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Jan 6, 2009 07:38 AM

Recs for Lunch in Brookline Village

Heading in from the suburbs to the doctor on Route 9Chestnut Hill and would like to take advantage of "city" food offerings. Any recs for lunch around Rt. 9 Brookline to Chestnut Hill? We like all kinds of food...

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  1. There is a BBQ joint that is very good - I believe it's called the Smokehouse. Great pulled pork, and not too pricey.

    1. Sichuan Garden on Washington St--order off the "chefs specialties" section. Really good.
      Matt Murphy's Pub on Harvard St
      Oishii Sushi: Hammond and Rt 9 in Chestnut Hill
      New England Soup Factory--across from T station

      1. If it's Friday or after Orinoco On Harvard Street in Brookline Village. They are on vacation until Friday.

        1. I second Sichuan Garden. There's also Brookline Family Restaurant, right next door to Sichuan Garden - good homey Turkish food.

          Here's some Places links:

          Brookline Family Restaurant
          305 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445

          Oishii Sushi Bar
          612 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

          Matt Murphy's
          14 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445

          New England Soup Factory
          2 Brookline Pl Unit 4, Brookline, MA 02445

          Sichuan Garden
          295 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445

          22 Harvard St, Brookline, MA

          Village Smokehouse
          69 Harvard Sq, Brookline, MA 02445

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          1. re: Allstonian

            Thanks for the links! I'll third Sichuan Garden, and second Family Restaurant. Oishii is phenomenal sushi, if you can get a seat.

            I'm afraid I must disagree with Lauren about the Village Smokehouse. Every few years I go back to try again, and it only seems to devolve. It is cheap, though in price and quality both. (Sorry, Lauren!)

            1. re: Allstonian

              The grape leaves sandwich on Turkish bread at Family Restaurant is excellent.

              1. re: lergnom

                Yes- as is the m├╝cver sandwich! Could go for one of those with some yogurt soup right about now... :)

            2. I will 3rd (or 4th) a few of the ones mentioned already:

              Brookline Family Restaurant
              Sichuan Garden
              New England Soup Factory

              To add to the list:

              Tashi Delek for solid Tibetian cuisine

              Bottega di Capri: They make one of the better Italian sandwiches I have had, also check the special's board as well for some really good and simple Italian fare

              Brookline Spa: Only a very small area for sit down eating, but they make excellent subs and also make some of the best Pizza in the city in my opinion.

              Kookoo Cafe: Great space, excellent coffee, Lattes and Teas, solid baked goods and a diverse and tasty lunch menu. The inspiration for the menu is middle eastern and they have a good selection of vegetarian choices.

              I will also have to disagree about the Smokehouse, it is honestly some of the worst BBQ I have had, no evidence of any smoke flavor (or scent) at all.

              Also remember that Coolidge Corner is close by, so that will offer quite a few other good options

              Bottega di Capri
              41 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02146

              Brookline Spa
              75 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445

              Tashi Delek
              236 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445

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              1. re: Matt H

                Forgot the link to Kookoo Cafe:

                Koo Koo
                7 Station St, Brookline, MA 02445