Great food can be found in all the villages in Newton, MA. My annual list of 9 of the best in 3 categories, sandwich and cafe food, pub food, and fine dining. There are so many more great places to nosh in Newton. Food is love and Newton is a great place to connect for coffee or lunch with a friend or mark a special occasion with dinner with someone you love. You might enjoy sitting quietly alone enjoy a savory bite while you get some work done.
Cafe’s and Sandwich Shops
- L’Aroma Cafe and Bakery, 15 Spencer Street, West Newton, MA, 617.630.0006
L’Aroma is more than a special place to enjoy delicious food. L’Aroma is a well loved community center where friends come to meet and enjoy the food, the local art displays which are constantly changing, and the spacious upstairs parlor with comfy chairs and lots of table where people meet to work or talk business.
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- George Howell Coffee in Newtonville, 311 Walnut Street, Newtonville, 617-332-6886
Another fabulous community gather destination. Gourmet coffee headquarters. “Our Newtonville location is truly our coffee lab. We brew new coffees to gather customer feedback before offering on our webstore and test new coffee equipment and brew methods.”
- Breadsong Bakery, 349 Auburn St in Auburndale, MA, 617-964-4004
Nothing like fresh baked breads in the morning. Great sandwiches and soups.
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- West Street Tavern and Restaurant, 7 West Street, Nonantum, MA, 617-795-0883
Friendly neighborhood tavern and restaurant…Great tagline that doesn’t mention the fabulous food, more than burgers and tacos. Try the sweet potato crust cod, just for one. Great specials too, including full-bellied fried clam roll, a New England fav!
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- O’Hara’s Food, 1185 Walnut Street, Newton Highlands, MA, 617-965-6785
Remember the old TV show, Cheers, “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” This is the essence of O’Hara’s. A local hotspot where you bump into so many friends and people you know enjoying some of the best food in town.
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- THE LOCAL, 1391 Washington Street, West Newton, 617-340-2160
Creative American Food and just like their tagline, “Live Simple, East LOCAL”New England style pub celebrating seasonal and local foods. Try CHEF BRIAN’S MISO SALMON.
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- Lumiere Restaurant, 1293 Washington Street, West Newton, MA, 617-244-9119
Lumiere has become a famous Boston fine dining spot with an ethic of working with local producers producing great products that were raised and harvested locally. Consider trying the Chef’s Whim Tasting Menu with five blind courses and optional wine pairing.
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- Farmstead Table, 71 Union Street, Newton Centre, MA, 617-928-600
Fine dining in an intimate dining ambiance serving innovative fare in the style of a classic American country kitchen. Actively involved in the local community and the sustainable food movement.
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- Sycamore, 755 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA, 617-244-4445
Fairly new bistro with award winning chef, David Punch of Ten Table, Sycamore has received raving review from the press and from my foodie friends in the field. Can’t wait to try it and the Provincal Stew.
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