1. Lumiere ( Contemporary French )
1293 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02465
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. With their great portions and savory experience, Lumiere is highly recommendended for fine dining. Special occasion coming up? Lumiere seems just right.
Recommendations: Sea scallop appetizer. Hanger Steak. Chilled Corn Soup. Apple Almond Crisp topped with Sour Cream Sorbet. Duck Charcuterie.
2. Daikanyama ( Japanese)
Bloomingdale's- 199 Boylston Street, Newton, MA 02467
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.
Recommendations: Hamachi kama, All sushi and shashimi, Braised pork belly, Black Sugar Creme Brulee, and Apple Saki.
3. Bokx 109 ( Steakhouse)
399 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02462
Get the ultimate steakhouse experience in Newton- outdoor pool with cabana, private functions, outdoor deck and fireplace. The ambiance is similar to that of a hotel/bar lounge. This restaurant is very pricey! Essentially, more fitting for a group, or a romantic company.
Recommendations: Duck Fat Fries. New York Steak Strip. Maryland Crabcakes. Short-Rib Mac and Cheese. Lobster Risotto.
4. Tartufo Cucina Abruzzese (Italian)
22 Union Street, Newton, MA 02459
Check out Tartufo Cucina Abruzzese if you want to experience an authentic european-style italian dinner. With their laid back service, Tartufo follows through with delicious delicacies. The portions are decent sized and Dante, their executive chef, seeks to find the freshest organic foods.
Recommendations: Porcini Ravioli. Mushroom Papredelle. Seafood Tagliatelle. Chilean Sea Bass.
5. Kouzina (Greek)
1649 Beacon Street, Waban, MA 02468
Get comfortable and treat yourself to THE greek/mediterranean restaurant in Newton.There are gems in every category of the menu- ranging from the salad to the meals. Try their high-quality wine along with their delicious desert menu. More upscale and sophisticated than the usual 'gyro spots'. Delightful and Intimate!
Recommendations: Bread pudding. Baklava. Tzatziki Dip. Lamb Sandwhich (under 10$). Mediterranean Salad topped with Yogurt Chicken. Salmon Souvlaki