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Garrison House, Brookline, MA

Garrison House

4.3
4.3
83 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 6 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 83 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NT

    NancyT

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, very food service, reasonably priced, neighborhood-like vibe. Very noisy the night we were there, crowded as expected for a Saturday night. We were glad we had reservations.
  2. MS

    MaggieS

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was wonderful! We ate for brunch and everything was delicous! Unfortunately theyw were understaffed. They only had two watiers for the whole place and one was also in training. Overall will be a great place for brunch once they work out the waiting staff situation.
  3. CB

    ChrysiB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    It was ok nothing special Probably would go back just for drinks at the downstairs bar but, not upstairs
  4. CS

    CraigS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    service was friendly, and efficient. Nice selection of tap local beers. Apps were good Hummus was delicious and smooth. entrees were also very good
  5. r

    raine

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    genuinely terrible drinks. don’t know how else to describe except home depot esque. service was weird but the food was good
  6. FM

    FredM

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The live performer was not bad, but the sound level made it difficult to carry on a regular conversation at our table in the main dining area. The service was not so great. A couple of requests for drinks and condiments were forgotten. Had to ask for silverware and napkins.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and they had live entertainment.
  8. MD

    MatthewD

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Accomadating, warm and welcoming host. Establishment is clean, well kept, remodeled, professionally designed. Menu is the perfect size to focus on quality. Staff needs some dress guidelines though, I understand no uniforms but create some guidelines to look a little more ‘kept up’. If you serve steak and frites…. You should make your own fries;)
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Beautiful restaurant, but they insist on having televisions on in both the bar and the dining room. So what could have been an intimate experience felt like a TGIF.
  10. S

    Skate5678

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    42 minutes to get drinks!!! There was only 3 tables in the restaurant and three people at the bar!! Steak was tough and over cooked!! Don’t think I’ll go back
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Overpriced, lousy food. Drinks were expensive and very cheap on the pour. The restaurant was slow, yet it took 5 minutes just to get us seated as no one was watching the front. Service was also slow and the server left the oversized menus on our table the entire time. The menus needed to be cleaned, too. They were dirty and sticky.
  12. TB

    TroyB

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place for a Birthday!! The Concierge of the Mandarin Oriental told me this was one of his favorites and it did not disappoint. We came in with a party of 8 and they took great care of us like we were family.
  13. EB

    EllBee

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    On a Tuesday night there were 2 groups of more than 8 people, and with the pressed metal ceiling, the place vibrated with noise. Not a restaurant experience, much more like a noisy pub. The website sells it as much more of a quiet, foodie experience but I definitely wouldn't call it that. Great location. The food is delicious but pricey.
  14. DB

    DavidB

    New England

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, easy table service nice people and prices were exceptional!
  15. TT

    TaTh

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We waited 20 minutes for service for our weekend date night. The server finally came, and would not accept my international IDs as valid and serve me, a 30+ year old woman alcohol. Instead, I was suggested a mocktail. The same ID was accepted as valid at a previous time in the social below. With 30 minutes of our evening wasted, my husband and I left to look for another place with better food, ambience and service. There is a reason why at 6:30 pm on a Friday night in a prime Brookline village location, the restaurant was empty. They need to yet figure out how to provide better service to their customers.
  16. JL

    JessicaL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food. Perfect for date night.
  17. F

    Foodbag

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    GeoffP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was attentive and friendly, not overbearing at all. Food was great. A very enjoyable evening!
  19. 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!
  20. PT

    PaulT

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, and our service was excellent! Very friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely come back.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. EB

    ElizabethB

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

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

    CurtS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 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.
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. BW

    BrandonW

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. The food was excellent, service attentive and the space was nice.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Drinks were average. Food was good.
  34. 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.
  35. i

    itsmesteven

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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 :)
  38. 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.
  39. 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).
  40. j

    jims

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 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.

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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 4.3 stars by 83 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 6 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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