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Sycamore

4.9
4.9
2276 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 244-4445

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Simon Armen

  • Private party facilities

    after the year we've all had, it is most definitely time to find a reason to celebrate. Missed a birthday, holiday get together, bar crawl, or graduation party? Make up for it with a special gathering at Sycamore. We are offering both partial (12-18 guests) and full (up to 32 seated, 48 standing) buyouts of the restaurant. You would meet with our team directly to create a unique dining experience: from curated cocktails to your favorite Sycamore dishes, it's all up for grabs! The space would be yours entirely, and the style of menu would be up to you. Want a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings? A family-style feast? Or let your guests choose from a prix fixe menu? We are here for it! Partial buyouts for either the dining room or our outdoor deck begin at $3,000, or a full restaurant buyout begins at $6,000, inclusive of all food and beverage. For more information, e-mail lizzie@sycamorenewton.com. Let us host your next dinner party - we'll even do the dishes!

  • Private party contact

    Holly Lemanski: (617) 244-4445

  • Neighborhood

    Newton

  • Cross street

    Langley Road and Sumner Street

  • Parking details

    There is metered parking along Beacon Street and 1-2 hour parking on nearby side streets. There is also a public lot between Beacon Street and Langley Road. Most meters in the area shut off at 6:00pm.<br /><br />The private lots behind the restaurant and adjacent buildings are not Sycamore's and cars may be towed from these lots.

  • Public transit

    We are located across the street from the Newton Centre Green Line T Stop. When you exit the station, turn right on to Union Street. Beacon Street and Sycamore Restaurant can be seen directly across from the park.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,276 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Contemporary American

  • Boston Suburbs

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Boston Suburbs

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  1. IS

    IzharS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood atmosphere, quality food and service. Our favorite place in Boston area. Everything I tried was tasty. Menu changes few times a year which brings a different experience every time. Love the steak (all mains are good), rich salads and don't leave without having beignets for dessert.
  2. SP

    StephanieP

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 2nd visit to Sycamore and again the food, service and ambience was great! Love the seasonal menu and creative dishes!
  3. KN

    KaraN

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food! Ambiance is really nice. It is great to have a cute date spot like this in the suburbs.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Birthday Dinner. We were treated like regular customers from the moment we checked in even though it was our first time at the venue. Seated quickly and all staff were providing excellent service on many levels. The atmosphere is relaxed and not pretentious. Food is solid without being too much or too dainty in portion size. Overall a smooth and extremely enjoyable evening. We look forward to visiting Sycamore again soon!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Sycamore so much. It’s the crowning jewel of the Newton food scene. Love the latest additions to the menu including the Tandoori fish which was cooked to perfection.
  7. l

    lovefood

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sycamore never disappoints! Food and service are excellent!
  8. OK

    OscK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Probably the best around the area, good foods and service was kind and attentive.
  9. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar. the menu is fresh, seasonal, exceptional. Cocktail - i suggest the special gin cocktail (with some ginger in it). Appetizers, the gnocchi was homemade and outstanding. Dinner, the Boudin Blanc was the best. the sausage made inhouse, chef specialty. Finally, the Beignets for dessert. We live in boston suburbs and haven't been to Sycamore since before Covid. It is better than ever. I think top 5 restaurants in all of western suburbs of boston now.
  10. MG

    MitchellG

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sycamore is always a wonderful experience. The food is interesting and tasty -- this time, the menu definitely had more of an autumn feel which fit perfectly. The service is superb -- attentive, courteous and informed -- our waiter knew the wines and cocktails very well and they were able to explain the choices well; same with the food. Always happy when we can come here.
  11. RR

    RonR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are semi regulars here. The food and service have never disappointed. The host at the front is friendly and efficient. He gives the perfect first impression of the restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect. Chef Dave Punch and "Bar Man" Scott over-deliver consistently and never disappoint. Every course for dinner was sheer perfection, even the decadent soup. Mixed drinks so delicious. Even dessert was lovely Best of Metro West and glad we scored a table on a Saturday night via OpenTable.
  13. MA

    MAH7

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We returned to our favorite restaurant for outdoor dining on a mild November evening. Food was, of course, outstanding, as was our cheerful and knowledgeable server, Amber. I had Dave's special boudin blanc, a light, perfectly seasoned white sausage, with an apple-frisee slaw and turnip puree. My starter was a delicious grilled shrimp in a lime dressing. My companion had a salad topped with brûléed bucheron cheese (inventive!) and toasted gnocchi with a pumpkin pesto. Quite simply, Sycamore consistently serves creative, delicious cuisine.
  14. AM

    AllisonM

    New England

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We have been going to Sycamore for years. As always, the food was top notch. On this particular visit, we arrived at the time of our reservation, and we were told it would be “about 15-20 minutes” because there were “a lot of checks on tables” and then we were invited to “loiter” in a place where we were clearly in the way of the wait- and bar staff. During our loitering time, we were offered a cocktail menu, but it was well over. 10 minutes before a cocktail order was taken. Once we were seated, the service was great. Why not 5 starts all round? The noise level is just insane. I am “only” 51, have no unusual hearing loss for my age, and my U.S. and and I were shouting at each other to be heard. The a/c was blowing so hard that even my husband (who usually is always sweating) agreed that there was quite a draft. So, five plus stars for food, ambience and service this time around I would say 3-4.
  15. b

    brucek

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    thanks for another great wed nite meal always great!!!!
  16. j

    jude

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent from start to finish. These guys know all there is to know about every easiest of a diner’s experience.
  17. k

    kimb

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner. Amazon cocktails, delicious appetizers, outstanding service. Our go-to while visiting kids at BC. Not to be missed!
  18. AR

