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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a great meal here

The Cottage is a neighborhood favorite of ours, and we always have a great dinner - whether sitting at the bar and having appetizers, or having a bigger dinner with family or friends. The servers are always helpful and nice. Yummy cocktails, good wine and beer list. Try it out: you'll love it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Sue T
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Cottage is a neighborhood favorite of ours, and we always have a great dinner - whether sitting at the bar and having appetizers, or having a bigger dinner with family or friends. The servers are always helpful and nice. Yummy cocktails, good wine and beer list. Try it out: you'll love it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Called ahead to ask if it was okay to have a dog sit on the patio for lunch. I was informed it was, just as it is at shake shack next door. We have had our dog there many times in the last. However, once we arrived we were told we cannot. The staff was rude. It's just unacceptable to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Although the crowd there can be a bit old, it is my favorite restaurant. The food is consistently delicious. It has a great location and lots of parking. I like walking around after my meals there.

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Glastonbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We discovered this place by accident and so glad we did; really good food and even better service. Our waiter was excellent. I cannot remember his name; think it might have been Jeff. He made suggestions and asked if anyone had any food allergies the kitchen should know about. I know a few people complained that the service was slow,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is the second time I have visited this restaurant, and I must say, both times it was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is very calming, elegant, and airy. Once I went for dinner, the second time for lunch. Both times I was greeted warmly, and the wait staff couldn't be friendlier and more helpful and attentive to every detail.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I would say that this is a restaurant that no one will be disappointed in. The menu was brunch so our options were somewhat limited. Nonetheless, there were some nice options to consider if I was interested in breakfast. I had the lamb burger which tasted great, but I would consider a different aioli other than paprika. Garlic and lemon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Although the whole menu is good, the Sunday brunch is the best. Staff is always very attentive and nice. I would definitely recommend this location for a family party.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

First time here and we loved it. The outdoor seating was awesome, and the menu was quite extensive. We loved the lobster nachos, lobster sandwich, and salads. Everything we had was great.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The best part of the experience was mentioning that I was gluten-free and gluten-free bread was brought over. Very unusual!

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Boston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

hate this place, so loud, no good acoustics, all upscale well dressed women, food is ok but what an atmosphere! Do men eat here?

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

We are sorry to hear about your distain for our restaurant. We take all feed back very seriously. Thank you for your feed back. 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?