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The Cottage

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American, Bar, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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47 Boylston Street, Newton, MA 02467 (Hammond Parkway)
(617) 916-5413
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty return

A couple of years ago my family had dinner at The Cottage in Wellesley and I just got back to the Newton location. The on-line reservation process was easy and we had a minimal wait time. Menu was widely varied and almost everything sounded wonderful. We especially enjoyed the goat cheese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
alice_lenthe
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A couple of years ago my family had dinner at The Cottage in Wellesley and I just got back to the Newton location. The on-line reservation process was easy and we had a minimal wait time. Menu was widely varied and almost everything sounded wonderful. We especially enjoyed the goat cheese appetizer and the short ribs. Way too full for... More 

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The feel of this place is always nicely energized, and the menu is original enough to earn return visits. Portions are small, so in the end it classifies as a bit over-priced.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had a small work lunch there in early March, and the food and service were both very good. I highly recommend the fish tacos, very good, nicely fried fish was great with the guacamole, and with a small portion of beans on the side, was just about the right size for lunch. The decor is generally very light and... More 

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Arlington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

What a great restaurant. It accommodates all sizes of parties. It has a light and airy feeing and helps you forget about winter. But the best part is the food is delicious! Chicken Milanese, lobster nachos, salads, polenta, steak. Everything is delicious and fairly priced considering the location and clientele. Great service too. You won't be disappointed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Enjoyed a late lunch here. Lovely, spacious room. Quiet enough for working lunch. Attentive service. Beautiful seaside cottage atmosphere with lovely art. Fish was prepared perfectly, as were the vegetables.

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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent service. Simple, nice quite atmosphere. I loved the grilled Tuna melt on Focachia bread. Just the right amount if french fries. Nice and crispy. Could only finish half of the sandwich. My friend had quiche and salad and enyoyed it very much. We have been back again and had the same good service and good food. Only 4 stars... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I go to both Cottage locations fairly often. It is a good spot to meet friends. Most often i am there with groups of women, it seems. The service is excellent and the location is attractive. My favorite is probably the lamb burger. Other favorites are the fish tacos, the eggplant fries, and the salads. My pet peeve is that... More 

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We enjoyed the Lobster Sandwich and Lobster Fettucini seated at the bar. The dining room looked comfortable with its large fireplace and soft lighting. Comfy little Cottage.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have been going to the Cottage for years. In the beginning, the food was delicious and plentiful. It has gone down hill in the last year or so. With the opening of all the new restaurants in the area, you would think they would want to compete. The food is average to slightly above average, but I have been disappointed... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food was really good and imaginative, with a good selection. Service was attentive, and they had a bartender with some superior and original cocktails (was it a pear mojito?) I'd give it five stars, but I've only been there three times so far...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Boylston Street, Newton, MA 02467
    (Hammond Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: (617) 916-5413

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?