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Biltmore & Main

4.2
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277 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located in the heart of Reading Massachusetts, just minutes north of Boston, Biltmore and Main is a lively, upbeat gastro pub serving New American food in a warm & inviting atmosphere. With a beautiful double-sided fireplace, eclectic artwork from local artists as well as a touch of pop-art, our dining room comes alive and is fun to relax in. With 38 craft beers on tap & 11 TVs, our bar has that neighborhood feel that draws you in and makes you want to stay for awhile. Biltmore and Main; city-like atmosphere close to home!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 277 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
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4.0
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4.0
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CaitlinG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, the staff went above and beyond to provide a safe and enjoyable night. Food was delicious!

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BillD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold, service very slow , and they didn’t have any cream for after dinner coffee, really? Was their first night, but menu had changed for the worse.

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KatieL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were pleasantly surprised. It’s a bar on one side but a quieter restaurant on the other side. The food and the service were both excellent.

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed this place. The food was good as were the spirits! I’d definitely recommend it.

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HollyE
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nachos were very good to start. With a larger party it was plenty for all of us to pick at. The food came out within reason and the place was very busy the night we were there. We didn’t see our waitress much due to the rush. The tacos were a bit dry but plenty of meat to fill you up. Salad was a bit soggy but the rest of the food ordered was very good.

Overall, I would try it again but would likely pick another item on the menu for an entree.

In the past we had attended a private event there and that experience alone would bring us back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The server was very pleasant and helpful. The food was also tasty. I would say just average quality. I found the value on par with most gastropub type restaurants.

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SteveN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Biltmore and Main. Great local gathering place. Food and service was great and selection of beers was excellent. Great place for dinner or to sit at the bar.

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vipMTVessel
New England
110 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always go back for the home nade ginger beer. was awesome as always. mac and cheese bites and tater tots are always good. the banana pudding desert was awesome. a little disappointed in the menu. over the summer a new chef arrived and we were invited as regulars there to come try new items. none of those new items were on the menu this time. i liked the new items i tried. the menu was essentially the staples of comfort foods they always had

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MikeandAmy
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall very good. The Mac Fritters were excellent, and the burgers were good although they were a bit overcooked from what was asked. Wait staff was excellent, on top of everything and always checking to see if we needed anything.
Will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Went here for valentine’s dinner. My girlfriend got the crispy salmon and she loved it. It must have taken longer than my burger to cook because my meal was cold. The cookie sundae was unbelievable and salvaged my night.

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MarcL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding dinner! Seated in time for our reservation. Great service. Appetizers were outstanding and dinner was timed perfectly. A little crowded seating, but overall, we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks!

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Rebecca
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hidden gem in Reading, MA!
My boyfriend and I were pleasantly surprised by everything about this place- food, prices, service, drinks, decor/ambiance and even the parking! We ordered the mussels, hog wings, Biltmore burger and the Gobbler burger and all were delicious. The burgers are quite large and stacked with the toppings so makes them even more worth the amazing price they have one everything. Drinks and service were great as well! The food is almost so good it doesn't match the "gastropub" description online.

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cbsab
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a quick meal or brunch, and comfortable if you wanted to linger. We had good salads, very tasty shrimp on it, and a burger, fried pickles (love). Service was polite, friendly and efficient. We've been twice and will go back again when we are in the area.

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vipDiane
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here very good

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oops
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was all warm when served, Coors light was room temperature. Hostess and server were great!!!!
Surprised since I have always enjoyed dining here. something changed big time and not for the better.

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ScottH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wasn't that noisy in case I rated it incorrectly. Food is real good with a great selection and great staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. I ordered the Biltmore burger - be prepared to make a mess eating it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Lunch with a friend to celebrate the holiday. Service was awful from the time I was seated. Pizza was over cooked twice. First pizza was returned because it was burnt. Slow slow slow service.

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vipEatoutalot
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My scallops and pasta were awesome. The cod was amazing too. It was the best meal we had there.

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vipJackie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Horrible experience. We were seated at the bar high top table area. There was an event there the same night, no one told us. So loud, couldn’t hear each other talk. Too many people in one are, all drunk and in costumes. Guy spilled beer on me near by. Will never go back again. Manager couldn’t even handle crowds and wouldn’t get people out of the way of door. Couldn’t get out when time to leave. In there for less then 45 mins and it was miserable.

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MikeM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, table was ready. Was able to watch both Thursday Night Football and the Bruins game without any issue. Food was very good and there was plenty of it. Beer selection was fine for our group.

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loverofgoodfood
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A Patriots game was in progress when we arrived so it was a bit noisy. We retreated to a quiet area of the restaurant, and we were able to carry on a conversation easily. The food was delicious. My burger was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. My companion loved her pulled pork sandwich and said she would be back with her husband. Our server was delightful and efficient and everything one hopes for in a server.

