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Punch Bowl, Brookline, MA

Punch Bowl

4.4
4.4
23 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
From renowned restaurateurs, Jen and Josh Ziskin, Punch Bowl is inspired by the historic 18th century tavern that Brookline was once famous for. The Ziskins have rekindled the spirit of the Punch Bowl and have recreated a communal gathering place in the heart of the village. Chef Josh Ziskin prepares cuisine that features his contemporary take on traditional New England fare and focuses on a variety of local farms and seafood. Punch Bowl has a slew of signature cocktails influenced by Brookline’s unique history and vibrant location. Enjoy Jen’s all female wine list inspired by the female Inn Keepers of the late 1700’s. Guests feel immersed in the city while seated in the light-filled dining room featuring floor to ceiling windows, an open kitchen and a state-of-the-art bar. For guests who would prefer to dine outdoors, Punch Bowl also offers a large patio area on the ground floor as well as a roof deck terrace with phenomenal views of Brookline and its’ historic Muddy River.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 487-8581
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Brookline
  • Cross street
    Brookline Avenue and Washington Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Brookline
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

23 Reviews
  1. puckontherun

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re locals that were seeking a nice place to eat close by. We were not disappointed!! We were seated by a familiar face and were so glad that we made the leap - thanks Ace Atmosphere: contemporary lux. Menu: Pub grub but with a chef’s hand. Service: Fun! But then we were served by Ireland’s future premier doctor. If you don’t mind the sound of a kitchen - sit towards the back, want a little more quiet sit towards the front. Just go, both the steak and the Hake were very good and prepared to perfection

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  2. CraigM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been eating here for years. We like the space, but lately, the food has been disappointing.

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  3. ScipioX

    Greater Boston

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The special event--an Argentinian outdoor "asado" barbecue--was well planned and executed. Food, service, and special wine servings were all superb!

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  4. Brookline

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dinner I have had in a long time!! Amazing food, great wine and music was fabulous!!

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  5. KR85

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, outdoor patio with lawn games were fun for the kids, no cappuccino/espresso machine which was a bit disappointing but good service and friendly staff.

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  6. Traveler

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at the Punch Bowl each of the many times we have stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in Brookline, MA. The food is terrific, and the service is outstanding. Special salute to our bartender, Billy.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good price, lovely ambience. Service was warm and friendly, just a little hard to figure out how to “check in,” as there is not always someone at the host stand.

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  8. StewartP

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went here for restaurant week/dine out Boston. It was two couples and we all came to the same conclusion just was subpar. The “nachos” was just a small open faced torta. The salad was over dressed for a Caesar salad but was tasty. My steak was actually cooked the way I asked but my friends was unevenly cooked. It’s funny because he ordered his first and I said “the same thing please”. The butterscotch pudding dessert had NO FLAVOR. When we ordered drinks they came in one at a time. The drinks were decent. They need more staff that actually knows how to attend a table. We had missing silverware more than twice that and to be asked for. Definitely never coming back here.
    Punch BowlResponded on March 18, 2024
    Hi Stewart, Unfortunately we had some unforeseen staffing issues yesterday which resulted in some people who lacked sufficient training to need to take tables. We normally would not offer an excuse such as this, but it was an "off" day for us, and for that I sincerely apologize. It is always the goal for every one of our guests to leave satisfied with both the food and service and will take your notes into consideration going forward. I encourage you to come back and give us another shot! Thank you, Punch Bowl Management

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicest servers in town. We go frequently to this restaurant to have a quiet dinner
    Punch BowlResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to shout out our staff!!!

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  10. ChrisG

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Third time trying this place while staying in hotel. Not the greatest food and pretty expensive for what you get. Get food delivered or go out to another restaurant.

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FAQs

Punch Bowl offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 487-8581.

Punch Bowl is rated 4.4 stars by 23 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Punch Bowl

700 Brookline Ave, Brookline, MA 02446

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Brookline Avenue and Washington Street
  • Neighborhood
    Brookline
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Brookline
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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