Waterline - Marriott Longwharf
Waterline - Marriott Longwharf

Waterline - Marriott Longwharf

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.waterlineboston.com/
  • Phone: 6172273838
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday Breakfast 6:30am - 11:30am;
    Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 7:00am - 12:00pm;
    Monday – Friday Lunch: 11:30 – 2pm;
    Saturday and Sunday Lunch: 12:00 - 3PM;
    Dinner Daily 5:00 – 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Chaves
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties of up to 30 guests can be accommodated.
  • Private Party Contact: Courtney Johnson 6172270800
  • Special Events: Please visit our website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic Avenue
  • Public Transit: Blue Line to the Aquarium T stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: free 2 hour parking when dining in restaurant.
A word from Waterline - Marriott Longwharf
Waterline offers up Boston-style comfort foods, perfect for sharing and made from the finest, locally sourced ingredients. Appetizers like housemade chips with Grafton cheddar beer dip, Judith Point lemon calamari and chef’s vast selection of sliders are all great for sharing. More substantial items like our long line tuna, burgers with hand-cut fries, crisp entrée salads and a hearty selection of sandwiches. Local Boston favorites include a top of the line chowder, house made cannolis and a large selection of local microbrews.
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Waterline - Marriott Longwharf reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (8)special occasion (3)great for lunch (2)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • DebbieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Clam chowder was hearty, worth trying. Lobster roll was great too!! Beet salad highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good hotel restaurant!
    MarginallyUsefulVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This restaurant in the Marriott Long Wharf hotel has a nice view (for a select few tables ) of the harbor and the overall interior is airy, modern and pleasant. The food is just as good, if not better, with a wide-ranging menu of the usual favorites (salad, burgers, sandwiches, but also the random Indian dish and more innovative appetizers). the prices are quite reasonable, and portions decent without being excessive. The only complaint is that on a recent night the music speakers were turned up WAY too loud. I would definitely return if in the neighborhood.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service
    Jamoncito
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went for my wife's birthday and had an amazing experience. The service was top notch and they even brought us out a piece of birthday cake without asking. I had the fish of the day and it was spectacular. My wife had the lobster roll which was also great. We were really just wowed by the service overall and would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best shrimp cocktail!
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My friend and I shared the shrimp cocktail app'r -- it was outstanding -- best shrimp and salsa style cocktail sauce we've had in years.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Low Key Fun Night
    Great
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I brought my future sister-in-law here for a low key bachelorette party. The service was great and the view was amazing. We ordered a few appetizers and drinks. The food was amazing and everyone there was very nice. I would go here again with my husband for a fun night out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nmazz
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for dinner after a sailing cruise on the harbor. We had a corner booth which was very comfortable and romantic and had a nice view of the water. The food was delicious and they were extremely accomodating of my allergies. They brought my boyfriend a large piece of cake and ice cream for his birthday, and sorbet for myself on the house. Our waitor Barry was so friendly and made our experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    Northshoreman
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I frequently use Waterline as a place to meet for business. The food is very good and they have the flexibility to make what you are looking for if it is not on the menu. Rob was our waiter this time around and his service was excellent as always. He was very accomodating and attentive with a personable demeanor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice time
    Eikooc
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I'm a regular and have often commented on how noisy the restaurant can be when large groups are there. On Tuesday evening there were no groups and it was a perfect place to get together with 4 of my former colleagues. It was extremely quiet, allowing us to carry on a conversation without shouting. The service was excellent (Michael always does a good job.) and we had drinks and 4 different appetizers which were tasty and served hot. No rush, relaxing, and just fine. The prices are 'hotel' prices but work for a quick meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 233 reviews are from the Waterline - Marriott Longwharf reviews archive.
