Biltmore Bar & Grill

4.5
371 Reviews
$30 and under
American
PATIO SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

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.
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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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
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

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What 371 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Anniversary celebration…was a wonderful night!

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vipTNeil
New England
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Across 14 people we tried a little of everything and everyone was very happy with the food...and the service was excellent.

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vipTisaR
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Friendly staff. Hometown feel at that bar.

MI
MICHAELB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Interesting venue with excellent service and good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd visit to the Bitmore and l love it more each time. Staff is awesome!!! Food and drinks are great. Will definitely be back.

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vipChackotaco
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I came here for the second time. Our server Elise was fantastic and very attentive to our needs. And the manager Carlos went above and beyond to make sure we got everything in perfect order! Our favorite dish is the Summer Pasta Primavera! It is seasonal, but is hands down their best dish. It’s what brought us here twice! Service is great and we highly recommend it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, good food (coconut mussels were excellent) great value.

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Kfitz
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous summer evening outside at a picnic table in the back - great atmosphere, music, food and service. Limited menu and drinks because of COVID - so expect to have back up choices given - overall a terrific evening!

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vipLADddd
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a lot of options for everyone. Excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks were nice but food selection was limited because high likely good of nut cross-contamination (nut allergies)

JM
JohnM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Newton neighborhood spot. Good food and drinks. You have to try their mules. Homemade spicy ginger beer makes a great drink.

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ChristineS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing servers who deal flawlessly with patrons who are at best annoying , at worst down right rude . Love this staff ❤️

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Foodenjoy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place for gathering. Their food has been upgraded together with price but it is worth paying the price.

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jneii
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful old-timey Bar and Grill atmosphere with restaurant seating and out door tables as well.

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Biltmore sounds like a really cool place; history, ambience, and location. We started our evening with two of their "mules", made with ginger beer made on premises... fantastic. Server Brenna was very nice and helpful, too. This is where it ends. We went for a mix of appetizers for dinner, the best of which was the calamari, which although good, was no different than calamari anywhere else, and for the price, should have offered something... if not something unique, at least quantity.

The "smoky" chicken wings were anything but, tasting like they got dipped into the fryolator, then sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar.

The grilled Caesar Salad was uninspired as well for the price, considering that it was merely a head of romaine tossed on the grille for a minute and drizzled with Ken's Caesar Salad Dressing.

We ordered the truffled asparagus, but The Biltmore was out of it, so we requested that the broccoli be grilled and drizzled with the truffle oil. It came out steamed with a lemon sauce, and no truffle oil.

We also learned that they were out of several items, steak tips and salmon to name two. This on the Saturday night of Fourth of July Weekend?!?!

Bottom line, if you like a cool atmosphere and a fun place to drink, this is the place for you, but for a casual dinner out, there are better options in the neighborhood.

DG
DavidG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great value! I would definitely be returning to this fun little restaurant.

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AnneF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and made the whole experience wonderful

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JefferyW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place attentive service bartender was slammed but still checked on us and got us drinks promptly. Overall nice atmosphere and a good beer selection. Both me and my lady where satisfied. I was buzzed when I left an even got lucky

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Mike
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Liked my spicy chicken sandwich
Our waitress was excellent, providing speedy and friendly service

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vipWorldtraveler
New England
79 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a fun, casual date night with delicious food! Our server was a bit overwhelmed and out appetizers and mains came out at the same time, but we had a nice time and will be back.

KT
KevinT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, so glad they're open for dining indoors again!

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vipEliz
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Biltmore, good food, great drinks and good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and delicious drinks under the stars! So happy outdoor dining season has returned for the dinner hour!

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MarkV
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

awesome food. great selection of draft beer.
great patio ambiance.

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MiraG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I came in as a group of 7 (even though I had only reserved for 6) and they were so accommodating and put us in our own private area. The food was amazing and the portions were so large for the price point. HIGHLY recommend.

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DavidS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Average food, some better than others. Could have more of a selection.

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vipLinSB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

There are two patios here. One is with picnic tables built on the parking lot. The other is with tables of 4, inbetween two brick buildings. a little more private, about 8 tables here. Not many chance for people to be walking through. There are overhead heaters in this area.

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vipjkfb
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We used to love Biltmore, but this meal wasn't OK. They had no green vegetables at all. The salads had no lettuce, just grass clippings (field greens). Prices were very high. $16 for a hamburger and $24 for steak tips. All in all, quite disappointing,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! Service was great! Enjoyed being back at such a fun spot!

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AlanC
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great! We sat at the bar and bartender was very attentive ! Food was out very quickly!

We weren’t rushed to leave.

A pleasant evening out!

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WendyG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, we felt very safe and seperated from the other tables.
The food was amazing!!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Hm. Food was extremely disappointing. There was also a spider climbing in the side of the table, ew... the servers were very nice and welcoming. I also noted that they played a Spanish song which was awesome!

MJ
MichaelJ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good pub food. Menu during pandemic more limited. Great friendly service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome neighborhood pub with great food and a couple great draft beers

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vipTomE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

COVID perhaps but far from what it used to be.

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DavidS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was visiting the Newton area and needed to find a place for beer, apps and the Bruins. I could not have found a better place. I'll be back!

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vipAurelioD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, very friendly server. Would go again for sure.

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vipnewtonmom
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was a disappointing experience all around. We try support local restaurants as much as possible but I will not be going back anytime soon. I saw my waitress once to take my order and that was it - food was slow to come out, no one checked on us, and I had to ask the host to get me the check. It was also cold in there, and just not enjoyable. The weekends need better staffing levels.

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Biltmore Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Biltmore Bar & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 371 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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