Buttonwood

4.8
527 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Buttonwood is a neighborhood restaurant in Newton Highlands that serves rustic American food. Our bar focuses on local craft beers, classic cocktails, and small-production wines. We serve the full dinner menu at our bar and counter seats, and encourage walk-in parties for the bar and dining room.

Support Buttonwood during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 527 people are saying
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New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful entrees and drinks

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Mark
New England
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our expectations were high based on our experiences with the sister restaurants. While the cocktail was good and the food was good and service was good it just all round fell a little bit short of excellent.

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Luca
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well above average food, excellent home- made potato chips, not greasy. The menu is a bit limited, but it happens a lot in these times of difficult re-openings

SR
SaraR
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our dinner at Buttonwood made for a lovely early fall evening.
Very good rosé. French fries terrific, as always!

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vipporlier
New England
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative and delicious dishes, well presented. Very friendly and attentive service . Please bring back a longer winelist.

BB
BobB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We've eaten at Buttonwood several times before the pandemic and loved it. Understandably the current menu was very limited, but honestly, the choices weren't very appealing. Two of us had the lamb meatballs -- the sauce topping was luke warm. The hamburger was ordinary. We all loved our drinks though, the Spin was delicious.

We'll definitely give Buttonwood another shot since it has such a friendly neighborhood feel. Maybe this was an off night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our engagement with a friend, and it was wonderful! We can’t wait to go back to try more of their drinks.

Everything we ate was so delicious, and they accommodated my dairy allergy.

We were so stuffed by the end of our meal that we took dessert to go.

I would highly recommend going back!

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jiml
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and cocktail were delicious. The croquettes were an amazing appetizer. Very relaxed setting with a lot of interesting menu options. Very busy sitting outside with moderate foot traffic.

JD
vipJessieD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing neighborhood restaurant that has become a destination. Great for a date, great for the family, great for drinks, always a great meal and excellent service.

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vipFoodie57
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfectly cooked cod, shrimp roll, with housemate canestri. Great service!

JC
JamieC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal cocktails, phenomenal food, phenomenal experience. Every. Time.

JS
JSCT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner - love having such a wonderful place nearby.

BJ
vipBruceJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was fantastic! Great food, great service, friendly staff. We go often and have never been disappointed in any food we have tried. Beer is cold and always a good choice of cocktails.

SM
vipSMC39reviews
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob, Nate, Jordan, Matt and Danielle are gracious and knowledgeable restaurant staff! Loved the lamb meatballs and always love the burger.

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dcstraveler
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything is always delicious, but the lamb meatballs are to die for

BF
vipBostonFoodLover
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Buttonwood is a lovely restaurant with terrific and yummy fresh food that shows off all the good things grown locally in New England. We'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time and we were really impressed. Our waitress was so sweet and really kind about my food limitations. Great meal. Will definitely be back!

LE
vipLindsayE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and very conscious of our allergies!

IM
vipIlanaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food always outstanding

LJ
LJ663
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Jordan and Matt did a great job! The entrees were excellent.

LG
vipLynneG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious ! Best meal I have had in months. We all had the cod, I hope they keep it on the menu - perfection.

BJ
vipBruceJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food ! Always great service ! Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. We haven't been as much since the pandemic but were welcomed back as if we had been going nonstop. Buttonwood is great, no other word to describe it. Cant wait to go back.

AB
ABCD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers in Boston... happy to bring visitors here.

TD
vipTreyD
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always rocks. Great food, service, and ambiance. We’ve missed it during covid and glad it’s back!

DA
DeborahA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the waitstaff was efficient with just the right amount of friendliness.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience wanted everything on the menu! Drinks were delicious too

CK
vipCraigK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bluefish was one of the best dishes I’ve had in years!

MJ
MJoy
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening eating outside. Great food, charming attentive service, and easy time for all of us.

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vipfoodlovers
New England
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buttonwood has really upped its game! The menu has lots of fantastic dishes that go way beyond ordinary bistro food.

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NDiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside at a table under a big red umbrella. Good thing because a downpour surprised everyone but we didn’t get wet. Excellent waiter! An enjoyable dining experience. The flourless chocolate cake for dessert is a requirement. Only wish: turn down the outside speakers. The music is a nice amenity but patrons want to be able to talk with ease.

LI
vipLINS
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great restaurant- the owners were so welcoming and present and interested in your evening, along with a very happy waitstaff.

Everything we ate and drank was so tasty.

It was a great evening!

Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner at Buttonwood. The Strawberry Beet salad was delicious! And the service was outstanding!

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vipLf10
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time eating here. Each time the food has been wonderful. We have had great service every time and will be back!

MA
MATTS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very attentive and friendly service.

KM
KatyMitchell
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for vegetarians! Lots of creative options.

CD
CliffDale
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best joint! Bring your friends. Bring your family. Bring yoself!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. No complaints - love Buttonwood!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a go-to restaurant for us from pre-pandemic to now. We love the staff and ownership for their service and quality of food. You can always count on their hamburger and fries to be cooked to order and any special dish is delicious. Cornbread! Don’t forget to order the cornbread! Our server Jordan was very cool. They were welcoming, attentive, and so efficient in a friendly fashion. Thanks Jordan!

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vipkens
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy Buttonwood and this trip was no exception.
Service was particularly good!

NR
NicoleR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

we are probably not in the majority since the restaurant was busy and came highly recommended. but three of us made the mistake of ordering the vegetarian entree, grilled cauliflower which turned out to be three large wedges of undercooked then under charred cauliflower. it was completely underwhelming. they need to check out molly baz's recipes for crispy cauliflower/broccoli. waitress was cool as in not warm.

FAQs

Buttonwood is rated 4.8 stars by 527 OpenTable diners.

Buttonwood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.buttonwoodnewton.com/gift-cards/.

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.