We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Riverbend Bar and Grill

$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2345 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Marriott Newton, Newton, MA 02466
(617) 969-1000
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Barfood and warm wines

If you are hungry and in a hurry the food at the bar / restaurant is quite good. Both my starter and my entree were cooked fine and it was ok food that I enjoyed. They have an ok wine by the glass selection but the red wine was WAY to warm and I had to cool it down with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2014
Mvanting
,
Middelfart, Denmark
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Middelfart, Denmark
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are hungry and in a hurry the food at the bar / restaurant is quite good. Both my starter and my entree were cooked fine and it was ok food that I enjoyed. They have an ok wine by the glass selection but the red wine was WAY to warm and I had to cool it down with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monument, CO
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had dinner there while staying ... it's the only thing close if you don't have a car but the food is definitely not gourmet, but good. Service has been slow and not too attentive the past two trips but when it's time to eat and you don't want to leave, it's an option.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poughkeepsie
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

LOVED the food...and the staff! Chef/Manager was terrific to work with and flexible with menu and accomodating allergies/food preferences. All guest reported that it was a lovely atmosphere and conducive to conversation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Burger for dinner was dry and tasteless. I've had better breakfast at Ihop, both for food and service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New England
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

What happened? This was once a decent hotel restaurant. I went to the buffet with friends and family. The horror show started with fruit flies gathering around our food. The pesky critter would not go away. Seated post 12 Noon. One would thing normal brunch time.....the desserts were luke warm. No real whipped cream. Cool whip. The waitress was clinical... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I honestly wish that we had some of experience that the other traveler's had at Riverbend. My Mom and I stayed for 4 nights at the Marriott while visiting a sick family member and we had hoped this restaurant would be at the very least decent during our stressful stay. We attended brunch on a Friday morning. We knew it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

As always, the hotel is so convenient for business breakfasts. And it's good to see that the dining area has been re-done and modernized. As for the service and the atmosphere and approach ... unfortunately it's all still old-school. But maybe that's what people look for in suburban hotels .... As it turns out, the fruit and yogurt was delicious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston
Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The dining room is big and sunny and overlooks the Charles where you can often watch people kayaking past. Also, there are some very comfortable booths to sit in -- ask for one. The breakfast menu is pretty small and the prices are pretty high. The coffee is not particularly good. We used to love the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The Riverbend restaurant in the Marriott hotel is a cut above the average hotel restaurant. A recent dinner was tasty with a high-quality dish of local scallops with an asparagus risotto as well as a nicely-cooked sirloin. A shared dessert was large and yummy. The upscale décor is very appealing with a beautiful view of the Charles River and canoes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We met the groom's parents for the first time for dinner here the night before our daughter's wedding. We were seated at an excellent table for 8 right next to the windows in a quiet section, as requested. The lobster quesadilla appetizer was terrific and tasty with substantial lobster. My entree, the shrimp scampi, included very large, delicious shrimp (... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Riverbend Bar and Grill also viewed

 

Been to Riverbend Bar and Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2345 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Marriott Newton, Newton, MA 02466
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: (617) 969-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Riverbend Bar and Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?