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Garrison House, Brookline, MA

Garrison House

4.6
4.6
67 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Garrison House, in the heart of Brookline Village, blends innovative American cuisine with a lively and social bar focusing on modern craft beer and cocktails. It features the area's only mug club, with members' personalized mugs hanging prominently behind the historic bar. A second unique live entertainment venue, proudly called the Village Social Club, resides in a separate downstairs bar. Conveniently located near the Brookline Village MBTA stop, Longwood Medical area, Beth Israel, Brigham & Women's, Dana Farber, NETA, Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, the MFA and Mass Art.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 487-8537

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Erica Schoonmaker

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • Cross street

    Kent Street and Harvard Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Brookline Village D Line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LR

    LauravR

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch with warm and efficient service. The pulled pork hash was delectable!
  2. GP

    GeoffP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was attentive and friendly, not overbearing at all. Food was great. A very enjoyable evening!
  3. WJ

    WJMB

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Everything was terrible… From my $12 water-down cocktail, followed by the cold congealed poutine appetizer. The steak entrées came out lukewarm my $29 salmon dish was less than 3 ounces and cut in a “square” shape. I booked this to celebrate a birthday and was extremely disappointed! Even the desert was horrible, the cast-iron skillet cookie consisted of some burnt almost raw brown dough, drowning in caramel syrup– not edible. Not to mention the fact that the waiter never came back to ask how our meals were, didn’t clear the dirty dishes from our table, nor asked to refresh the drinks… Not that I would pay another $12 for what tasted like water down lemonade. They also have the nerve to charge an administrative fee and the prices on the menu are different than the price you were charged on the bill. With so many wonderful restaurants you certainly don’t want to try this one!
  4. PT

    PaulT

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, and our service was excellent! Very friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely come back.
  5. TH

    TeresaH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, easy to get to location, great service.
  6. BF

    BornFoodie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The service was extremely poor. We got our food and drinks after waiting for 45mins even though the place was not that busy. The food came before the drinks and we had to ask for our drinks 4-5 times from different servers before we finally got them. The food was alright. We had ordered the SPANISH STYLE CHORIZO pizza and THE BURGER. The pizza was extremely greasy and the burger was very gooey. The best thing on the table was the side of the fries that came with the burger. We ordered the LIFE ON MARS and DANCING DAYS for drinks. LIFE ON MARS was really good but the crushed pieces of ice made it really irritating to drink. I had to wait for it to melt to start drinking. DANCING DAYS was really bad. I wouldn't recommend that to anyone. I would rather drink a Lemonade. The place has a lot of potential since the ambiance is perfect. I just wish the service and the drinks were better.
  7. EB

    ElizabethB

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, great service. Our waiter Chris gave us the perfect amount of attention.
  8. CS

    CurtS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Friendly staff but didn’t come around enough. I ordered veggie soba and it was so spicy my mouth was burning and I couldn’t eat it. Thank goodness I ordered chicken which I could eat and was very favorable. Less spice might be better.
  9. DH

    DonnaH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Service was the we best we’ve had in a long time at any restaurant. Food was great! Definitely will go again!
  10. DR

    DennisR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Highly recommend The Burger. Great nacos, too. Fabulous beer selection. Great service & friendly staff.
  11. PC

    PhillipsC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was a touch pricey for what you get, but the service and atmosphere were great. I’m planning on going again for date nights over family dinners.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The band in the Social Club was amazing
  13. b

    benm

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is becoming a pretty special neighborhood place. The bar serves great cocktails with knowledgeable bar staff. Great selection of beers with new ones rotating through regularly. Their selection of malty beers is good, but I'd drop Guinness in a heartbeat as it's not really proper beer. I guess some still people drink it. The food is very good if not spectacularly innovative - it's a pub after all. The fact that they have another bar with live music downstairs is a bonus.
  14. BW

    BrandonW

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. The food was excellent, service attentive and the space was nice.
  15. JF

    JamieF

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Bland. Chorizo scramble tacos: bland. Short rib hash: bland. Service: lethargic.
  16. AJ

    AmeliaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The cocktails were very small for how expensive they were. Loved the live music.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Drinks were average. Food was good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great local place to grab some good food and drinks.
  19. i

    itsmesteven

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily our favorite restaurant in and around Boston. The staff is incredible, the food is wonderful, the vibe is perfect.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and was welcomed in, originally had reservations for a table, but noticed that the bar had availability, so sat there. Great time, great food and the draft beer selection was excellent. Definitely will go back again.
  21. BP

