I feel as if this is Brookline's best kept secret. I've lived here for sixteen years and never even heard of the place until the end of this past summer. I paid Hall's Pond my first visit about a month ago with a couple of friends. We vowed to return during the fall foliage season. I'm happy to report that we did.And I'm happy to share some photos...more
Do you appreciate beautiful Victorian Romanesque architecture? Do you like looking at massive and intimidating looking mechanical gadgets? Do you love a nice function? Well then the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum would interest you.I was there for a wedding recently and not only was the venue lovely, the food was amazing!more
You might walk by here and not really notice the place but it does have some nice stores inside. There's a lovely jewelry store, a really messy watch-battery type place, a tailor that also sells fun vintage jewelry, and an eatery. Fun thing about the eatery is that it has tables out in the hallway. So it's like you can eat al fresco while still...more
40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, Massachusetts, 02446, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
I love this hotel! Why pay downtown Boston prices when you can stay at the Holiday Inn Brookline?...more
1023 Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts, 02446, United States
I must've gone by Tatte hundreds of time yet I never tried it until recently. Just walking in the door I knew that I would love it. Its decor is very French rustic, making you feel as if you've just walked into a french cafe. You just want to sit there for ages. Plus, they have outdoor tables which is always a plus. I had a wonderful sandwich made...more
This place is right around the corner from me so I don't know why I don't go more often. Everything is delicious, the service is great and it has a nice and mellow environment with it's dim lights and pinky colored walls. I had a Tandoori chicken special which was prepared with some really delicious sauce. However, my friend had Tandoori Shrimp...more
The Roadhouse recently opened in my neighborhood after keeping it's residents wondering all summer. It used to be a Vinny T's which closed without any warning last winter. It was empty and quiet until springtime when the entire structure where it and a craft beer store stand, were painted jet black. Very Darth Vadar looking. Within the next few...more
Barcelona is a fairly new place in the hood and they're always busy. I can see why. The interior decor is really nice, they have a large outdoor seating area, those wonderful window/doors that can make a table next to them seem like it's outdoors, and the food is good. Some of the dishes are really tasty, in fact. That being said, eating here can...more
Walking in to The Cottage you'll swear that HGTV got to it before you to make sure that it's as gorgeous as you'd like it to be. Picture a seaside cottage. But not just any cottage but the cottage of wealthy family. White woodwork, seaside tones, and round stones set the tone for its look. You look around and expect to see the ocean when you look...more
Went here for birthday brunch and am so glad I picked the place. The location is sort of unique. Years ago it was a gas station. Then it was turned into a B.Good (You know, the healthy burger places?), and now it's and adorable and chi-chi little bistro. It's a small place with a good sized drinks and raw bar and the interior walls are painted a...more
Orinoco is a Venezuelan restaurant that I've been riding by twice a day on my way to work and wondering about. Well, I finally got to find out and am happy to report that it's wonderful!As I mentioned it's Venezuelan cuisine and having traveled to Colombia in my youth to visit my mother's family, the food was delicious as well as nostalgic for...more
I've eaten at The Abbey a few times and have never been dissappointed. It's a beautifully decorated and well-apportioned small space with a pub-feel. You can stop in for a drink or have a meal. But you'll want to stay for a meal! The food is quite simply delicious and prepared to perfection. I've thoroughly enjoyed each meal I've had here and...more
Jimmy's opened in my neighborhood recently. It was, years ago, the B&D Deli and the space sat empty until Jimmy's opened. Its decor is very spartan and modern with exposed ceiling work and pipes, no wall coverings and metal and concrete surfaces everywhere. Plus, they play pulsating music so when it's full of diners it is a very noisy place. Just...more
Tamarind Bay opened about a month ago on the site of what used to be a traditional Indian restaurant. You know the kind, with traditional furniture, music and decor. I only ate there twice and I enjoyed both meals there. In fact, you can find a review for it here on my Brookline page.Then it closed and was gutted and re-opened while it still looked...more
Who wouldn't want to eat at a restaurant's whose name is a Yiddish word for ripe or luscious? Oh sure, it could also be translated to meaning "fat" but let's not go there, okay? It's a Deli restaurant with a nice large menu and a homey feel. It's one of those places where you love to go in on your own and sit at the counter during an off hour.They...more
