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The Cottage

47 Boylston Street, Newton, MA
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Ranked #37 of 225 Restaurants in Newton
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hammond Parkway
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Simple, limited menu for lunch. Food was tasty, well prepared. Service good, often crowded. Nice place to meet a friend for lunch. Good for families.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always first rate, whether the delicious hamburgers or incredible lobster rolls. Extremely well versed in GF dining. Beautiful decor and good service. Don't go on a weekend with children of any age - you'll be seated in the less lovely overflow room with 100% of the toddlers and young children dining at that moment.

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a dinner there with some friends- six of us. The menu choices were excellent and the portions were quite ample. We never felt rushed and the wait staff let us sit for quite some time. The restaurant can get quite noisy so hearing can sometimes be difficult.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

you know those places that are fine, but do better than they should because they are local. this is that place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had the mahi tacos which were great but a little messy and my girlfriend had the crab benedict who's was excellent. The Cottage bloody Mary s excellent for those that like them spicy.

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Easton, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I agree with what others say about the nachos as an appetizer. They are very good and a bit different from what you get at more downscale restaurants. The Cottage is a tweener between a bistro and a restaurant and has a good location next to Legal Seafood. I would bet that it benefits from overflow from Legal. The food... More

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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went for a work get-together, and I thought the atmosphere was perfect. The service was excellent. I got the scallops, where there were only five (but they were good). However, some of the other meals I saw, especially the salads, were huge. For dessert, I got vanilla ice cream with espresso. That was certainly a treat. We had reservations,... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

While my colleagues and I were innocently having lunch, we were treated in such a horrible manner by one of the waitresses. she looked very upset and addressed us in a very angry way when just asking for some drinks and when she asked us if we wanted any desert (obviously going we would just leave asap, which we did).... More

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Excellent fresh food, the choices for lunch made a decision difficult. There were 14 of us and everything went smoothly, the waiter was friendly and prompt. Our food was served, at the same time; therefore, no one had to wait while others were eating. 5 Star of quality and freshness of food! The atmosphere and cleanliness added to the ambiance... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to The Cottage to celebrate a graduation. It lived up to my expectations, which were high. The inside is fresh and trendy, very nicely appointed, so we debated about eating in or out, but as the day was simply gorgeous, we opted for an umbrella-ed table on the outdoor patio. Our server was attentive; the food was very,... More

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