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vipdlee1967
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nacho's were good. Sheppard's Pie had way to much cheese on the top of the potatoes. Got Mediterranean salad with shrimp. Shrimp had no seasoning and were over cook.

Not a lot of healthy choices. Not sure if I would go back. Food was just OK, nothing exciting.

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citytablefan
New England
33 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is a great place to meet friends. Service and staff are great. The food is good. The atmosphere is pleasant. It’s a bit on the loud side when busy, but perfect on a Monday night!

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LaurenB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a solid place to get above average food that's not super expensive. I'll definitely be going back again. Staff was super friendly and down to earth and the food was served timely and prepared well.

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vipThomasW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Requested regular table in reservation and was sat at high top. Area was cold, had to leave coat on. Many tables left un bussed. We will try this place again but not a great first impression.
Food was good and good value.

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vipB52hgf
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food always. Unfortunately we had a large party next to us who where VERY LOUD. The bar was a lot quieter then the area we where sitting at. But I would go back

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Noel
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was pretty good, not outstanding - a couple friends got the steak and eggs, one medium and one medium rare, and both were overcooked. It was slow, only a couple other tables besides us. Server was very nice, but seemed a little frazzled. It smelled strange as soon as we walked in, kind of like stale beer, but not sure.

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vipDonnaG
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and. Service

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vipMTVessel
New England
110 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

i love the fish tacos. mildly spicey. the tater tots were PERFECT. and the one reason i keep coming back here is the in house ginger beer. they make this there as the spice for a Russian Mule. but, though its not on the menu, i always order just the ginger beer. its spicey, and is my favorite drinkt here. i wish they bottled it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service a bit slow. They were “offline” so didn’t have our reservation- luckily a table was available.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very yummy cod and roasted root vegetable dinner. Very cozy and comfortable families welcome ambiance. The perfect neighborhood joint! Will be back! The
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Newyork2013
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service. Prices are good. The nachos are really good but would like to see more of the toppings and less chips. All in all will be back

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baskim
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We love B and M and go there frequently. Love that the menu has been updated and is a little more "hip". It has never been outstanding like the sister location in S Boston but has been adequate for a local suburbs spot. Beer selection is excellent. The food is quite good, not amazing but good. Again, hard to find amazing in the suburbs. WHY? I only wish they would offer some vegetarian options. I eat seafood but no meet and always have to choose the seafood since there is really nothing vegetarian. Last time I chose the butternut squash, bacon and blue cheese pizza. Yes, as a vegetarian, the bacon was a splurge. I still like it though I don't eat it much. This was a huge disappointment. The crust was thin and overcooked, very dry and crispy. It tasted like a pre-made frozen crust that was overbaked. The blue cheese was so over powering, I couldn't taste anything else. Comments were provided to the chef and I chose not to take home the leftovers. We were graciously offered a desert on the house which we declined but so appreciated. My husband's burger was good - just needed more seasoning on the meat. We will continue to frequent B and M and are excited for more improvements to the menu and PLEASE, come vegetarian entree options.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was too salty (2 different entrees). The nachos had nothing but cheese. We only asked that they leave off the peppers. We ordered mudslides $8 each but then added an up charge of $6 under the listing “espresso martini”. The waiter didn’t explain it and we had to ask why there was an extra drink. If wouldn’t have been a problem if we were told ahead of time

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Christa
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, welcoming atmosphere— we went there on a whim with our girls, 9 and 4 years old. Brandon, our server, was so nice and right on the ball. He helped us make decisions, was very accommodating for the kinds of food we were interested in, and never made us wait nor did he rush us. He set the pace for a very comfortable experience.

The food was outstanding— we were all happy with how delicious it was, even for the girls. Well that shouldn’t be a surprise, these days sometimes you get more flash than flavor. The mac & cheese was homemade, we had the shepherds pie (also homemade), and the most incredible scallop marsala we’ve ever tasted. The marsala sauce was very slight and complementary to the scallops, unlike many other places that drown their food in the sauce.

We can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We wanted to take our daughter to dinner for doing well on her tests. The waiter made the night! He was amazing!! Attentive, left us alone, but knew when he was needed. We were one of the only ones eating outside, so it would be easy to forget about us out there, but he didn’t. I think I saw out waiter more than the one for the other table that was out there!!!! The host was great as well. Definitely will be back!

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Alex
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sat at a high top in the bar area and had a great experience. We are from the area and found out there was a new menu and chef - we were pleasantly surprised with the upgrades done to the menu and had a great meal. Beer list is also fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pretty good bar. Has better than average food and their drink rule. The waitress we had didn’t know everything about the menu, but we had some really complicated dietary restrictions. Overall, nice place; but the floors are sticky everywhere.

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Biltmore & Main does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Biltmore & Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 942-2818.

Biltmore & Main is rated 4.2 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.

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