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10 Restaurants to Check Out in Newton, MA

1. Maria Di Napoli Ristorante (Italian)

344 Watertown St (617)527-2181
Newton, MA 02458 Casual attire

This restaurant is said to be one of the best Italian restaurants in the western suburbs of Boston. Fresh and mouth-watering, the food here is authentic and delicious. Some recommendations are: Lemonata al fresca (freshly made lemonade), Chicken Parm, Chicken Caprese, Ravioli and Lasagna Special, and Pizza. Pizza pizza pizza! Their pizza is one-of-a-kind, once-you-try-you-can't-go-back type of pizza! This restaurant is absolutely wonderful with their service, always charming, accommodating and friendly. Must check out!

2. Lumiere (French)

1293 Washington St (617) 244-9199
Newton, MA 02465 Classy Dressy Attire

Wine and dine at this romantic restaurant and be blown away by their excellent service. Their cocktail/drinks list contains a lot of gin, bourbon and whiskey for a more old-fashioned feel. Some recommendations are: Sea Scallop appetizer, Hanger Steak, Chocolate Cake with Marshmallows, and Chilled Corn Soup. Lumiere also offers a 5-Course Chef's Tasting Menu (60-70$). Special occasion coming up? Lumiere seems just right.

3. Inna's Kitchen (Deli/Cafe)

19 Pelham St. (617) 244-5345
Newton, MA 02459 Casual Attire

FREE WIFI! DELICIOUS FOOD! EXCELLENT SERVICE! What better things screams out at you when you mention a deli? Inna's Kitchen, is the way a great deli should be. Some recommendations are: Matzo-ball Soup, Chicken Shawarma, Potato Salad, and Roast Beef Sand which. Healthier than most deli's, the flavoring is not forced, and the food makes you feel good. The owners (Inna and her son Alex) are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about their cooking- gluten free, kosher, organic, and other dietary preferences. Unbeatable portion and price!

4. Dunn Gaherins Food and Spirit (Irish Bar)

344 Elliot St (617) 527-6271
Newton, MA 02456 Casual Attire, Best Times are Thurs-Sat

With its creative menu, this bar takes the expected food offered in pubs and twists it around, making your eat and drink experience even more enjoyable. Smack dab in a cozy neighborhood, this Irish pub offers a great beer selection in a nicely decorated venue. Some recommendations: Paddy Made Benny, Lamb Tips with Garlic Mash and Spinach, Blue Cheese Burger, Eggplant Fries, and Tuna Melt. This Irish pub has a cozy atmosphere perfect for family-nights out, even great for the kids. The workers are friendly and helpful! The only negative is that this place is very popular and they don't take reservations. But that will only make your experience that much more worth it!

5. Lee's Burger Place (Burgers, American)

216 Sumner St. (617) 795-2022
Newton, MA 02459 Casual Attire

Impressive quality, service, and fair prices! Some recommendations: Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries, and Ask for Special Spicy Mayo. Quick in service, awesome employees, cheap prices, and savory burgers- what more can you ask for? Lee's Burger Place leaves customers wanting to come back while leaving great reviews. highly recommended

6. Barry's Village Deli (Deli, Breakfast, Brunch)

6 Windsor Rd. (617) 527-8244
Newton, MA 02468 Casual Attire

Late to work? Didn't pack lunch? Stop by Barry's Deli and grab a hold of their Corned Beef Hash Omelet or a Ruben! Great breakfast food with good portions! It's a wonderful breakfast spot, quick and simple. Located near the Waban Square, which is only walking distance away from the T station. A working man's favorite Jewish deli :)

7. New England Soup Factory (Soup)

244 Needham St. (617) 558-9988
Newton, MA 02464 Casual Attire

Best place to get soup in the Brookline/Newton area, hands down! Massachusetts is known for its brisk and chilly weather, which can even last into sunny April or May. So how convenient is a soup shop?! Warm your chilled stomachs with delicious soup- Lobster Newburg, Italian Beef stew, Clam and Corn Chowder. There is an extensive menu of soups, which is explained carefully by the staff and owner. With great service, delicious rolls, and creative mixtures of flavor, New England Soup Factory is Chicken Soup for a Bostonian's Soul.

8. Sweet Tomatoes (Pizza)

47 Langley Road (617) 558-0222
Newton, MA 02459 Casual Attire

And yet again, another delicious pizzeria! Sweet Tomatoes have a variety of custom pies. They are excellent with thin crust pies- which is definitely recommended. Check them out on Friday's - their pesto pizza day is to die for.


9. Daikanyama (Japanese)

199 Boylston St. (617) 332-1998
Newton, MA 02467 Casual Attire

Any good Sushi place must be fresh, well prepared and inventive- which are very fitting descriptions of Daikanyama. Who would have thought you can find deliciously fresh sushi in Bloomingdales? Thursdays are the best days because that is when a fresh shipment of seafood comes in. If you are willing to spend money, for good food, you should check out this Japanese establishment. Some recommendations: Hamachi kama, All sushi and shashimi, Braised pork belly, Black Sugar Creme Brulee, and Apple Saki.

10. Blue Ribbon BBQ (Southern, Soul)

1375 Washington St. (617) 332-2583
Newton, MA 02465 Casual, under 10$ per entree

Real Road Side BBQ decore. Expect salty/fatty/real-southern-bbq at this joint. Their highly recommended dish is the pulled port, while, also having, great sides and ribs. If you are considering take out, this is the place to order from!

James D. Lowenstern, GRI, LI, IRES

Castles Unlimited®


(617) 733-8280