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51 Lincoln

51 Lincoln St, Newton, MA 02461-1519
617-965-3100
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Ranked #49 of 225 Restaurants in Newton
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Price range: $25 - $100
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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
Boston
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

There is much to like about 51 Lincoln but the atmosphere is a downer. We made a reservation and arrived on time to an almost empty restaurant. We were offered a table under a blast of cold air from a vent which we refused for good reason. We were given the only other available table almost inside the filthy kitchen... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Steak was all fat and grizzle and the chefs famous Bolognese was thick ,glutinous and smelly Won't ever return would also skip their sister restaurant in Waban ( Waban Kitchen,)

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Weston, Massachusetts
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155 reviews 155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is the first time I have stated it is one of the best meals I have had and it was. Started out with the fish taco that was of very good size and excellent flavors. They surprised us with a small beet appetizer that was equally delicious. Than my Hake dinner with Bok Choy was obviously freshly made and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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167 reviews 167 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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