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1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465 (Waltham St.)
Green line - Woodland; Commuter Rail - West Newton
(617) 244-9199
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We went there for the first time this past spring to celebrate the end of the winter from hell and my husband's birthday. We've eaten at some great places, including the French Laundry, and Lumiere makes our top ten list easily. The seasonal tasting menu, the wine pairings and the knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
prchrmom
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huntersville
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went there for the first time this past spring to celebrate the end of the winter from hell and my husband's birthday. We've eaten at some great places, including the French Laundry, and Lumiere makes our top ten list easily. The seasonal tasting menu, the wine pairings and the knowledgeable staff made it a great night. They were also... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lumiere is one of our favorite restaurants in the Western suburbs. There is a nice and quiet atmosphere. The service is friendly (the right balance between formal and friendly). The menu is a combination of sophisticated and more classic/standard options. In our last visit, we had duck, lamb, arctic char tartar and mussels. Everything was very good. The prices are... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The meal was very good although the steak was dry (I had ordered it well done), and the presentation was excellent. There was a strong sense that the food preparation is taken seriously here. The reception staff had somewhat of a 'been there, done that' air, and when we questioned the possible nosiness of our table location (backing up to... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I sometimes wonder if my husband and I have become lazier or if it's just that Newton and Waltham have some great restaurants that don't require the hassle of going into Boston and looking for parking. Lumiere is right up there with a Boston-level restaurant 5 minutes from our house and right across the street from the West Newton Cinema.... More 

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I frequently eat at Lumiere, one of the best restaurants in the Boston area. We recently ate at Lumiere to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Their food is consistently delicious -- we especially love their vegetable-based soups. At our recent meal, we both enjoyed their wonderful Arctic char tartar. Service is superb -- ask for Katie, she's great!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is simply one of the VERY best restaurants around here! The tasting menu is always worth it, if you do not need to drive it's worth going for the wine pairings, too. The place is very pretty, and the service is excellent. An absolutely wonderful place!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food is excellent and the service impeccable. A bit pricey as you'd expect but still worth the trip out to Newton from Boston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Traditional French food but with warm service done by long -term staff. If we have a special occasion and need a place in Newton, this is it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Located in Newton, it's a short taxi ride from the Crown Plaza Newton (see review). From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but inside it's very elegant, as you would expect for a French restaurant. The service was excellent. The options were great. On this night (a Thursday night), there was a prefix that gave you 3 courses and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Returned here for another visit. Food was as always interesting and well prepared. Fresh pea soup followed by Morrocan duck breast. The duck breast perfectly cooked and not overwhelmed by the Morrocan influenced spices. The rhubarb tart ( in season ) just right. Service, friendly and efficient. Meal accompanied by an interesting Portugese red wine.

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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: French, Japanese, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
    (Waltham St.)
  • Public Transportation: Green line - Woodland; Commuter Rail - West Newton
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: (617) 244-9199

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?