Biltmore & Main

3.8
167 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Sat 8:45PM - 10:00PM

What 167 People Are Saying
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3.5
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3.7
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MB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tuna burger $

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BF
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was ehh.. it was a bar with bar food for locals. But we wanted to try it as it is always advertised on Opentable. Wasn’t for me or my date. We probably will not be back.

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DP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They were sadly sold out of the pulled pork, but the Hot Banana Burger was excellent! Other diners had the steak tips and also rated them excellent. Good seasonal cocktail menu. Staff were all friendly, personable and fun! Loved the atmosphere.

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MM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun place with good drinks. Trivia night is fun. Lots of tvs to watch sports. GF options. Server was very nice but forgot to bring soup before our meals. Oh well.

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s
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was not very good
the steak tips were raw, manager took them off the bill. The steak look like it was a low grade of meat and not a TIP. The menus were sticky, they should have been wiped down. The waiter could not answer anything about the beers and the difference of flavors.
I would not recommend it to a friend.

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GN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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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DR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

No complaints

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CD
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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R
New England
95 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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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SS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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MT
New England
53 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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KB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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M
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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D
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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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SL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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T
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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JA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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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MA
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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BS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my go to spot in Reading.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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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s
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wait staff was very attentive. The food was delicious

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R
New England
95 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

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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m
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Will go again

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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t
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Easter Brunch

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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JH
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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P
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

greatfood and great service

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MT
New England
47 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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BS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice casual atmosphere reasonable price

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RF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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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DW
New England
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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