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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.

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

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Cozy (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Authentic (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Casual (13)
Healthy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Seasonal (12)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Organic (7)
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Good for Groups (4)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Happy Hour (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A favorite restaurant. Delicious, beautifully prepared food. Friendly service and a cozy atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent special Perigord menu this time - the first Monday of every month is a special menu. Foie gras, cassoulet, wine of the day, etc. were all excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was superb. Haute cuisine at its best. Service was friendly and impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love when the duck board when it is on the menu and make sure we make it there for it.
The food is really good here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The duck for two is wonderful: breast, confit, pate + Great variety. Nothing is ordinary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was really fun and well done. Service great. . Comfortable ambiance and lighting . Knowledgeable staff and fun cocktails. Good job

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary and the staff was wonderful. They seated us right away and then gave us a glass of champagne to toast our anniversary. Waiter and staff was attentive and we had a delicious meal. We love the boards here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent service, food and experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

we go there often and are never disappointed. Creative food this time - really nice delicata salad (kudos to the inventor) and chicken cooked perfectly. Service terrific. A+

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our first visit to Sycamore to celebrate our 18th Anniversary and we were more than pleased. We were seated at a cozy corner table and greeted with complimentary glasses of bubbly. Appetizers and entrees were outstanding and our waiter was attentive and friendly. Can’t wait until our next visit!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We chose Sycamore for our anniversary dinner based on online reviews. The hostess and servers all wished us well on this special occasion, and the bar tender/sommelier appeared with complimentary champagne! The food was fantastic and beautifully presented at a leisurely pace. We were seated at what was described as their best able -- one in the corner, which probably meant it was the quietest -- a key to our enjoyment as the general noise level was a bit more than we like. We ordered a salad (which they split for us without our asking), two entrees (skate and steak), a shared dessert, a cocktail and a glass of beer, and the bill came to $100, before tip. Money well spent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Outstanding October fest board. Great drinks and perfect service. Nice sever teamwirk

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I always have the most enjoyable experience to Sycamore. That is why I keep going back over and over again. And Scott creates the most delicious cocktails!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I love the food here. Been here a lot and it never disappoints.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Sycamore never disappoints. The food and drinks are always excellent and the service is top notch!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The appetizers were fantastic, entrees were okay. Overall, I would be interested to see their future menus!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We've eaten here many times. The ambience, service, friendliness, are all outstanding. On this trip, the food was a bit of a mixed bag. Three of us shared 2 kale salads - there was plenty of it, but overall the salad lacked inspiration. It was pretty plain.

Two of us then had chicken, which was wonderful, and one had and enjoyed the steak.

I'd also like to note that the wine pours were pretty skimpy - for $12-16/glass I've never understood a restaurant's reluctance to have a healthy pour.

There are times when a menu leaves the 'interesting' space and seems like it's trying too hard. I think on an overall basis this is how we felt about the current menu - they're great at preparing a dinner, but maybe trying to hard to be innovative. Still, a go-to for us.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The starter was very good - grilled octopus, cooked perfectly. We ordered the Pork tasting platter for 2. The menu did not mention, nor did the waiter tell us that almost everything on the plate was deep fried. It took a very long time for our food to arrive, and when it did, the shnitzel was very overcooked. The waiter was solicitous, but over busy. The manager apologized for the overcooked meat, but did not do anything about it on the bill.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

A wonderful, eclectic meal! So delicious. I can't wait to return !

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

limited menu, most with some spice or hotness which to a sensitive person is not fun.wine list is way overpriced for the food and ambiance

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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

An outstanding meal, as always! My husband and I shared the delicious pork board. Each bit was delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Sycamore has been my favorite for the last 3 years. Food is always great and menu changes often. Bartender (Scott) is one of the best around and the wait staff is extremely attentive.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

No disappointments at Sycamore. I dined with my friend from No. California for our annual visit.
Food excellent, staff willingly split starters, salad & dessert between us. Having the option of smaller portions of several samplings is a better experience than large entrees when the food preparation is this good.
Friend's recent birthday dinner was at The French Laundry in Yountville, Ca. ...she was quite pleased with the offerings at Sycamore.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent meal. Always changing menu. Great staff. Would highly recommend to anyone that likes fresh tasting food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We love Sycamore. Wonderful food, lots of local sourcing, each–carefully prepared. Scott is the best bartender in Boston. The food is excellent, bluefish pate is a perennial favorite, and the new cough dish is outstanding. The bread is also wonderful. This is definitely our favorite restaurant in the greater Boston area.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Sycamore does not disappoint. Probably my 6th or 7th time there. Always great food and service. Super accommodating if you have food allergies or special requests. My #1 go to restaurant in Newton Center.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food and service were superb! Our server was extremely attentive and courteous. Great dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always, always delicious. Favorite place

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

My date had picked Sycamore because of recommendations from her friends that had been there. We had a reservation ahead of time and was seated as soon as we arrived. The service was very attentive. Good wine selection and an eclectic menu. The food came out in a timely fashion. We went with the Pork dish for two. All four dishes were delicious and so was the wine. It is a small place and you are seated pretty close to other parties which makes it feel a bit less private than what most people would hope for. With that being said we enjoyed dinner and will definitely be going back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Organic, Vegan, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

As always--memorable, wonderful and comfortable with exceptional food and service

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Fantastic food. Good service Nice atmosphere. Easy location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I just can't wait to go back to Sycamore. Perhaps the best food I've had in metro Boston or Boston proper. Fine dining at its best.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

French chardonnay was lovely. Heirloom tomatoes were delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Sycamore is my favorite restaurant for date night, get togethers with friends and business meals. It has an innovative menu that changes frequently -- so it is always a pleasant surprise. Service is always top-notch. Thanks for another wonderful meal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Outstanding cuisine. House made pasta and sausages to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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