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Riverbend Bar and Grill

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2345 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Marriott Newton, Newton, MA 02466-1733
+1 617-969-1000
17:00 - 22:15
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:15
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the restaurant is big. staff tries to accommodate around the restaurant so we are not together on one side. the food is really good. It was actually a good surprise. I had scallops and my husband salmon both done to perfection.

Thank Nedelka M
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't wait to go again on Sunday , we had an amazing meal with our 2 year old and she is now 3 and can't wait to see the Easter Bunny and eat that delicious smoked Salmon again !!

Thank Amy H
NEWINGTON, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food with a great water view. Only ate breakfast here. It was buffet, and food was ok, but the buffet gets so busy you have to wait for 20 min to get food. Both time I have been here there are some type of college, or high school teams monopolizing the buffet. The food is good if you can... More 

Thank Matthew K
HotelMgr12, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the great view of the Charles River. We appreciate comments regarding the teams and will closely evaluate how we reserve group reservations for breakfast. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sign said to wait for hostess, none came. We walked in. Waiter seated us. Bread basket had four warm rolls and a very long hair in it. Two of the appetizers on the menu were "unavailable" after we tried to order them. The sale I ordered that was supposed to have Boston butterhead lettuce, beets, candied pecans, cranberries, and cheese... More 

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HotelMgr12, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear teach642017, Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that you had a poor experience in our restaurant. We have shared your comments with our Executive Chef and our Restaurant Manager. They will immediately address the items that you mentioned. We have a very talented culinary staff who work hard to provide a great meal. We hope that... More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

First off I must say that Aris was the most helpful, friendly, and efficient waiter. So willing to help the elderly and impaired with servings and plates. Just a breath of fresh air! My thanksgiving was special just watching this gentleman being so thoughtful. Dinner was amazing and the stuffing was to die for. Turkey was moist and tasty. The... More 

Thank Frank L
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

In the Newton Marriott, easy to reach just off highway. Pleasant atmosphere overlooking kayakers on the river. Have had business lunches here for many years and have never been disappointed. Waiters are attentive and knowledgable. Try the lobster roll! Parking is fantastic for small or large groups.

Thank gcf5
Mamaroneck, New York
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Lounge had terrible service. Asked for whole grain bread got Rye. Was not offered the specials, waited 10 minutes for bill, and only got it when I actually stood up. Waitresses only paid attention to guests who were building up a tab, because of tip money.

Thank mego58
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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129 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We checked in late at the hotel, but luckily the restaurant was open until 9:30 p.m. Service was very good, food was excellent. A bit expensive but it was worth it. My husband had the Steak and he raved about it. Scallops were also delicious.

Thank Wendy D
Davidson, North Carolina
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174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Marriott and had dinner here one night for convenience. Good service, standard selections - nothing stands out yet still a good meal for the cost. Great view of the water and boat house. Still a number of options off the property if you're looking for more basic or upscale, this was perfect for quick, good quality and... More 

Thank FaSnizel
Newton, MA
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We live down the street and thought it was worth checking out what could be a convenient option for our frequent dining out. Let me begin by stating that we ate at the bar because we wanted to watch the Red Sox/Yankees game, so this review is only for the bar and not the full restaurant. The layout felt like... More 

Thank SavvyTraveler66
Adam P, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear SavvyTraveler66, Thank you for visiting us and supporting the local Newton Restaurants. I want to also thank you for taking the time to write us this review, as you know, feedback is very important in the industry. We use it to help us get better. We are in the process of first stages of renovation talks and we hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:15
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2345 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Marriott Newton, Newton, MA 02466-1733
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-969-1000
  • This restaurant is at Boston Marriott Newton

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