Best of Boston
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 know-how to back up the buzz, rewarding loyal patrons with comfort food like Gorgonzola-stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates; tender lamb chops with pomegranate syrup; and scallops with summer-corn risotto and pancetta, all served in an atmosphere that feels cozy and chic.
308 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-739-5151, thebeaglebrookline.com