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About Waterline - Marriott Longwharf

Waterline offers up Boston-style comfort foods, perfect for sharing and made from the finest, locally sourced ingredients. Appetizers like housemade chips with Grafton cheddar beer dip, Judith Point lemon calamari and chef’s vast selection of sliders are all great for sharing. More substantial items like our long line tuna, burgers with hand-cut fries, crisp entrée salads and a hearty selection of sandwiches. Local Boston favorites include a top of the line chowder, house made cannolis and a large selection of local microbrews.

296 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday Breakfast 6:30am - 11:30am;
Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 7:00am - 12:00pm;
Monday – Friday Lunch: 11:30 – 2pm;
Saturday and Sunday Lunch: 12:00 - 3PM;
Dinner Daily 5:00 – 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Atlantic Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 227-3838

Website:
http://www.waterlineboston.com/

Parking Details:
free 2 hour parking when dining in restaurant.

Public Transit:
Blue Line to the Aquarium T stop

Executive Chef:
Joe Florio

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Private Dining

With numerous small plates, sandwiches, salads and larger dishes, we have something for every appetite. Our contemporary, open design overlooking Boston Harbor, features a full-service bar area, flexible table seating, and a private dining room for up to 60 guests.

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4.2

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3.7

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3.7

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71% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2009

This was my first time at Oceana, and it was a great experience. I had to set up a business lunch for 5 people, and I had high expectations which were completely met.
The atmosphere, view, food, and service, were without question, excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2009

It was a Tuesday night and most tables were empty. The view is great, even on a rainy night. Food delicious, service excellent except that a "Dewars"on the rocks was reversed with a "Jack Daniels" on the rocks and was not replaced but just swapped to customer's surprize.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2009

I have been to Oceana twice this spring and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. The views are among the best in Boston. Prices are quite reasonable, the service is attentive and the seafood dishes are fresh and nicely prepared. THe amibiance is pleasant and quiet. You don't get rushed out. The coffee is quite good and one can linger and enjoy the harbor and your friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2009

While the hostess appeared knowledgeable, she was not especially friendly.
My waiter was very attentive.
I thought that the list of food items was not as good as it used to be when it was called the Harbor View. It used to be exceptional.
The champagne was very good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2009

The salad was disappointing, but the lump crab cake appetizer was good. My grilled scallops was excellent. My husband's steamed lobster was very fresh.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2009

A group of five friends met for dinner and had a great time. Wonderful view and location. Fairly quiet. Convenient (within walking distance from Faneuil Hall Marketplace area.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2009

Lunch just ok. Would not return

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 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2009

Outstanding location and pretty decent food for a hotel restaurant

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2009

Calamari good but not great (needs to be thinner rings and more crisp); Lobster is lobster (always excellent!); drinks a bit pricey (average $15 for a martini & $7 for bottled water); Key lime dessert is advertised as "creamy," but is think and "cheesecake-like" in consistency - not as light as it could be - also served with heavy crust; service was impeccable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2009

it had a great view and was practically empty for our group of 5 at 6:30 dinner. still, we were seated at a table with a large column blocking our view. the food was ok - i had the sirloin. average. not a $28 steak.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 19, 2009

Disappointing, to say the least. While the view of Boston Harbor is spectacular, the Sunday buffet was only ok. There were the standard breakfast items you can find anywhere at half the price. Other brunchy things such as oysters Rockefeller were barely recognizable versions. The peel-and-eat shrimp and some of the desserts were the only notable items. Even the service was lacking. Our waiter spent most of his time chatting with the other staff. We had to take our used plates over to him.

They are coasting on their view.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2009

Great view of the harbor. Great service without being intruded upon. Great food. Greater desserts!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 3, 2009

Felt like a dying restaurant with only four tables being served during prime time on a Saturday night. Filet was overcooked and had to be sent back. By the time it came back I had finished my meal. If I hadn't, it would have been cold. Very disappointing, would not go back. For such a great view, one would think that a quality restaurant would do well.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2009

The restaurant is a good place for brunch with beautiful views of the harbor.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2009

The food and view were wonderful. Very nice place for a special meal. The only let down was the waiter. He was a very nice guy but carried on conversations with other diners while neglecting his other customers. The bus staff were very attentive. Will go back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2009

very good food for a hotel restaurant. Because it was on the waterfront with a lot of other restaurant options it was not at all crowded. Very attentive wait staff.

