Biltmore & Main

3.7
314 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Great Beer
Patio Dining with Heaters Available First Come, First Serve!

Located in the heart of Reading Massachusetts, just minutes north of Boston, Biltmore and Main is a lively, upbeat gastro pub serving New American food in a warm & inviting atmosphere. With a beautiful double-sided fireplace, eclectic artwork from local artists as well as a touch of pop-art, our dining room comes alive and is fun to relax in. With craft beers on tap & 11 TVs, our bar has that neighborhood feel that draws you in and makes you want to stay for awhile. Biltmore and Main; city-like atmosphere close to home!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 314 people are saying
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vipMoon
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience3

No heat and was very cold

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vipJessie
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wanted to love this place, but we had poor service from the start. No hostess greeted us as we stood in the door for nearly 5 minutes. We had to catch someone & ask if we could be seated. Once we sat, it took a disappointingly long time for someone to greet us at the table. We placed drink & food orders together, right away, and fortunately the food did come out within a reasonable time frame. The Nashville hot chicken sandwich was okay, but the chicken & waffles was so bad we had to change the order - burned, dry chicken wings atop a crunchy, very dry waffle served with ketchup & maple syrup... didn't match the description on the menu. We were really hoping for an awesome brunch experience.. this was not it.

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MargoS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on a Saturday night for dinner. Bar area was very lively and the dining room where we sat was quieter. We really enjoyed our food and had a nice night overall.

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DewRag
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good consistent food and service here, plus a good variety of American food

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vipKimberleyT
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great, food was good. Very comfortable setting.

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vipMTVessel
New England
118 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This experience was ok,, but not great.. my order was partially wrong,, and the attentiveness of service staff was mediocre.. at one point I had to go find aserver to get silverware after the food was brought out..
I use to come here often, mainly because if their homemade ginger beer. this is about the only thing that will keep me coming back. they had a better menu with a more creative chef and liked the dishes the menu has been brought back to basics. sumple comfort foods. nothing special. a very average place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service, reservation with no table. No host to seat us. Drinks took forever then left when we didn’t want to wait another half hour for our waitress to come back ovwr

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StaceyF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible food and service manager very good with our concerns over food

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was delicious and simple as always. But, I’ve never had such bad service. The waitress took way to long to come take our orders and then never came to check on us. After we were done eating we had to find her for the check!

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Randy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bar area was very loud and grilled chicken on top of my salad was charred. Everyone was really friendly but food and atmosphere could have been better.

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Pattyb50
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We had a reservation at 6… we sat at 6:07, we were waiting in line to get in… we got our first drink at 6:45. We waited and waited for our waitress the whole night. Ordered an app when we got our second drink… the app arrived at 7:39. It was just okay. Terrible service.

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Markus
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food at good price.

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vipJohn
New England
45 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Could be better the options are limited but the burger was good

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vipBeantownS
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I so, so, so wanted this place to be better. The menu looks amazing, the trivia was exciting, the drinks appear creative and tasty as heck but it all fell short and it was beyond disappointing. First, I stood at the door yesterday after I arrived without anyone seating me for so long the people sitting at the bar asked if I needed help getting someone's attention, cool. Mind you a server walked passed (conveniently stayed to the other side of the bar so as to not have to seat me), spotting me each time, 4 times. Then of the 5 drinks we order, they're all out of 3, cool. The PB&J slider, while looking SO good on their IG today (making me very jealous), was extremely plain and looked nothing like that photo. There was perhaps an iota of PB on it somewhere, but not enough taste it at all. Then our meals come out and his is the cod. Problem? He ordered a sandwich. So we both pick at mine until his finally is cooked and comes out. Then when we are all done and ready for the check because it's inching awfully close to my bed time, the fire alarm goes off so we can't pay...or leave. I don't know if this was their fault or not - certainly may not have been - but it didn't exactly help the experience. The ONLY saving grace is that the bartender is insanely friendly, extremely diligent, clearly hard working, and she cares. We will be back to give it another go, only because of her.

