

    LeighB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The dinner I had at Barcino was one of the best meals I've ever had. We tried 6 things and shared them with the table - baked clams, meatballs, sausage pizza, tomato bruschetta, bolognese pasta, and pistachio cake for dessert. Each course was fabulous. The drink (tequila and carrot juice) and beer (Cat's Meow) were also just PURRRFECT. Love this restaurant. Would highly recommend it!
  27. CO

    ChristineO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Delicious pasta dinners. Tables a bit too close together on patio.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food and drinks were a 5 out if 10- 10 being the best. Nice ambiance
  29. a

    andy

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We just ordered small plates and apps to share between the two of us. The meatballs and clams were wonderful, flavorful tomato goodness. The waiter even brought over extra bread to dip in the sauce which was handy. The kale salad was fine, nothing special, but good. The burrata with watermelon was unique and fresh, definitely worth an order. The fig jam and prosciutto and goat cheese bruschetta was good, but holy moly that's a lot of prosciutto, too much and not enough fig jam, the balance was way off, but all of it was tasty! And the roasted carrots were quite good too. All in all, good food, good ambience, fair pricing, good service, definitely worth a visit!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We ordered salads and mains and it all came out at once. Odd. I asked our server about it and she said that’s how she put it in. Also odd. The dressing on the salads was too heavy. The braised short rib is always very tender and tasty. The whole branzino very good. Will go back but ask for dressing on the side and staggered food.
  31. I

    Italofilo

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Food & ambience were excellent; only negative aspect was server's attitude. From the outset, he was put out by our asking for paper menus because none of us carries a cell phone everywhere we go and, thus, could not "scan" the QR code menu on the outdoor table. After waiting more than 20 minutes for someone to bring some bread, we finally asked for it. When it did appear, there was no olive oil to go with it; the olive oil never arrived. At the end, our dessert came without utensils; we waited another 5 minutes for those. In sum, every encounter we had with our waiter seemed a burden to him. In the past, our servers have been extremely pleasant, engaging, and eager to help, making the dining experience totally enjoyable. My impression was that our waiter today either lacked proper training or simply did not like the job.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic brunch on the patio. Delicious food and refreshing cocktails, this is a summer must!
  33. BN

    BostonNerd

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good food and excellent service. Will be back soon to work our way through the menu.
  34. E

    Eggshell

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance. The patio was really nice and not as noisy as I thought it might be as you’re pretty close to the street.
  35. L

    elaineL

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, as was the food.
  36. WA

    WAG4404

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is so consistently good! Creative food, friendly attentive staff and terrific outdoor patio. Perfect for groups so you can share more delicious menu items.
  37. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Doll-sized pieces of bread. Plain ol’ oil for those doll-breads…no herbs and /or cheese. My shrimp risotto tasted like breakfast porridge. Place is cute, wait staff great, outdoor patio terrific. An over abundance of arugula. I can cook Italian food way better.
  38. A

    Ann2

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was great
  39. MC

    MontserratC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I was dying to go to this place and I really liked it!!!! For a moment out server forgot about us but the staff was very friendly. Loves the lights and the food was great. I’ll definitely go back
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio and had a lovely time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 699 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today
Google Map for Bar 'Cino Brookline MA

1032 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02446

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Saint Mary's T stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Clovis Bezerra

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 608-3220

  • Private party facilities

    Ideal location for intimate gatherings up to 22 guests. Please contact Tim Devaney at Tdevaney@newportrestaurantgroup.com.

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