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Main Bar - Waterline – Boston Marriott Long Wharf, Boston, MA

Waterline – Boston Marriott Long Wharf

3.8
3.8
260 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Set inside the hotel, Waterline tempts patrons with New England favorites that feature locally sourced ingredients, featuring our award winning New England Clam Chowder alongside a superb drink menu. This waterfront restaurant also showcases breathtaking Long Wharf views from its perch overlooking Boston.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 227-0800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Faneuil Hall
  • Cross street
    Atlantic Avenue
  • Parking details
    Validation for 2 hours of parking when dining in restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Blue Line to the Aquarium T stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 260 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 1Value

NoiseModerate

260 Reviews
  1. diner

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a nice business lunch. Prices are reasonable. Service was attentive.

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  2. Luv2dine

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere much improved since our last visit. The service was outstanding. I got the small farmers salad with salmon…lots of arugula with few toppings, but the salmon was great. Service was exceptional, and I would recommend waterline to friends.

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  3. Vitoria

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation for a large group 10 minutes before arriving, and were accommodated wonderfully. The staff was so welcoming, and the food was delicious!

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  4. Laura

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, from the food to the service.

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  5. Ruth

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    W has a large family celebration and chose the Waterline based on the location and the details listed on Open Table, specifically that parking was available and validated for those arriving with a toddler and an infant. We called while driving there in the turnpike to verify the address for parking. You can’t reach the restaurant directly but the woman at the hotel front desk told us that parking was not validated for this restaurant and advised us to park at the aquarium to save ourselves from paying extremely high hourly rates at the Marriott. That was the only problem we had with our experience. The staff were all welcoming and accommodating and the food, the ambiance, and the service were all very good. When we were paying our bill, I mentioned the confusion about the parking validation and he asked if he could bring our parking ticket to his manager. She came out to speak with us and apologized for the misinformation we received She couldn’t validate the parking for the other garage but managed to give us a discount. Based on the positive aspects of our visit would definitely consider returning to the restaurant if we go into Boston again.

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  6. JimB

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre at best. Waiter was lackluster, one order of Fich & chips came back as fish tacos.

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  7. hezzie93

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we were on vacation and took the ferry from Salem to Boston, so this was a convenient stop for breakfast before heading out for a Whale tour. The buffet was fine, but the waiter should also recommend that they have a menu. The place was very nice and clean

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  8. Blueandcoral

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    4 of us dined on 3 modest appetizer dishes and 2 drinks; bill was >$200. Noise level very high. Servers were kind but service slow. If staying at hotel it is convenient but not a standalone destination

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  9. LynnZ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Waterline has an attractive atmosphere. The breakfast options included the buffet or a select menu. The prices for breakfast were high at about $30 without coffee or juice.

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  10. AnnieW

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always good at this restaurant. The only thing we can really complain about is the price of their wines. It is typical for restaurants to charge 2-3 times the price of what you would pay at the store. We were shocked to see how much some of their wines were. A bottle of Alamo that usually goes for under $10 at the store was priced at $62. Their markup is at least 4 to 5 times on most bottles on their wine menu, sometimes more. We decided to skip the wine and we opted for a special sangria, which was really good.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and intimate

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  12. SimonJ

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    No customer services at the door and waited for 10 min. to be seated.

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  13. roberty

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    service even though place was busy, was excellent..staff very professional. Food presentation was outstanding..as was the food(scallops and chicken dishes). Boston cream pie was a hit! No reason not to return!!!

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  14. DavidG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service Menu was very limited ie little choice Noice was an issue as it had load background music and a violinist playing in the foyer at the same time

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  15. DavisM

    Salt Lake City

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but felt more like a bar than a restaurant. So just fine if you’re looking for a bar experience but a bit loud and casual if looking for a restaurant.

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  16. JaredT

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great, Prima, and the food was amazing. They took great care of our 2 children as well!

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  17. KennethS

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were very good. We were seated in a booth near the bar which was a little loud with a big party

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was attending a special weekend event so the hotel severely restricted their usual menu. My companion’s burger fell apart and was tiny, my chicken sandwich was miniscule ( these were supposedly main courses. Next night I had salmon which was a bit better. No vegetables offered at all. Definitely below usual Marriott Standard.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I was attending a weekend special event at this hotel. They shrunk the menu and the food I was served was substantially below what I usually have come to expect from Marriott. I was very disappointed.

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  20. RobertC

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was Valentine's Day so the slow service gets a pass. The food was very good but the very loud bar is way too close for that kind of dining experience.

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  21. Patrick

    New York City

    146 reviews

    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I am pretty sure our waiter's name was Kenny; he was attentive, and quick. My wife's burger was classic Marriott fare as was my chicken sandwich. Our calamari was fantastic!

