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1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2011
+1 617-244-9199
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2011
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We thought about eating there for a while, but have not had a chance until now. It is definitely worth a visit. It is possible not to get a whole picture, as a visit on Valentines Day would not be a typical diner, but you...More

Thank Yury1080
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is a wonderful place to have a meal! We ordered vegetarian—soup, salad, entrée, and dessert—and loved every dish. Our waitress, Joni, was patient, enthusiastic, and informative when we inquired about the different menu options. From simply reading the descriptions, it’s hard to imagine how...More

Thank aFellowTraveller
Reviewed 7 January 2018

It was my parents anniversary and I was careful to choose a restaurant. My previous experience once last summer left a nice memory. I came with my elderly parents, my husband, my son and his girlfriend. When we came in we were offered a square...More

Thank Pearl M
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Always good, sometimes very very, and never disappoints. Not for awe of food but a beautifully quiet warm place where you’re always welcome. Superb service, of the best quality food in the western suburbs, a small but carefully picked wine list, and a perfect place...More

Thank schildkrout
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Lumiere continues to please after many years, even under new ownership. Living on West Newton Hill for many years made this place a natural “go to” favorite, but its quality also put it in a category above most other Newton restaurants. Unfortunately, Newton is a...More

Thank nancy f
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This was our second visit, and we were again treated to a fine meal in a relaxed but very high-quality venue. Our waiter was extremely personable and knowledgeable. He coached us in choosing a wonderful wine, and our meals were outstanding.

Thank Boarding_Group_4
Reviewed 18 November 2017

While in town for a business meeting we checked Open Table for dinner reservations and come across Lumiere. After reading reviews on Trip Advisor we booked a reservation for a Friday night. From the hotel we took Lyft and easily arrived at this lovely Restraurant....More

Thank gh707
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I have heard such great reviews about this restaurant for many years and have never tried it. What was I waiting for! The Cauliflower appetizer was delicious. My son’s steak was excellent and an excellent cut of meat. The food and service was superb. I...More

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 6 November 2017

My colleague and I ate here. We had high hopes, having eaten in France many times. The menu was great; I had the mussels to start but the broth was a little hearty and heavy on tomato and slightly overshadowed the great mussels. My main...More

1  Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I really miss French food and Lumiere gave me the fix that I needed. First though; parking. Despite the anchored of parking behind the street in West Newton the obvious parking lots are reserved for CVS and the police station. That leaves little other places...More

Thank LucyLongden
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23 June 2017|
Response from pamouyal | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking lot behind the building
17 April 2017|
Response from lynnthomas2016 | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant. I do not know why I was sent your request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2011
    (Waltham St.)
  • Public Transportation: Green line - Woodland; Commuter Rail - West Newton
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-244-9199
Lumiere is a casually elegant, upscale neighborhood bistro featuring modern-French cuisine, an extensive wine list as well as a full bar. We also offer a semi-private dining room that can comfortably accommodate up to 30 guests. We serve Lunch (Tuesday-Friday, 12Pm-2pm) and Dinner (Tuesday-Sunday). Lumiere also hosts Weekly Wine Tastings ($20) every Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm which includes taste of four featured wines served with specifically paired hors d'oeuvres from Chef Jordan Bailey.
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