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The Cottage

47 Boylston Street, Newton, MA
617-916-5413
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Ranked #42 of 226 restaurants in Newton
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Modern nachos. I forget what kind of cheese. I remember the to-die-for mango guacamole. Not guacamole with a few hunks of mango. No. It was like puréed and added so you tasted it in every bite, with occasional hunks of mango. Completely amazing. Am plotting when I can return, for this alone. Crab cake--delish. Lots of seafood on the menu,... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Easy going, clean, cottage-pretty atmosphere is great for families. The decibel level is on the high side, so it absorbs the noise children can make. A children's meal comes with (covered) soda and a Hoodsie cup. But it's not just for kids--the menu is always great--something for everyone. Desserts are irresistible (there's a cupcake place almost next door, but the... More

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Merrick, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place for the kids - they give them a coloring book and crayons, and they have a nice children's menu. Food is always fresh.

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Newton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went to the Cottage for a birthday celebration. We had a a wonderful time! The wait staff was great...very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. We ordered a round of drinks and had a warm goat cheese salad, arugala salad and fried calamari for appetizers. While someone in the party thought the service for these was a little slow,... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good casual American food with pretty good variety and great for when you want to nibble on something and someone else in the party is starving. The wine selection is also pretty decent and when we last ate there they had a tasting of relatively unusual wines by the glass - high priced but wines you would otherwise find at... More

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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is located in a newly renovated area in Chestnut Hill. It is bright and nicely decorated and serves good quality good with fresh ingredients and nice service. I strongly recommend this place.

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