I've walked by the Beacon Street Tavern so many times and never noticed it until tonight. On the recommendation of Marco and Jeremy, we all decided to grab a bite to eat at the tavern. When I heard the name of the restaurant, I expected a classic looking tavern with the wood paneled walls, noisy atmosphere and large plasma TVs. What I found once I walked inside was completely different. The Beacon Street Tavern is very swanky (especially for Brookline). The walls are red, the booths are oddly shaped (in a fun, Beetlejuice way) and the place is candlelit. I was pleasantly surprised. We were able to secure a booth in the corner of the restaurant. Our waitress was very nice and service was fast even though the place was pretty busy.
The menu was pretty standard fare. Entrees ranged from about 11 dollars up to 18. Our table ordered the burger, steak tips, and pork chop. The steak tips were tender and flavored nicely without being slathered in sauce. The tips came with fries and the portion was decent. The pork chop was juicy and came with sauteed apples (but not enough of them!). Accompanying the chop was a side of mac and cheese which was a nice combo with the pork and apples. I thought that for the amount of money, they could have given more of the mac and cheese or more than one chop. The burger came with hand cut chips. While the caramelized onions were fantastic, Bob did not like the bun at all. to the point where he didn't even eat it, but just ate the burger. The homemade chips were delicious. For dessert we ordered the apple pie with vanilla ice cream. The apples were great, but the pie shell was a little off. I can't quite put my finger on it, but the crust was too thick and too solid. Definitely store bought. The ice cream, though, was fantastic.
Overall, I enjoyed the Beacon Street Tavern, more for the atmosphere than the food. I suspect it's a great place to grab a drink and enjoy conversation with friends.