  • Much better experience
    Eikooc
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I'm a frequent diner at the Waterline because of its convenience to Rt. 93 and the 2-hour free parking. The food has been secondary but this past experience was so much better and more enjoyable than previous ones. The salad with chicken was a good portion and chicken very fresh. Server Michael is always the best and no one took our plates away before I finished. The price of wine is on the high side but if you're going to spend just two hours in a casual convenient place, go here. And there was no large crowd to make it difficult to speak. Nice evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, good food
    laura
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I enjoyed Waterline. The view is great, overlooking the harbor. The restaurant itself is nicely decorated. The menu isn't huge, but there are enough choices to be happy - and it's not standard hotel fare, which is a plus. It wasn't the best meal I've ever had, but I had nothing to complain about, and I would return. The prices are a little high to be a regular stop, but for special occasions it's fine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel high cost breakfast
    DineoutVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Hotels are becoming notorious for overcharging for breakfast items. $5 for a cup of coffee. Refillable mind you $4 for a glass of juice $15 for pancakes Considering the high volume that the hotels do for breakfast and their bulk low cost for breakfast foods and supplies you would think it would not cost $50 for breakfast for 2 Ahhh but they have a captive audience!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great small plates
    LengVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Stayed at the Marriott Long Wharf for a business trip and decided to eat here two nights in a row because of the interesting menu and the good food. The second time, I decided to order a bunch of small plates instead of a large dish and I ended up getting the duck carpaccio (amazing), the arancini (delicious) and the french onion soup (tons of flavour and very rich). Servings were fairly large - I could not finish the soup. Good ambiance and quiet, so I was able to relax and just enjoy the meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fresh seafood
    LengVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Stayed at the Marriott Long Wharf for a business trip and decided to eat at the restaurant on the recommendation of the hotel staff - was not disappointed. Ordered half a dozen raw oysters which were very fresh and sweet. Had the salmon as the main - it was cooked competently but was too salty for my taste (the sauce was made with chorizo which probably added to the saltiness but gave it a very interesting smokey aroma). Overall good experience - so much that I decided to come back the next night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy and quick
    Eikooc
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    I'm a regular and noticed their drink prices, especially wine, went up quite a bit. I go because it's convenient, 2-hr free parking and easy to get too. Other than that, I probably wouldn't bother as the food is okay but nothing special. And it's often too noisy to enjoy a conversation with a guest. They host a number of corporate cocktail hours there and it's difficult to hear across the table. But go if you need a convenient place to meet a friend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the burger was great, however
    CDAER
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    the burger was great, however bacon not cooked, fries were cold. Lobster Bisque was outstanding. will give this another try but diasppointing on this visit
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do drop in - Long Wharf diamond
    BombshellVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Paul and Shannon, the bartenders who helped us out during our visit to Boston, were a delight. Do drop in and visit with them and the other staff as they are professional experience and know good food and drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How to spend a relaxing afternoon
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    You don't go to Waterline for fine dining, altho' my classic cheeseburger was one of the best I've ever eaten. Instead, it's the view -- the impeccable but unintrusive service, and the ambiance. What a terrific spot to meet, eat, and chat.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - come in on Long Warf
    BombshellVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Paula, our server on more than one occaison while staying in the hotel, was awesome. She provided comedy, great recommendations, and professional customer service for our late night dinner while we were in town. The food was fantastic -- I must say, the best French Onion Soup I have had almost... ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noisy for dinner conversation
    Eikooc
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    I go to this restaurant because it's convenient (right off Rt.93) and has two-hour free parking. A glass of wine and a salad still is not cheap. I wouldn't mind if the acoustics were better---even when a huge crowd leaves the bar area it's still difficult to talk across the table. However, if you want a light meal, drinks, and the free parking, then go here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New menu choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Not only has the dining area been updated, but the menu has been revised to include many well prepared and presented small plates!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The server was very pleasant
    LocalDinersVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    The server was very pleasant but overall it was way to expensive for what it was. There are too many other options in the area. My chicken Caesar salad arrived w/out the chicken, that was delivered to the table when I was about finished and we ordered glasses of house reds to find out when the bill arrived they were close to $20 a glass. So 2 salads, 2 glasses of wine and 20% tip ran us over $80. We are locals & we won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just don't go when there's
    Eikooc
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Just don't go when there's a big party in the bar area. You can't escape the noise until they leave. Fortunately the large group left within about 10 minutes of our sitting down. When I first got there, I had to wait and finally walked up to someone to be seated. However, Paula and Michael (wait staff) both do a good job, especially when they're not serving 100s of people.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time there, stopped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    First time there, stopped on way to the airport, food was served fast and was enjoyable. Great place for a quick snack or cocktail
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm a "regular" because it's
    Eikooc
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    I'm a "regular" because it's convenient (minutes off of 93)and you have two hours of free valet parking. The choices are somewhat limited but they make good salads and the rolls they served were a big improvement over the previous dining experiences. Prices are on the high side but it's a city hotel. The noise level is too much for me but not much they can do in such an open space.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfortable place to meet
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    Comfortable place to meet and chat -- service and food are good, not great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick and Easy to Find
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    This is an OK place to eat, if you get in to town to late to make reservations -- or you're too tired to go "out."
