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Biltmore Bar & Grill

4.1
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292 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Biltmore Bar & Grille is a modern American restaurant in Newton, MA with a longstanding history. No corporate restaurant chain or Hollywood set designer could ever recreate The Biltmore Vibe. In 1914, the Biltmore opened and served up breakfast and brew at 7AM for the overnight crews from nearby factories. It came with a 4 lane basement bowling alley that was a local hangout for decades. There was talk of a speakeasy during prohibition. The Biltmore was across the street from a regional rail stop and often hosted private events for dignitaries, politicians and celebrities. If the bar could talk, the stories would fill volumes! Much of original brick front and interior has remained the same over the many reincarnations of this legendary bar. The original old growth wood flooring has stood up to many timeless celebrations as well. Celebrating this neighborhood legend while serving up fresh new takes on classic dishes and drinks is what The Biltmore is all about.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 292 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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John
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

For 29 dollar steak tips that I ordered medium rare, they came well done and very much positive they weren’t tips. Maybe 4 individual pieces of meat. The entire meal was fries. Very disappointed

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PatM
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor night at the Biltmore
Food was wonderful and service safe and attentive. Music from a local trio
Jukebox 45 was very cool and enjoyable while dining. Tables were reasonably spaced and the entire experience was a very fresh relief from isolation. Hope to come again to hear this trio

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SkipM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always loved the Biltmore, dropped in for a casual dinner with some buds. Great beer list, cool apps and menu options, and service was top notch. I really can’t wait to get in there and eat at the bar, but it looks like it’ll be a while... sadly.

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CharlotteS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtney was great!!! Let us stay right up until closing time.

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viptndk
New England
155 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad you're back, we've missed you. Thank you Jenna!!!

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Idolikefood
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Biltmore clearly is trying to make this bar more vegetarian friendly, but if the falafel burger is representative of the rest of their veggie dishes, I wouldn't suggest them. The falafel burger was huge which meant the interior was "muziki shy" and the crispness of the smaller falafel which was what I was imagining was lost. I think putting the small round falafell in a pita or a hoagie bun and serving the tsaziki on the side (on the burger, it merely made the bun soggy). It would have been a better dish. I applaud their effort to serve more veggie dishes. I would suggest having a vegetarian chef to consult.

The ambiance is very nice although I would suggest the music be a little less loud, especially in the restaurant area. But even with the music louder than I'd like, we could talk fairly easily.

JP
vipJanP
New England
54 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You don't go to the Biltmore usually to eat healthy. But you can! They have a new really delicious trout dish. Wow, it was good.

I have been to the Biltmore many,many times over the years and always enjoy it.

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Maze
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, server was most accomadating with my special requests

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vipPhilipR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger. Great service. Comfortable ambiance. We had a great time.

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NancyV
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Biltmore was once a star. That star has fallen. Food is mediocre. Service is terrible. Very sad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Arrived 10 minutes early for a 7pm Saturday reservation. Bar about 3/4 full, dining room less than half. Asked for a low table, told they were all reserved. Didn’t I have a reservation too? No problem. Seated and waited 10 minutes for a server to arrive. Hmm, menu a lot smaller than it used to be. Server showed up and took our drink order, 10 minutes later a different person came by to say they were out of Patron tequila. Well, it’s only national margarita day. Gave a different order. 10 minutes later, told bar was backed up. Another 10 minutes goes by, still no drinks, tables still empty around us, no server seen, no mention of taking an app order or dinner. Got up and told host on way out about the long wait and no service. Silence. Used to be a great place. But, consistently downhill last 3 or 4 times I’ve been here. Won’t go back.

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GToddA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bar & Bartender were great, moved into dining area for dinner, food was great, high top table and seating were fantastic. Great overall experience.

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vipJVMJack
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an early 5pm dinner, and sat at a high top in the bar. Service was terrific, food was outstanding, and there's a great beer selection. Looking forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good burgers

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vipNewtonDiner
New England
40 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Liked the cauliflower steak, and a pretty good burger. Will definitely go back.

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vipCgaar
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time there. Really enjoyed good service and friendly patrons.

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vipMillers
New England
169 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great burger and fried pickles/chicken

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

It was definitely not what it used to be!! Quality has definitely gone down hill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Eggs Benedict was awful. Ham was cold, like it was just out of the fridge, English muffin wasn’t even toasted, was clearly pulled out of a bag, sliced, and put on the plate. Appetizer and my wife’s French toast were fine, but not enough to go back.

