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BEST Irish Restaurant

2006 BEST Irish Restaurant
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Matt Murphys

Brookline

It’s strange that Boston is short on purveyors of good Irish food. (Especially when, according to our research, the city was founded by Patrick O’Patrick and his brothers Pat, Pat, Patty, and Steve, who, we’re pretty sure, was adopted.) But… read more »

2005 BEST Irish Restaurant

Matt Murphy’s

Brookline

“Pub food” used to be a euphemism for bad food. But over the past decade, old-country publicans have transformed their bars into trendy “gastro-pubs.” Matt Murphy’s in Brookline Village is a prime example, offering solid gare prepared with an artist’s… read more »

2004 BEST Irish Restaurant

Matt Murphy’s Pub

Brookline

We’re constantly amazed at the lack of authentic Irish cuisine in this most Irish of cities—and constantly grateful for the fare at this Brookline expat oasis. We’re talking steaming fish and chips accompanied by spicy homemade ketchup and shepherd’s pie… read more »

2003 BEST Irish Restaurant

Matt Murphy’s Pub

Brookline

For a city with an Irish bar on every block, Boston is decidedly short on palatable Irish fare. The exception is this enclave of green cuisine in Brookline Village, which serves up traditional Gaelic dishes with a modern twist. Rabbit… read more »

2000 BEST Irish Restaurant

Matt Murphy’s

Brookline

For those who think great Irish food is an oxymoron, we say, Get thee to Matt Murphy’s. True, there’s been a recent explosion of Celtic fare in Boston, but Matt Murphy’s owns this category. The pub feels as authentic as… read more »