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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Elegant dining in Newton. Amazing.

This is just a great spot. Can not believe it is in the neighborhood. The food is outstanding. Interesting creative. A nice casual elegance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a great spot. Can not believe it is in the neighborhood. The food is outstanding. Interesting creative. A nice casual elegance.

Thank ItTastesSoGood
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a huge fan of Lumiere. The food is wonderful. Don't be fooled by its humble West Newton location, It is a pricey restaurant on par with high end restaurants in Boston. but without the drive into the city. This is a great place to go with another couple. Ask for a booth when you make your reservation.

Thank agbowman
Hopewell, New Jersey
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a meal at Lumiere while visiting our daughter. She and her fiancé have eaten there before and knew we would love it. The food was delicious, with interesting flavor combinations and presentation. Our daughter got the chef's taking menu and really loved it... a small sampling of the tastiest options on the menu. I would recommend this highly.

1 Thank katpag1
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasting menu at $105 per person including wine pairing - could be worthwhile if the food stood up to the price tag. Unfortunately it misses at every turn: The kitchen ran out of the scallops starter ( at 8pm) and replaced it with haddock. Haddock? I'm sorry but at $28/lb for scallops and $10/lb for Haddock, a fair substitution that... More 

Thank Carolyn C
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While food is locally sourced, taste and creativity could be better for the price. One would expect a more refined experience based on the descriptions and prices on the menu.

Thank deliciosogal
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I, along with our friend Jeanne, went to Lumiere last week (October 21) for dinner. Lumiere is one of our favorite "special night" restaurants. We go there for special occasions, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries because the food is excellent, the service impeccable and the venue is so comfortable. Kathy ordered the swordfish, I ordered the red snapper, and... More 

Thank Tom K
Newton, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The food and ambience at Lumiere are terrific, and we love the unpretentious, inviting setting in West Newton, across from the West Newton Cinema. This is a classic!

1 Thank TheBostonTravelers
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We came for an anniversary dinner, and everything was delicious. Squash soup, swordfish, sweet potato puree, Guilfeather turnip puree, creamed spinach, chocolate dessert with whipped cream....everything was perfect. A smallish restaurant; nice wine list; food locally sourced; quiet enough to have a conversation; delightful server; prompt, but not rushed service. Expensive. The only thing that was so-so were the rolls.

Thank jogginggrandma
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This magnificent restaurant is our favorite place to dine anywhere. While we usually go for special occasions we do not because of price but because we want to experience a memorable meal. It has been our tried and true wonderful go to place for a dozen years and it is always fresh and inventive. The servers are top notch with... More 

1 Thank Karlsbaby1
Metrowest, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We occasionally go elsewhere for variety, but we always return to Lumiere because of the chef who just endlessly knows how to create new and delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The waiters and waitresses are all excellent - - knowledgeable, and able to help with choices if you ask for suggestions or descriptions. Service is at a very comfortable pace... More 

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?