Biltmore Bar & Grill

4.4
323 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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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 323 people are saying
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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
5 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
2 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
1 review
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
106 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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ChrisG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the alley outside. The bartender (I regret I forget her name) was our waitress. She was very attentive, even putting a little more Rosemary simple in my cocktail when my wife mentioned I liked rosemary.
The food was great

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KathieR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated outside so it was quiet and nice. The service was good, but we did have to ask a few times for napkins and silverware. the food was tasty and overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice! It’s a great vibe

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vipBethG
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful out door dining area. Our server was very attentive and they have a new chef. Excellent informal neighborhood spot.

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AmyR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Slow service

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vipLoisB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great out-of-door dining seating available. We recommend Table 11 or 20 but they all are nice and socially distanced. We enjoyed the Biltmore burger with waffle fries (best burgers around) and the hot pastrami sandwich with vegetable side. Both were yummy. Draft beer selection is mainly local and varied. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed by the food or the friendly (and masked) welcome.

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vipJustUs2
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Seth was an excellent waiter and beverage manager. When they were out of an ingredient for a drink I ordered. He offered to make something of my choice and asked if I like a particular flavor. I suggested a particular in addition and he had a great martini made of them with other faves! Seth was very polite, down to earth, fun and interesting. Food was very good and interesting choices! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipGillianF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Biltmore and cannot recommend highly enough for a casual meal outside. The chef and staff are incredible. Special shout-out to Jenna! She takes such good care of everyone!!

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vipLoisB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Biltmore has reopened and it is just a great as it was before the pandemic. We both had the Biltmore burger on greens (skipped the roll) one with their yummy waffle fries and one with steamed broccoli. We enjoyed the Goose Island IPA and a Kölsch.
We sat outside in the alley patio. It was very pleasant, we felt very safe and well taken care of.
We are semi-regulars and were welcomed back by the manager, Katie, and our server, Jen.
We highly recommend the food (their burgers are the BEST), the service, and Table 20. We're glad they are open and we'll be back!

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Nadine
Munich
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Biltmore Bar & Grill offers a great selection of delicious food, including both comfort food, such as burgers, as well as a growing selection of creative healthy options like their hummus plate or summer salad (my favorite!). Their new chef Jamie really turned the menu around and is now also preparing a changing variety of homemade desserts that make your mouth water.
Besides the fantastic meal choices, their bartender Seth takes care of a seasonally changing selection of cocktails or you can take your pick from their beer or wine lists.
Next to their food & drink though, my favorite thing about the Biltmore is their staff. Both their new management as well as the service team are extremely friendly, accommodating, and super helpful when you have questions or are asking for recommendations. They create a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere and make every visit memorable.
Make sure to also check out their Facebook page for events! They have done a great job adjusting to covid-19 requirements, offer indoor and (lots of) outdoor seating options, and have started bringing their events back. Those include Taco Tuesdays, Trivia Night, Cocktail Classes with Seth, and Live Music Events.
I couldn't be happier that the Biltmore Bar & Grill is open again and under such a great new management!

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John
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

For 29 dollar steak tips that I ordered medium rare, they came well done and very much positive they weren’t tips. Maybe 4 individual pieces of meat. The entire meal was fries. Very disappointed

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PatM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor night at the Biltmore
Food was wonderful and service safe and attentive. Music from a local trio
Jukebox 45 was very cool and enjoyable while dining. Tables were reasonably spaced and the entire experience was a very fresh relief from isolation. Hope to come again to hear this trio

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SkipM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always loved the Biltmore, dropped in for a casual dinner with some buds. Great beer list, cool apps and menu options, and service was top notch. I really can’t wait to get in there and eat at the bar, but it looks like it’ll be a while... sadly.

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CharlotteS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtney was great!!! Let us stay right up until closing time.

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viptndk
New England
158 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad you're back, we've missed you. Thank you Jenna!!!

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Idolikefood
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Biltmore clearly is trying to make this bar more vegetarian friendly, but if the falafel burger is representative of the rest of their veggie dishes, I wouldn't suggest them. The falafel burger was huge which meant the interior was "muziki shy" and the crispness of the smaller falafel which was what I was imagining was lost. I think putting the small round falafell in a pita or a hoagie bun and serving the tsaziki on the side (on the burger, it merely made the bun soggy). It would have been a better dish. I applaud their effort to serve more veggie dishes. I would suggest having a vegetarian chef to consult.

The ambiance is very nice although I would suggest the music be a little less loud, especially in the restaurant area. But even with the music louder than I'd like, we could talk fairly easily.

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vipJanP
New England
54 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You don't go to the Biltmore usually to eat healthy. But you can! They have a new really delicious trout dish. Wow, it was good.

I have been to the Biltmore many,many times over the years and always enjoy it.

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Maze
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, server was most accomadating with my special requests

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vipPhilipR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger. Great service. Comfortable ambiance. We had a great time.

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Biltmore Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.

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