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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
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    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 brunch but a bit slow

I've been at this location several times and each time is pretty good. This time we came for Sunday brunch. Omelettes are good but don't expect them to be huge like you get a your local diner. Potatoes that come with breakfast are seasoned well but ours were undercooked. Best part of the meal was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Needham, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A group had dinner before a Red Six game this week. We were looking for something easy and casual. The Cottage fit both requirements. The menu has the variety of items to please most needs. However, the restaurant just lacked any compelling reason to go back other than as a convenient place along the roadside. That's not a bad observation... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Do not try it. Manager is rude and impolite. Waiter forget the orders and the food come cold and not what you ordered. Don't waist your time and go to this Resturant.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The service at the cottage was warm and commodious. The fare was light and yet filling. The decor was peaceful and not intrusive. Location in the new "The Street" shopping ensemble in Chestnut Hill/Newton is the perfect location and compliment to the theatre and shopping.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've been at this location several times and each time is pretty good. This time we came for Sunday brunch. Omelettes are good but don't expect them to be huge like you get a your local diner. Potatoes that come with breakfast are seasoned well but ours were undercooked. Best part of the meal was the scone/biscuit that came with... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I wish the Turkey burger was not so well cooked. I think you should take that off your menu. Also I wish the server asked me if wanted something else in place of French Fries. I didn't like my food. My chopped salad was OK, but I had better salads elsewhere. Others in my family were satisfied with what they... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 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 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?