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vipphooshy
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our waitress was lovely. Our food arrived with burgers under cooked and we had to wait to eat until the kitchen got it right. The BBQ onions never arrived for our burgers until we asked for it. The manager treated us to dessert in way of an apology which was appreciated. The menu is extremely limited for a pub.

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EvaS
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was terrible. Waitress was lovely. Manager was rude and not forthcoming when when we told her the eggs were runny and the drink was bad/spoiled. Would not recommend.

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vipABES
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was sub par and not cheap. Avocado toast arrived soggy. Eggs Benedict equally unappealing. Fried pickles always good!!!! Service was slow, which we didn’t mind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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vipKL1111
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We ordered 2 burgers cooked medium as part of our dinner order...they were both completely raw on the inside. We received a 15% discount but had to wait for new burgers and in the meantime the rest of our table had their meal. The service was the one highlight. We won’t be back. The rest of the food was ok but certainly nothing to go back for.

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vipEliseS
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great brunch! The menu on OpenTable was different from the restaurant, which was a little disappointing. The food was still great!

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viplfen
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were having a special event last night so it was tough to get a reservation. Then we ended up having an extra person and they accommodated us without issue. It was very much appreciated. I love the bar at this place too.

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vipHighpockets
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a Sunday brunch reservation for 5 persons based on online reviews. The food was so good that it can only be described as dishes that have been perfected over time. Spend a few minutes talking to the staff and they will confirm the place is oozing with fun history. The Bloody Mary is a must for brunch. Our waitress Jenna was exceptional, funny, and fit right in with our group - which included our fiend's mom who is 90+ years young! Thumbs up on this place for any foodie.

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JasonT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and a much better option than a chain restaurant. We appreciated the small menu as it was less overwhelming than typical menus while also helping the cooks focus on making a few items well as opposed to a lot of items only average.

Service was slower than expected, although this was mostly made up for my the friendly waitstaff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at the bar will be back again soon. Love their sister restaurant article 24!

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vipmrslambs
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dinner

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ff100550
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Neighborhood restaurant with good food and beer selection. Not a fancy place but features good food and surprisingly enough has vegetarian options. The falafel burger was much better than at middle eastern upscale restaurants. The noise level is high, but that's no different than other places. The beers come in three sizes which is very thoughtful. Parking in the back of the restaurant and some on the street. The wall decorations are conversation openers, old ad signs from a bygone era.

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vipCrazy4Synchro
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I wish they had a bit of sound abortion material in the building. Sounds bounces around very easily. Food is delicious. I loved the Bolognese. My husband ordered the salmon and thought the portion was a bit slight. The server took her time coming to us at the beginning and also let us wait at the end for the processing of the credit card. She was perfectly attentive while we were eating.

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vipRTho74Jr
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and staff are excellent. We love coming here for brunch but the new dinner menu has less options and the ones they are offering are not appealing at all. I had chips and dip and no entree because the salad and entree selections are limited to 3 each and none of them remotely sound appealing at all. Very disappointing because their dinner menu used to be great. Until the dinner menu improves, we’ll come for dinks and maybe an appetizer and for brunch. Not for dinner.

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vipExcellent
New England
52 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our food was very good. However, we ate there on Sunday evening at 6. How could they have run out of both fish dishes and coffee by then?

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vipRuthie
New England
53 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

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vipmarlbeth
New England
63 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. One of the best waiters we've had anywhere. Kudos to him. Nice wine selection. Specials should be given to customers not shared by servers.

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Christine
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A little too noisy and how can a restaurant not have coffee available during brunch.

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MarilynJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fish tacos that were described on line were very different than what was served (not nearly as good) Charged $6 for French fries as a side even tho we were told they came with the sandwiches. Charged $2 for a slice of bread to accompany a salad - really?
I did like the waitress & atmosphere and would try again at night this time - maybe larger, more varied menu?

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vipLoisB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner menu has been pared down but I'm happy to report that the excellent Biltmore Burger remains! I enjoyed their special burger which had pastrami instead of bacon. We also had the boar and beef rigatoni. Removed from the menu was our favorite fish and chips (we used to get the fish and waffle fries) but we were more than happy with our dinner. We will go back!

MJ
MJGA
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We eat there after meetings several times a year even tough we don't live in the area. We explained we had to finish up our meeting and the host put us in a corner so we could hear each other. the restaurant was lively, but not overwheling. Our server was terrific ans very attentive. We all enjoyed our meals and drinks and will definitely go back again.

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Biltmore Bar & Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 292 OpenTable diners.

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