Hello Boston Chowhounds!
My partner and are are going to be moving to Washington Square in Brookline later this month from the Midwest. We are terribly excited to eat our way through Boston.
I would love your recommendations for Brookline (and nearby) specifically. I know several of the favorites (Washington Square Tavern, The Abbey, Cognac Bistro,) but am looking for even more ideas. Particularly (but not limited to) these areas:
-Breakfast spots (not just weekend brunch, but those are great, too. Have been to Zaftigs and Paris Creperie in Coolidge Corner)
-Best delivery (including, but definitely not limited to, pizza)
-Favorite places for take-out (proximity to the C green line a plus)
-Quick, healthy lunch places
-Great bars (both of the grab a beer and catch a game and of the nice cocktail varieties)
-Hidden neighborhood gems of various sorts.
Thanks so much to you help. I've gotten so many great recs from this board already that have led to many great meals in the city (Myers and Chang, Oishii, Coppa, Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe, and ICOB have all been standouts!)
Dok Bua for Thai. Suchaun Gourmet at St. Mary's. Lineage in CC. Shikki for Japanese small plates.
I work in Brookline Village so my rec's are centered around there:
- Brookline Family - Turkish
- Cutty's - Sandwiches
- Bottega Di Capri - Italian Deli
- Sichuan Garden
- Oriental Pearl - Pho
- Brookline Spa - Pizza, Sandwiches, etc.
- Orinoco - Venezuelan
- Matt Murphy's - Irish Pub
Also opening soon will be El Centro and Clover.
re: Matt H
I had one of the worst dining experiences at Brookline Family that I could never recommend it. Granted, it was maybe three years ago but it left such a bad taste.
There were 6 or 7 of us, maybe they don't do well with large groups? Anyway, the waitresses (yes plural) got orders wrong, didn't seem to understand what people were ordering. It was like they didn't understand English and would just nod and smile. The food came out at different times so some were eating while others waiting for food. And total confusion with the menu. One person (picky eater) ordered fish & chips and she got a plate with fried fish and tomatoes. Yes, slices of tomatoes! No chips. When she asked about the chips she was told she had to order it separately. Really? It was such a nightmare. I believe my dish was tasty, some kind of stuffed zucchini, but the whole dining experience was just off putting. Maybe it's better now but I'd still never go back.