    BenP

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a big fan of the restaurant and staff. Happy to be a mugger :)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a reservation on a Saturday night, and they seated us downstairs right next to the bar. Super fun although not what we were expecting. We had a few rounds of drinks and ordered dinner. Their French fries are so good (we kept going on to the point where the table next to us also ordered fries). Quality food overall. Although adding salmon to a salad was 12+, which was a little pricy. Be prepared to spend money but have an excellent time.
  23. KM

    KMPboston

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Glad to get to this new neighborhood place! Lots to try here; really though the level of service is outstanding and the food was very good. Only downside: it was boisterous - not well suited for conversation. It seemed like the staff might be part of what you’re paying for here: I’d be wondering whether the price is worth it, but it was probably the best service from any restaurant all year, reinforced by two other servers stopping by out table and apologizing for the delays (there weren’t any delays).
  24. j

    jims

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Garrison House is a casual place, with friendly staff in bustling Brookline Village. As others have noted, the menu is limited, but the two sandwiches we had were worth going back for. The fried chicken sandwich was fluffy and crispy and the burger really stood out - not just because of the excellent french onion smear they put across the top - but it was well made, well cooked and served on a great brioche bun. Garrison House is pricey, especially the apps. Drinks were well made, but on the small side. We'll go back though. We thought it was a cut above many local pub-type places.
  25. TW

    TaraW

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Birthday Brunch & Drinks with friends! Food & Drinks were outstanding. Very Friendly Service. Would Highly Recommend.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Garrison House offers what may be the best brunch in Brookline. The menu offered plenty of choices, the food was superbly prepared, the service was outstanding and it has a terrific beer and cocktail list. You must order the mini muffins, and the breakfast tacos were also outstanding.
  27. b

    benm

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a really nice neighborhood restaurant and bar. The food is consistently good. The beer selection is the best of any place around here. The downstairs bar is pretty cool and they do live music there, although not when I was in.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love the aesthetic, staff, and bar at this place! The main dining area is noisy as others have noted, not ideal for conversations or dates. But the bar is perfect & I’ll definitely be checking out the new speakeasy when it’s open.
  29. ES

    EmilyS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Garrison House is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood! The brunch menu had something on it for everyone, and we all left very happy (and full). Highly recommend the biscuit with honey butter.
  30. SP

    SaraP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice server, delicious food, spacious seating area.
  31. MA

    MirAbbe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Not clear if I made a reservation downstairs at the club society, where I originally wanted to seat, or upstairs at the garrison house. Ended up seating upstairs. The noise tends to get to a level that at one point we (table for two) were shouting. The waiter, clearly inexperienced, the response were:I am pretty sure, I believe, I guess. He forgot one of the two main courses forcing the kitchen to run against time to save the situation. The food was very good, less good my partner main plate prepared in 5 minutes. My cocktail, a classic margarita had the right balance, unfortunately big ice cubes made it difficult to drink and watered its taste in two minutes. The plafond it is nicely decorated while the bigger room has any other pub furnitures.
  32. S

    Sshep67

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nachos were really good. Drinks were perfect. Wait staff exceptional. Disappointed no band on Fri but still a great time. Found on street parking close by
  33. S

    Spring22

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Very nice people and service. However tables are jammed together and it was very noisy. Not a restful evening.
  34. S

    Sarah

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere and great service from our waiter. Great fries, good meal. I was annoyed that the bartender told me that I could not get a half pint of a beer that was supposedly on tap! Pathetic! I’m guessing it was either really from a fake draft can or you arent willing to sell a half pint of ale. Either way- I was not happy. It felt unwelcoming. I’ll be back because the location is great.
  35. EB

    ElizabethB

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very loud that it's hard to have a conversation.
  36. b

    bibliophile

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food service a little overwhelmed but still good
  37. M

    Mary

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal and ambience at Garrison House, nice addition for Brookline Village.
  38. N

    Nikkie154689753

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Staff was extremely unhelpful and did not even offer us any drinks. The best thing they did was recommend us another place to go.
  39. M

    Matt

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food.
  40. KM

    KeMe

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Friendly staff. Nice addition to the neighborhood

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You can order delivery directly from Garrison House using the Order Online button. Garrison House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 487-8537.

Garrison House is rated 4.6 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Garrison House

6 Harvard Sq, Brookline, MA 02445-7644

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kent Street and Harvard Street

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Brookline Village D Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erica Schoonmaker

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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