    AnnR

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always!
  19. T

    Terri

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was absolutely delicious! This is my daughter's favorite restaurant and I can see why. I can't wait to go back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feels like a friend’s home. Tastes a lot better!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Josh was a great host!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ever since it was recommended to me by staff at a sister establishment in Newton Centre (pizza, anyone?), I have made a point of eating at Sycamore multiple times. I love the atmosphere, the service, and, of course, the food. Of particular note is the Sycamore staff’s professionalism and knowledge of the menu, both for food and beverage, as well as the apparent quality of the ingredients used to prepare industry staples such as pickled vegetables and steak frites, and more specialized fare such as lumache with wild boar ragout. I look forward to trying as much of the menu as my semi-adventurous palate allows, and highly recommend Sycamore to anyone looking for good eating and a good time.
  23. J

    Jbaron

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and drinks were tasty. The well done burger was brought to the table rare but they quickly corrected and refreshed fries, with new ones which was nice. Other dishes were very tasty. I enjoyed wine selection but my partner was not thrilled with her mixed drink (too bitter).
  24. C

    Chef

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is very interesting and delicious. I love trying food that I would never take the time to prepare at home. The outdoor seating is perfect on fall days.
  25. S

    archanaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time!
  26. M

    Melon

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sycamore is a wonderful restaurant. The food & service are always good!
  27. A

    Ahdom

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant I've been to in the Boston area. The seasonal, owner-made sausage was incredible.
  28. o

    orangefeathers

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding—though very noisy
  29. A

    Alyssam

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch restaurant. Creative and fantastic food, attentive service and fun atmosphere. The total package
  30. K

    Konstantin

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in greater Boston area.
  31. P

    Pegk

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager and the entire staff was very helpful and very positive. Every entrée and it was delicious and surprising thank you very much will come back when we’re in Boston
  32. KD

    KunalD

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I know the place is expensive so I was ready… but then quantity that we get for that cost is very less…. Specially appetizers…the bread served was cold …. Did not feel fresh… the food was good…. But had a crowd at that time which was little loud… but that’s fine I guess… the attendant was polite and hospitable but as a policy, they don’t have any room to make changes in the food as per the clients.. e.g not much choices for kids
  33. LQ

    LynQ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Service is fantastic. Food is amazing. Kelly is the best - friendly and very knowledgeable. Josh is wonderful as is all the staff we have interacted with. We are from out of town and visit frequently- we eat here every time we visit. Highly recommend it.
  34. NC

    NeilC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food - good choice of options (including several vegetarian), perfectly prepared, great flavor. Service was excellent as well. Pacing of dishes was also great and didn't feel rushed. Ambiance was good, it was a busy Friday night and noise level was about what you'd expect. Prices a touch on the higher side but overall worth it, and would return.
  35. A

    Adiscerningdiner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Excellent, attentive, and professional service, as well as a cheery and high energy vibe, elevate what is an otherwise expensive and somewhat pedestrian food experience. Its premier location in the heart of Newton Center, accessible to the T and in walking distance of plentiful parking, make it a reasonable choice for meeting friends or conducting business.
  36. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its the most amazing restaurant in MA we’ve been to! Everything from cocktails, food ( oh the beignets!) and the amazing service makes it truly a great experience
  37. P

    Peteeye

    New England

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another spectacular meal at Sycamore. I continue to be impressed with the innovative menu, which always has interesting vegetarian options. Everything was delicious. Thanks for a very special meal.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service!
  39. RC

    RicardoC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had to wait for a quite long time to get our food, even when we were on the first sitting. I'm guessing that the food was on the waiting station for a while and when it finally arrive it was just warm , not hot. So I was disappointed, since this was our first time returning to the restaurant. Last one was Pre-Covid
  40. a

    andream

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The farro/kale salad wasn’t quite up to the usual high standard: a huge bowl filled mostly with kale and just a smattering of farro. That ratio of kale/farro was off last night. The halibut was sensational!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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

Sycamore is rated 4.9 stars by 2276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Sycamore

755 Beacon Street, Newton, MA 02459

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Langley Road and Sumner Street

  • Neighborhood

    Newton

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is metered parking along Beacon Street and 1-2 hour parking on nearby side streets. There is also a public lot between Beacon Street and Langley Road. Most meters in the area shut off at 6:00pm.<br /><br />The private lots behind the restaurant and adjacent buildings are not Sycamore's and cars may be towed from these lots.

  • Public transit

    We are located across the street from the Newton Centre Green Line T Stop. When you exit the station, turn right on to Union Street. Beacon Street and Sycamore Restaurant can be seen directly across from the park.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Simon Armen

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 244-4445

  • Private party facilities

    after the year we've all had, it is most definitely time to find a reason to celebrate. Missed a birthday, holiday get together, bar crawl, or graduation party? Make up for it with a special gathering at Sycamore. We are offering both partial (12-18 guests) and full (up to 32 seated, 48 standing) buyouts of the restaurant. You would meet with our team directly to create a unique dining experience: from curated cocktails to your favorite Sycamore dishes, it's all up for grabs! The space would be yours entirely, and the style of menu would be up to you. Want a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings? A family-style feast? Or let your guests choose from a prix fixe menu? We are here for it! Partial buyouts for either the dining room or our outdoor deck begin at $3,000, or a full restaurant buyout begins at $6,000, inclusive of all food and beverage. For more information, e-mail lizzie@sycamorenewton.com. Let us host your next dinner party - we'll even do the dishes!

  • Private party contact

    Holly Lemanski: (617) 244-4445

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