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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
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
River Bend - Good eats, great views

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Paul A
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 Overall this location is old and outdated.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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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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4 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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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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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New Hampshire
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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Seymour, Connecticut
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27 reviews
8 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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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 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 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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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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166 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The buffet is very nice. For some reason they don't offer vegetables. Recommend seating by the window overlooking the river.

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Keller, Texas
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Menu offered a good variety. I had cod. Wife had spaghetti . Both were very hot and good. Ordered a salad that we split. Dressing and salad good. Service was excellent.

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Middelfart, Denmark
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129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

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Monument, CO
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?