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47 Boylston Street, Newton, MA 02467
(617) 916-5413
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Ranked #36 of 229 Restaurants in Newton
Price range: $14 - $30
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hammond Parkway
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English first
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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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Boston
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569 reviews 569 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
554 helpful votes 554 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The place is fine, better than most, but with a little attention and refining it could be much better. In general, the food is good, but some of the dishes are sloppy... the tuna tacos for example, a giant mess, more of a salad... and the tuna not especially tasty. Very good service. Nice ambiance at lunch... can be terribly... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Sat at the bar. Cocktails were not what I asked but passed. Calamari was delicious. Perfectly light, spice peppers awesome slaw was served with the dish. I got the burger. Hot, juicy, and veg just right. Overall delicious. Kinda pricey for a bite to eat at the bar. Will go for special ocassion in the dining room.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had dinner there before the cinema. Very nice restaurant to come if you just want to eat, nothing special, just what we needed. They added some new items in their menu, I got Crusted Duck Duo and it was delicious! Staff is nice and pleasant, did everything very fast. We enjoyed our dinner, so maybe we'll come there again... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have enjoyed dinner here many times. Some items are seasonal - wish the artichoke fritters were back - but their mainstays are delicious. Service is always attentive and friendly. Good to have reservations but if you are early, a bistro table at the bar might do. Try one of their signature concoctions - The Steve McQueen. Because of the... More 

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Additional Information about The Cottage

Address: 47 Boylston Street, Newton, MA 02467
Phone Number: (617) 916-5413
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Bar

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