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Lumiere

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1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2011 (Waltham St.)
+1 617-244-9199
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

New owner, nicer decor, broader menu, friendly service (not stuffy), very knowledgeable staff. Espresso not very good, everything else impeccable.

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Thank steventobolsky
Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lumière was founded by one of the Boston area's celebrity young chefs and was an immediate success for its fine and innovative food preparation, carefully chosen wine list and knowledgable, helpful wait staff. Although the original owner has recently sold the restaurant, many, if not most, of the staff remained and the restaurant has continued to function at the high... More 

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Thank Joel U
Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always amazing, the decor is beautiful, now if I just did not have to listen in detail to the conversation happening next to me.

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Thank RAJSBOSTON
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and interesting food. The experience used to be exquisite but had dropped down. Wait staff not as attentive and food not always hot when brought to table.

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Thank lynnthomas2016
Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, well presented, artistic in appearance, service good, ambience good- ask for table at rear for quieter area

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Thank arnemarc
Newton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good experience, attentive staff, great presentation and taste, I would come back again any time....

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1 Thank Murashka
Waltham, MA
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since we treated ourselves to dinner here and it was nice to be back. The scallops were perfectly cooked as always but the seasonal pumpkin with it didn't quite work. Everything was good -steak, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower -but not "oh my God" good. Since I've loved in the past I'll give it another shot.

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Thank lindawilltravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with warm ambient lighting. Friendly and knowledgeable service. Interesting and well-thought wine list. And the food! Absolutely delicious; perfectly seasoned, well-balanced, fresh, local fare. Very well priced for the quality and portion sizes. We will definitely be back!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This should be a terrific place for an intimate date, and it almost is. The lighting, as befits the name, is wonderful and radiant. The food is delicious and interesting without being overwhelming although somewhat haphazardly plated. But service was chaotic and sloppy throughout the meal. We were served the wrong dish and when the check came, both items were... More 

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1 Thank Donald S
Dover, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went here to celebrate our 25th anniversary and were not disappointed! The atmosphere was quiet and charming. My husband had the sampler and I had scallops as an appetizer and the trout for my main. Everything was perfectly seasoned and cooked - not always easy with either scallops or trout! Very interesting without being over the top or strange.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Cuisine
French, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2011
    (Waltham St.)
  • Public Transportation: Green line - Woodland; Commuter Rail - West Newton
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-244-9199
Description
Lumiere is a casually elegant, upscale neighborhood bistro featuring modern-French cuisine, an extensive wine list as well as a full bar. We also offer a semi-private dining room that can comfortably accommodate up to 30 guests. We serve Lunch (Tuesday-Friday, 12Pm-2pm) and Dinner (Tuesday-Sunday). Lumiere also hosts Weekly Wine Tastings ($20) every Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm which includes taste of four featured wines served with specifically paired hors d'oeuvres from Chef Jordan Bailey.

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