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51 Lincoln St, Newton, MA 02461-1519
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Ranked #37 of 229 Restaurants in Newton
Price range: $25 - $100
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Columbus
Transit: Newton Highlands T stop on the Green Line(D) is located two blocks from the restaurant at the base of Lincoln Street.
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English first
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Emmet and Dan are great, attentive, creative bartenders. Easy and comfortable place to sit and gab and eat with a friend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We dined with three other couples on New Year's Eve. One of the couples dine at 51L frequently...this was our first time. We often dine at Waban Kitchen, their sister restaurant. We started at the bar and moved into the dining room with a great table up front. Service for our large group was great. Food was excellent with a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I rang in the New Year by going to a local restaurant just minutes from our home. Even though it was a busy special holiday with many patrons, we never felt rushed or hurried. A four course dinner was offered with wine pairings for each course. Fortunately, we were allowed to order a la carte and chose... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Four of us ate there Saturday night. The duck was very good and the miso salmon was excellent. The scallops, although tasty, was pricey for three scallops. One of our salmons was undercooked but they cooked it further when we asked. We had a chocolately dessert with molten chocolate that we shared. It was quite rich so sharing it worked!... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't normally pay the premium for this level of dining, but it does offer a unique menu with fresh and unusual ingredients. The service was understated and appropriate, and the wine recommendations were helpful.

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Newton, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

51 Lincoln is consistently good - small but sufficiently varied menu, fresh and well prepared food, creative pairings of ingredients and flavors. If you're not counting your calories you must try the Polenta "Fries" ; if you're more health conscious go for the watermelon steak appetizer. We have never had a disappointing meal. Cozy bar area (and excellent cocktails) if... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ambitious (somewhat fussy) menu, spotty service, expensive. Food was good. Recommend the Bolognese. Brick chicken very tasty.

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Restaurant was conveniently located across the street from A Village B&B where we were staying for the weekend. The food was delicious and the links very good. I certainly recommend it

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderfully creative options while always offering basics like chicken, steak, and fish. Bolognese is excellent. Great drinks and fun to sit at the bar.

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Newton, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We dined with another couple on a Saturday night. Very nice menu, delicious food with excellent presentation. We enjoyed the kale salad, duck and salmon entrees. We also had the apple fritter dessert. Don't fill up on the bread and corn bread, it's very tempting to make a meal of it. Service was friendly, though the kitchen took a while... More 

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Additional Information about 51 Lincoln

Address: 51 Lincoln St, Newton, MA 02461-1519
Phone Number: 617-965-3100
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Fusion

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