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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 own and are not recommended for parking. 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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Sycamore is celebrating love with a 3 course prix fixe menu for $90 and an optional wine pairing for $40. Join us for a romantic evening for two!

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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (41)
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Good for a Date (27)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Cozy (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Romantic (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Casual (15)
Seasonal (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (6)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 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 2, 2018

Delicious food!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 2, 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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 29, 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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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (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 22, 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 17, 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 16, 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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vip
 (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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·Dined on December 15, 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 14, 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 14, 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 12, 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 12, 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 11, 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 10, 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We came here for the third time and always enjoy ourselves. Despite the fact it’s hard to get a reservation since it’s a small cosy place It’s really worth it. Highly recommend the duck board!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

a fantastic time...the food and service is the best

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a lovely evening. Menu is manageable, something for everyone and food was delicious. Staff couldn't have been nicer.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

A neighborhood gem with very friendly staff. Simply wonderful!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Just not that good.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

What more can I say...Dave and crew are top notch. Food is always exciting and innovative. It doesn't get much better than deliscious. Kudos Guys and Gals. I would definitely recommend this place for an anytime meal. Special occasion or daily meal. It is one of my local go-to's and the cuisine and service is second to none with absolutely no pretense.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Carefully thought out dishes, attention to detail, knowledgeable staff - great experience and great meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food varied and novel. Everything we ate was delicious, especially the chopped chicken liver pate. The only negative is the usual problem of noise. I wish there were more sound absorption. But aside from this, Sycamore is splendid.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Consistently excellent food and a bit different!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Maybe try to improve your service a bit. The food was outstanding but a lot of time in between courses and to get the check. Lots of people waiting to be seated so felt a little bad.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I was with two friends who both found their meals excellent. I had two starters. The Chanterell Mushroom soup was good. The grilled Spanish Octopus was advertised to come with a crunchy Persian Salad; it was served with beans that were a touch under cooked. Too bad because it made the octopus soggy. Giving it a 4 star because my friends really enjoyed their dinners and starters.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Sycamore is a special place. Food is great with a changing menu, service is superb, warm and welcoming atmosphere. A great place to enjoy good food, friends, and a night out! Don't miss this restaurant, highly recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The staff is great, we loved the food, the drinks and the wine!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic
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