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  22. CVale

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food; better than we expected. We also had a terrific waiter. Service was a bit slow, so not a place to go if you're in a hurry. But it's great for a leisurely dinner. Noise level is loud, partly because of the live music. But we enjoyed the music very much.

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  23. jons

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and great food

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  24. Kenn

    Greater Boston

    577 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    577 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very decent meal for a hotel cafe!

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  25. Avatarsound

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a marvelous waitress, who went above and beyond, even serving a shared salad and chowder in two separate sets of dishes without being asked. She was very attentive and made us feel pampered. The food was delicious and the menu was varied enough that everyone was happy. Try the truffled polenta fries! WOW! It was so nice to be able to hear all the conversations without straining to lip read. The Waterline is a great restaurant for an intimate dining experience, and I highly recommend it.

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  26. NealT

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service great food. Best.

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  27. PeterV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience, staff went above and beyond to help me and my son. Bartender who worked the lunch shift was phenomenal, didn’t catch her name. Would love to inform her manager. Food was good, reasonably priced Will eat at during my next visit to Boston

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Live music. Free rum and rose tasting at entrance of restaurant. Food was excellent fair priced for that area. Would definitely go back.

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  29. CDFoodie

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    1.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Overcooked meat, both steak and burger. Overpriced food for what it was. Asked for wine recommendation, and was recommended one of the most expensive wines. I should have asked for the price, but as a waitress or waiter you should relay prices as well.

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  30. harp2eat

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time at dinner. The manager was particularly welcoming and helpful, and the wait service was very attentive. We enjoyed our food and it was quiet enough to hear our conversations. We will be back!

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  31. captmike

    New York City

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service was attentive.

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  32. AJFHMB

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Longwharf is outstanding! My wife and I always return for our anniversary dinner and they never disappoint! We are always treated like it is still our wedding day and our their only guest. It makes us so glad to have had our wedding at this venue. On to the food...it was amazing too. The local salmon over vegetable risotto was perfectly cooked and flavored, and my wife’s fettuccine was delicious too. The chocolate cake was a great way to cap off an anniversary dinner! We love everything about the experience at the Longwharf and waterline the service made us feel like royalty and the food was equally impressive. The atmosphere is spot on too. So happy to celebrate is the perfect place. Thanks!

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  33. guyhouston

    Houston

    79 reviews

    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate at Waterline on a very cold night while staying at the Marriott Long Warf. Our server Ashley was helpful and attentive. The food was well prepared and interesting. My house made pasta was delicious. My wife's lobster roll was as good as most others she had on the trip. The menu and wine list are a bit limited but there are enough choices. While the dining room lacks to atmosphere of the North End, it was quiet and had a nice view of the harbor. In total a pleasant restaurant with excellent food.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    フェリーに乗った帰りに利用しました。マリオットホテルの二階にあり、屋外のカフェと比較するとかなり静かで空いています。 値段も高くはなく、味も美味しいので穴場ではないでしょうか。

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  35. HeleneT

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great.....service people need to be more courteous and consistent. Michael was great on Wednesday but most staff need a retraining program. Very unwelcome feeling. Had to go to bar twice for self service....once for water and another to order our owns drinks at the bar at the least busy times. Ate there Monday Tuesday and Wednesday! Doorman,bellboy, porter and maid were outstanding and tipped accordingly as were check in service!!😊 Our room was perfect...the pool was fabulous and the deck outstanding!!!

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  36. Lulugracie

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Lobster sandwich was awful. Both of us were disappointed. Not sure what type of lobster they used- it sure wasn't Maine. The sandwich was full of tiny claws. The fries were undercooked as well. The impossible burger was a hit, however. We won't eat there again.

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  37. DanielR

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great drinks

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  38. CarolG

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Waterline for all the above reasons stated. Love the setting and the quiet provides perfect space for conversations and to do business. It is one of my favorite restaurants on the waterfront. Carol Geyer Native Bostonian

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  39. OnBostonHarbor

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It is unacceptable that in a high-priced restaurant that people scream and cheer wildly in front of a TV at the bar (we were not seated at or adjacent to the bar) such that we couldn’t hear ourselves talk. My friend’s son actually had to stick his fingers in his ears. We had trouble locating our waiter to ask that they be quieted down but we couldn’t find him or any other waiter as well. I walked and found someone who did nothing, saying the people were watching a horse race. I’d expect the kind of noise we heard to be what you’d get a sports bar, not at a pricey hotel restaurant located on the harbor.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed with everything in this place.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Waterline – Boston Marriott Long Wharf offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 227-0800.

Waterline – Boston Marriott Long Wharf is rated 3.8 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Waterline – Boston Marriott Long Wharf

296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Atlantic Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Faneuil Hall
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Validation for 2 hours of parking when dining in restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Blue Line to the Aquarium T stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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