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Fairsted Kitchen

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1704 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
+1 617-396-8752
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17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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974 reviews
604 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fairsted Kitchen is small, casual, unpretentious and terrific. While the menu is small, it is surprisingly varied, with vegetarian, fish, chicken and meat options. Everything we had was superb. We went with three vegetarian small plates. All were great, but the cauliflower dish was the most unusual and the best. Our gnocchi large plates were excellent, as were the desserts.... More 

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Weston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant had almost no customers when I arrived. Many tables were empty while I was there. I can't understand why. Barcelona next door was crowded with people sipping wine, some eating outside at sidewalk tables. Yet my chicken dish at Fairsted was excellent. It's a mystery why the locals don't fill up those tables.

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Thank John A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Strongly recommend this neighborhood gem. Skip the line next door and get a great dinner or delicious brunch. The restaurant uses cool old plates and cups. The Brussel sprouts were dreamy and we had to get more. The dinner is yummy and we are also fans of the brunch food.

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Thank SherriLoulou
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Fairsted is truly a one of a kind. It's cozy, friendly with an amazing bar and eclectic selection of wines and it stays open late with inclusive bar food. But it's the dishes that are stunning in construction and taste. Chef Jason Alba is very creative indeed and manages to conjure up what may seem as unlikely combinations of tasts,... More 

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Thank 645colinm
Boston
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Fairstead Kitchen is an eclectic little restaurant with excellent food. The decor is funky with mismatched old fashioned China and silver. They have lots of great small plates --- Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mussels (!!! Delish), crispy chicken, beets...for a large plate we enjoyed the Skate. The desserts were amazing -- coconut pie with key lime sauce and the bread pudding... More 

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Thank HBerke
Alicante, Spain
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I visited Fairsted Kitchen with a friend who had been there before. Steve, co-owner, waited on us and was very friendly and helpful. We had tapas which were all delicious and generous in size. I loved the chickpea snack-so crisp and tasty. The signature drink was fabulous and I never drink bourbon but I would have that again. I intend... More 

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Thank Martha R
Boston, Massachusetts
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339 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Dropped by with friends for dinner. The location is very nice. Outdoor seating and plenty of parking. The service was a tad slow, but the folks there are very nice and friendly. Tapas are a bit smaller, but the food are good. A bit pricey. Whiskey smash drink is good. Recommended Smoked Octopus,Black Rice Risotto and Tomahawk Steak.

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Thank Calvin N
North Palm Beach, Florida
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272 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

First the service was a bit slow. The selections a bit odd. The wine list was a mix of one California wine. One from France. The rest mostly Eastern European. Very odd. But the rib eye for two as very good and the closest you could get to a traditional entree. No need to go back, but if it wasn't... More 

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Thank MrTEastlake
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

I dropped in around noon on a Sunday, looking for a quick lunch and a beer. As this is Brookline during the brunch hour, I was worried that it would be mobbed. Found a seat at the bar and chatted with the very friendly barmaid. The bar looks very well stocked, I was looking for beer and pleased with the... More 

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Thank Rich S
Reading, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

It's like going to your mates house for dinner, but a mate who can really cook tasty dishes. We were recommended this place by a barkeep in NYC. On arrival Andrew, co owner, greeted us and made us really welcome. We asked him to just give us his favourite dishes and he didn't disappoint. Octopus, baked cauliflower, rack of lamb,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1704 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-396-8752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?