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Though Yelpers have mixed feelings about the sometimes-noisy atmosphere, they praise The Playwright’s food and give it a three-star average. Nine Citysearchers give it an average of four stars.
1960 Beacon St
Brighton,
MA
US
At O'Leary's, folks can drink like the English at this British-infused pub. If you re sick of counting calories, the absence of low-fat food on O'Leary's s menu is sure to appease your taste buds for a day. Kick back, relax and watch the game on O'Leary's' TV. O'Leary's has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties. Musical groups perform live at O'Leary's, so tables can perk up with some tunes. Weeknights are busy for O'Leary's, so call ahead and make a reservation if you can. You can also grab your grub to go. Diners at O'Leary's will love the simple and nearby street parking options. Cyclists are in luck. O'Leary's provides bike parking. O'Leary's is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. For a quick and easy payment solution at O'Leary's, pay by major credit card.
1010 Beacon St
Brookline,
MA
US
For Chef Alex Zarifan, freestyle is not a type of swimming stroke or genre of music. It's a culinary method, one that encourages experimentation and multiple flavorful influences on the menu at 404 Tapas Bar and Lounge. Alex looks to New American and French traditions when crafting 404's signature tapas, but they often end up in an entirely new category. Diners might not know how to classify spicy buffalo meatballs or tomato-infused lamb sausage, but they'll definitely know how to eat them. A selection of larger plates are available, too?slices of swordfish, seafood paella, and roasted Cornish hen are a few available entrees. Desserts include deep-fried Oreos, which are a far more professional version of microwaved Oreos.
404 Harvard Street
Brookline,
MA
US
Matt Murphy’s Pub Matt Murphy’s Pub has authenticity down, from the Irish bartenders, to the live folk music to the soda bread, shepherd’s pie, and oxtail soup. “It’s food you would find in Irish farmhouse kitchens,” said the Boston Globe in a 2005 review that also named the pub Boston’s most authentic Irish restaurant. Of course, the real test of an Irish pub's authenticity is its drink menu. Along with on-tap brews directly from the Emerald Isle—Magner’s Cider, Guinness—the staff has created cocktails like the Immigrant, a spicy glass of mango-infused whiskey, and the Wee Donkey, which gets its kick from tequila, amaretto, and orange juice.
14 Harvard St
Brookline,
MA
US
Find delicious sandwiches at other American favorites at The Regal Beagle. Mindful eaters are advised to count calories a different day, as The Regal Beagle is without low-fat fare. Catch the sports highlights on one of the TVs at The Regal Beagle. The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. The dress code is strictly casual at The Regal Beagle, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). You can also grab your food to go. Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers. Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at Coolidge Corner (Green), Summit Ave. (Green), and Saint Paul St. (Green). Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant. You can take it easy on your wallet at The Regal Beagle — prices are generally less than $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
308 Harvard St
Brookline,
MA
US
The Shanghai Social Club fashioned to conjure a classic 1920s speakeasy, but with a twist?in addition to bootleg whiskey and old-fashioneds, you can order fishbowl-sized drinks, which come filled with rum, honey, and exotic fruit juices. It's just one of the ways this stylish Asian restaurant melds old-fashioned sophistication with a carefree, tiki-bar vibe, an atmosphere that helped Zagat named it one of the hottest restaurants in Boston. The restaurant's menu draws inspiration from traditional dinner entrees and streetside vendors in Shanghai. Bite into a steamed bun filled with gingery pork belly or crispy chicken skin, or dig into steaming noodles topped with Peking duck. Specialty dishes range from savory Mongolian beef to sweet honey shrimp. Meanwhile, the low-key decor?low lights, Buddhist statues, and colorful cushions?does little to distract from the cuisine.
1277 Commonwealth Ave
Allston,
MA
US

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