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1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
(617) 244-9199
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Ranked #3 of 228 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Waltham St.
Transit: Green line - Woodland; Commuter Rail - West Newton
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Right on LinghtningDog; I couldn't agree more. I dropped $400 the other night, and I'm not sure what I got, except two bottles of overpriced red, three scallops (appetizer) and three small samples of lamb (entrée). My business partner had to have the chicken because the menu was so limited. The pretentiousness of the place is annoying, as they promote... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent food, selected meat and fish, good flavors, very good service, good to very good wines nott to pricy.

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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lumiere is transitioning to a less formal environment which is still a bit uneven, but the service and wine and food are simply the best in an increasingly competitive Newton, Needham, Chestnut Hill environment.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a very pricey French place, which would be fine, except that my many dining experiences there have been uneven. Sometimes the food is quite good, and sometimes quite bland, and on one occasion a dish was not edible. Service is quite pretentious. They survive by being the only not-super-casual place near the West Newton Theater. In a foodie... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The whole family loves Lumiere. We go here for special occasions because although it is high end, the service is fairly casual. The food is excellent and I don't think we have had anything yet which was blah.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

while the food is generally talked about as very good, we found the service to be very disappointing and annoying. we let the manager know; we got a gift card to lure us back; we gave it another try; we were disappointed. there are better places to eat in Newton if you like good food AND good service.

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Boston
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lumiere is a lovely, low-key restaurant in an improbable location at the intersection of two busy streets. The interior is cool and calm, with no noise from outside--we can attest to that, having recently had dinner there on a night when crews were jack-hammering outside. We didn't hear a thing. But on to the food. The menu is simple, and... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Lumiere provides fine dining experiences at special events! The food is excellent and the service is great but it comes with a high price tag. Good atmosphere and good location if you live in Newton. Very good wine selection and good quality ingredients! Overall great place for special events but the prices are very steep!

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Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant never disappoints - the food is absolutely some of the best I've ever eaten (and I am a frequent fine diner) and the service is always terrific. Friendly, knowledgeable and unflappable wait staff is not reluctant to make recommendations - including an excellent wine choice. The only drawback to this restaurant is its size forces tables for 2... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Chef's tasting menu was pretty good, soups were excellent, steaks were OK but then its not a steakhouse, wine pairings were also OK but it would be unfair to expect something very fancy for only $30. Service was excellent - we were seated immediately after we showed up, waiters were very helpful - gave us good advice on the menus,... More 

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Additional Information about Lumiere

Address: 1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
Phone Number: (617) 244-9199
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, French

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