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Sycamore

4.7
1201 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French, Spanish
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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

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Phone number
(617) 244-4445
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Punch & Lydia Reichert
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Langley Road and Sumner Street
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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.
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1201 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 14 hours ago

Service is the problem. The food is always excellent. But when the server forgets to put in the drink order for your table and you don't receive it until your entrees are done AND receive not even an apology, you realize that management must have hired family or just do not understand what good (not even excellent) service is. Our server saw dirty dishes on our table several times and simply walked away. I guess she thought it was someone else's problem, not hers. The managers (or whomever were the persons not dressed as servers) were the ones who picked up our dirty dishes and brought our drinks with the melted ice that had been obviously sitting at the bar for some time. That is preposterous to me. And no, a phony smile asking how's everything after your boss did your work for you does not make up for anything. I will always come back for the food. Just not as quickly because of the mediocre at best service.

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SusanP (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous...,service and food.
I came from Boxford, north of Boston and will gladly make the trip again. A cozy neighborhood restaurant. 5 stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

You must have beignets!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We go to Sycamore because the food is excellent and warming to the soul, the service is consistent and has good attention to detail, and the atmosphere is comfortable (albeit a bit loud at times). We wish we had more chances to go there than time allows us!

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vipBluejay6 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

always a first class time-a bit pricey

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DaleW 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We introduced our friends to Sycamore on this visit. They were just as impressed and pleased as we always are! Menu is unusually creative. Food was delicious, beautifully prepared and presented. Wine list and pairings outstanding. Wonderful beers. Many unusual and delicious handcrafted cocktails. Staff was attentive, helpful, knowledgable, responsive and greatly comtributed to a perfect evening. Wish I could give Sycamore 10 stars!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Always perfect

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RobF (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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vipmdiaz (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Always Great!! ❤️😁🎉

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Decayb (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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vipEstes (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent as usual

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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vipLee123 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A changing menu with consistently delicious and inventive dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Never disappointed... so delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 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!!!

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Larry (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 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.

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vipJBtable (New England)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

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HelaineV (New England)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Too noisy. Poor service

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great as always

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious food!

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vipnancyz (London)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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.

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Heather (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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vipRichard (New England)
3.0  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.

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vipsmlb (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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