This is my favorite Thai restaurant. I've never had a bad or mediocre meal here. I don't live too far from here so and although there are quite a few Thai places in Brookline, I'll always want to go here if just for the food. Unfortunately, it's located in a really studenty area which doesn't hold much of an appeal for a person my age. It's also...more
It calls itself "A New England Grill" and I think that's a really good way to sum up the food here. Everything I've had here has been tasty and yes, their speciality is the grilled food and yes, there's a big fireplace which is lovely to sit by when it's cold out.Aside from the food, the atmosphere is great too. The bar is welcoming and situated...more
Sat at the bar here with a friend and had dinner recently. Just loved the place! It's small and crowded, with great decor and lighting. The bar is made of some sort of stone slab and they actually decorate it with fun little piles of rocks. It's got exposed brick and the bathrooms have fun artwork and cool piped in music. Because of it's size, lots...more
The Golden Temple is a very pretty, large and really popular Chinese Restaurant in Brookline. The food is really good, the atmosphere is fun and it turns into a Disco on weekend nights. What more could you want in life than a Chinese Food and dancing? Not much. Had a really tasty Catfish dish and I loved the Chow Foon with Beef. And here's a...more
I've only ever had the sushi here so I can't speak for the rest of the food. The sushi is so good and the fish is so fresh that I might not ever try anything else there!We had the Fried Red Bean ice-cream for dessert. Excellent!This restaurant is also beautifully decorated and they have gorgeous turquoise blue glass sinks in the Ladies rooms that I...more
Village Smokehouse is great Texas style-BBQ restaurant in a convenient location with reasonable prices. The decor of the restaurant has a Texas/western flair, and all meals are serves with cornbread and bakes beans. The open-flame BBQ is front and center, and you can watch ribs being fired up... I highly recommend the baby back ribs. The meat...more
Grasshopper is a nice, sit-down vegetarian restaurant that feels all special-occasion without being stuffy. If I were going on a blind date and my date suggested Grasshopper, I would consider it a sign from above. And yet this place is relatively cheap. The variety of dishes is amazing, and in addition to really strong entrees, the soups,...more
The music on offer here rivals that of any other in the Boston area on a nightly basis.
Club D'elf, Public House, Round Midnight and Toussaint provide the sound of tomorrow today with other national acts dropping by such as The Slip and John Brown's Body. What is more by day and early evening it is a first class restaurant!
Dress Code: No dress code.
Boston has the best public transportation system I've experienced--New York's is manageable if you have time to figure it out, but I didn't. Boston's is frequent, reliable, and on a pretty human scale. I used to be scared to ride underground, but after living in Boston, I am scared of very little, and I am a huge fan of riding the T. I think the price has gone up to $1.25 per ride, but a T pass is a great value for commuters. Or, because the T is indeed on a human scale, if you're headed outbound and find an aboveground stop, you can get on for free. Also, if you ride the green line (as opposed to the red, which has recorded voiceovers that are never synced to the correct stop), you can have a most excellent experience watching and listening to the T driver. And you should always say thank you when you get off the train.
Opened by Kim Airs in 1993 as a Sexuality Boutique where women can feel comfortable to go. If you are going to shop at a store like this, you will feel welcome here. You don't feel like a pervert, the atmosphere is pleasant and as classy as you can get for this type of store. There are also classes you can take, a friend of mine took me to one (no,...more
Brookline Booksmith carries a great selection of new books and also a nice lot of cards. There are some gifty things, too. This store is responsible for bringing tons of excellent authors to Brookline to give readings and lectures, and now, there is even a used book section downstairs! I must say, it is kind of expensive. But occasionally there's a...more
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For the past four or five years, turkeys have been spotted all over the greater Boston area. I'll see one or two often when walking my neighbor's dog. Once in a while, however, you can spot a whole pack of 'em!
There are so many lovely walks you can take in Brookline. Those of us who can't afford them, love to check out some of the neighborhood homes and wonder what it's like to live in one. I pass this great porch all the time. Although the house it belongs to is great, it's this lovely circular porch, set to the side of it, that I adore. In fact, I...more