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BEST Brookline Restaurant, neighborhood

2012 BEST Brookline Restaurant, Neighborhood
Photograph by Anthony Tieuli

The Abbey


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

The Regal Beagle


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

Washington Square Tavern


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


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»