Lumiere
Lumiere

Lumiere

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lumiererestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6172449199
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Saturday 5pm - 10pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Leviton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Lumiere Catering offers an array of options for your catered event, from an intimate dinner in your home to a large corporate function. Please contact the restaurant for further information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi-private dining room with capacity for a maximum of 35 guests. Menus begin at $75 per person for a 3 course dinner with 2 pre-selected choices per course. Guests may also select passed hors d'oeuvres and specialty cocktails for a pre-dinner cocktail hour. Our menu changes daily and with the seasons depending on availability of products.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer DeLeonardis 6172449199
  • Special Events: Lumiere features a monthly dinner that highlights local and sustainable food and beverage. Speakers will be on hand to discuss the benefits of sustainable eating and a portion of the proceeds will go to The Chef's Collaborative.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waltham St.
  • Public Transit: Green line - Woodland; Commuter Rail - West Newton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a divided lot directly behind Lumiere, next to the Post Office. You may park anywhere in either lot, including the post office spaces after 5:30pm. There is also ample street parking.
A word from Lumiere
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 35 guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Lumiere reviews from OpenTable diners
192 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (140)fit for foodies (137)neighborhood gem (106)romantic (83)notable wine list (34)good for groups (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've gone to Lumiere for years - for family celebrations, with friends, and just the two of us after a movie across the street in the West Newton Cinema. The food is unfaaillingly excellent, the atmosphere consistently pleasant. It's our go-to venue for a superb dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    They were especially helpful in honoring/changing our reservation when half of our party was delayed by plane flight arrival.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    A friend treated us (4 in total) to a special birthday dinner and it was, indeed, special. The ambiance is lovely and it's quiet (critical for my husband who is hard of hearing). The food was superb and "gifts" of little starters and a special drink from the chef were appreciated - a nice touch. Our waiter was delightful -knowledgable (great on wines), and friendly. It was a most memorable evening. I hope we get back there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Experience
    Bobo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Every serving was delicious. The corn soup was unusual and good. The Blue Fish was tasty and the Dessert special. My wife particularly enjoyed the lamb. Service was very attentive and enthusiastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Noel
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went back to Lumiere for my wife's birthday after several years' absence. Good as ever! My bluefish was delicious; her pasta with lobster exquisite. Service was friendly and prompt. And the cost was very reasonable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting Menu was wonderful
    johnrob
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Interesting and flavorful with excellent wine pairings. Quite expensive, not sure that value = price paid. Table was ready promptly at 8:15, the time of the reservation. Larry and Renee were exceptional, attentive and enjoyable to interact with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent All Around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner and thoroughly enjoyed a birthday celebration at Lumiere. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly, not intrusive, and we enjoyed a special soup from the chef at the beginning of the meal. The flavors and fresh ingredients of the dishes are used creatively in the excellently prepared food. We love the light and decor of the restaurant; the only reason for one less star for "ambiance" is the row of tables close together in the upper level. It keeps people away because people dislike being seated so close to others. Perhaps removing even one would make that row more appealing. I hope they will advertise the change, if it's made - I have some friends who would return. Keep up the good work, Lumiere. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hhwdsfarnsworthVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Another delicious meal. Lumiere is consistently excellent, one of our favorite restaurants in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Delilover
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Lumiere has remained great for all the years it has been open, no dips or bad spells that I have experienced. I love the décor, and as my husband and I noted, everyone was dressed appropriately for a "nice" restaurant, no shorts and flip flops. It enhances the dining experience. The amuse bouche and the little cookies are and added treat to a really good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    dineoutoften
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Took a friend for her birthday. I eat out frequently and last time at Lumiere was a treat. This time service was awkward -- one nervous, unoccupied waiter kept clearing dishes and drinks before we were finished. For price expected exceptional taste, food was good not great. Dessert menu was so uninspiring we left and went to Cabot's for ice cream for dessert -- which was delicious! Won't rush back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have been going to lumiere for years always outstanding in food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meadowlark27
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We introduced friends to Lumiere who have very discriminating taster. The steak for 2 was wonderful. Cooked perfectly. Scallops were slightly undercooked. Overall, a 1st rate dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Michael Leviton is a treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Chef Michael Leviton is a Boston treasure. He stopped by our table to make sure everything was perfect, and it was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    MarekP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Visiting my son at BC - wanted to find a nice place to have family dinner before school starts. Excellent dining experience, good wine, nice atmosphere. Not cheep but enjoyed every minute. Great, personal service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oasis of excellence
    Verdediner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    By far, the best restaurant in the area. Seasonal ingredients wonderfully prepared. I had two appetizers -- which satisfied me completely. I'll return to Lumiere very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmosphere, food, wine
    nannarella
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a great dinner experience at Lumiere. The waitstaff is solicitous without being stuffy, and the room is elegant and calm. And the food! We had the prix-fixe menu choices with wine pairings, and we ate and drank very well. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Lumiere is in its own class. The food creations are amazing and always are unique and ever changing. You will never have a bad meal at Lumiere; in fact, you will only have fantastic meals that leave you wanting to come back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent: a must try
    Dragonfly60VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is a sweet spot and neighborhood gem that serves outstanding food, wine parings, excellent service and ambience. Every dish was fresh and bursting with flavor. Try fixed price menu too. Beautiful food presented and incredible parings of wine that make indulging so easy. If you haven't been here, add it to your list of "musts".
