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1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2011
+1 617-244-9199
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (24 reviews)
“panna cotta” (10 reviews)
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French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2011
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While in town for a business meeting we checked Open Table for dinner reservations and come across Lumiere. After reading reviews on Trip Advisor we booked a reservation for a Friday night. From the hotel we took Lyft and easily arrived at this lovely Restraurant....More

Thank gh707
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have heard such great reviews about this restaurant for many years and have never tried it. What was I waiting for! The Cauliflower appetizer was delicious. My son’s steak was excellent and an excellent cut of meat. The food and service was superb. I...More

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My colleague and I ate here. We had high hopes, having eaten in France many times. The menu was great; I had the mussels to start but the broth was a little hearty and heavy on tomato and slightly overshadowed the great mussels. My main...More

Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really miss French food and Lumiere gave me the fix that I needed. First though; parking. Despite the anchored of parking behind the street in West Newton the obvious parking lots are reserved for CVS and the police station. That leaves little other places...More

Thank LucyLongden
Reviewed 12 October 2017

In Waltham for work, so did a quick google on top 10 restaurants and Lumiere popped up. Quaint restaurant, right on the corner...very intimate and quiet atmosphere. We had a fantastic server who explained the menu changes every day and pointed out some of her...More

Thank jenadove
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant under new management has continued to shine. Very consistent excellent food, contemporary and varied. The swordfish was perfectly cooked with great sear, chicken excellent packed with taste. The tomato salad was just ok, but last day of the season. Expensive but great small...More

Thank schildkrout
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I used to be a regular but work and social patterns have taken me elsewhere. I revisited last night and had an excellent meal of corn chowder, arctic char, and panna cotta. All were excellent. The service was crisp without being rushed. They are still...More

Thank OOBonomist
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice little place on a corner. Menu changes every day. Corn soup, rock shrimp, cucumber salad, scallop dinner, all nice presentations, all very different, all excellent. Excellent service, very friendly staff. Chocolate mousse, superb. It was just so nice to go to a place that...More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Our group of six went to Lumiere on a Sunday evening for dinner and were, frankly, disappointed. The restaurant was busy and very noisy, making conversations difficult and two of the menu "specials", as well as the original wine selection, were no longer available at...More

Thank Ottawans
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been to Lumiere in 6 years, despite the fact that we live in the community. Food was good, except for the dessert, but we were surprised by the service. Our waitress did enquire how our entree was, and we answered good, but then...More

Thank 6Irish
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Questions & Answers
24 June 2017|
Response from pamouyal | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking lot behind the building
18 April 2017|
Response from lynnthomas2016 | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant. I do not know why I was sent your request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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