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51 Lincoln

51 Lincoln St, Newton, MA 02461-1519
617-965-3100
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Ranked #45 of 226 restaurants in Newton
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Fusion
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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
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The food and drink specialties were absolutely fantastic. The waitress recommendations were spot on. The restaurant is a neighborhood gem with great ambiance to go with its top notch menu. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommended.

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massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was fair at best, but the bartenders were the absolute worst! Do not sit at the bar! Very rude!

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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I live right down the street from this place and never thought to venture in because it was a little pricey. However my girlfriend and I were celebrating and thought it to be a good place to do so. Very modern menu. MIT is always changing but we ordered an appetizer that consisted of polenta fries and a dipping sauce... More

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usa
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Attended a business dinner for 15 in a basement function room. The service was informed, efficient and pleasant. The food was good quality. Wine list adequate and reasonably priced. I was especially pleased with my choices of chicken livers for the appetizer and rigatoni bolognaise (a house specialty) for the main course. I took the smaller serving of the latter... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This restaurant has changed hands many times but now it has landed in a good pair. The vibe from the moment we entered was lively and upbeat, the service attentive and the food way beyond our expectations. In our party of 4 tried the tasting menu, the Scottish Salmon, one of the entree specials and a Pasta Bolognese. Every person... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I once loved this place. We just came back and the "new menu," is so disconcerting and there was very little that we wanted. The great ceasar is gone as is the watermelon. Items we've enjoyed for years. So very disappointed. I had the chicken liver and a salad and now I'm craving yogurt at home. My... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I was very surprised when we went for dinner to learn that the bar menu has been discontinued. This is a real disappointment for those of us from the neighborhood who liked to drop in for a casual dinner at the bar. Unfortunately, this means that we'll eat much less often at the restaurant.

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Wellesley, MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I've never been a huge fan of this neighborhood spot but like the idea of it so I've gone back. Last night, I was introduced to the "new menu" which was somewhat awkwardly explained as a tasting menu or if ordered a la carte, really small plates of food that would likely not fill us up. So, we selected a... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had dinner with another couple 2 weeks ago and enjoyed our food very much. Some of us had the 4-course tasting menu. Every dish was delicious, and just the right portion, so we got to taste different things without being over stuffed. Will definitely go back and try more dishes.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've always had an excellent meal when dining here, only one bad experience when a manager hurried us out but he is now gone (we did complain). Often go with friends, nice atmosphere. Innovative dishes and an excellent bolognese sauce! Nice for celebrations.

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