Newton's Table
Newton's Table

Newton's Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: www.newtonstable.com, www.newtonsnoodles.com
  • Phone: 3017180550x
  • Hours of Operation:
    NEWTON'S NOODLES Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    NEWTON'S TABLE Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30 pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm (bar and lounge only)

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Friedman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: While we do not have a private room, we have two gorgeous handcrafted "farm tables," accommodating 6 to 10 guests respectively, or up to 18 guests when joined. Specific menus can be constructed to accommodate your event. We can also reserve the entire dining room or lounge for your celebration, and full restaurant buyouts can also be arranged.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Hall, General Manager 3017180550x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Woodmont and Arlington
  • Public Transit: We are two blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station, on the Red Line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are several paid parking garage options within a two block area, as well as on-street metered parking.
A word from Newton's Table
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 24:
In conjunction with the opening of NEWTON'S NOODLES downtown, we will begin offering that menu here during lunch. A delicious and quick alternative to the fast food options in our area, you can choose from the many variations of our renowned Fuzu Noodles, Kobe Beef Wontons, Soba Noodle Salad, and much more! For more information, please visit www.newtonsnoodles.com.

We will now also be offering our Happy Hour all day on Sunday, in the bar/lounge only, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

NEWTON'S TABLE features cutting-edge contemporary American cuisine by Chef/Owner Dennis Friedman. A constantly changing menu ensures our guests the very best foods available throughout the year. The menu is complemented by creative, illuminating cocktails and a thoughtful, wide-ranging wine list. A graceful, educated, intuitive, and passionate staff looks forward to welcoming you!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Newton's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (39)special occasion (35)neighborhood gem (33)romantic (19)good for groups (6)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (4)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I ordered the fish which was fresh and delicious. My friend had the state which was cooked perfectly. Service was incredibly attentive, well not being overly intrusive. He gave us great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The waiter noted that a new sous chef had modified the menu. It was not very good. We shared the shrimp appetizer which should have been sent back. The tuna tasted like it was frozen and was barely eatable. It had no flavor other than cracked pepper and the chef does not appear to know the definition of rare. The scallops had almost no flavor at all and also seemed to have been frozen. Our previous experience was good, this time, not so much. The dinner for two was over $120. Definitely not worth the price!
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  • Still the best in Bethesda
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Newton's Table is simply stated the best restaurant in Bethesda. Their change to the Newton's Noodle menu at lunch was brilliant - Great food at a great price. Not only are the noodles delicious but the tuna bites and Kapow chicken are also great. The dinner menu has changed recently and some of the additions are even better than before. The duck wontons (my favorite), the tuna tartar, fried green tomato BLT , and the truck patch salad (that has returned to the menu) were all great. The entrees were all delicious as well - duck, fuzu noodles, tuna and tortelloni. We ended with 3 desserts - my favorite, the chocolate crunch, my son's favorite,the pig brittle, and a new dessert - pecan bread pudding. And the service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent new find
    Joanna
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We arrived early on a sleepy August Friday and were the only people in the restaurant. The service was very attentive and the server chatty about the food but not in a disruptive way. We had four small plates which was just a little less than we needed so we treated ourselves with dessert. The food was inventive and fresh without being over the top. I particularly liked the corn chowder with a generous helping of crabmeat. The firecracker shrimp was also particularly tasty. We will be going back and I hope the emptiness is not a sign of a problem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had salads, entrees (sweet potato tortelloni, and salmon), and dessert. All the dishes were very nicely done.
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  • A special treat
    doonalucVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    After our second trip, this wonderful, quiet little place has made it to our "favorites" list. Everything we ate was special. The waiter and Maitre d' remembered us from our prior visit - months ago - and we were treated like friends. The portions are perfectly sized, but taste so good you really want more. We planned to go back for dessert but got out of the theater too late so that's another trip we have to make. We are worried that it is not busy enough to make it so, please, go...often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could hear each other speak!
    eseh
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent food, good service, and, most important for this group, was quiet enough to hear each other across the table! Good for small group get-togethers who want clear conversation and for varying tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rays
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Love the new fuzu lunch concept. Coco-curry was very nice, and inexpensive! We were expecting a $50 lunch, got out for $25.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful....
    LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a very enjoyable experience and dinner at Newton's Table. Surprisingly quiet in the restaurant (but we did have an early dinner (5pm), but business seemed to improve as we were leaving. Would definitely recommend this spot. My husband and I dine out in Bethesda quite often and were surprised that we missed this spot. Thank heaven for OpenTable in helping us add another restaurant to our rotation. The scallops were AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    JG12345
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had the beef wontons which were juicy abd flavorful, the tuna appetizer which wasso good, especially the sauce, the mussels which were also amazing and the ravioli which was done really well.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been here a lot- disappointing now
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    With a 7:30 Friday night reservation, you don't expect the first greeting after "Good evening," to be, "We're out of Bronzino, but you should try one of our two other new fish dishes on our menu." Then, they didn't have Campari and the waiter said, "We don't have a bread service" when one in the party asked for bread, and yet, there was bread for the mussels which one of us ordered later. The Nori tuna is still the star and the wontons were very good, but the mushroom ravioli sauce was off and the mussels were the tiniest, least meaty mussels I've ever eaten.
