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About Lumiere

Lumiere is a casually elegant, upscale neighborhood bistro featuring New American 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 Dinner (7 days a week ).

1293 Washington St.
West Newton, MA 02465
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Waltham St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 244-9199

Website:
http://www.lumiererestaurant.com/

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.

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 with meters ending at 6pm.

Public Transit:
Green line - Woodland; Commuter Rail - West Newton

Executive Chef:
Jordan Bailey

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lumiere Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Worth the Drive (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Romantic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Organic (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was great, but we really appreciated the low noise level.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Every course of the tasting menu was amazing. Well worth the visit!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

In a word -- Fantastic! We did the chef's tasting and everything was phenomenal (well, until the dessert - will get to that later. Staff was exceptional as well!
We had pumpkin soup, scallops, white fish, duck -- all absolutely delicious through & through. Re: dessert, we were told it was the chocolate mousse but ended up being served the prosecco sorbet. Not that it wasn't very tasty -- but it's not what I expected and not what I would have ordered. It put a little damper on the meal, but I tried to remember all the *absolutely delicious* items we'd had earlier in the evening. We would absolutely return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food is creative in some ways but lacks finesse in my opinion. Service and ambiance are well under my expectations.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was exceptional, as was the service, we'll definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very solid meal. Good moderate wine list. Quality execution, pleasant environment, certainly will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a very good experience. Our server was terrific and the food was excellent. Reservations were easy to make and we were promptly seated at the appointed time.
Only two issues:
1) The bar was backed up for no apparent reason and we had to wait too long for opening drinks and wines by the glass with our entree.
2) While the food we had was excellent, we suggest you have more items on the menu from which to choose .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Took my husband for his Bday. We did the Chef’s whim tasting menu with wine pairing. Everything was spectacular! We shared our preferences up front and they accommodated my aversion to goat cheese and my husband’s fear of steak tartare.
Chef received an à la minute delivery of sea bass and one of our courses wasn’t even on the menu! I particularly appreciate the lack of attitude and preciousness when our server described each plate and wine. We had soup, scallops, sea bass, duck and a chocolate dessert. Portions are generous. Very interesting and unique wines. We won’t be waiting for another special occasion to return! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We live close by and we love Lumiere because we can hear each other speak, the food is delicious and the service is excellent. It's small enough to feel intimate without being pretentious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

After a rough start under new ownership, it has improved. The dining room is no longer as upscale and the wine list is not as good as previously, but the food quality is excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service3
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The waiter was rushed and should actually look for another job, he knew nothing about the wine and “ lying about the flavors” ambience was pale and boring

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food2
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great as always. This was our first time to sit at the (small) bar, and we loved it. Paul, the bartender, was terrific!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Divine. Sublime. I don't have my thesaurus handy or I would include many more accolades.

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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I have been here many times before, but for some reason it may be slipping a bit or perhaps just an off night. Service was truly slow. Waited about 15 minutes or more for drinks. Even the bread didn't arrive to the table in a timely fashion. This is particularly annoying when you go with an out of town guest and your've given them a good review in anticipation of going. Plus the fish did not seem as deliciously fresh as I've had it there in the past. Menu also seemed a bit heavy on cauliflower. I will give it another try though since it was one of my go-to French restaurants.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Lumiere is my preferred "special occasion" restaurant. The food is always terrific. On the rich side (I would prefer a little less butter.)

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food in a high-class but easygoing , quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was our first return after a visit about 15 years ago. Our evening was delightful. The table was ready when we arrived, the service was timely, the food delicious; a great evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a delightful evening at Lumiere. The food was creative and wonderful and the service was friendly. Will definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience4
service5
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

So surprised to find such fine cuisine in little West Newton. Each dish exquisite, service impeccable and truly lovely ambiance. Best restaurant in Newton!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The scallops, duck and panna cotta were superb and the service was perfect. Couldn't ask for a better dining experience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Far exceeded our expectations. The complementary flavors and wine pairings were perfect!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was truly exceptional. Good cocktails. Nice wine list. We had beet salad, scallops, duck and swordfish. Service was good, not great. Loved that noise level is low. Truly a lovely pleasant dinner experience. Will return.

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of our best meals in recent memory. Really outstanding preparation and presentation. We would highly recommend it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Dinner was great; delicate preparation and innovation active combinations

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were exceptional. Our server, Paul, was well versed on all of the menu & made Good recommendations. He even brought out a desert with a candle when he realized it was a birthday dinner.
Great experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The swordfish was the best I have ever had.Beautifully crisp on the outside, tender and moist inside.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful! Our waiter was efficient and friendly, the food was delicious! We had a great time!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had dinner with longtime friends, one of whom has hearing difficulties and wanted a place where we could talk. I suggested Lumiere and it delivered. Usual great food and service. This is a quality place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was really good for digestion.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our table for 4 chose the chef's menu with wine parings and found each course and each wine was superb. Our waiter explained the courses and accompanying wines with competence. The dinner was well paced. The staff was very accommodating with a substitution due to allergies of one of our party.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As usual, the food was fantastic and the waiter helpful and attentive. However, due to a problem with the restaurant computer that communicated with the kitchen, the main meal took over an hour to be delivered to our table. Although near the end of this wait we were brought complimentary drinks, we were very hungry and would have preferred food. I was not happy that I had to disappoint my out-of-town guests with such a long wait.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Amazing food and incredible service-- you guys made my girlfriend's birthday special. Thanks so much for the flowers and help with the "check"!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Lumiere is a lovely restaurant with good food and a wonderful bistro ambience. It is so nice to have it in Newton..close to home. It is a great place to meet friends and be able to talk and hear each other!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was very good but overpriced, particularly since side dishes were extra. Biggest disappointment was dessert. Very small portion and not inexpensive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was our first time to Lumiere and we all loved it. The entire experience was very positive - great service (our server was friendly and knowledgable) and the food was excellent. Throughout the evening, our server surprised us with unexpected treats - watermelon with tapenade and warm chocolate chip cookies.......
We all agreed (4 fairly picky foodies) that we loved Lumiere and will definitely return soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Terrific as usual. We hadn't been there for about a year, and the food and service were as terrific as ever. The server (Paul) had great suggestions, from cocktails, to wine to food and desert! We hope to be back more often!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Per my review of specifics, the ambiance was lovely and the service was excellent. Our food was generally good (all 3 of us had the scallops upgraded to entree sized portion of 4 instead of appetizer sizeof 2) which were delicious. The watermelon salad was tasty, but the shrimp in the appetizer were small, dry and rather tasteless and so I would not order that again. My cocktail was a good choice, but served in a glass with too much ice to create the illusion of a larger drink. Even though we enjoyed it, we all felt the meal was somewhat overpriced for what we ordered.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always good food, always good service, and no music to drown out conversation. Splendid.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing, and each course was excellent. We especially liked the fact that vegetables were integrated into each of the courses, the flavors were delicious, and the portions were a perfect size, neither too large nor too small. The server was friendly and informative, and the wine selections were just right.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We ordered the tasting menu and no one asked for preferences or allergies. It turns out that all dishes had corn, which I really don't like.

Food was good, but not to justify $70 per person.

Services was kind, but waiter would "pop up" from behind the booth,like a jack-in-the-box, every course to ask how it was - kind of annoying.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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food3
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