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Main Bar - Waterline – Boston Marriott Long Wharf, Boston, MA

Waterline – Boston Marriott Long Wharf

3.8
3.8
263 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Set inside the hotel, Waterline tempts patrons with New England favorites that feature locally sourced ingredients, featuring our award winning New England Clam Chowder alongside a superb drink menu. This waterfront restaurant also showcases breathtaking Long Wharf views from its perch overlooking Boston.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–1:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 227-3838

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Johnson: (877) 240-0786

  • Neighborhood

    Faneuil Hall

  • Cross street

    Atlantic Avenue

  • Parking details

    Validation for 2 hours of parking when dining in restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Blue Line to the Aquarium T stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 263 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I was attending a special weekend event so the hotel severely restricted their usual menu. My companion’s burger fell apart and was tiny, my chicken sandwich was miniscule ( these were supposedly main courses. Next night I had salmon which was a bit better. No vegetables offered at all. Definitely below usual Marriott Standard.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    I was attending a weekend special event at this hotel. They shrunk the menu and the food I was served was substantially below what I usually have come to expect from Marriott. I was very disappointed.
  3. RC

    RobertC

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    It was Valentine's Day so the slow service gets a pass. The food was very good but the very loud bar is way too close for that kind of dining experience.
  4. P

    Patrick

    New York Area

    143 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I am pretty sure our waiter's name was Kenny; he was attentive, and quick. My wife's burger was classic Marriott fare as was my chicken sandwich. Our calamari was fantastic!
  5. CV

    CVale

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food; better than we expected. We also had a terrific waiter. Service was a bit slow, so not a place to go if you're in a hurry. But it's great for a leisurely dinner. Noise level is loud, partly because of the live music. But we enjoyed the music very much.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service and great food
  7. K

    Kenn

    New England

    574 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    574 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very decent meal for a hotel cafe!
  8. A

    Avatar

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a marvelous waitress, who went above and beyond, even serving a shared salad and chowder in two separate sets of dishes without being asked. She was very attentive and made us feel pampered. The food was delicious and the menu was varied enough that everyone was happy. Try the truffled polenta fries! WOW! It was so nice to be able to hear all the conversations without straining to lip read. The Waterline is a great restaurant for an intimate dining experience, and I highly recommend it.
  9. NT

    NealT

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food. Best.
  10. PV

    PeterV

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  12. CD

    CDFoodie

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    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.
  13. h

    harp2eat

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  14. c

    captmike

    New York Area

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service was attentive.
  15. AJ

    AJFHMB

    New England

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  16. g

    guyhouston

    Houston

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    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。
  18. HT

    HeleneT

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    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!!!
  19. L

    Lulugracie

    New England

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    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.
  20. DR

    DanielR

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great drinks
  21. CG

    CarolG

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    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
  22. OB

    OnBostonHarbor

    New England

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointed with everything in this place.
  24. S

    Shirin

    New England

    99 reviews

    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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
  25. J

    Jack

    Philadelphia

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We both had fish tacos which were a special that night. They were excellent. Nice wine and beer offerings also.
  26. AH

    AudreyH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    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.
  27. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Service! Great for Breakfast on the weekend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was outstanding!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old friends just getting together :)
  31. t

    ternest

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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!!!
  32. L

    Lauren

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2017

    overall5food1service5ambience3
    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.
  33. P

    Polluxgold

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    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...
  34. F

    Fantastic

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    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.
  35. NM

    NedM

    New England

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    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.
  36. EM

    ElizabethM

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2017

    overall5food3service3ambience3
    Fun atmosphere
  37. FF

    FFabre

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  38. A

    Asian1996

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good. St. Pat's meal
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food quality was good and very good service.
  40. OB

    OdinB

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Chowder was excellent. Had 2 very good meals here.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Waterline – Boston Marriott Long Wharf is rated 3.8 stars by 263 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 3 times today
Google Map for Waterline – Boston Marriott Long Wharf

296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Atlantic Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Faneuil Hall

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Thu 11:30 am–1:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validation for 2 hours of parking when dining in restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Blue Line to the Aquarium T stop

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 227-3838

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Johnson: (877) 240-0786

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