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Restaurant Opening Guide, Spring 2016: Brookline

Wood-fired pizza and modern Irish cuisine

It was a quiet season for restaurant openings in Brookline, but a popular food truck put down roots, an Irish pub group added a new sibling, and a duo of taquerias became a trio. Plus, a pizzeria moved and a juice bar chain opened its first Massachusetts location. Are we missing a spring Brookline restaurant opening? Let us know. Want to learn about spring openings in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and other nearby areas? Head right this way.

Originally published on March 14, 2016. Date of most recent update appears above.

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)

Coolidge Corner

Grainne O'Malley's

Grainne O'Malley's
Corrib Pub closed on March 31, 2016, and new owners Marie Mackey and Marcella Walsh did some very quick renovations to reopen it as a new pub in mid-April. "We're definitely looking to be a nice neighborhood pub people can go to and enjoy," Mackey previously told Eater. While they're starting things off as a simple Irish pub, it'll morph into more of a gastropub as time goes on, Mackey said.

Address: 201 Harvard St.
Opening Date: Mid-April 2016
Online: Facebook

Image credit: Facebook

Los Amigos

Los Amigos Taqueria Brookline
This is the third location for quick-service taqueria and burrito shop Los Amigos; the others are in West Roxbury and Newtonville. (A fourth could open in Brighton eventually.) This space used to house another burrito shop — Boca Grande.

Address: 1294 Beacon St.
Opening Date: Mid-April 2016
Online: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

Image credit: Facebook

Pizzeria Dante

Pizzeria Dante former location
Previously located at 1398 Beacon St., the quick-service pizza shop has relocated to the former Panelli's Pizza & Parm space.

Address: 415 Harvard St.
Opening Date: Mid-April 2016
Online: Website / Facebook

Image credit: Facebook



TBaar in Brookline Facebook
This juice bar chain has opened its first Massachusetts location in the former Temptations Cafe space, serving up bubble tea, smoothies, matcha crepes cakes, and more.

Address: 1038 Beacon St.
Opening Date: April 3, 2016
Online: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

Image credit: Facebook


Waxy's Brookline
The "modern Irish bar" is part of the Waxy O'Connor's family, which has eight locations around Massachusetts and beyond, but the Waxy's concept has a different spin than its big siblings. It's located in the former Mission Cantina space, serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The menu features dishes like pork and leek sausage with fingerling mash; seafood stew with shrimp, cod, mussels, and scallops; and a Reuben.

Address: 1032 Beacon St.
Opening Date: April 21, 2016
Online: Website

Image credit: Provided

Washington Square

Stoked Pizza

An interior photo of part of Stoked’s original Brookline location, including red booths, black-and-white wallpaper covered with a bold boombox pattern, and a funky light fixture. Katie Chudy/Eater
Popular wood-fired pizza truck Stoked has opened a brick-and-mortar location in the former Sunny Boy space in Brookline's Washington Square. In addition to pizza, there are wings, salads, and a few other items available at the restaurant, which is owned by musician Scott Riebling (Letters to Cleo, Weezer) and Toirm Miller, who owned the Jack and the Bean Bowl food cart in Copley Square.

Address: 1632 Beacon St.
Opening Date: April 14, 2016
Online: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

Image credit: Katie Chudy for Eater

Main Image: Coolidge Corner/Ddogas on Wikimedia Commons

Grainne O'Malley's

201 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 232-8787

Los Amigos (Coolidge Corner)

1294 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446 Visit Website

Union Square Donuts

20 Bow Street, , MA 02143 (617) 209-2257 Visit Website


1032 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446 Visit Website

Stoked Pizza

1632 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 982-3473

Pizzeria Dante

1398 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 232-5353 Visit Website


1038 1A Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 487-8056
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