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Matt Murphy’s

Matt Murphy’s

April 9, 2014
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Matt Murphy’s sits tucked away in Brookline Village, across the street from Starbucks and only a stone’s throw away from the high school. It caters mostly to middle-aged couples, but it is a nice upscale break from traditional student fare. Matt Murphy’s is a great place to have a dinner fill...

Japanese restaurants of Brookline: an interactive odyssey

Japanese restaurants of Brookline: an interactive odyssey

February 26, 2014
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If you are hankering for Japanese food in Brookline, the options can be overwhelming. We mapped and reviewed 11.

Osaka

Osaka

February 2, 2014
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For a fun time, visit Osaka. For consistently good food and a truly unique dining experience, look elsewhere. Our dinner at Osaka Japanese Sushi & Steakhouse was accompanied by many highs and lows, and each diner in our party experienced a different Osaka. Osaka is tucked away on a Coolidge ...

Temptations Cafe

Temptations Cafe

December 18, 2013
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From the outside, Temptations Cafe was hardly anything to look at. Temptations looked like any other cafe where you can grab a coffee and a muffin and be done—nameless, but purposeful. The inside, however, was a very different environment. Upon stepping through the glass doors, the soft lighting and wood-patterned walls were comfortable and un...

Barcelona

Barcelona

November 11, 2013
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With the reclaimed wooden wall paneling and the black and white photographs faintly illuminated by the dimmed lights, Barcelona creates an immediate sense of intimacy for its patrons. Barcelona serves tapas, a form of Spanish cuisine that consists of appetizer-sized dishes that together offer customers a wide pale...

Takusan

Takusan

October 16, 2013
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Miso soup, seaweed salad and california rolls: nothing out of the ordinary here. At Takusan, a relatively new all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant, the menu seemed like a compilation of all of the most “been there, done that” dishes known to the history of Japanese restaurants in America. Despi...

16 Handles

June 21, 2013
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On a sunny 75 degree day there really is nothing better than a guilt-free, sweet treat. At 16 Handles, that is exactly what you will find - a variety of exotic frozen yogurts and over twenty different toppings ranging anywhere from sweet to salty and even fruity. 16 Handles, located right in the hear...

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

May 23, 2013
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The hype behind Shake Shack was absolutely enormous. The buzz around town was that Shake Shack had the best burger around and would take over the nice variety of burger chains and restaurants that are in the local Boston area. And so, our expectations were high for this New York-based burger joint...

Cognac Bistro

Cognac Bistro

April 17, 2013
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It was the classiest gas station we had ever dined in. Cognac Bistro, formerly a Brookline gas station, has embraced its past with a functioning garage door doubling as the front wall. Dimly lit, the restaurant uses its small floor plan to stylish effect by devoting one section to sit-down dining a...

Genki Ya

Genki Ya

March 17, 2013
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“Two more people?” our hostess repeated, eyeing our table of seven. “Two,” we confirmed, and with just one look around Genki Ya, we could understand her surprise. The Japanese sushi restaurant had no more than 10 tables with little space in between. The effect, however, was not one of cramped...

Refuge Cafe

Refuge Cafe

February 16, 2013
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In one corner of Refuge Cafe, a young man with multiple face piercings and dressed in a tight leather jacket was drawing a human face in the shape of a tree. In another corner, a middle-aged man, while waiting for his order, danced to the sounds of the Jackson 5. With college students clad in flannel...

Orinoco

Orinoco

January 16, 2013
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Upon first glance, Brookline Village’s Orinoco appears every bit a sleek eatery of the modern moment. It is dominated by bold, clean lines—from the stainless steel framing of its open kitchen to the thin countertop of its window-side bar—and overrun with trendy 20-somethings. Look a little closer, ho...

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