Riverbend Bar & Grille At The Newton Marriott Hotel
Breakfast: 7AM to 11AM
Lunch: 11:30AM to 2PM
Dinner: 5:00PM to 10:30PM
Sunday Brunch: 11:30 to 2PM
Bar is open until 12:30am on Friday and Saturday nights. Food service ends at 10:30PM.
**We are following Marriott's Commitment to Clean Guidelines to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.**
The Riverbend Bar and Grill at The Boston Newton Marriott offers contemporary American cuisine and a Mediterranean ambiance. Open for dynamic breakfast, lunch and dinner, our sophisticated bar and restaurant overlooks the Charles River. Savor the taste of locally sourced menu items specially prepared by Executive Chef Angelo Senises. Come join us for a distinctive meal experience and have a brilliant day!
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Sunday Brunch$25.00 per person
Multiple dates availableJoin us for a Brunch -(buffet) Every Sunday 11:30am to 2:00PM Adults: $25.00, Children 12 and under: $12.00 Brunch favorites include, scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, pasteries, Omelet station, House-made oatmeal, Chef's choice hot entree and seasonal desserts. It 's time to celebrate Again! Call to make your reservations: 617-630-3521
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We had hoped for a nice Thanksgiving dinner after a long drive. The food was terrible. We started with "garden salad" which was nothing more than spring mix with one grape tomato halved and a couple small cucumber slices. We asked for bread but the waiter said "no one left us any and they'd all left" (this was at 5pm). The turkey dinner was a very dry small pile of sliced white meat with very dry stuffing and a tiny cup of gravy. They had a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 to 3 and these were clearly leftovers not fresh. The only edible part was the mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. The meal included dessert and there were only 3 choices described as pecan or apple pie and chocolate cake. I ordered the chocolate cake and it was a small piece of tasteless oreo cookie pie. The wait staff were polite but not happy to be there or friendly. We won't be going again.
Thanksgiving buffet was sub-par. Food that they had was good but very limited. Service was terrible. Drinks weren't brought to the table until meal was almost done. Then second.round was forgotten all together. Came all the way to Boston and had a terrible experience here. Then they ran my card, said it was declined, I paidnwith cash from that same card and called the bank afterwards. Never attempted a charge. I left a nice.tip because it was Thanksgiving but I will never go here again.
Great buffet experience. Not crowded, Covid safety in place. We were very pleasantly surprised. Food was well prepared and delicious. Would definitely return for either regular or event dining.
This was an okay place but the food was very bland Not much flavor. Sage stuffing tasted like stove top with crunchy carrots. The mashed potatoes were never hot even when they first came out
Love being able to have dinner out on Thanksgiving where the food is good and the service is decent and the food truly bespeaks "Thanksgiving".
Service from start to finish was courteous and attentive. The Thanksgiving buffet had a variety of selections to enjoy: a raw bar, antipasto bar, soup & salads, turkey and prime rib with sides. Our party of four agreed the roast turkey was flavorful and quite tasty. The mini dessert selections were also varied and attractive, but some were more of a miss for our group.
very small menu with only about 5 or six entrees. Cobb Salad and clam chowder were very good.
Very limited menu currently - explained attributable to limited kitchen staffing
We used to be part of several groups that at here 3 to 4 times a month: 6 to 8 (3 or 4 couples) on Friday nights and 4 (2 couples) on Sunday. I think we came just to have Carl Mattioli (RIP) as our server.
We were looking for an enjoyable new dining experience close by. This wasn’t it.
Lunch sandwich, particularly the bread, was terrible. Good place for a meeting with quiet atmosphere.
the lobster roll was very good. the chowder was excellent.
Came here for restaurant week last weekend and would not recommend. It has a very hospital cafeteria feel and taste.
Clam chowder tasted like it was from a can.
Lobster roll had plenty of flavorless lobster.
Tiramisu was flavorless.
Friend complained salad lettuce was brown, bacon was raw, steak was chewy.
Will return for restaurant week as food was mediocre, value was good.
A typical hotel restaurant, with changes because of the pandemic. We had breakfast there yesterday, a number of entrees to choose from but definitely not the full pre-pandemic menu. Also, the breakfast buffet, something I always look forward to at any Marriott, isn’t available at present. I ordered an omelette, it was very good and a large portion, currently priced at $16 with home fries.
Great staff! Super helpful, kind and courteous
The big disappointment is that the “real” restaurant is still not open. Food is served in the bar, which Is not a particularly pleasant room. But the servers and the food were quite good. (Our table all ordered the cod and it was excellent.)
We had a reservation and we were never even acknowledged by the staff they kept ignoring us and after 20 minutes of incompetence we left
A little slow on service but never neglected and waiter was very responsive. Food was great, just as ordered. A little pricey but expected.
Wonderful early evening dinner. Great food and service! Thank you.
We loved the place
Everything was perfect
Thank you for your review Roberto! I am glad you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
My sons and I stayed at the hotel and had dinner, very nice and the service was very good.
Thank you for visiting the Riverbend Bar and Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon!