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vipLauraB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food and service was okay, but they let many COVID protocols slide, including mask wearing while not at your table. There were numerous times when the bartender/server also had his mask around his chin.

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SpeedyM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The service was great, however the food is really below average. They took the few vegetarian/vegan items they had off their menu, so it was very hard for me to find something to eat. The menu also is odd with no focus, serving tacos, burgers and pizzas, too much meat and cheese for our liking. The drinks were good and the pricing is good. We sat outside and although it was a great warm night they had no outdoor lighting which we found really odd for a restaurant to not be prepared with outdoor lighting and heating during the pandemic. Despite all that I'll be back as it's one of the few locations in downtown Reading to eat at with a patio! I just wish/beg/hope they add/change their menu soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun crowd and great energetic and attentive staff!!!

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MarkK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nachos were very limited. Just tossed chips in a bowl and threw in microwave for a minute. 1/2 the chips had cheese. Portions and quality were much better before COVID.

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JanisL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and delightful. Food was good but a little too spicy for my delicate palate but I can never pass up swordfish! We were there for trivia nite which was a nice addition to the evening tho we found the questions hard but we were delighted to not to come in last. Trivia host was quite entertaining!

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DaveM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The salmon was delicious - perfectly cooked and quite tasty. I wish I could say the same for the fish tacos - while there was nothing wrong with them, they paled in comparison to the salmon and aren't something I'd order again. Will certainly go back and try some other items - the burger looked pretty fantastic ... maybe next time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that Biltmore is open and so happy to see guests. Great service, they are working hard to make everyone feel happy and safe dining out!

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vipPaul
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Great staff, good food. Nice place.

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vipMeganR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was unexpectedly good! We were expected more traditional bar food (burgers, apps, etc), but were pleasantly surprised with the variety and quality on the menu. The steak tips and Bolognese were both fantastic, as well as the fried fluffernutter for dessert! The ambience was great for a Sunday night when we didn't feel like cooking at home!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a busy Saturday night where there were only three staff working in the front of the full restaurant. The service was still so nice and quick and the food and drinks were delicious. Highly recommend.

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SusanW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the flights were yummy. I enjoyed the dinner I chose, but thought the menu was slim.

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CharlesH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out for Mom and Dad! Great food and big portions!

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vipJamesT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I didn't. Like the bourbon tips but the apps were great and the service was excellent.

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vipJaneG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hamburger with grilled bar b q onions was excellent

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RonM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and staff is amazing. Atmosphere is very good

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vipDonnaD
New England
68 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I have never written a negative review, but here it is...
We almost and should have walked out. Not COVID compliant.
Waitstaff wearing mask with nose exposed. Vulgarity shouted by bartender/waitress shouting “last call”...”we’ll be out of here soon”.
Guests seated at bar loud and unmasked. 2 walked out unmasked.
We have visited B&M several times, always a good experience.
Management should improve situation.

DG
vipDonnaG
New England
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since Covid hit. Food service still great. Limited menu but totally understand why 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We ordered salads apps and drink the salads were fresh and good and the drinks were great I go back they do have a limited menu but that’s fine as a big menu can be overwhelming go place to go wished they had the fireplace on

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the staff was super friendly. Limited menu was the downside.

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KelleeS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are delicious and service is friendly, knowledgeable, and great!

AP
vipArleenP
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here. The food is always delicious!

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citytablefan
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Limited menu. What they had was good. Servers were nice but slow.

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vipCatherineV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always on point and everything on the menu tastes great

CG
CaitlinG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, the staff went above and beyond to provide a safe and enjoyable night. Food was delicious!

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BillD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold, service very slow , and they didn’t have any cream for after dinner coffee, really? Was their first night, but menu had changed for the worse.

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vipKatieL
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were pleasantly surprised. It’s a bar on one side but a quieter restaurant on the other side. The food and the service were both excellent.

FAQs

Biltmore & Main does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Biltmore & Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 942-2818.

Biltmore & Main is rated 3.7 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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