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Lumiere

1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
(617) 244-9199
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Ranked #2 of 226 restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

loved the atmosphere, service, and quality of the food....a step above most places nearby.....portions are generous, so some sharing will save $. Wine by the glass is also generous.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a very nice dinner at Lumiere. The menu was interesting, especially the balancing of different flavors and textures in the same dish. The servers were knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. The food was good. Given all that we had heard about this restaurant, we had expected an extraordinary experience. It wasn't outstanding .. but it was still quite good.

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Holland, MI
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116 reviews 116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Leaving our daughter with my mother-in-law, we escaped for an evening dinner and movie. We reserved through Open Table and arrived on a Saturday night at 5 p.m., we had the place to ourselves for thirty minutes or so. (They love the early diners!) I went with the tasting menu and added the wine pairings for my wife to enjoy.... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

(From Ausust, 2013) Went with my wife and niece. This is probably our 6th or 8th time and I thought I should update my review. Couldn't find the original, so here's a new one. This place is really good. Really, really good. Every time we've been here it's been really good, and I think it's getting better. Tonight's dinner was:... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

After you get over the fact that Lumiere is in a non-descript building on Washington Street in Newton which could house anything from a pharmacy to a fast food joint and you enter the restaurant, a wonderful experience begins. The space is simply and elegantly decorated and the service is superb. There are specials as well as the standard menu,... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and I have been there for our 5th marriage anniversary and we really loved this place. We had the discovery menu with wines : the food was delicious and the wines were very good. The staff was nice, they even offered us a glass of sparkling wine for our anniversary ! I strongly recommand this restaurant for a... More

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Boston, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The wait staff = exceptional! I've been here twice and had the same great experience with the food AND the staff; they are seriously on top of it and pleasant. With both of my dining experiences, I went with the chefs tasting menu and sincerely enjoyed the unique combination of flavors. A perfect place to celebrate special occasions or your... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I've been wanting to check out Lumiere since we moved to Newton almost 2 years ago. Our 11th anniversary was a perfect reason. We made a decision to bring our 9-year-old daughter, a very picky eater. She took one look at the menu and stated "There's nothing for me here." My husband and I said nothing, my finger on my... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I are fussy restaurant-goers. We cook pretty well at home, and we find restaurants with food no better than what we can make somewhat disappointing. But not Lumiere! So when our anniversary rolled around again, it was the natural choice for a great meal out--and once again Lumiere filled the bill. Almost everything about Lumiere is perfect.... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Who'd have thought a really fine French restaurant is tucked a way in West Newton. It is always a special treat when we go to Lumiere. Not inexpensive, but worth it.

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