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About Sycamore

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.

755 Beacon Street
Newton, MA 02459
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, French, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Snacks until 11:30pm nightly
Bar open until 12:00am nightly

Cross Street:
Langley Road and Sumner Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 244-4445

Website:
http://www.sycamorenewton.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
David Punch & Lydia Reichert

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
First Mondays is a monthly series of dinners we hold on the first Monday of each month. On these nights, our regular menu will not be available.

Themes, menus and formats vary. Past First Mondays have included Big Trouble in Little Sycamore (Asian street food, house-made ramen and tiki drinks), Bistro + Natural Wine Night (Classic French fare and a list full of natural wine), Red Sauce Night (American-Italian comfort food) and more.

For more information, please contact the restaurant.

Sycamore Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Casual (16)
Hot Spot (13)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Time after time, Sycamore delivers some of the best meals I’ve eaten in Boston. This one was no exception. From the cocktails, to the wine list, the hospitality and service, and the FOOD, my god, the food, this has been my favorite place to go in the Boston area for years. Keep crushing it y’all!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

We were pleased to get a table on a busy Saturday night. We liked the snacks: pickled veggies and bluefish pate. Interesting cocktails. The spicy grilled mackerel didn't quite live up to its name, but it was pretty good anyway. Sycamore is always a comfortable place to go. We are never disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent as usual

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First time at Sycamore and will definitely be back!
Everything was divine

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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I was disappointed in my meal this time. I have eaten here many times before. I love the creativity of the chef usually. This time my salads was fabulous my main course was bland and uninteresting. No wonderful flavor on my fish so this was disappointing. The dessert again was great!
Dinner was a mixed bag. Not the usual in Sycamore.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Sycamore and it was a great experience. The cocktails are a real treat - inventive and delicious. The food was also quite good. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was good as was the service though it was very slow.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A changing menu with consistently delicious and inventive dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Never disappointed... so delicious!!

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Superb restaurant in every way. It's got a cozy bistro feel, which makes it perfect for a casual night out, the such incredible food and wine that I go for special occasions, too. Love, love, love it!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food, service and everything else about he meal was impeccable. Venison is one of my favorite dishes, but it's difficult to find a restaurant that prepares it well. The venison I had at Sycamore was head and shoulders better than any I have had. My wife had a monk fish dinner that she loved - the portion was very generous and she took it home for lunch the next day. I look forward very much for my next visit there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was excellent and good service.
Plenty flavorful appetizers: chicken liver mouse, bluefish pate, citrus salad and endive salad were excellent.
The pork board is back in the menu and it is a must. Pork chops, ribs, belly, sausage all with unique texture and flavors.
The dessert was good nothing exciting. Lemon pot du creme a bit too creamy ( would prefer dark chocolate or other pie/crisp options).
Coffee was cold but they brewed a fresh pot after we commented. All good.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very nice quaint upscale Bistro dining. We had a nice dinner to celebrate a birthday. Food was excellent and our server was attentive. I would considerate again for sure.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I would consider myself a quasi regular to Sycamore. Always fantastic food, exceptional service. The waitstaff has the gift of reading a table and leaving it alone or attending to its needs. I’ve never ever had a bad meal or even a fair one-it’s always great. I could go on and on.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Too noisy. Poor service

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious food!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

we had a delicious dinner on new years evening with our adult kids. great food, fabulous wine and really good service. kitchen is inventive without over reaching their abilities. really loved the duck board.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to Sycamore for their NYE prix-fixe dinner. Everything was very good, from the food to the service. It's so great to have a place like this so close to home.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very warm & welcoming. A little loud during the rush. Food was very good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is good but the final bill was shocking. The drinks and food are very pricy.
We will not be n a hurry to return. The duck was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Food is interesting without being odd. Great salad. Very tasty main courses. Well presented with excellent service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This place is just so consistently great from drinks and apps. to entrees. Menu always changing with new inventive choices. Lucky to have it in suburbs.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Too expensive. The steak frites was very good. The baked mushroom pasta was full of celery. I couldn't eat more than half. Overall, 2 drinks, 2 entrees, one side $92. Almost $100. Not worth it.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was fantastic! We can't wait to return!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I live this cozy gem in Newton. Ever since I discovered this restaurant a few years ago, it's always my go to restaurant I recommend to family and friends. I love how they have food that is season, yet items that are always on the menu often. Their boards for two are great! My personal favorite is the duck board usually in the colder months. I tell people that my favorite dessert at a restaurant is hands down here at Sycamore...the soft pillowy beignets are the BEST. It's not fancy, but are the best way to end a meal - warm and comfy inside. Even if I'm near full from all the other food, I ALWAYS get dessert. No questions asked. My husband already knows it's a requirement every time we eat there. Although, it's not convenient to bring kids since the place is small, it's always a nice treat when we get to go and enjoy a good meal. Hands down, my favorite restaurant when people ask, and that's not an easy question for me to answer since I love food so much!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our server was helpful but didn’t understand not to interrupt. Instead of coming to our table and waiting for a pause in the conversation, she would put her head into the conversation and start talking. We had contacted the restaurant to see if they could accommodate a vegan. The vegan dish was fantastic! The policy of an up-charge for changing French Fries for another “vegetable” is ridiculous. We asked that the speaker near us be turned off, and they graciously did it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

As usual, the duck board was outstanding.Also , as usual, one must make a reservation 2-3 weeks in advance if you want prime time seating. The restaurant is small and cosy and noisy (brick walls and wood floors, all hard surfaces, make conversation difficult.) The food is outstanding, especially the various boards which rotate throughout the year, so we put up with the small annoyances and enjoy our meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I'd heard rave reviews about this restaurant for quit some time. I had an occasion to gather with 3 good friends and decided on Sycamore. We all loved the food, from starters to main. Good wine as well. It was comfortable, warm and you could easily converse with ease. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Dinner was perfect. Everything we ordered from the chorizo croquettes to the warm beignets at the end was delicious. The steak frites was fantastic - beef was excellent and the frites were the best fries I've ever had. The service was attentive and consistent throughout the dinner. We were a group of 4 and everyone was pleased with their meal. We would go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is unequivocally the most imaginative local restaurant that I know in the greater Boston Area. People come here because they love the food, the service, the atmosphere. It never disappoints. This week's board for-two-sharing (duck) was delicious as was the chocolate and bitter orange terrine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I loved everything about it! Food, cocktails, wine, server, hostess, etc. They were even outstanding about refilling my water! The food could not have been better, and the server could not have been nicer. 5 stars!! Love, love, love!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My husband and I found this place on Yelp based on reviews and decided to check it out for his birthday dinner. We are very happy we did as the food was delicious, cocktails were unique, and service was great. We would definitely recommend it as a great dinner spot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food is always SO good. Very creative mixologists, great wine and beer selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Had a reservation, restaurant running late, warm, kind and informative about when we would be seated. Great waitstaff, timely service. The duck-board, duck served in (4) ways, each more inviting than the next, complex flavors and textures. The corn-chowder based sauce under scallops plate was delicious. The owner David came to talk with us, learn of our experience at our meal's end which was a perfect final touch. Strongly recommended for a special dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had the duck board for 2. It was fabulous: perfectly prepared, beautiful presentation, delicious & abundant. The wine suggested by our server was perfect, too. The service was gracious, not rushed, and not too formal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very creative menu; flavors that are put together that I would never think of. Their winter citrus salad is a prime example of that.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was a rather good meal. Nice place with pretty good service. Do recommend the place as there is convenient street parking. Will be back soon.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

always excellent food and service! one of my favorite places for excellent food and drink (love the ghost of mary!)

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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