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 (London)·Dined on March 22, 2009

There was an excellent choice of food and it was difficult to choose what to have. Good quality as well and we were looked after with drinks throughout. Price very reasonable and we would definitely go again if we are in Boston.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2009

I found that the scenic view overcomes the ok food ... I dont believe the food is worth the price they charge, but you probably pay more because of the view. A good place to try once.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2009

A beautiful panoramic view of Boston Harbor. A great restaurant week menu.
The salmon was fresh, cooked perfectly and seasoned appropriately.
The Chicken Caesar flatbread is a great menu item.
The server was professional and attentive but not over bearing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2009

Outstanding value, good food at a reasonable price. Tremendous view, Attentive staff, free parking.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2009

We went here with a group of 15 to have the famed unlimited all you can eat seafood buffet. It was fantastic, good quality food. Clean restaurant and very roomy. Inexpensive price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2009

This was a HUGE, and expensive disappointment. I went online to find a good seafood restaurant in Boston, one that was on the water would have been a plus. The website did not at all make it clear that this was a HOTEL restaurant, with overpriced, undersized meals. Also, the much acclaimed view of the Harbor was not to be seen from my table. It was a monumental waste of money in that the food was not only miniscule in scale, but also of second-rate quality. I do not even recommend this restaurant for people who decide to stay at the hotel, and I do not know why the website would advertise it as a top-rate restaurant for non-hotel stayers.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2009

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch on a clear but cold-d-d day, but still could experience an "outdoor experience". The six of us were celebrating a family anniversary and truly enjoyed the varieties of food choices and appreciated the professionalism of the staff. Our only difficulty was the arrival of a large group whose noise level was probably more suited to a pub.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2009

Food and atmosphere were good. Attentive waiter and personnel.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2009

it was lovely and they gave all the ladies free roses after dinner which i thought was very thoughtful..

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2009

The staff was friendly and efficient. The brunch was great as always - lots to choose from!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2009

Fantastic brunch perhaps one of the best in Boston!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2009

Totally pleasant atmosphere & experience, The price was a bargain considering how much good food was available and compared the cost of some other hotel brunches.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2009

Went for brunch at 12.. was not very busy, breakfast items were cold, however the hot lunch items were much warmer. Our server kept disappearing, so we cleared our own plates. Free mimosa was nice however it tasted like they used very cheap champagne.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2009

We ate at the Oceana while attending Yankee Dental in January 2009. It was very quiet and empty. We enjoyed our meals and the convenience of eating at a lovely restaurant in the hotel and walking down the hall to our room afterwards.

There was one table with a couple of people when we got there. They left, and we were alone, then another table came in. I chaulk it up to the bad economy.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2009

I will never eat at this restaurant again.Everything (except for the bread) was horrible.After watching the waiter pass a platter full of food on top of my friend's head I respectfully asked to be moved to a table where we would not be in the way.The restaurant was essentially empty (I understood later why)so there was no reason to sit in front of the wait staff station where the columns, chair, etc cut the passage way to less than 2 feet.He denied the request and simply said he would not come that way again.The food was cold when it arrived and needed to be sent back. When they brought it back they it was over done.The filets were still alive. For the very first time in my +30 years of casual to elegant dining I did not tip.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2008

The resaurant was average. Took my clients for lunch. The food was good, except for my entree. I ordered the tuna, listed on the menu for $29, seared rare, as rare as can be. It came completely WELL-DONE. I sent it back. They sent another one out that was completely raw and fleshy, not seared at all, maybe 10 seconds per side. I sent it back again. It came out for the third time, not the way i wanted it, but I couldnt send it back with my clients there., even though they agreed that the fish is not cooked accordingly. This was not a good impression on me, nor my clients. The only good thing, I will admit, the desserts were very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2008

Lovely evening. Restaurant was quiet as there were not a lot of diners making it great for being able to chat with everyone at the table without being loud. View of the harbor was perfect as the night was clear. The appetizers (crabcake, chowder, salads, etc, were quite good, those needing to be warm were served so. Entrees of crusted cod, scallops were tasty and accompanying sides quite good. Creme brulee to round out the meal was delicious. Easily would recommend for dinner.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2008

Very good find with awesome quality on all fronts!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2008

I had been to Oceana in the summer for outdoor dining several times and always had a wonderful experience, but this past Saturday night was one of the worst Boston dining experiences ever. They were severely under staffed and that showed from the second we sat down- I had to get up several times to find our waiter-to request drinks,to let the waiter know that one of our meals was under cooked (nearly raw- when medium was requested)and to also cancel dessert since it had been over 30 mins since our meal was done. I was the one that suggested Oceana to the group I was with and at the end of the meal felt that I had to apologize for the mistake I made in making the reservation.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2008

look like there was only one waiter..was a liitle slow

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2008

Dining at Oceana for Brunch was fabulous. Great food, service and views of Boston Harbor. My husband and I will be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2008

nice new menu - lots of choices

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2008

The waiter was great. We asked for a window seat which would imply a view. There were only one or two other couples there the entire time we were there and we were given probably the worst window view in the restaurant. One person had a view of the closed bar on the outside patio. Most other tables were set so both parties of a couple could view the ocean. What as the maitre'd thinking! We did not say anything on arrival but I guess we could have. But we should not have had to.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2008

big disappointment and horrible food. Wait staff was impersonal although the bus person PEI was very sweet and attentive. The food was on the par of a Denny's seafood night as the scallops were overcooked and chewy and I had to hide them in my too standard mashed potatoes. The onion soup was ok, but it's onion soup. Overall this place is a disappointment for where it is and that it is on the Long Wharf! Go to other places. Next time i will not resist the pull to go to a north beach italian place as i have yet to have a bad meal there ever.

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