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The Cottage

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American, Bar, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Pub
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47 Boylston Street, Newton, MA 02467 (Hammond Parkway)
(617) 916-5413
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

We really enjoyed the quality of the food coupled with the decor and ambiance. Perfect for families, couples and friends. Reservations are ideal. Another location in Wellesley which is just as good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jetting79
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the quality of the food coupled with the decor and ambiance. Perfect for families, couples and friends. Reservations are ideal. Another location in Wellesley which is just as good.

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Thank Jetting79
Norton, MA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended this restaurant with a group, and did not pick the establishment. Firstly, we were a group of middle-age women who had not been together in five years. We met during a Patriots playoff game, so the place was not crowded--at all. I was the last to arrive and thought the large empty booth next to us was reserved... More 

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Thank Cathy K
Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly greeting at the door. We had no reservation as it was a last minute to decision to eat in the area. Chelsea was our waitress and she was so friendly. She offered to take a photo of the two of us with the snow falling outside our window as the backdrop. Our orders were taken and service was... More 

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Thank DavidGrogan
Newton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i had been to the cottage when it first opened. the food is o.k., but the service is terrible. the staff is oh so friendly when they tell you it will just be a few minutes. i ordered some take out today ;"it will be 20 minutes" which turned into 45. its bright, cheery decor is nice. there were many... More 

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Thank formerlegend
Amanda L, General Manager at The Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience here at The Cottage in Chestnut Hill. I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that the service you recieved is absolutely not our standard. I would appreciate hearing more about your experience so that I can address these concerns. If it's not to much trouble would you... More 

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were here for dinner. The atmosphere is hospitable, with pleasant decor creating a breezy, light and open-feeling. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. The menu was fairly limited. The largest variety of items consisted of salads with some chicken, seafood or meat on top. This is certainly not a place with a wide variety for meat eaters, unless... More 

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Thank albetwjj
Amanda L, General Manager at The Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, I'm so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent visit to The Cottage in Chestnut Hill. I wanted to let you know that we are currently working on some changes in our menu. I would love to know more about what you ordered and didn't enjoy so that I can address these with our chef. If it's... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The ambiance and decor at the cottage is reminiscent of a Nantucket beach house, clean and crisp. The food is excellent. During this visit (we have dined here on several occation in the past), We had Flatbread, Chicken Picatta and Chicken Milenese. Both people who had the Piccata loved it and one mentioned that she had never tasted a picatta... More 

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Thank salmonmaki
La Quinta, California
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Didn't read the reviews before coming here - fortunately since I would have missed a wonderful meal and experience. We were three generations coming on a Saturday evening. No matter, the service was both friendly and professional. Server Ruthie knew every item in menu and wine list without consulting others. Despite our occasionally being indecisive, she was helpful and patient.... More 

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Thank Shermyanne
Revere, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to The Cottage awhile-I love the turkey burger, the salads and appetizers. Recently I needed a place for just drinks and appetizers for a long important chat. We arrived at 3pm early for dinner and late for lunch. But no worries--the greeter said "no problem- stay as long as you like"--we ordered drinks followed by appetizers... More 

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Thank mtr1957
Newton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

the decor is clean and accepting, and the food is very good. parking is easy. but this place is not a cheap place for breakfast ! probably just fine for the family when the grandparents are in town and paying !

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Thank formerlegend
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

The Cottage is one of our favorite restaurants in Newton. The food is fresh, high quality and delicious. The ambiance is warm, inviting and cheerful. The service is always great with attentive, friendly, knowledgeable staff who are never pushy. We go there often for brunch (brunch at The Cottage has became a staple of all our birthday celebrations) but have... More 

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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, Pub

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