Pho Lemongrass 239 Harvard St, Brookline, MA02446 Winner of Best of Boston awards, Pho Lemongrass is spacious, with a vibrant atmosphere and excellent service. Menu items…More include the vegetarian Buddah's Delight with tofu, Chinese cabbage and shitake mushrooms. In addition, diners can enjoy fresh softshell crab with peppers and jalepenos or fresh Maine lobster.
Taberna De Haro 999 Beacon St, Brookline, MA02446 Chef-owner Deborah Hansen spent eight years in Spain before returning home to Boston and opening Taberna De Haro in…More 1998. Offering tapas and more than 230 wines, this Brookline eatery feels more like an excursion to Madrid than a local dining spot. Ms. Hansen's goal is to emulate the Spanish near obsession with food. To achieve this end, she returns to Madrid yearly for research. The restaurant, which includes indoor and outdoor seating, has house specialities such as Black paella (made with actual squid ink) and braised oxtail, and is a seven time Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence winner.