Waterline - Marriott Longwharf

3.8
315 reviews
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Waterline offers up Boston-style comfort foods, perfect for sharing and made from the finest, locally sourced ingredients. Appetizers like our housemade edamame hummus, pork "wings", and chef’s vast selection of shareables from the dock and from the farm are great options. More substantial items like our Yankee pot roast, extensive selection of burgers with hand-cut fries, crisp entrée salads and a hearty selection of sandwiches. Local Boston favorites include a top of the line chowder, specially crafted cocktails and a large selection of local microbrews.
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What 315 People Are Saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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CD
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 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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h
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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c
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was attentive.

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AJ
New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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g
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 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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Tokyo
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 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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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 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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L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 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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New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great drinks

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CG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 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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OB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 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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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointed with everything in this place.

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S
New England
62 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The renovated look of waterline and the new menu was a pleasant surprise .and should have been done few years ago as we always enjoy this place for the view and good food . The price has increased but the quality and taste has improved as well . The service was attentive and everything we ordered was explained to meet our expectation
Would definitely come back again . Marriott food continues with tradition for excellence

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M
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We both had fish tacos which were a special that night. They were excellent. Nice wine and beer offerings also.

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I made a reservation for dinner on Easter Sunday. I was not informed that the main dining room overlooking the harbor was CLOSED for renovations. No mention of it whatsoever. We were seated us in a lobby lounge for this holiday dinner. The table was not even ready when we arrived. They had to clean it and set it up even though we had a reservation and there was no one else dining in that area or waiting at the time. I didn't want to make a fuss so I quietly went over to the hostess and shared this feedback. She had nothing to say except she was sorry.

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P
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service! Great for Breakfast on the weekend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was outstanding!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service, all three meals we had one Asian waitress. Couldn't ask for better hospitality...She was filling shifts, the restaurant was short staff for the holidays.. I look forward to coming back...
Sincerely, Angela Gallo

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old friends just getting together :)

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place in a great area. Food was absolutely fantastic. Waiter was very attentive and great! Definitely would recommend it. Went on a Thursday for $25 whole Lobster. So great!!!

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L
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this restaurant. The service was great...our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The menu was interesting, and the prices seemed fine for a nice restaurant. But...and, this is most important, the food was not as fresh and flavorful as it should have been. In such a competitive restaurant scene as Boston, and, with the Marriott tradition of excellence, the food should have been better...specifically, the salmon was overlooked and the quinoa /veggie salad it was served on was dry and flavorless. The lobster was over boiled, the baked potato and corn over cooked . I hope this is helpful...there's room to improve.

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RR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall, B+. The service and place were at a good location, we probably expected a nicer setting given its proximity to the wharf but is nothing they promoted, just something we assumed...

For the place and service, the September lobster special is a good deal, just slightly overdone but a good deal nonetheless. Shrimp cocktail has good room for improvement, but big, quality meat used in it.

Drinks are quite unremarkable, another restaurant where their signature cocktail lacks personality.

Would we go again? Sure, not a bad deal, we'll just set expectations to the right level...

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A
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Did not expect restaurant to be a bar extension. Although views are great and food is good, expect the ambiance to be that if a bar, with the noise level loud.

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NM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Just underwhelming ...the food was ok, with the exception of the cole slaw (inedible). Very few other diners made it seem cold.. Mike was good and attentive as the waiter.

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EM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Fun atmosphere

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FF
New England
37 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing and wonderfully accommodating staff on hand and we enjoyed ourselves immensely! The food was good but I would have liked to have seen more options, I felt rather limited.

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A
London
28 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. St. Pat's meal

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food quality was good and very good service.

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OB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Chowder was excellent. Had 2 very good meals here.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Made reservations here because it had solid reviews on OpenTable. I definitely regretted not taking into consideration that people were likely leaving reviews in relativity to other hotel restaurants. On a good note, the appetizers we got (chips and beer cheese dip & clam chowder) were great! On the not-so-great note, my boyfriend ordered the salmon, and it had virtually no flavor. I ordered the cobb salad, which was also pretty lack-lustrous and not very enjoyable. That being said, great place to come for apps and drinks, but there are SO many better options in town if you want a decent meal.

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N
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was prompt and cheery. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection.

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G
New England
43 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My daughter's friend was in Boston with her kids. I thought Joes in the Waterfront. Winner of 2016 Battle of the Burger, perfect fit for all. Great setting outside, food kids could get and one more burger for me. What's not to like? Love Joe's!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place was rated very high on Yelp and its a Hotel Lobby restaurant! ughhhh! We got there and immediately turned around and walked out, disappointing!

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J
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a nice lunch, my husband enjoyed his turkey sandwich and my burger was incredibly delicious

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C
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for late night meal and also went back for brunch

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KA
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The noise level when we were there was due to a pre-wedding function. There are other areas where this event could have been held.

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K
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Waterline is a great example of a fine hotel restaurant. The service was totally up to standard and the food was delicious. They accommodated children and special diets with perfect professionalism. The restaurant has a lovely view of the Long Wharf and as it was Navy Week we had great views of sailors and Marines parading down the wharf. The prices were in line with what I would expect at a major hotel, but since I not am accustomed to dining in major hotels all the time, they felt high to me, hence the 4-stars for value. But, again, it is what we would have paid anywhere else for dinner downtown. The Fish and Chips was perfect, the cooks really know how fry; my husband had a gorgeous salad presented on a long and perfect piece of prosciutto. Kids' hamburger and hot dogs were cute mini burgers and dogs. Looked like two pieces of what might have been a three-piece adult appetizer. Both loved their food. Looked like a great place to meet friends downtown and a nice atmosphere to hang out at the bar.

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C
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The brisket and cheese fries were very good. The blueberry upside down cake was very good. The service was excellent! I did notice a few disparities between the menu on the app and their menus on site.

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