Inspired by American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s Brookline roots and his Victorian-era estate of the same name, Fairsted Kitchen is fast becoming a part of the fabric of the Washington Square neighborhood it calls home.
Balancing excellent service and hospitality with unique flavors and a comfortable setting, the cozy restaurant encourages camaraderie and conviviality with a communal table and edible (and drinkable) offerings that are ideal for sharing. Divided into snacks, small plates and entrees, the menu features contemporary American cuisine with subtle accents of Middle Eastern and Eastern European spice. The beverage program is a nod to the era of the aperitif and features a concise cocktail menu, including one cocktail and one aperitif available on draft. A combination of classic and tongue-in-cheek concoctions are joined by bottled, small batch carbonated cocktails. Four taps, all from local craft brewer Jack’s Abby, and a carefully curated rotating selection of cans and bottles make up the beer list.
Fairsted Kitchen’s intimate dining room features Olmsted-era accents and design throughout. The communal table (made from a church doorframe), the chandelier (which once hung in an a late 1800s South Boston home) even the glassware, silverware and china (all painstakingly collected at open air antique markets) combine to create an old-world vibe that’ll make Fairsted Kitchen a favorite for years to come.
1704 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445