Bar 'Cino Brookline MA

4.8
273 reviews
$30 and under
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"Bar ‘Cino (we say “chee-no”) is an informal neighborhood spot on Beacon Street in Brookline – directly across from the Saint Mary’s T Stop. Open nightly for dinner and cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 273 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Amazing pizza and gelato!

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TalE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and quick service, delicious food and overall great experience

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funtimes
New England
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. The service is perfect too. This may be our new Friday night place to go!

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JJ2M
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was good but could use a longer menu for more choices. Great place to stop for a meal before going to Fenway. Nice outdoor area.

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MichaelB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

One of Brookline's best restaurants. I highly recommend it to those who appreciate great, healthy food.

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vipEchenike
New England
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Worth every penny

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vipFoodlover
New England
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Outdoor seating was comfortable and cozy with our own heater.

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vipAB12
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We ate outside Heaters were there and helpful. Food great

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MaeveD
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the cocktails and the atmosphere! Great patio space as well.

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Italy19
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good! Great atmosphere and service! Would definitely recommend.

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RichardC
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect venue for excellent food, great ambiance, exceptional service.

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TiffanyS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bar Cino is one my favorite restaurants for many reasons including top notch service and excellent, fresh food. We celebrated Mother’s Day there and had one of the most lovely times because of the welcoming environment and gracious staff.

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JackieP
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Bar'cino! I have been to the Newport location, and this was my first time at the Brookline restaurant. The service was amazing and our waitress was so nice! I got the peppered lemonade cocktail and it was so summery. We sat on the patio under a heat lamp and it was perfect. The bolognese was such a good pasta dish too. I'll be back soon!

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vipwizzie
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great neighborhood gem! My friends and I enjoy the food and ease of the place.

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funtimes
New England
48 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was impeccable.
Staff Personable, friendly and attentive. Couldn’t be better!!!

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KatieD
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oh my god! Such a delicious meal. Lots of veggie-heavy choices, which we loved, and delicious pizza.

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NikolasM
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was really good food, though the portions were very small for the price of each plate.

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SuzanneD
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous outdoor seating. Loved the shared plates. Great food. Our poor waiter was trying to cover the entire outdoor area so he was very busy. Highly recommend the crispy cauliflower!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first dinner out in a long time. Food was excellent and safe.

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Jayner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food , atmosphere and management.. Favorite place when visiting Brookline..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good. Service was blah. The servers were basically acting like zombies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Love the salad and salmon! Great service!

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vipJoanneD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third time there in three weeks—-loved everything about it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
77 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a terrific concept! Bar Cino, another big success from the Newport Restaurant Group, has a youthful feel combined with a fun but carefully COVID safe setting at the bar, in small side tables, tables for four you name it. The extensive menu to suitable for whatever time of day and food presentation/combination you might be looking for. We started with a look at the extensive wine list offering 1/2 or full size classes and bottles. The server is glad to offer you a taste before you buy. The list extends from fun sparklers to elegant reds. We tried several. We sat at the bar, in our enclosed protective windows, so it was pretty amazing the broad knowledge of the wines Katrina shared with us and those around us. We started with the bruschetta with its imaginative presentation and mouth watering ingredients of prosciutto, fig jam and goat chees. Then tried the Italian farro salad with grilled vegetables, tomato, feta, pistachios, citrus vinaigrette again to share. We wrapped things up with a pasta course of cacio e pepe,
consisting of spaghetti,clams, pecorino, black pepper: fantastic! To the surprise of the ever attentive Kristina and her excellent manager we had to call it a night before we go to the PIATTI GRANDI course of entries but we will be back for sure. Highly recommended. Great mix of age groups, mode of dress, people on the patio, couples, groups, anyone would feel comfortable here. Try it.

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viponecaketwoforks
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff! Pizza was amazing. The short rib - mmm - chef's kiss.

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KeenanM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wait staff!

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vipEchenike
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food, friendly and professional staff. A well constructed wine list with friendly prices for Boston/Brookline. You can’t go wrong in Bar Cino

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! They even surprised me with a cake for my birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Super cute place! Very busy though but staff was extremely friendly and courteous!

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AshleyW
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, great atmosphere! We loved the shareable plates especially the cauliflower!

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vipBluejay6
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, great atmosphere

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Mickey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate early to avoid the rush, so noise was not a factor. We each had 2 shared appetizers - the Brussels sprouts were very good, the white beans a little disappointing! I had the mushroom pasta dish and the other two people in my party had the Bolognese and the clam sauce. I think the mushrooms won hands down.
Atmosphere is very friendly, good wait staff, food arrived in good timely fashion. It did fill up after we sat down, so early is the way to go in my book!

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Hoodie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sangria. Nice high ceilings. Pizza was good but little bit oily. Seems they douse a little too much olive oil on top

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I was able to make a reservation for 9pm but when we arrived they told us they closed at 9:30 and we would have to order food immediately after sitting down. We ended up just getting the chips and drinks, and were able to stay until 10 while they cleaned, but definitely wish reservations didn’t book so late so that we could’ve actually had food and ate.

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AngelaL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

thank you, it was great! we loved to come with a large group of friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Probably best all around restaurant in Brookline.

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vipImoE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was SO good! The Bloody Mary mix has to be homemade - so much flavor. My friend got the eggs in purgatory and they made sure it was gluten free. I ordered the polenta and eggs which was so light and comforting on a cool spring day!

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vipAndrewM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome patio with even better brunch! Service was fantastic and will be coming back soon!

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JenL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing, the service is really kind and nice people, and the ambience is lovely. Perfect for a chill date. Cocktails could be better but still nice!

FAQs

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 608-3220.

Bar 'Cino Brookline MA is rated 4.8 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.