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Sycamore

4.8
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1781 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Sycamore is a seasonally inspired, chef-owned neighborhood bistro in Newton Centre. Emphasizing locally sourced produce, fish and meat, our menu draws on classic European country food; rustic and wholesome. Our beverage program is designed to complement the cuisine. The wine list focuses on passionate small producers, our beers are by and large domestic craft selections and the cocktail list highlights classic drinks and sipping spirits.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1781 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarlosF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! the restaurant is fully recommended.

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BetsyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Never disappoints. Every dish was delicious!

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Orly
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Always fresh and creative food.

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vipScout65
New England
65 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My go to restaurant. Never fails to please. The staff is the best around and really make this place hum along like a well oiled machine. Food is always innovative, perfectly seasoned and the are accommodating to changes you might like to make. People are loyal to this place for a reason - it always delivers and you can count on a great dining experience.

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vipSMC39reviews
New England
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops, sunchokes, and hen of the woods mushrooms were excellent! Broccoli with miso bagna cauda was even more excellent! So glad the Normand Burgundy is still on the menu. Wonderful service as always from Scott:)

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LaurenS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was good but wouldn't go back in principle. Got a vmail the day before reminding us we needed to leave by 8:15 for our 6:30 reservation which was totally fine. At about 8:05 we got our bill and paid it. At 8:15 on the dot, my husband and I each had one sip left in our drinks, and the hostess came over to remind us we needed to leave. This seemed a bit ridiculous to us. We had just spent $250 - two apps, salad, bottle of wine, two after dinner drinks, two entrees - and she couldn't give us until 8:16 at least? We clearly weren't planning on sticking around so it seemed very unnecessary. We took our last sips and I showed the hostess the time on my phone as we walked out the door - 8:17. They need to have a better understanding of "reasonableness".

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipDkat
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had gone to Sycamore the week before and loved it. The following week a friend asked me to dinner and I suggested Sycamore. It was as fabulous as the last time! What I didn’t know was that they change their menu often. Yet, I wasn’t the least bit disappointed because this menu was terrific too. And once again the service was exceptional, in fact my server from the week before, Josh welcomed me back when I arrived at the restaurant which was a treat. This restaurant is so fantastic that I’d go back weekly!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a really terrific meal! We’ll definitely be going back soon.

JA
JACO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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KateNL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delicious meal. I would be glad to go back anytime.

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vipbobiyd
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service as always. Menu is still a little limited due to COVID, but what comes out of the kitchen regains great. I do look forward to the return of 'the board' though!

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vipDkat
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding service, delicious food, comfortable warm surroundings and an incredible dining experience because we felt so safe with all the safety precautions that your staff took. We can’t wait to go back again soon!

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vip2full2eatanymore
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was delicious. They never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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susang
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Sycamore is such a special experience! The team there goes out of their way to be sure their guests enjoy their night out. If it weren't for their diligent safety protocols, you could almost imagine yourself dining in a pre-covid time.

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vipPeteeye
New England
86 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been awhile since we ate at Sycamore -- how we missed it! While the restaurant has been rearranged to meet current requirements, the food and service haven't changed at all. The menu continues to be innovative and delicious. The service is friendly and properly attentive. Thanks for another special meal!

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Tmoney
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It wasn't worth the money and the current menu was disappointing. I got the steak dish. Very average. Nothing special. My date got the cod dish. Again - very expensive for a small portion and very average. Our app was the squash salad. Interesting and different but dry. The cheese and crunchy farrow was good but there was almost zero dressing and a tiny portion. There was one very good item and that was the dessert - a s'more pudding. This was great, albeit very small and about $10. The wait staff is a bit too eclectic for us. I sensed a bit of a "tude when asked to describe menu items with unknown ingredients. Not sure if we will be back as my BF was turned off by that.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top shelf food, service, drinks. Sycamore does it right, never disappoints

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KatherineH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sycamore always delights!
Delicious food, fabulous cocktails, and warm, professional service. We sat outside which was a lot of fun and felt very safe. Highly recommend!

HN
vipHollyN
Adelaide / SA
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, felt very safe dining here inside and out.

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vipHiseG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place with fantastic food. Always consistent.

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vipBelgium
New England
77 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my wife and me. What a discovery. This was pretty much the perfect dine-out. Limited drink and food menu, but oh so good (shoot for top quality instead of quantity). Every little detail was taken care of. Excellent service. We could feel the passion and the commitment. Top.

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RonT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come here the food and wine are not just great, but exceptional! Go as soon as you can and keep going whenever you can. They change the menu regularly and it is always amazing. Fantastic, unique flavors that will blow you away. Great staff, great vibe. Go, and then go again.

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great time! Thank you for making our anniversary so rad. We’ll be back soon.

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vipMatthewC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great overall restaurant. Moving to metro west from NYC, it's tough to find restaurants like this in Boston, let alone west of the city.

One area for improvement on the front desk is a bit more of a barrier as it is right on the road. Even a few ferns / palms / vines along the perimeter that go above the concrete barriers would help a lot.

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vipArtFoodLover
New England
32 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, of course. Fabulous waiter with a great sense of humor. Halibut dinner and tomato appetizer were fabulous. Weather was just perfect this past Wednesday.

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vipHonoraryFoodie
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly staff. Outside dining available which we took advantage of! Had the heirloom salad and chicken sausage entree. Both were great. As usual a great experience here.

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iFood
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Vegetarian entree, appetizer and dessert were excellent. Steak was terrible. Wonderful outdoor space with good social distancing. But a cold night to not yet have the heat lamps up and running.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dave just continues to serve fantastic meals. He and his gang are a pleasure to be around.

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vipJakeG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Resturant in Newton! Great staff, service, food, cocktails, and ambiance. Highly recommend!!

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vipHecate
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sycamore never ceases to amaze us. It is the very best food. We love the smoked bluefish snack, and the vegetarian dishes are outstanding. Service was warm, helpful, and prompt. We really enjoyed eating outdoors on The wooden patio. Drinks are fabulous, Scott is the best bartender for miles around. Lovely way to celebrate our anniversary. We will definitely be back.

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SeanD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amongst other amazing flavors this night, the melon salad is out of this world. Even after dining here every twice a month for over a year, I can't understand how they can combine such unique flavors into amazing dishes like this.

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vipHiseG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing every single time. Extremely consistent and fantastic. Great bar, great food, excellent service.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The waiter was a very friendly and hard-working. Although, there was a supporting staff member who checked in on our table and even took food questions who came off as a little pretentious due to our group not being familiar with some menu items. Aside from that, it was a fun experience and the patio area was nicely organized.

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JanetS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is beyond excellent! Friendly vibe, great teamwork among the staff, we will definitely be back!

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KeithB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sycamore does such a great job pairing foods and spices. I’m consistently impressed with their success with both flavor and texture. Big fan. The people working there and helping you are also fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots. It always delivers.

LG
LaurenG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cocktails are incredible. Food is fresh & imaginative and changes regularly. Outdoor dining is right on Beacon St, so suboptimal ambiance but the food, drinks & service outweighs the traffic. My favorite restaurant in the suburbs

BK
vipBethK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in all of greater Boston!!!

FAQs

Sycamore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 244-4445.

Sycamore is rated 4.8 stars by 1781 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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