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  • Disappointing
    Beare
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was mediocre. Service was poor. Entrees delivered 1 hour 45 minutes after we sat down. Manager made excuses and was not helpful. No one in our party of six will return.
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  • Excellent Consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Just a great favorite of mine when I am traveling to Bethesda for business. Always pleased with bison steak and the service is always terrific. Greg
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  • Fine but not amazing
    Spice76
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    On a Sunday at 6:00pm the restaurant was quiet. No one in the bar and only three tables were being used. The service was excellent but the food was okay. The wine list was very slim because they ran out several wine selections over the weekend. The steak was served super rare (ordered medium) and we only got 3 scallops in the scallop entree. We liked the tuna appetizer. We probably won't go back. It was expensive for okay ambiance and food.
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  • Disappointing
    enjoytheexperience
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nice logo and decor. The wine list was disappointing - only wines from Gallo or Constellation. I was hoping for a nice wine selection that included local Virginia and Maryland wines as well. Egg Cream cocktail was not good. Food was okay. Was hoping for a nice date night but the experience fell far short.
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  • Very Good Food, Ambiance Needs Work
    lovebethesda
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant is fantastic if you are over the age of 50 and looking for a calm, quiet, dinner without placing any importance on ambiance. The music and decor was very dull. The service was friendly and the food was really good though! The restaurant needs an overhaul to become more interesting and friendly for the more hip/young crowd they are missing out on.
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  • Bethesda's Secret Spot
    FussyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Hiding in plain view, Newton's Table consistently outperforms every other restaurant in the area and the kitchen is constantly evolving- it's surely one of Bethesda's best kept secrets. I don't know of another place that collaborates with and features chefs so seamlessly. I think that's their secret sauce. Always something different and always an open table. Best service in town, no matter what's on the table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They care about the food
    EverSeekingTheFantastic
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I appreciated the apparent care they have for the food. My companion and I both had the Chef's Tasting Menu. Everything that came out to the table looked, smelled and tasted superb. A bit pricey, but the culinary adventure delighted the senses and did not disappoint. I highly recommend this establishment to all who seek an eminently satisfying dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Menu
    HenryVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were there on a Saturday night with some friends. Service was pretty good, food was good. However, 3 (of 4) of us had the same thing to eat. They need to enlarge the menu. Salads were good but not inspiring.
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  • WineGuy
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great diinner. Our party of 4 had appetizers, entrees and split 3 desserts. The appetizers were: short rib risotto, parmesan fries, market salad and one more. The fries were great. The risotto was prefectly prepared. There were no complaints about any dish the entire evening. The entrees were fuzu (2), bison ribeye with a raspberry sauce and salmon. Three of the plates were completely cleared and the one that wasn't was doggy-bagged. The desserts were pig brittle, chocolate crunch and a linzer cake. All three were incredible. I brought a bottle of wine and the corkage fee was $15, which is incredibly reasonable. Our waiter was Chris. He was knowledgeable and the service was great. This is one of the best restaurants in Bethesda.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    As before, had a great meal. Our server was very attentive, and very knowledgeable about their gluten-free choices. Everyone was very friendly, and checked in to see if we were enjoying our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed bag
    mem1
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Appetizers. The sesame sauce with the tuna was bland. The short-rib risotto was really good. Entrees. The bison rib-eye special was well seasoned, but undercooked for the medium level requested. The rockfish was not fresh, and largely inedible.
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  • Excellent!
    DR1969
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I have dined in Bethesda numerous times, and unexpectedly discovered Newton's Table. My colleagues and i dine at this restaurant last week, and thoroughly enjoyed our food, the service and ambience. I enjoyed my rockfish dinner. The fish was very freshc and well prepared, and the accompanying veggies were a delight. My colleagues had the bronzino, and the kitchen filled the whole fish for them. They thought the fish was very fresh and tasty. We started with appetizers of tuna and gala apple, arugal and yellow beet salad, which were both delicious. The service was attentive and efficient. We will definitely be returning to try some of the other entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • foodie4
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    we had a wonderful meal and dining experience and will surely return
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh and tasty lunch!
    brownieoneVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Eating lunch on Elm Street in Bethesda doesn't seem very popular as this restaurant was empty at high noon on a Thursday. Well, everyone's loss was our gain! The food was fresh and fantastic. We started with an appetizer-sized portion of their delicious cold Soba Noodle Salad with asparagus, snap peas and sprouts. (They have 3 sizes of nearly everything--appetizer, entree and family...so this place can be a great value too!) For lunch, we had 2 versions of their Fuzu Noodles ... the original and a coconut curry version. Both were outstanding and a pretty hearty size for lunch. Our server was super attentive, yet did not rush us at all. Next time we're in Bethesda looking to lunch, this will again be the place! Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Last time we went the food was very salty. This time it was perfect, service attentive but not suffocating, and noise level moderate. A wonderful experience.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bland, scant portions, huge bill
    Xstarbuckx
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The theme of dinner was lack of flavor and portion at exhorbitant prices. We should have realized when we saw that the wine list was ridiculously overpriced. But no... Appetizers: The beef wontons have what appears to be cheap, store bought ground beef inside and have little seasoning. They are served with some sort of tartar-like sauce. With wontons? And the saltless, short rib risotto was $15 but no larger than my fist and included less than 1/4 cup of meat. I saw the plate and felt scammed. Dinner: my salmon was cooked ok but again the rice was bland. My partner's halibut was the real knife to the gut. $38 and you couldn't taste a thing. Not the halibut or it's accompaniments. She took 3 bites and gave up. 2people- $176 pre tip
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We love the service and ambience here; plus it's convenient for us in Bethesda. The food is amazing - particularly the fish entrees and the bison entree. We'll be back soon and highly recommend it. My wife and I had dinner here Friday night. We enjoyed the short rib risotto and the black and white and shrimp apps and the whole fish Bronzino entree. Presentation was fantastic; the dishes were flavorful and cooked perfectly. My bison entree however - usually the stand out winner - was over done this time (asked for medium rare; got medium well to well done). I pointed this out toward the end of service and they comp'd dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for weeknight dinner
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Newton's Table has attracted me a second time. Both times the special entree was bison. I had never had bison until the first trip, and it was so delicious I had it a second time. Beautifully cooked, wonderful piece of meat. Preceded by the house salad, which was fine. Date had chicken kapow(?) She enjoyed it. Didn't really want dessert, but something called Pig Brittle was listed on the dessert menu as among the 50 best ice cream desserts by one of the foodie cable channels. So got it. Nothing to write home about. Ambience on a weeknight is very nice, though it was not crowded, which helped a lot. I plan to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Not bad for Bethesda. The menu was pretty standard though.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    very small menu for lunch and the portions were small as well.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best place in Bethesda
    Joey
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Been here about 3 times so far... the service is great, and the manager is very welcoming (not overbearing, just says hello and makes you feel very welcomed). The drink menu had very interesting and inventive choices. The pig brittle is delicious and the short rib is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • lived up to the hype
    doonalucVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We have been wanting to go here for a long time and are so glad we finally did. It was wonderful...excellent food, great service and atmosphere. Ever since we met Peter Smith at PS7s, we have been a fan and were sad to see that gem close - we learned of his involvement here and were excited to try it. It lived up to our expectations entirely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Innovative Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Newton's Table's menu is very innovative and most dishes were quite good. The pricing seems a little high for the portion size. Had some problems with them running out of certain dishes.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Great Food
    TobyfanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went to Newton's Table for Mother's Day. I was running late because my son got out of work late, but I called ahead and they said they could seat me a half hour later. I was very happy and impressed, especially for them to do so on Mother's Day. The food was exquisite. The flavors blended so well together. Both my sons really enjoyed their dishes as well. Unique and quite satisfying. It's a tad on the pricy side by I think it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LTC4VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent quality good and service. It was a perfect Mother 's Day treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second time disappointment
    Brunchtime
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Very accomodating for large groups provided you call ahead. Some dishes were good, but others were overcooked like the halibut (to the point of being rubbery). Waiter seemed a bit bored to be there. Although he did provide adequate service that was expected, he did not go out of his way to make us feel welcome or make any meal suggestions. He seemed a little annoyed when asked to repeat the specials. We all felt he knew he was going to get his 10% tip for our large group reardless since it is included, so he didn't make any extra effort. Drinks were consistent from our previous visit. Appetizers were the best part of the evening. Not sure I will be back for a while.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    JEB1VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The food is as good as it can be. Each time I eat there it is the best of each that I have ever eaten. Plus gracious unpretentious service and atmosphere. Portions are proper size and beautiful presentation. My only hesitation in writing this review is that it might make my getting a reservation more difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sammyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    What a wonderful dining experience resulting far beyond my expectations.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 768 reviews are from the Newton's Table reviews archive.
  • Thunbs up to Newton
    Brunchtime
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great variety in the menu, even for a couple of us who were vegetarian. Best cocktail was a Pink Slipper!! Recommended by waiter, and did not disappoint. Apps were delicious as were the entrees. A little pricey but on par with the food.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.