I was the only one in the restaurant during my time there, So the service was great. I ordered the steak medium rare and it came out rare / undercooked. The center was cool to the touch, So I sent it back and when it returned it was closer to medium well then it was to medium rare although it did have great flavor. But, steak was very fatty only leaving me with five small bites of a $28 steak. I still left a 20+% tip due to current economy (Covid 19) and felt bad for the staff and believed that the Chef should have known better to serve that steak as it would have been clearly fatty not marbled.
As for a recommendation, I probably try it again when things start to return to normal.
They did not have our reservation—said they no longer connect to the Open Table app from their end. We reserved b/c they came up in the app when we sorted for Outdoor dining, but they offered no outdoor dining. So we left and found someplace else to eat. We tried to reserve the new place via the app, but could not b/c of the conflict with the reservation at Riverbend. So instead we phoned and reserved the last outside table at the replacement restaurant (which was excellent).
The service was exceptional! My guest had food restrictions and Aris was on top of it! We enjoyed the restaurant week menu and the steak tips were cooked and seasoned perfectly! The hostess was kind and offered us the complimentary parking ticket which we already received from Aris but nonetheless, service was GREAT!
A group of us went for lunch since it was restaurant week. The lunch was $20 and included an appetizer (choice of soup or salad), choice of 3 s d choice of 2 desserts. Unfortunately the desserts list on the menu were not available but they substituted.
While I remember it being a bit nicer as far as the ambience goes, the food was good and portions were good. The room was separated into two making it smaller. it was also a bit cold in there.
A fine dining experience. Classy, relaxing, quiet, excellent food, courteous and helpful staff. Great place to take guests
Our group of 6 had a nice secluded table. Food was excellent. A minor problem when paying the bill - cash and credit card. Resolved quickly
The service was excellent- very attentive and professional.
The Riverbend restaurant is at its best when you are greeted by Taylor. For the best of service ask for Reno. I have been going to the Riverbend for decades. All compliments are greatly appreciated by Birdie. He is a manager that actually cares, goes out of his way to insure a pleasant dining experience. You will be in "good hands " with Birdie, Taylor and Reno.
We had a dinner for 2 on Christmas Day just at opening time, so we were just about the only ones in the restaurant. Service was attentive, the food was good, cost was moderate. It took a long time to get the check for some reason, and the parking validation ticket we were given was no good. Pleasant experience overall.
Excellent service, though a bit disorganized and dismissive in the seating. The maitre de' was absent for 30 minutes and barely hospitable, in a mostly empty restaurant. The excellence of the server made up for the wait. The food was middling with an exceptionally thin New York strip that was cooked through and through. The prices were that of a fine steakhouse. The food was worthy of Applebees. This was a special occasion dinner for an overnight stay in a nice hotel. I chose this restaurant by it's website, which was a mistake. I'm disappointed.
We went to Riverbend on Thanksgiving at the request of friends who aren't very adventurous, and the husband has some health problems. I had been there before, and didn't expect the food to be more than mediocre, and that's about what it was. We went at 6 pm, when most of the Thanksgiving crowd had gone home, but they offered a bargain TG dinner consisting of turkey breast, mashed and sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.
I don't like white turkey meat, but they couldn't substitute dark meat so I ordered a la carte. My onion soup was too salty, and the duck breast was ok, but the squash it came with was overcooked and under-seasoned. Our friends ordered salads, which they said were ok and my husband started with grilled octopus, which he liked.
The dessert buffet was varied, and the desserts were good, if not special. Our waiter was nice and the service was attentive, but he forgot to bring the sparkling water we had ordered. The whole thing really did not rise above the level of typical mass-produced hotel cooking.
Went for brunch for a special occasion. It was fantastic and everyone enjoyed!
Good food, lovely ambiance, excellent wait staff. We will return!
Have been going to the Riverbend at the Newton Marriott for decades. Never disappointed. From the moment you enter, you are cheerfully greeted and treated as a V I P.
Six cousins chose this location because our parents were born in Newton. We remember being at the amusement park as children. We had a lovely view of the Charles River and the Boathouse. The atmosphere inside was nicely decorated and one side of the restaurant was all windows.
Our lunches were nicely presented. The chef even came out to speak with one of us because of an allergy. Each of us commented that the food was very tasty.
Our server was pleasant and accommodating. She noticed that one of us had a birthday and brought a delicious hard-chocolate shell filled with tiramisu!! It was so good we order a second one to share!
All-in-all, it was delightful afternoon!
Met a friend for Sunday Brunch. Although I made a reservation using Open Table they seated us in the very rear of the restaurant next to service station. Very disappointing. In addition, no one came to over our table to offer any kind of service. I requested a change of table and was nicely accommodated. As it was a buffet we were told to help ourselves to food. For the price of $25 I thought the selection of foods to be a little lacking. The made to order omelet station was very good when we could track down the cook. Enjoyed the shrimp cocktail. Meal should have included a brunch specialty drink like Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Overall not impressed. Probably would not eat Brunch there again.
Lived up to expectations.
Riverbend Bar & Grille At The Newton Marriott Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 630-3521.
Riverbend Bar & Grille At The Newton Marriott Hotel is rated 3.7 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.
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.