Biltmore & Main

3.9
162 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Quick Bite
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 38 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday Lunch- 11:30am-4pm
Monday to Friday Dinner- 4pm Midnight
Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Dinner 3 PM - Midnight
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Phone number
(781) 942-2818
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Shane Queiros
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington St
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Public transit
Commuter Rail to Reading
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Entertainment
MONDAY: Stump "Questionnary" Trivia 7-9PM
TUESDAY: Regular Stump Trivia 8-10PM
WEDNESDAY: Pint Night - Featuring a different brewery every week
THURSDAY: Thirsty Thursday Spirit Tastings
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Wed - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 162 People Are Saying
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3.8
food
3.8
service
4.0
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3.6
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Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Our experience was terrible. The waitress was hard to track down, escpecially after our food was brought out. My rice was cold, chicken was chewy and my friends burger was raw in the middle, not cooked at all. We sat for over 30 mins waiting for our waitress (we were on the outdoor patio) then we had to get up and go find someone to find our waitress. It was annoying.
The place has a great design inside and out, but, the bathroom was disgusting and there were plenty of employees to make sure this wasn’t an issue...it was a Wednesday night @ 5:30!

If we go back, it will be for drinks only, at the bar...where hopefully the service will be better, but I wouldn’t waste my hard earned money on their food ever again.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

No complaints

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Good time took family out after baseball game good options for everyone and all enjoyed the evening

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3.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Typically very good and we will go back but....I asked for my burger to be medium and it was WELL DONE - I don't like to send food back so I ate it....the place was not busy so it shouldn't have been an issue....disappointing but past experiences will make me go back.

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2.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I went with my two sons and this was easily my worst dining experience in years. The service was mediocre at best. We started with the mucho nachos which were far from mucho. Very little cheese, very little tomatoes and onions and 4 slices of jalapeño. They should have called it chips. We each got a burger and although they sounded great on the menu, they were all bland and lacked any flavor at all. I wouldn’t recommend this place to my worst enemy absolutely horrible.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

there is a lot if competition for burger and pizza places out there- this competes well with them, but it is the HOMEMADE GINGER BEER thats not on the menu- and i ask for every time- that keeps me coming back. this place is slated as one if my favs on open table.
only complaint is very dark to read menus.
marc, our server was awesome

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The menu has a good variety of choices, the food was good however the service was slow. After receiving our drinks it was ten minutes before our waitress came back to take our food order. We were seated for just over one hour before our meal was served. It was Father's Day and we had reservations, the restaurant was busy but not jammed and certainly should not have been an hours wait for the meal to be served. I believe the manager noticed that we were waiting for a long period of time as we saw him speaking with the waitress and looking in our direction however he never approached the table. I recommend the restaurant for it's food however the service can be improved.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We sat outside on the patio, which was great given the nice weather. It was the reason we went to B&M and it was nice to eat at a place that has outdoor seating. All four of us ordered burgers and the waffle fries. I ate the one with a fried mac n cheese ball on it, which I would get again, but they have a pretty big burger menu and they all looked good.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great spot, great ambiance. Good food. Terrible wine list.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food was very good, but the service was excellent. Our waitress was wonderful and made our first visit to this restaurant the first of, I hope, many visits.

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1.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Very disappointing experience! We tried Biltmore and Main since we received a coupon in the mail. We had heard mixed reviews. We were extremely disappointed! Portions were extremely small and food very average at best. My husband ordered the steak tips and when his dinner arrived, there were 3 small "steak tips" (looked more like skirt steak) and mostly roasted potatoes on the plate. I got a salad which was just ok- and not inexpensive. The worst part of the experience was the service and waiter. Service was very poor. The waiter disappeared for extensive periods of time although the restaurant was pretty empty. Most annoyingly, he kept referring to my husband as "bud" and "pal". We found this to be most inappropriate and disrespectful. We were neither his bud nor pal! We certainly will not return!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I’m not sure why there are bad reviews. This place was great! Awesome beer selection and great drink menu. The food was delicious and didn’t take too long. They also were super nice and didn’t mind me mixing and matching with the menu when I ordered. 5 stars without a doubt! Can’t wait to go back!!

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My mixed drinks (Cap't & Diet coke) were very weak. I enjoyed the fish tacos which were nothing fancy but side of rice and beans was inedible. White rice hard as a rock inside. My wife liked her short ribs and kids liked pulled pork and burger. Waiter was very pleasant and attentive. This place is really a sports bar with a dining room slapped on the back offering same pub food and few interesting looking dishes of very average quality to bring in diners (IMO). Would not rush back.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Food was ok
My dinner came first , my girlfriends came about 15 minutes later ( didn’t like that)
Noise level deafening.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had Mother's Day brunch here. Arrived at the end of the rush with the restaurant more than half full when we arrived but emptying out when we left. Nice ambience and decor. The issues really started with the wait time for the food. Would have thought the kitchen would have caught up given how late we arrived. However, it took a long time to get the food, with no updates, check ins or water refills by our server. When the food did arrive it was underwhelming. Menu was good but not executed well. Steak requested medium was completely overcooked. Fried chicken and biscuit were mediocre. The server did only a perfunctory check in to ask if we wanted more drinks.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I was excited to try this place where it had great reviews! The Bloody Mary bar was definitely enticing and such a fun idea for a Mothers Day brunch. However we had ask for additional toppings as most were running low and not being replenished by he bar. The brunch menu looked good online but unfortunately did not meet my expectations. Chicken and waffles was just ok, both on the dry side. Corned beef hash was ok; was a “ground meat”
texture versus a shredded corned beef. The Short ribs and tots dish was the best out of the bunch. Tender and flavorful but the cheese on top just reminded me of microwaved cheese whiz. The service was great and also a good bar/pub atmosphere but I wouldn’t go back for the food.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I recommended B&M to a mt friends and will definitely will return.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

