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The Cottage

American, Gluten Free, Bar, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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47 Boylston Street, Newton, MA 02467 (Hammond Parkway)
(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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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Arias55
Needham, Massachusetts
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160 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Tried Sunday brunch last weekend. Their menu allowed egg orders to be prepared as omelette, frittata, or scramble. Two ordered omelette, and two ordered frittata. Both individuals said they were disappointed with the omelette. The frittata served was a flat pancake like serving with a crusty bottom. They should have been sent back, they no more resembled a frittata I... More 

Thank Ehad2
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Besides great food at reasonable prices, tables are set far enough away from others that you don't worry about being overheard. Not that we were sharing state secrets, but who needs to feel that the person next to you is listening in. Background music was nice and muted. I really don't like to have to shout over edgy new music... More 

Thank dryFlyfisher
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The first impression is how open and airy the restaurant feels .. Done in mostly white it has a care free atmosphere .. A nice place to unwind , clean well lighted .. Good place to read Hemingway .. The menu is large and the food is very good .. We had the nachos and they were excellent , good... More 

Thank Larry R
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal with my family. The Peruvian chicken salad is to die for -- too much fun to eat for a salad!!! Highly recommend.

Thank JerryD54
Boston, MA
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96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Last night I used a coupon for dinner at the Cottage. It's located right on Route 9 nestled in between Shake Shack & Legal Seafood and it's absolutely wonderful. I received a warm welcome at the door and had THE most fantastic server EVER!! She was funny, knew the menu, made some wonderful recommendations, and was very attentive without being... More 

Thank TravelLoverBoston
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The cottage is an ideal spot for lunch or dinner with friends or kids. They have a great menu and are very kid friendly. For awhile the service was slow but they seem to have really picked it up lately. The avocado salad is a favorite.

Thank LV23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $30
American, Gluten Free, Bar, Vegetarian, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 Street, Newton, MA 02467
    (Hammond Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: (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?