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The Cottage

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47 Boylston St, Newton, MA 02467-1719 (Hammond Parkway)
+1 617-916-5413
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited a few weeks ago for Sunday Brunch with some out of town visitors. I thought The Cottage would impress them but the quality of the food was SO POOR that I was dreadfully embarrassed. My sister ordered the Mahi tacos which she said were completely unseasoned and tasteless. The other meals were of very poor quality, too. My... More 

Thank Greta G
Ocean City, Maryland
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59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate dinner here on a Friday night. Fortunately, the restaurant was not terribly crowded. Sadly, the food was poor and the service was worse. We waited 30 minutes for drink that we ultimately canceled. of course, a few minutes after we canceled the drink, the server brought it. The ceasar salad we were served did not resemble any ceasar salad... More 

Thank 07Seven
Old Lyme, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Eight of our family were at the Cottage in Chestnut Hill for a family birthday celebration for Saturday evening on October 8. I found the food highly overpriced for the quality and quantity. My one lonely crab cake was on the plate for $14. My wife's Baby Kale Salad with roasted vegetables at $11 was clearly not baby kale as... More 

Thank Bruce A
Boston, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I was here with a friend for dinner. The service was good, however the food was ok. In fact I think that the Wellesley has better food. I did enjoy my evening, however it is pricey for the food that is being offered

Thank New O
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I went with a friend of mine to have a nicae dinner. We had a lovely table outside, by a ping pong table. The first half hour we were surrounded by children running after their ping pong balls. I was not at Chuck E Cheese so felt I shouldn't have to deal with this. We ordred drinks. I do recommend... More 

1 Thank MGD02135
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Have been there a few times now and each time the quality is consistently good - the prices are fair,the portions are generous and the service is excellent . Nice casual setting and a great place for a drink with some appetizers or for a casual meal. Definitely go back here again.

Wrentham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

On May 15,eleven of us had brunch at The Cottage in Chestnut Hill to celebrate my daughter's graduation from college. She had been once before with a large group of people and everyone had loved their food. We had some good food on May 15 too, but had a number of disappointments which I took the time to write to... More 

Thank KatiefromWrentham
Newton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

The Cottage restaurant has a lovely open design with light colors and great décor. The menu has an interesting variety of items, some are interesting and unusual like Griddled Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, while others are more common in name but equally distinctive in taste.

Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We waited over an hour for our entrees (a salad and a steak). Worse, my crab cake appetizer came with HUNKS OF ICE mixed into the frisée. Clearly the vegetables had been previously frozen, which is just unnecessary and off putting. For the price, we won't come back.

Thank Meredith G
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

I have eaten at The Cottage several times with different friends and have always enjoyed the service and the food. Yesterday I met a friend for a catch up conversation and lunch. The hostess was pleasant and helpful -- she noted that there was a woman waiting for a friend and wanted to make sure it was not my party.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $30
American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Boylston St, Newton, MA 02467-1719
    (Hammond Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-916-5413

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?