This is my go to spot in Reading.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First they do not provide bread at all. Then the charged an extra 2.50 per drink for ice on the side. If you want beer and burgers i guess its ok 10.00 for a margarita in a small glass is not good. If there trying to build business they need to learn how to make the experience better.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The wait staff was very attentive. The food was delicious

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

So disappointed! We have been there in the past and like the ambiance and the food but Saturday night was a disaster. Our server was slow....no, really, really slow and inattentive. Normally the food is good but this time, it was not. We ordered the Fish and Chips...the fish was oily and they put it directly on top of the fries...which were soggy before I had one because the oiliness of the fish soaked in before dinner reached the table making them inedible. Our burgers that were ordered medium were charred on the outside and raw in the middle - we eat the edges and left the middle. Overall very disappointing...we will think twice before going back.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I went here for dinner with my husband, we thought it was a restaurant but quickly realized it is a bar. The food was better than at the typical bar, but it took a while to come out. The sliders were my favorite! The "Pear necessity" drink didn't taste like it had any alcohol in it, unfortunately.

As far as the atmosphere, you can expect the loud bar area when you enter, and there's a more relaxed area out back. There's a cool fireplace, too!

Overall, I would go back with a bunch of friends but I'm not going to go out of my way to reserve/plan for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great service. Will go again

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great night at Biltmore. Bar staff was very friendly. Toby was very accommodating with our reservation for the evening. Love the sliders! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing!!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had a great time, service and food were excellent. As well as the Trivia soo much fun

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Unfortunately, my experience at the biltmore and main wasn’t less than ideal. The service was horrible, the food was cold and took 45 minutes to come out. We were there at he opening of brunch and they were “out of” waffles and American cheese for omelettes.. what we wanted to be a fun friends local get together, was awful and left us all wishing we went somewhere else.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was busy but our waiter was attentive , burgers came in a timely manner and were very good. It was pretty noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

greatfood and great service

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Ive been here a few times. You MUST have the house made ginger beer (non-alcoholic). Its quite zingy - and made withbfresh ginger. This keeps me coming back. The burgers were good. Fries are better than average. Service was good. It is a dark space- so difficult to read menus and ver difficult to read bill.
Only complaint was with open table app. I was 5min away and decided to eat there. I noticed on app that it wasc1,000 point table for 6pm. It was 5:48. I kept clicking on it and it wouldnt allow me to make a reservation. I was in the restaurant at the recption desk before 6. And ended up clicking on the 100 point 615 slot to at least gey a 100 point reward. Was disappointed i didnt get my 1,000 points.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always a great meal. Sometimes service can be slow to get to the table. I go almost weekly, so this night it was slower than usual. We ordered desserts for the first time, very unimpressed. "Mini Profiterole" was as big as a biscuit, tasted like freezer burn and frankly not very good. Bon Bon shows a photo of three on the menu, yet serves only 1.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Nice casual atmosphere reasonable price

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First and probably last time there. Super loud and not very inviting. They sat us at a tiny table that was halfway across the rear exit. The broom and dustpan were literally leaning on our table. They moved us after we complained, but didn’t seem too happy to do it. Not one gluten free appetizer, but the iceberg wedge was awesome. Waiter recommended a creamy Marsala pasta dish that was on special. Pasta to chicken ratio was way off and the taste was far from Marsala. It was basically a bowl of rigatoni with a Marsala broth with a tiny bit of chicken. My other half had steak tips and potato wedges. The steak wasn’t very tender and didn’t seem like a traditional tip. The prices weren’t too bad, but you clearly get what you pay for.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had a great time here. The food was terrific from the pulled pork to the steak tips to the children's PB&J. All was fresh showing a great deal of care in the preparation. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This place was great , the only thing I could critique is that the food took a really long time to come out and it was not that busy, but I would still come back . It could have just been the day ! Food was really good and reasonable prices !

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great place, great food and great service. On Sunday's they have a Bloody Mary bar, but it does not open until noon. In the summer they have an outdoor area.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great night! We arrived early and it was no issue and the restaurant was pretty crowded. The waitress was very attentive but not annoying and the food was great! Thanks!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

When we checked in, my brother stated he would like to watch the Bruins, and the table they seated us at only had one TV facing us. After a few minutes of the Bruins, someone (I assume the bartender) changed it to the Celtics. So, after a few minutes of asking a couple of different wait staff to have it changed, my brother very nicely got up and asked the bartender to change it back to the Bruins because we only had one TV on our end of the restaurant. They quickly changed it back to the Bruins and we enjoyed the rest of the game. Very nice to see that customers matter! Oh, and the food was very good. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Meals were good. Staff very accommodating. Wine pours from the bar were inconsistent. Music way too loud in the bar area.

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