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our meal, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    We enjoyed our meal, service was excellent and they more than tolerated our cranky 2-year old.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was much better than
    Eikooc
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    Service was much better than in the past because Michael was the server. We never felt rushed and he was attentive and informative. Enjoyed the experience greatly. Also, the table by the window is excellent for a view of the waterfront and park.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good enough for a quick bite
    Eikooc
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Good enough for a quick bite and drinks. Prices for drinks are on the high side. As a local, go there for the convenience of two hour free parking. Just have to watch the clock.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charred steak salad was really
    BustahVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    Charred steak salad was really good. Place was quiet so conversation was easy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The salads were very good.
    Eikooc
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    The salads were very good. Prices for a glass of wine were rather high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a lot of fun here -
    ptk6660
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    We had a lot of fun here - gret drinks, good small plates.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot if you just want
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Good spot if you just want a casual dinner and some good cocktails. More on the expensive side, but the drinks are worth it. Went on a Friday night at 7pm and it was not crowded at all.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took a group from the office
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    Took a group from the office for lunch. Reasonable prices and good food. Lovely views.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waterline was a great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Waterline was a great find through Open Table. We enjoyed the food very much and it was perfectly located. It seemed another place that had reasonable prices for their food but got you at the bar, $12 dollars for a glass of wine for a bottle that cost me less than that at the store. I know that there is a mark up on the bar but this seemed a bit high. Besides that the food was good, the matre'd was helpful and very welcoming and the service was great. We would definitely go back when in town.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special, but convenient.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    We went to Waterline because it looked nice and we were staying at the hotel. We were hoping for a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The service was fine, and so was the food, but it was nothing special. The bartender made good drinks though, nice a strong most of the time. I would say the food is average and a bit overpriced. I had the Wharf Steak Burger ($14), it was cooked as I asked for it, but it wasn't any better than the $7 equivalent you can get at TGI Fridays. Same with the french fries. They can get away with charging what they do because of view and location I guess. The house made pickles are great though. The music they played was pretty great as well, so that was a bonus.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed this time
    Eikooc
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    I've been to the Waterline a number of times but this visit was the most disappointing. Although the huge crowd (100+) left after about 15 minutes, the noise level was terrible when I first arrived. My biggest complaint is that they rush you. The server came over at least three times to see if we were ready to order (the restaurant was empty by now) and should have realized we wanted a relaxed evening. I finished my meal before my guest and within 30 seconds my plate was taken away. This is unprofessional and rude. And this same busperson has done this on numerous occasions. And I have complained. It's time the management explains when to remove plates.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We stayed at the Marriot,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    We stayed at the Marriot, we just ended up having drinks not dinner, great spot !! Enjoed it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The hotel's restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/14/2011
    The hotel's restaurant was empty on a Monday morning from 7:45 until 10:00 when we arrived for a business breakfast. Asked for a booth but got a table. Inattentive waiter pushed the buffet and had to be chased down through another underworked colleague for coffee. Buffet has many options and is probably fantastic for weekend brunch, but the scrambled eggs and potatoes were cold when we visited. Fruit and baked goods were fine but the toaster did not toast. Not worth the price -- we should have ordered a la carte. We miss the old restaurant.. nothing special about this renovated bar, but we will try again because it is in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salad with steak and blue
    BrooklinerVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2011
    Salad with steak and blue cheese, and veggie burger, were well presented and tasty. A great spot for conversation and a light meal, with a spectacular view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate