Biltmore Bar & Grill

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187 reviews
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The Biltmore Bar & Grille is a modern American restaurant in Newton, MA with a longstanding history. No corporate restaurant chain or Hollywood set designer could ever recreate The Biltmore Vibe.
In 1914, the Biltmore opened and served up breakfast and brew at 7AM for the overnight crews from nearby factories. It came with a 4 lane basement bowling alley that was a local hangout for decades.
There was talk of a speakeasy during prohibition. The Biltmore was across the street from a regional rail stop and often hosted private events for dignitaries, politicians and celebrities. If the bar could talk, the stories would fill volumes!
Much of original brick front and interior has remained the same over the many reincarnations of this legendary bar. The original old growth wood flooring has stood up to many timeless celebrations as well. Celebrating this neighborhood legend while serving up fresh new takes on classic dishes and drinks is what The Biltmore is all about.

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 10:00PM

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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Bring back the real chicken and waffles. Not the wings without Belgium waffles.

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SS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

No IRISH music playing on St. Patrick’s Day; too bad. Great beer selection and veggie burger. Fun atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration. Drinks, appetizers and entrees were fantastic, as was the service. It’s not a quiet place but that’s part of the charm. Everyone MUST try the Hog (no, not Hot) Wings!

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B
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Biltmore is a great place to enjoy great food and just have fun

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AM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our first visit to the Biltmore Grill. It looks like someplace we would enjoy, but our son with a peanut allergy was unable to eat anything from the fryer (fries, wings, lots on the menu is fried in that fryer!) because they fry peanut butter and fluff sandwiches in the same oil as everything else. It might make more sense to fry peanut butter sandwiches in a smaller, dedicated, fryer rather than cross contaminate everything else with peanut. Sadly, we won't return.

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j
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

fun place for family or to grab a pint with some friends.

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GR
New England
70 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food was very good, service was excellent extremely loud though it was difficult to hold a conversation

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F
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had Steak tips over Mediterranean salad. Steak tips tender and tasty. Salad good not great. Friend ordered 1/2 chicken which was very good. Noise was deafening even in dining room furthest from bar - it was 6:30 on Friday which is probably a busy time. Could not have a normal conversation. Would go back at a quieter time.

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RS
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great birthday celebration with attentive service and delicious food.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Second time coming here, was probably my last. The ambiance and design of the place are nice. Went on a Monday evening and it wasn't too crowded. Pretty solid beer and cocktail list. I got steak tips, the quality of meat was pretty poor and they were cooked very inconsistently. I ordered medium rare but everything was medium/medium well. Nachos were just ok, no layer of ingredients under the top layer of chips, it was all plain chips underneath - rookie mistake. My girlfriend got a cobb salad with steak, there was hardly any green lettuce, it was almost entirely the white parts and looked like it was cut up with a chainsaw. Unfortunate, as this place has potential, but the effort on the food was just not there. Won't be returning.

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LZ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Four of us went on a very busy night. Our reservation helped get us in on time with no delay. We were told service would be slower than usual due to the fact that the place was packed. Our waitress was so busy and efficient but clearly so many tables. The food came out slower than usual but acceptable and it was delicious. I recommend the nachos appetizer-Smoked pulled brisket that was delicious. All of our entrees were great. I found the fish tacos to be exceptional. Everyone was happy with their plates and we let full and satisfied.

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w
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place for a delicious and casual brunch. Love the down home feeling.

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TA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and good vibe even though the jukebox playlist is occasionally out of bounds with overly raucous rock.

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AR
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Salmon was ordered well-done. Served rare in middle. Waitress didn’t offer anything other than to take it off bill. No offer to cook more or replace with something else.

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S
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is consistently good! We go there often as a result. Our favorites, The half chicken and burgers. Excellent martini’s!

