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Riverbend Bar and Grill

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2345 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Marriott Newton, Newton, MA 02466
(617) 969-1000
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This restaurant is at Boston Marriott Newton
Today
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Too expensive

Things started badly on a Saturday night when we were told there would be at least a 30 min wait when I could see 5 or 6 empty tables. No reasons given except they were full "in the back". We were told we could eat in the bar area ordering from the same menu. Since we didn't want to go... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Levon M
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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454 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Things started badly on a Saturday night when we were told there would be at least a 30 min wait when I could see 5 or 6 empty tables. No reasons given except they were full "in the back". We were told we could eat in the bar area ordering from the same menu. Since we didn't want to go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Levon M
HotelMgr12, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Levon M, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and found the food to be good. We will review your comments with our host staff. We certainly hope to be able to seat and serve all of our hotel guests within a reasonable amount of time. We hope that you will dine with... More 

Boston MA
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317 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Three of us had the clam chowder and house salad. The chowder was heavy with either rosemary or thyme, throwing off any taste of the chowder. The salad selection was two with light balsamic vinaigrette and one with oil and vinegar. I commented immediately on how gooey the balsamic dressing was and proceeded to put a small amount on the... More 

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Thank mpd
HotelMgr12, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear mpd, Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. The clam chowder is one of our most popular menu items. It is enjoyed by many daily. We do season our chowder with thyme. We stand behind the quality of our food. If something is not correct with your meal, we... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I had read very negative things about this restaurant but circumstances dictated that I eat there. The staff were very nice and accommodating. I had the chef's soup of the day which was a Tuscan bean soup. It was served steaming hot in a generous bowl with rolls which were fresh and crispy. I ordered the vegetable pile with could... More 

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Queens, New York
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Original Date: 9/5/2015 It is what it is for a hotel restaurant with expensive price points. We sat a table with the perfect view of the lake where people were kayaking. Shoot our server was sneaky and didn't informed us that the Orange Juice isn't free and $4 for it but at least endless refills. The coffee is priced per... More 

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1 Thank devotedanna
HotelMgr12, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear devotedanna, Thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the view and enjoyed the delicious pancakes. We hope that you will dine with us again. More 

Waltham, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Stopped by for a quick small meal at the hotel before a seminar and found the restaurant in complete need of an overhaul. The chairs and booths feel like you are sinking into a hole. The windows have lost their vacuum and spoil the view of the Charles. Overall this location is old and outdated. The food follows the decor,... More 

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Thank Harvey G
HotelMgr12, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Harvey, Thank you for your feedback. We have shared your comments with our new Executive Chef and the culinary team. We are in the process of launching new menus and will work to make improvements based on your feedback. The hotel will be undergoing a renovation in 2016. We hope that you will give us another try in the... More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Food was not good, the host that seated us had the Personality of a turtle,very blah!,,,,Server was Competent but also no personality,view is lovely,but not worth the price of the subpar food

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Thank linda f
HotelMgr12, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Linda, We are so sorry that you did not have a great experience. This is certainly not our standard. We will share your comments with our staff and work to improve in the future. Our goal is for all of our customers to leave our restaurant completely satisfied. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you... More 

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good hearty fare - frienly staff nice views. Always liked this hotel very much. Very accommodating, friendly staff and a great price compared to the Downtown properties Marriott offers. They comp the weekend buffet breakfast as their concierge lounge isn't open on weekends.

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Thank Paul A
New Hampshire
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I stopped by for the early bird special $20 entree with salad and drink. The food was delicious, I had the swordfish. Fantastic service and very clean restaurant

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Thank jbthunda
Seymour, Connecticut
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food here was good. Standard Marriott prices. My biggest complaint was the menu was very limited. If I remember correctly there were about 5 choices of Entrees. I would have liked a little more option.

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Thank DwightDG
HotelMgr12, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Dwight, Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food. On occasion, we reduce our lunch menu to accommodate large groups in the hotel. Our dinner menu is rarely reduced. We will share your comments with our Chef and work to provide more offerings in the future. We hope that you will dine... More 

Saratoga Springs, Utah
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This Marriott is due for a remodel. Along its side is a restaurant that is not fresh and good. I paid $28 for prime rib as it was the special. This prime was at least a day old and reheated. Sorry but when I pay this kind of money I want a fresh product. Between insta mash Potates and the... More 

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Thank Kip P
HotelMgr12, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Kip P, We are very sorry you were disappointed with your meal. We hope that you brought your concerns to the attention of the restaurant manager so that we could make this right for you. It is our goal to provide a great meal with only the best ingredients. More 

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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

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