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Classy Eatery
    938raceVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food is fresh, prepared with creativity and panache. Menu somewhat limited. I would not have paired the striped bass with a beet puree, a bit too bold for me I'm afraid. Service is friendly and relaxed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Successful Lumiere Dinner
    Klink
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    All of our platters were delicious (great chicken!) and beautifully presented. The chocolate dessert with peanut butter mousse was sensational! The lamb option on the menu was not for us, so our choices were a bit limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way overpriced for the experience
    PAS2539VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We haven't been to Lumiere in over a year. Now I know why! The quality of the food is good but not overwhelmingly so. The quantity in minimal. Scallop appetizer consisted of 2 scallops for $18. Lamp ($35) consisted of 4 slices of meat and a couple of lamb sausages. Sides are an additional $8. My husband's bavette steak was equally small and costly ($29). I'm sorry, but I can't recommend this restaurant, and I certainly won't return anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    DonGoyo13
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had dinner with my wife and the food was great. It is expensive but worth the trip for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good American/French food
    Paul
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wine list is good but somewhat overpriced. Food is very good, service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Wonderful meal- dishes unique, excellent service. We will be going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently best Boston restaurant
    PsdlnVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My personal favorite in the Boston area. Not flashy, but delicious, wonderful food in a pleasant setting. Great service. After many visits I have never been disappointed. A gem and worth a trip. Free parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • aug 2014 dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    never not had a great meal there for many years.. tasting menu is always a no-brainer choice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to reputation
    Traute
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very good food, unobtrusive but alert service. Interesting cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SNOOKIEVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is consistently good. Yogurt dessert was fabulous. The chairs are hard wood and uncomfortable. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luminous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This remains a classic, brilliant food prepared with amazing attention to every detail accompanied by friendly but polished and professional service. The wine list is fairly short but very eclectic and well chosen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best I Could Find
    ZQue
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I work in the area and my mom was coming into town. I was recommended the restaurant by a coworker as a nice to place to go, but really I couldn't find any other places in the area close to Lumiere. It was great food with a small menu; what you would expect really from a higher-class restaurant. However, I would describe the restaurant more as Upper-middle class (not that this is bad, but it wasn't overly luxurious). The waitstaff wore jeans at least 30% of the time and the feel was very laid back for service. I wasn't particularly impressed by the bar or the bartender. It is a small bar, but the bartender seemed to be focused on assisting the waitstaff, not his guests. In fact a dirty tray was place in front of me as I waited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Gem
    LuvBoston
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have been enjoying this restaurant for a couple years and the food and service is always great. It's so nice to see a restaurant maintain same great quality over time which is not always the case. Kudos to Lumiere!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Outstanding as usual. The steak is to die for. Comes from an organic farm in western Mass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our experience at Lumiere
    NotAFoodSnob
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took my husband here for his 30th birthday since we don't dine at expensive restaurants much. We're not foodies - so I'm sure a food snob would review differently than me, but basically, I thought the food was overpriced for what it was. I got the chicken, he got the blue fish - the portions were small and flavor was good but certainly not worth the money we spent on it. The host and waiter were very friendly and considerate. However, we will not be dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A really nice experience. It was a $200 evening, so not inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    ihart
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Lumiere is our go to restaurant for a nice dinner out. The food is always excellent and creative for much better prices than in Boston. Service is kind, upbeat and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    NSBostonVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Fantastic food, great service, very attentive, very knowledgeable. My children and my wife have food allergies and they took care of us splendidly. on street parking was a challenge. And our table was between the service station and the bathrooms so not a great situation. Even then a really wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DonT
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The selections on the chef's tasting menu didn't come up to the usually excellent level. The a la carte was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but teeny tiny portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    All the food was excellent, but the sizes were pitiful. One scallop $18, 3 bite size pieces of lamb $35. Kinda ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A special meal
    Rich
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was a special meal for us and we weren't disappointed. Although the menu isn't large, there was enough variety to satisfy many tastes. Moreover, there was a lot of flexibility, e.g. preparing appetizers as main courses. The service was attentive without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    berhane
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great service, great food made with great ingredients. The staff are professional and nice and friendly, and not over the top, and the food is tasty.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.