- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pizza Shop Greek Salad
little gem, cucumbers, kalamata olives, feta
roasted garlic aioli
black-eyed pea stew, spinach & lime salsa verde
Buttonwood is consistently fantastic. From the service to the food, you won’t ever leave disappointed!
Loved this spot! Great, buzzy, warm neighborhood restaurant with funky interiors, kind waitstaff, and a fun, small rotating menu. Feels like an eclectic library. Good selection of dishes, particularly starters/apps. My one thing I didn't love, but this is totally a matter of preference, is that the food was all quite heavy. I would have loved a bit more of mix, with some lighter options mixed in as well! That being said, everything was delicious. Will return! Great for celebrations and reunions of friends and family.
Haven't been to Buttonwood in a while and I miss this place! The food is always inviting, interesting, and very tasty. The bartender, Nate, is an expert on everything they have, and then some - a steady and welcoming presence behind the bar for years now. Matt at the desk and Dave in the kitchen - what a crew! This is what every nice local bar/restaurant should be, but very few reach this level of consistent, inspired cuisine (that's not far from comfort food) and great ambiance. We'll be back soon.
Had a stellar dinner with professional company. All starters, entrees and drinks received high praise from guests. Loved all the servers in flannel. Great vibe, upscale food with warm dinning room. Will be going back ALOT.
We really love this restaurant: food is great, drinks are super (smart, creative bartenders), service is attentive. Vibe is low key excellence.
Tried 2 apps. Crackers overcooked, and same for both dips. Both dips overtly spiced.
Had swordfish entree. Was cooked perfectly, served hot, right off grill. Again overall way too much salt.
White wine paring excellent.
Overall disappointed. I expected more, especially for the high premium price.
Most likely I will not return an not recommend.
Bounty at Buttonwood
I want to start by saying you can still eat outside here with large warm heaters. I ate inside but I want to mention outdoor because it is emblematic of the effort that Buttonwood makes to keep diners comfortable wherever they choose to dine.
The menu is not large but includes something for everyone. Bar snacks to larger appetizers followed by delicious and creative salads . The entrees range from delicately prepared fish to juicy roast chicken to mussels to the one of the best burgers in Boston accompanied by a huge serving of crispy well seasoned fries. I could go on about the burger but I want to encourage diners to try other items that are all top notch.
Finally, the servers are friendly, knowledgeable, and available while giving diners their privacy. This is often a rarity post-pandemic. There is a comfortable and welcoming bar.
Try this restaurant .
Always a great meal and great service.
Delicious always! Moules frittes are exceptional. Highly recommended!
The model of an excellent neighborhood restaurant. Food was creative and delicious. Staff was friendly and helpful especially when picking the right glass of wine for a course. Restaurant is comfortable and socially distanced. My wife and I were very comfortable with the COVID approach.
Wonderful meal outside under the heaters! Staff were welcoming and understanding of our wanting to eat out of doors, despite a chilly evening. Food was fun and interesting...great date location!
Great menu. Fun ambience.
We had a nice dinner at Buttonwood. Everything we ordered was tasty with fresh ingredients. We particularly liked the cod and Arabic I. The sangria was delicious.
Menu somewhat limited and a small wine selection. It was fairly noisy.
First time at this place and really liked it a lot. Get the pasta app and the chocolate dessert
The chicken entree was fab as well. Great craft cocktails too!
Amazing local find with excellent, creative cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Cannot wait to go back!
We had a fantastic dinner at Buttonwood. Menu strikes the perfect balance between interesting and approachable. The whipped feta and monkfish were particular standouts. Service was exceptional. A true neighborhood gem. We can’t wait to return!
Always outstanding service, and inspired delicious and creative menu offerings. The addition of monkfish to the menu was wonderful.
Nice place to have dinner. The appetizers are amazing .. but pricey at most over $15.
Not many choices for main course .The monkfish is probably one of the best dishes i have had in a while and is a definite go to . Pork chop was topped with an overpowering sauce and the potatoes were a little dry and not what one would expect when made with duckfat . The greek pizza shop salad is a winner... Cocktail list is good and creative.
Nice casual ambiance, attentive servers, delicious food.
As usual, the food was imaginative, delicious, nicely presented. The outdoor dining felt neighborhood-y, comfortable, warm ( heaters). Wait staff was helpful, cordial / good timing.
I’ll be back!
Buttonwood is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating with lights and heaters, too.
We’ve dined at Buttownwood 3 times this fall as our son goes to BC. The food is simply amazing and very reasonably priced. What’s even better (which is hard to believe) is their service and accommodating nature. My wife accidentally canceled our reservation and they went above and beyond to accommodate us even though their tables were full. That’s what keeps people coming back (which we will every time we’re in town). One of the best restaurants in the Newton/Chestnut Hill area. We’re extremely grateful for their hospitality.
Just delicious food—get the Brussels sprouts! And the fish.
It was a great place for a dinner with a friend- small and cozy!
I would definitely go back again! Food is excellent and has outdoor seating option.
Exceptional food, wonderful outdoor area, attentive staff and superb cocktails
Buttonwood is literally the reason we moved to Newton…what a wonderful restaurant!!! 😀😀
The food was very good, but I wish there were more menu choices for those of us wanting more than “pub” food
Three of six enteees were a disappointment. One was tepid, the burger was badly made and had sat on the warming table the misses were missing from one. Server was rude and offered no apology for the wreck and for the price we should have received at least the attention of the manager. Don’t eat here
We love this place! Everything about it is great. The food, the ambiance, and the staff all make this one of our favorites!
Outside eating is on picnic tables along the sidewalk, so may want to bring your favorite outdoor cushion. Started with cocktails, the La Louisiane, a great take on a Manhattan, and an Aperol Schlitz, with prosecco instead of beer, which my wife said was perfect. The Allendale Tomato Salad with really wonderful tomatoes. My wife had the Housemade Canestri, which she had before and was looking forward to enjoying again. We shared the roasted monkfish. We don't usually have dessert, but they looked delicous.
We went for our anniversary dinner and were provided complimentary glasses of bubbly! The food was wonderful and the staff attentive. It’s one of our favorites in the neighborhood.
Great service and good
The food was good and the staff was nice and accommodating. We dined later in the evening and there wasn’t many people seated, but the service was still a little slower than I would have expected. They seem to have a lot of regulars as they mentioned people by name a few times. Overall it was a good experience.
I'm thrilled to have found such an incredible neighborhood spot.! Cocktail & food menu are both concise and have a little bit for everybody. We ordered the lamb meatballs, grilled cornbread, greek salad, carrot salad, and the florida Shrimp roll (hungry maybe) and all of them were delicious - large portions as well. I loved this place and I can't wait to make it one of my more regular spots. Service was great as well!
Wonderful entrees and drinks
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.
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
Our dinner at Buttonwood made for a lovely early fall evening.
Very good rosé. French fries terrific, as always!
Creative and delicious dishes, well presented. Very friendly and attentive service . Please bring back a longer winelist.
Buttonwood is rated 4.7 stars by 563 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.