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Riverbend Bar & Grille At The Newton Marriott Hotel

3.9
3.9
151 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are back open! We are now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel 7 days per week.
Hours are:
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Lounge Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Bar Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:30 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 630-3521

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Senises

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Riverbend Bar & Grille can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Diana Lucas: (855) 407-0735

  • Neighborhood

    Newton

  • Cross street

    Commonwealth Ave

  • Parking details

    Self-Parking. Please take a ticket at the Parking Gate and a restaurant associate will validate the parking (up to 4 hours).

  • Public transit

    We are conveniently located five minutes from the Riverside T stop.

  • Entertainment

    Live cable TV

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join 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

What 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took out of town guests to the restaurant for brunch before they had to catch a flight. Everyone loved the variety of food and thought the food was delicious. Our guests were excited when the desserts came out for the lunch time brunch.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Business breakfast. Served its purpose as location was convenient for people coming from multiple locations. Had an omelet. Mediocre. Hash browns should have been cooked more. It was fine just nothing great. At first I thought I would get the buffet which was same piece as most menu options. But selection was mediocre and the scrambled eggs looked like they came from a mix.
  3. m

    micahg

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Fathers Day. Everyone had a great time!
  4. JL

    JosephL

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location and great service. Food was ok. Private room gave privacy for larger group.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Place was not busy ... And looked like they had enough help ... But service was awful .. had to constantly call server over to get anything
  6. E

    Elle

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The omelets were fine. Wiuld have liked a turkey or veggies alternative to tge breakfast meats. Itherwise, there were plenty if items yo choose from. The atmosphere is ok, but I noticed the decorative counter areas beside some of the booths were quite dusty. All in all, it was ok, but I expected better from a Marriott.
  7. C

    Cook

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were somewhat later than usual at Riverbend. That's certainly part of the reason the restaurant was nice and quiet. We enjoyed the food, the service, the ambience. Will return again.
  8. m

    micahg

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Mothers Day Brunch With Amazing Staff!
  9. BP

    BruceP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Meals were not of best quality. Mani mani was over cooked and short rib ragu had obviously come out of freezer to be reheated. Service was excellent and attentive but couldn’t make up for food quality
  10. t

    thomasb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We arrived at 1:45pm and everything looked great. We were seated near a window and it had a nice view. The waiter was nice and took our drink order. Went up to get our food and it looked good. The roasted potatoes looked a little dry and realized that was because they were stone cold. I ordered an omelet at the egg station and it was outstanding and the cooks were attentive. Then we went to the waffle station and the cooks were not there. They were chatting with other cooks at the next station. So we got ice cold waffles left in the metal tray. Instead of hot off the grill waffles. All the food was at best,lukewarm , the cooks did not keep the covers down on the hot trays and they sat and hot cold. They closed the buffet down at 2:45 and never asked if we wanted to go up again. True disappointment, because it could have been wonderful if the staff had cared a little more. We understand that we came as the last seating, but we still paid the full price.
  11. S

    Seamus

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Pleasurable Easter Brunch. Staff was excellent and very accommodating. Food was very good. A little on the pricey side but given it was an Easter Brunch I can understand why.
  12. SJ

    ScottJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good. Never felt rushed and look forward to going back
  13. JP

    JenniferP

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    great buffet for Easter meal! Breakfast and lunch options for all!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Perfect for large gatherings. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating.
  15. CL

    CindyL

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for Restaurant week during lunch time. Food was very good for the deal. For apps, we had the clam chowder and Riverbend salad and then we had the lobster roll and steak tips which were all great! I personally loved the dessert, we ordered the Amaretto cake which looked heavy but was light and delicious! Was not very busy which is a shame. We read the reviews and were skeptical at first but they were all from a few years ago. We had our wedding reception there so it was nice to go back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fencing meet at Brandeis University
  17. S

    Stillhungry

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Wasn’t good
  18. d

    doglover

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were looking for a Sunday brunch when we booked this restaurant through open table. When we got there, they said the brunch was not available and hadn’t been updated on Open Table. We were disappointed as we were celebrating our mother’s 91st birthday and she had wanted brunch. The salads and lobster rolls were good but it wasn’t what we had originally wanted. They put a candle in a little dessert plate for her which was very nice and our waiter was lovely. Please update your page on Open Table!
  19. P

    Patricia

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    On Christmas Day this Marriott was easy to find and park. The staff and restaurant that was missing help did an excellent job. Set menu but still gave a choice. Lovely holiday decorations and didn't rush us. We will be back.
  20. m

    micahg

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service,table, and view! Will be back!
  21. J

    Jane

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff did a very good job considering the very limited menu and resources due to Covid.
  22. i

    imdi

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    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.
  23. EH

    EllenH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    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.
  24. P

    Preakness50

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  25. FI

    FeliciaI

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    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
  26. C

    Cook

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    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".
  27. AM

    AMD426

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  28. P

    Paular

    New England

    136 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    very small menu with only about 5 or six entrees. Cobb Salad and clam chowder were very good.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We were looking for an enjoyable new dining experience close by. This wasn’t it.
  31. BK

    ByungK

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Lunch sandwich, particularly the bread, was terrible. Good place for a meeting with quiet atmosphere.
  32. JM

    JoanM

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    the lobster roll was very good. the chowder was excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Came here for restaurant week last weekend and would not recommend. It has a very hospital cafeteria feel and taste.
  34. T

    Tink

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  36. YC

    YvonneC

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff! Super helpful, kind and courteous
  37. S

    Scott

    New England

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    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.)
  38. D

    Diner1

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  39. BM

    BarbaraM

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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
  40. F

    Familyovernighter

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A little slow on service but never neglected and waiter was very responsive. Food was great, just as ordered. A little pricey but expected.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 3.9 stars by 151 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Riverbend Bar & Grille At The Newton Marriott Hotel

2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA 02466

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Commonwealth Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Newton

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Lounge Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Bar Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:30 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-Parking. Please take a ticket at the Parking Gate and a restaurant associate will validate the parking (up to 4 hours).

  • Public transit

    We are conveniently located five minutes from the Riverside T stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Senises

  • Entertainment

    Live cable TV

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 630-3521

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Riverbend Bar & Grille can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Diana Lucas: (855) 407-0735

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