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Riverbend Bar and Grill

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2345 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Marriott Newton, Newton, MA 02466
(617) 969-1000
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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Davidson, North Carolina
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139 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Marriott and had dinner here one night for convenience. Good service, standard selections - nothing stands out yet still a good meal for the cost. Great view of the water and boat house. Still a number of options off the property if you're looking for more basic or upscale, this was perfect for quick, good quality and... More 

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Newton, MA
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We live down the street and thought it was worth checking out what could be a convenient option for our frequent dining out. Let me begin by stating that we ate at the bar because we wanted to watch the Red Sox/Yankees game, so this review is only for the bar and not the full restaurant. The layout felt like... More 

Thank SavvyTraveler66
Adam P, Manager at Riverbend Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear SavvyTraveler66, Thank you for visiting us and supporting the local Newton Restaurants. I want to also thank you for taking the time to write us this review, as you know, feedback is very important in the industry. We use it to help us get better. We are in the process of first stages of renovation talks and we hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food in a fabuloulous location. So beautiful to eat and look out to the water. The service is high quality, with a a huge emphasis on customer service with a smile! I would recommend to anyone from a family with small children to executives dining for business & drinks. We can't wait to go back on Mothers Day!

Thank JAndrson
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Riverbend during our week long stay, and enjoyed them all. The food was really excellent, the service just a bit slow, but good. Prices are "hotel" prices, so a bit on the higher side, but not unreasonable.

1 Thank Tim C
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We just had brunch at the Marriott in Newton, Ma and it was awful, if you want a good brunch look elsewhere, it was truly a disaster. Service left a lot to be desired. It is not the Marriott we use to go to. Puppylove

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

Dear Puppylove, We are sorry to read that you were disappointed with your brunch experience. Brunch is one of our most popular meal periods. Our culinary team works hard to provide fresh, creative and delicious food options. We will share your feedback with our team. Most people have a great experience. We hope that you will give us another try. More 

Naples, Florida, United States
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

This restaurant is located within the Marriott Newton hotel. The only meals I had were breakfast. A breakfast buffet was offered, but I chose to order from the menu. A Classic breakfast consisting of 2 eggs, meat, hash browns, bread, coffee and juice is $16. It was a generous portion and they allowed me to substitute fruit for the potatoes.... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 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 

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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411 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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33 reviews
29 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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
  • This restaurant is at Boston Marriott Newton

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