Biltmore Bar & Grill

4.5
343 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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Sun - Fri 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 343 people are saying
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vipLinSB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlanC
New England
20 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!!!!!

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

Friendly and efficient service

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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!

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MichaelJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 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
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

COVID perhaps but far from what it used to be.

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DavidS
San Francisco
1 review
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
8 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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vipDamienN
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch at the Biltmore was great. We had the first reservation at 11:30am and had a great brunch. We will be back for dinner and drinks sooner rather than later. The Biltmore never disappoints.

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Rachiecakes
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were looking for a local heated outdoor patio for dining, we're not quite comfortable with indoor dining just yet and the Biltmore was fabulous! Good food and drinks. Loved the firepits on the patio. Our server Jenna was the best! We will be back.

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BigDaddy
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! Would definitely go again.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenna was fantastic. Great drinks, fantastic food. My fiancé and I already booked our next reservation.

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viptndk
New England
159 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

showed up on time for reservation, did not want high tops, and when we asked for floor level table the hostess snapped "you have an hour and 15 minutes, we have lots of reservations tonight." LOL, we had a reservation. Thankfully our server Seth made up for her lack of customer service and we enjoyed the rest of our time there thanks to him.

Food was great, can't go wrong with Popcorn Chicken and the fried Pickles. Peppercorn filet was fantastic. The food and people like Seth will bring us back.

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vipAndyB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service and a cozy ambience. Great spot!

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Rynn
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat “outdoors” in the covered alley. Service and food were good. There are heaters and fire pits that the hostess turned on for us. Enjoyed our time.

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JuliaR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sat in the outdoor heated patio, it was a little cold but I was still able to eat safely outside during winter which was great! The staff was so so nice and really enjoyable

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vipLucyb
New England
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was pleasant and food was good.

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vipNick6797
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waitress was great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and service.

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vipab12
London
26 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had brunch at the bar - good food, good convo, good music, great service!

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vipMaryR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! Cool atmosphere , great server and even better food. Can’t wait to return.

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SuzanneH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating! We sat outside in the alley way which was warm with the large outside heaters and the roof they must have added. Our waitress was fantastic, food was excellent and my friends and I felt comfortable and safe! We will be back again for the beef stew and fried pickles yum!

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Traa
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time, Superb customer service, Outstanding food. Good drinks. The Biltmore Bar & Grill We'll back & We'll definitely recommend it time & time again ...

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vipLola
London
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had Sunday brunch on the patio. It had heater so it was comfortable enough. The area was enclosed so can't say it felt any safer than indoor dining. They let us spend a lot of time at our table which was nice.
This is a great neighborhood place, everything is good. I had a big plate of standard breakfast fare, very filling and a bloody Mary.
You won't be impressed but you also won't be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great and the staff is very friendly and accommodating, and the service is great!

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MarieL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would go again! As long as outdoor seating available

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vipLoisB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined inside for the first time since March. The staff, Jenna and Katie, went out of their way to ensure we felt comfortable and safe. We can highly recommend the fried shrimp dinner, 6 large butterfly shrimp nicely fried served with cole slaw. Also the steak and cheese sandwich. This sandwich will easily compete with the best of a Philly cheesesteak. And of course the Biltmore burger with waffle fries is A+. Nice draft beer list. Restaurant also has nice outdoor seating. We look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Biltmore has two outside dining patios. One, immediately behind, is charming and spacious. The other, next to the restaurant in the alley is small and dim. We were a family of 4 at a table for 2, stuffed into a dark corner. Really disappointing given the different experiences/locations. Food was slow, items were forgotten/missing. We were looking forward to the Biltmore but will likely skip in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around.

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HattieK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We would return for the food as that was excellent. Unfortunately, as others have mentioned, the service was slow and it wasn't packed. We saw the other server more than we saw our server. Trivia was fun and helped to pass the very long wait.

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vipWebster
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table was ready on time and well-spaced in this time of CoronaCircus. Waitress was very attentive and patient while learning of one diner's acute food allergies. A great place to get together with friends for a meal and some adult beverages.

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vipAllisonM
New England
109 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was very friendly and attentive. Kitchen was a little slow due to having only cook on duty, but food was great. Outdoor patio is lovely, but the awning was broken and would not extend, so the sun was quite strong for the shade-lovers.

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Wally
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. The service was great. Although our waitress, Jenna, was very busy, she made all efforts to make us as happy and comfortable as possible. Would come back again just to be waited on by her! Great meal, great service, great night!

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popikhan
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very pleasant and consistently good. Love their al fresco dining.

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vipBosBurbs
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

outdoor dining - warm night so no heater needed. service was friendly. food not so great - veggies overcooked, steak tips tough.

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

Biltmore Bar & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.

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