Brookline Family Restaurant?
Thinking of going to Brookline Family Restaurant tonight. What do you recommend? Do they serve wine, beer alcohol? Is there parking nearby? Any info on this place would be appreciated.
i like the adana kebab platter--though i haven't exactly explored the menu there, so i don't have much to compare it to. don't know about alcohol. the couple times i've been there have been later in the evening on a weekday, and street parking was very easy.
They definitely have beer and wine, not sure about liquor. Parking is pretty easy further back on Washington (near the library).
Brookline Family Restaurant
305 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445
One of my favorite inexpensive restaurants in Greater Boston!
It's all good, but I especially like the lahmacun (spicy lamb flatbread), mucver (zucchini/feta fritters), doner kebap (like gyro, but with a proper char), hunkar begendi (aka Sultan's Delight, lamb stew on eggplant puree), kunefe (a dessert, kind of like honey-soaked Shredded Wheat), Turkish coffee, ayran (a bit like salty lassi).
Portions are huge. Be careful not to fill up on the complimentary fassooleeye piaz (cannellini bean salad); it's awesome. They have beer and wine (nothing special). It's a very casual place, used to be a pizza joint long ago (then a Greek place). Enjoy!
I just want to second the other posters above me. This is one of those restaurants that I need to go to more often. My favorites have already been mentioned (the doner kebab, sultan's delight, and, when I am in an indecisive mood, the adana kebab).
Next time I go, I am going to definitely try the lahmacun as MC Slim JB recommends.
I had expected the lahmacun to be like an Armenian lamejun of the sort I'm used to getting in Watertown bakeries, sort of like a wheat-flour tortilla with a fine mince of lamb on top. But Brookline Family's is more like a thin-crust pizza, much thicker than a lamejun. I'm thinking it might be leavened with yeast.
In addition to the recs mentioned already, I like the iman bayildi "the swooning iman" -- stuffed eggplant; and also the kofte (turkish meatballs). Good bread too.