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F
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Biltmore is always a family favorite. Great burgers, beer, best 1/2 roast chicken, chill atmosphere, easy parking and love the service. Whenever there's an issue, they're 100% gracious and on top of it.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I would recommend to stay away during peak hours. Server was way over extended. Had to request utensils when meals arrived, several requests- for example a decaf coffee- took several reminders and 20+ mins to arrive, without sugar caddy.

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AG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Really wanted this place to be better, such a great neighborhood concept, lots of tradition. However, sevice was extraordinarily lacking and made for a lackluster experience. Bummer.

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OT
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

After I was seated, I waited about 20 min before a server came over. He made no conversation, apology, or introduced himself. My food was excellent though & would return on a less busy day. Nachos, no chips.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my husband’s birthday here. I let them know it was his birthday when I made reservation. Our meals were really cooked well (steak dinners) and to order. We had a delicious mousse (shared) for dessert. We are seniors who live in the neighborhood. Great to have a place right nearby where we enjoy the food and are treated kindly. What more could you wish for in a neighborhood eatery? This restaurant is popular with families too.

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DM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, excellent food but a bit pricey for what you get; excellent service, nice beer/wine/cocktail selection. NOISY, but lively.

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JR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is a cute place for a drink and maybe a light sandwich/soup type bite, but not if you are looking for a nice dinner out. The service was very good and the ambiance charming, but the food was mediocre.

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DN
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great beer selection. Attended before with a large group and had a blast.
This particular occasion, we went for brunch on Sunday and the food and service were fabulous.
Will definitely be going back soon.

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DF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful experience, wait staff was attentive and food was yummy!

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ED
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Although we had made a reservation, there was no table for us in the dining room, and we were asked if we could sit at the bar. Since we were there to chat (not conducive at the bar) our only option was a hi-top table right inside the door. Got wind blast every time people went in or out. Disappointed in our seats, but Food was good.

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KG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sat at the bar.
Great burger and fries although quite noisy.
We go there every few months.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We’re really glad we found this place. Delicious interesting food, enjoyed the setting(old Victorian bar, complete with tin ceilings and oak wainscoting).

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RT
New England
36 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jodi and Seth are the dream team bartenders. Always awesome, always on point and the food was excellent as well. We love it here.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Took a long time for the food to arrive at lunch time, but the staff were all very apologetic and explained that they were short staffed and had a party of 30 along with another holiday party coming in that same day as well. My burger was ordered well done, but was red all inside:/ I didn’t send it back only because of how long it took to get it in the first place. Hoping it was just a challenging day for the staff and that this sort of stuff wouldn’t happen again, so I’d definitely give it another try!:)

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BH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Parking is a bit tight, but worth it, as the food was good and very reasonably priced. The service was a bit slow, though, because they had some large parties there that kept the servers busy. Still, I'll definitely go back.

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C
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I loved the Biltmore’s veggie burger but now they’ve replaced it with a falafel burger which I thought was awful! I was extremely disappointed and won’t be going back.

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SK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place in the neighborhood or after a movie. We choose dishes we love, always prepared as we’ve requested, served in a timely way, servers listen well and sincerely want to please. We really like this place and recommend to friends, family, neighbors.

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s
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

(Sunday evening) Football game was on very loud volume in all rooms - almost impossible to socialize
Brisket flatbread was very good

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place really good food but odd sized drafts

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NO
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was delicious. Service was very attentive - maybe a little too attentive-but the noise level made it difficult to have a conversation.

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PY
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very limited menu for full dinners
Steak tips mediocre
Price average

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My comments about quiet conversation are certainly limited to brunch/quiet times. Great bar, but noisy at night.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Vibe was great - food was mediocre!

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SK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server and the host were both extremely attentive and did all possible to make our dining out experience pleasant and delicious. We are a group of four where two of us have specific needs. The Biltmore always provides good food and a welcoming comfortable atmosphere. Why we rerun often!

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MC
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was excellent as were the burgers. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Bonus was we were there for trivia night. All around, this place is a great place with great food!

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