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1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
(617) 244-9199
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Ranked #2 of 225 restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
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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88% Recommend
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English first
Newton, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is, for me, the best restaurant in the Boston area. The food is always superb--the fried chicken is as good as the soon to close Hamersley's Bistro--and our table has always been ready. But the best aspect of Lumiere is that we are made to feel so comfortable. It is as quiet as a restaurant can be. The service... More

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Needham, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a very elegant and pricey suburban restaurant. The food is wonderful and the service is lovely. A special place for special occasions.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have gone to Lumiere for the five years we have lived nearby. The service has always been first rate. The soups are particularly good. Very friendly atmosphere. Quiet. Elegant. But the prices have gotten out of hand. Gone are the inexpensive prix fixe menus, although high end tasting ones remain. Soup, very good but basically corn and cream with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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