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2618 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (11)
  • Fit for Foodies (10)
  • Good for a Date (7)

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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 ).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French American, Comfort Food
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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

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Phone number
(617) 244-9199
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jordan Bailey
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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.
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Cross street
Waltham St.
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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.

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Public transit
Green line - Woodland; Commuter Rail - West Newton
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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

vip2frequentdiners (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Les224 (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 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!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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

vipMROB (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  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 .

NewtonFoodie (New England)
5.0  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.

vipTRosie (New England)
5.0  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.

porker (Atlanta)
4.0  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.