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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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Details
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.

Waterline - Marriott Longwharf Ratings and Reviews

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3.5

service

4.2

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

71% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Old friends just getting together :)

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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...

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Fun atmosphere

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 2, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

All good. St. Pat's meal

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Food quality was good and very good service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2016

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

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2016

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

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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2016

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2016

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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 9, 2016

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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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 30, 2016

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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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2016

The Waterline is so convenient coming in to Boston to meet friends. The service was excellent this time and with a "reserved" sign on my table, I felt like they appreciated the many times I come back . They expanded the menu and the fish tacos and the sliders are great. Prices seem more reasonable than in the past. And the waitstaff was extremely efficient and professional this time. Never felt rushed. I'll be returning soon.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 11, 2016

Great service... Good selection on menu... Could use some more fresh seafood options.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 26, 2016

The actual menu was different than the website. When I noted that, they were very nice, apologized and gave me a complimentary salad....which came at the same time as the main course. The salmon was very good but tha accompanying risotto was greasy.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2016

Not bad for a hotel restaurant. Should have more local fish/seafood offerings and a gluten free menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2015

On Boston harbor. Great view. Good food. Casual and fun. A bit noisy but will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2015

I frequently meet friends at the restaurant and take advantage of the 2 hour free parking. Very rare in Boston. The drinks are very expensive but the food choices are reasonable. And Michael, our server, is always professional and first rate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 16, 2015

I was traveling in Boston with my husband and wanted a nice, quiet restaurant where I would feel comfortable eating alone. While he was attending a business function. The chowder was yummy, the atmosphere comfortable and the servers' level of attention was just right. Thanks for a nice meal/evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2014

not bad for a hotel restaurant... convenient, reasonably priced menu, good choices of draft beers.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2014

I have always loved this place because it's a nice, secret spot that is a great last stop for the night or a quick lunch. Their food is creative and delicious and the wine list is spot on. The bartenders are always super friendly and the ambiance is fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Little menu options for dinner. Service was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2014

Clam chowder was hearty, worth trying. Lobster roll was great too!!
Beet salad highly recommended!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2014

This restaurant in the Marriott Long Wharf hotel has a nice view (for a select few tables ) of the harbor and the overall interior is airy, modern and pleasant. The food is just as good, if not better, with a wide-ranging menu of the usual favorites (salad, burgers, sandwiches, but also the random Indian dish and more innovative appetizers). the prices are quite reasonable, and portions decent without being excessive. The only complaint is that on a recent night the music speakers were turned up WAY too loud. I would definitely return if in the neighborhood.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2014

We went for my wife's birthday and had an amazing experience. The service was top notch and they even brought us out a piece of birthday cake without asking. I had the fish of the day and it was spectacular. My wife had the lobster roll which was also great. We were really just wowed by the service overall and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2014

My friend and I shared the shrimp cocktail app'r -- it was outstanding -- best shrimp and salsa style cocktail sauce we've had in years.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2014

food was ok. priced fine but all was really heavily salted. we got burgers and calamari and all was a bit overcooked too.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2014

I brought my future sister-in-law here for a low key bachelorette party. The service was great and the view was amazing. We ordered a few appetizers and drinks. The food was amazing and everyone there was very nice. I would go here again with my husband for a fun night out!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner after a sailing cruise on the harbor. We had a corner booth which was very comfortable and romantic and had a nice view of the water. The food was delicious and they were extremely accomodating of my allergies. They brought my boyfriend a large piece of cake and ice cream for his birthday, and sorbet for myself on the house. Our waitor Barry was so friendly and made our experience!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2014

I frequently use Waterline as a place to meet for business. The food is very good and they have the flexibility to make what
you are looking for if it is not on the menu. Rob was our waiter this time around and his service was excellent as always. He was very accomodating and attentive with a personable demeanor.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2014

I'm a regular and have often commented on how noisy the restaurant can be when large groups are there. On Tuesday evening there were no groups and it was a perfect place to get together with 4 of my former colleagues. It was extremely quiet, allowing us to carry on a conversation without shouting. The service was excellent (Michael always does a good job.) and we had drinks and 4 different appetizers which were tasty and served hot. No rush, relaxing, and just fine. The prices are 'hotel' prices but work for a quick meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2014

I'm a frequent diner at the Waterline because of its convenience to Rt. 93 and the 2-hour free parking. The food has been secondary but this past experience was so much better and more enjoyable than previous ones. The salad with chicken was a good portion and chicken very fresh. Server Michael is always the best and no one took our plates away before I finished. The price of wine is on the high side but if you're going to spend just two hours in a casual convenient place, go here. And there was no large crowd to make it difficult to speak. Nice evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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