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BEST Brookline Restaurant, neighborhood

2012 BEST Brookline Restaurant, Neighborhood
Photograph by Anthony Tieuli

The Abbey

Brookline

When we’re hung over, the Abbey’s gooey flatbreads are a delicious remedy. When we’re seeking a light supper, small plates like the duck-and-scallion rangoons (pictured) and grilled caesar salad satisfy. And when we’re looking to unwind after a long workday,… read more»

2010 BEST Brookline Restaurant, Neighborhood
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The Regal Beagle

Brookline

The Beagle opened its doors in Coolidge Corner last November to considerable enthusiasm—it is, after all, one of only a few finer-dining destinations in a sea of casual ethnic joints. But the tiny gastropub quickly proved it had the culinary… read more»

2009 BEST Brookline Restaurant, Neighborhood
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Washington Square Tavern

Brookline

In Europe, the luckiest of travelers lost on some tiny rue or strasse will happen upon the bar their guidebooks forgot: barely marked, yet packed with locals eating, drinking, and socializing with gusto. Such a find is the Washington Square… read more»

2005 BEST Brookline Restaurant, Neighborhood

La Morra

Brookline Village

With its wooden beams and exposed brick interior, La Morra has the feel of a rustic retreat in the Italian Alps (if you ignore the cars roaring by on Route 9), Chef and co-owner Josh Ziskin packs flavor onto every… read more»

2002 BEST Brookline Restaurant, Neighborhood

Washington Square Tavern

Brookline

Here’s a tavern in the truest—and best—sense of the world: a homey magnet for folks from many walks of life, with good comfort food and plenty of drink. The Washington Square hits all the right marks on all the scales:… read more»