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51 Lincoln

$$$$
American, Contemporary, Fusion
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51 Lincoln St, Newton, MA 02461-1519 (Columbus)
Newton Highlands T stop on the Green Line(D) is located two blocks from the restaurant at the base of Lincoln Street.
617-965-3100
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Art in the Kitchen and in the Dining Room

Chef/Owner Jeffrey Fournier, when he is not cooking, is a painter and printmaker. His restaurant is a complete and personal expression in which the artist finds various means of expression from a broad palette of taste to please a discerning palate with taste. One of the specialities is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Chef/Owner Jeffrey Fournier, when he is not cooking, is a painter and printmaker. His restaurant is a complete and personal expression in which the artist finds various means of expression from a broad palette of taste to please a discerning palate with taste. One of the specialities is charcuterie, whether a finely grained and silky chicken paté that is assertively... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have gone here for years, but for awhile they changed the menu to be more what was what the chef thought was seasonal and right and not exactly what the patrons wanted. He changed his ways. Now we have a menu, again, that is interesting and fresh and not just what the chef/owner "thinks" you should be having. Much... More 

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MA
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173 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went there last night. The other person had the porcini encrusted salmon, and I had the rigatoni Bolognese pasta. The sauce was tasty, and the pasta seemed reasonable but was a bit overcooked. The other person said the salmon was good. The other person I was with has a lot of food allergies - the salmon itself was not an... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is our favorite neighborhood place and the food is excellent but the business moves are sooo misguided and continue to aggravate! Gorgeous Cesar Salad with the most delicious, creamy gooey cheese on a delectable toast. I dream about it! Go for a light dinner at the bar with my husband. Order the Cesar! NO DELECTABLE CHEESE ON BUTTERY CRISP!!!... More 

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boston
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Chef Jeff Fournier and his capable team grow fresh herbs in a roof-top garden, make their own sausage, and change the menu to benefit from the freshest, in-season offerings of local farms. The chef's artwork hangs on the walls. We have enjoyed dinners, including New Year's eve, and continue to make it among our go-to restaurants when entertaining guests. I... More 

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Boston, MA
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Interesting menu, very creative! Service was great too. The menu is not full of lots of options but that just shows dot me the thought and special process that was going into daily creations that could be fully realized by the chef and crew. Great experience all around. We went for an anniversary and it was a perfect and delicious... More 

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Newton
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I had a date night and wanted to give this neighborhood gem a shot. Even though menu is limited, the options are very tasty. Drinks were excellent as well. I also have heard about $1 oyster night on Tuesday which I should be back to give it a shot.

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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

I love a restaurant with an interesting menu, and the Apps, cheese menu and entrees were all a bit out if the ordinary. The one caveat is that there were 10-12 appetizers, but only 5 entrees ( one being Roasted Chicken). However, all the entrees came with very interesting sides. I really enjoyed the Black flounder,( a special Sat. Evening)... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Newton Highlands, a charming western suburb of Boston close to Boston College. This restaurant has a lovely neighborhood vibe with locals who regularly eat there, this is a world class chef who smokes his own meats and tries inventive and flavorful cuisine. Lovely. Nice bar also.

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Boston
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Amidst the tranquil streets and shops that make up Newton Highlands lies a forward-thinking restaurant that is known for producing bold flavors and inventive, Latin-influenced dishes. 51 Lincoln, the brainchild of chef/owner Jeffrey Fournier, has been a longtime staple of local residents, several of whom stroll into the bar on a busy Saturday evening and are warmly greeted by affable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Lincoln St, Newton, MA 02461-1519
    (Columbus)
  • Public Transportation: Newton Highlands T stop on the Green Line(D) is located two blocks from the restaurant at the base of Lincoln Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 617-965-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?