Biltmore Bar & Grill

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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 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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SM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was nice but SLOW.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Food is excellent.

SM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent; service was excellent; noise level was above energetic; I had trouble conversing as I could barely hear. Other than that, we had a great meal.

LC
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local bar and grill, great service and great food. The fish tacos were wonderful and everyone should try the Oktoberfest burger special!!!

BB
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They need to update their Open-table menu to be more current. Fish tacos we a bit dry.

B
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

This place was terrible. Menu is horrible , food was over cooked, and the place was filled with fruit flies. Lard of health should investigate!!

DT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Passed by the Biltmore often pleasantly surprised would return

HH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The waiter was extremely pleasant however service speed was terribly slow. Not the waiters fault, he was very apologetic and accommodating.

l
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere at Biltmore! I'd highly recommend it for a fun night out and great food.

L
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Interesting and varied menu; delicious food that arrived hot; attentive wait staff.

FA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food great service

JA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place to eat outside. Server very helpful

E
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite of ours, we chose The Biltmore to celebrate our son’s 21st Birthday. We were going at lunch time on a Saturday, but actually wanted Brunch. Most restaurants don’t offer brunch on Saturday’s so I chose to go here just bc I knew my son would like the atmosphere, the wide ranging beer selections and their regular menu. We were thrilled to find that the lunch menu on Saturday included brunch items! Our lunch was perfect in every way.

BR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The place was short staffed, we understand this happens sometimes and we are patient people. However, the manager, Alak, was a pompous, condescending, unwelcoming service worker. HE will be the only reason we don't go back. Other staff was great. Too bad the "manager" is the person there who should not be working with the public...

ES
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately the experience at the Biltmore was not a good one. Ordered an appetizer with drinks and it came out at the same time as our entree. After looking over the dessert menu and ordering 2 out of the 4 they offer, the waitress came back to tell us they didn’t have either. That would have been ok but the table next to us also asked to look at the dessert menu from our waitress and she never told them they were out of the two. We had to tell them! Food was ok and service was not good at all!

R
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is very average. It’s local and nice outside but food could be way better

FD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for lunch. There was a great outdoor atmosphere with good and healthy food options and friendly staff

DM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Fine for the most part but the live music wasn’t inline. Menu could be better. Seemed small.
Out of the beer we wanted and also of ice tea.
Service was good.

JT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Wow has this place fallen. Poor service and Such a limited menu now. They were out of several things and then our appetizer actually came after our dinner. When I said we didn’t want it anymore she still charged us! This used to be so good.

GC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed friendly waitstaff and surprisingly good "bar" food, which may be best described as traditional with a twist. Would definitely return to sample the intriguing drink menu on another visit.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly service and great pigs in a blanket!

R
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went on a night where there was a water main break in the area! The restaurant was trying their best to get everyone what they wanted but of course there were some problems. This is not the first time we’d been here nor will it be the last. Due to menu limitations, Three of us ended up with burgers-cooked to order-thank you! I had the potato bacon flatbread-so delicious. Beet salad was not the same old same old-happily surprised. It was also trivia night, so it was a jolly crowd. Our server tried his best to keep us happy. This is a really fun place to either have a bar experience in the front or be seated in the adjacent room for dining.

c
New England
38 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good for lunch with friends; loved the cauliflower appetizer, smoked pastrami sandwich, roasted potatoes that came as a side, Caesar with salmon or shrimp and the Mediterranean salad was good too. Comfortable casual place; parking out front on the street or in a lot behind it.

h
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time and Emily was lovely as our server! Karaoke was loud but fun in the other room.

f
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Looked nicer in pictures, but the food was decent. We had several flies swarming our table for the entire meal so that was less than awesome. Our waiter was attentive.

j
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice local place. Food is very good for a local place. Great for kids. The servers were very nice and attentive.

S
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a nice local spot. The popcorn chicken appetizer is amazing - it is the lightest and tastiest chicken we've ever had. Burgers and fish & chips are terrific. Great service, nice ambiance. Definitely worth a visit.

t
New England
149 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drink selection, love the digital jukebox as well

b
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

we love the biltmore
would be very good if they answered the phone
we just show up and so far it has been okay

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had brunch with friends. Service was great and attentive. The bucket of mimosas are a great value to split with friends instead of getting individual mimosas. For apps we had Mac and cheese bits and the fried pickles. Both were delicious. Our brunch food was good. It was a great outdoor seating especially with a baby car seat.

B
New England
38 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't get much better when it comes to super yummy food, friendly and top notch service and drinks. We try to go as much as we can and travel about 15 miles to get there. They have our loyalty :)

LZ
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loud because the Bruins play off game was being played. Great food and we really enjoy this as a local spot.

b
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of their food is fantastic! You can't go there without getting an app! It's a must, and you can't go wrong! Their beer selection has rotating craft beers. One of the very best options in Newton/Needham area.

RB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food mixed.
Special burger very good
But smoked salmon choice was made with EXTREMELY STALE bagel, tasting many days old and dry. Inedible.
Kids chicken strips were ok but also quite dry

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was spectacular! Faye, our bartender, was great and I will be back for the great service and great food!

KR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed a nice dinner in a great atmosphere

R
Raleigh
74 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always gteat food in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere

B
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but my husband's chicken fingers came from a bad batch. He spit half out because it was mostly fatty parts. Mac and cheese balls were awesome!

BG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Finally the Biltmore is back on their game! We had a great dinner and drinks - food was hot and fresh and everything was awesome. So nice to see that after the bad meals and experiences we had over the past few times we went there are over. We will be back soon!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation yet were wedged into a corner of the bar which was loud. The server looked like they found her sleeping in a dumpster. Dirty hair, dirty face, sweat stained clothes. The food was good, not great, and the experience was awful. We've been going here for years but it definitely seems to be on the decline.

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