Lumière

Rustic French

  • 93
  • 2015 Best French
Overview

Since 1999, Lumière has showcased French cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients in Newtown. Seasonal dishes include roasted corn soup, slow-braised lamb with curried potatoes and tzatziki or pan-roasted Arctic char in coconut-lemongrass vinaigrette - or splurge for a six-course, chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings. Drink offerings include international wines and craft beers, as well as classic cocktails like The Last Word or a Sidecar.

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Accolades

  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015 - Boston Magazine
  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur 2015
  • Best Eats in Needham/Newton/Wellesley 2015 - Zagat
  • Three stars from the Boston Globe 2014
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for Lumière

Dinner Menu

Starters

  • Drumlin Farm's Root Cellar Soup Apples, Rutabaga, Parsnips, Celery Root, Potatoes, Turnips, Chopped Chestnuts, Roasted Apples, Sherry Reduction
    $12.00
  • Local Arugula & Beet Salad Winter Citrus, Shaved Fennel, Mint, Pistachio, Turmeric-Spiced Yogurt
    $14.00
  • Drumlin Farm Marinated Beet Salad Turnip Greens, Radishes, Pecans, Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese, Red Onions, Sherry Vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Half Dozen Wellfleet Oysters Grapefruit, Shallots, Lemon, Chives
    $16.00
  • Smoked Arctic Char Pâté Paddlefish Caviar* & House-Made Pickle Vinaigrette, Kohlrabi & Turnip Green Salad, Toast
    $14.00
  • Steamed PEI Mussels & Smoked Pork Belly Roasted Fennel, Tomatoes, Capers, White Wine & Tarragon, Rustic Toast
    $16.00

Main Course

  • Chickpea & Soffritto Cake Sautéed Spinach, Vidalia Onions, Butternut Squash, Pickled Shallots, Almonds, Raita, Curry Vinaigrette
    $26.00
  • Cornmeal-Crusted Haddock Local Heirloom Potatoes, Caramelized Fennel, Local Arugula, Pickled Red Onions, Chunky Gribiche Sauce
    $28.00
  • Slow-Roasted Arctic Char Drumlin Farm Beets, Carrot Purée, Lentils, Pickled Shallots, Shiso, Scallions, Miso & Brown Butter Vinaigrette
    $32.00
  • Roasted Half Chicken Shaved Sunchokes, Roasted Kohlrabi & Brussels Sprouts, Toasted Couscous, Kalamata Olive & Walnut Salad, White Balsamic & Honey Vinaigrette
    $28.00
  • Braised Beef Cassoulet White Beans, Tuscan Kale, Wild Mushrooms, Breadcrumbs, Oregano & Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
    $32.00

Sides

  • French Fries, Gremolata
    $8.00
  • Roasted Cauliflower, Capers, Lemon, Beurre Noisette
    $8.00
  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Tangy Curry Aioli
    $8.00
  • Sauteéd Spinach, Onions, Shaved Garlic
    $8.00

Chef's Whim Tasting Menu

Tonight's Feature

Starters

  • Maine Sea Scallops Jerusalem Artichoke Purée, Curried Butternut Squash Coulis, Shitake Mushrooms, Currants, Pickled Shallots, Pumpkin Seeds
    $25.00
    $50.00
  • Prime Steak Tartare Capers, Cornichons, Chives, Parsley, Harissa Paste, Farm Egg
    $14.00

Mains

  • Ginger & Butter-Poached Lobster Spinach, Vidalia Onions, Roasted Carrots & Kohlrabi, Thai Basil, Lemongrass & Coriander Beurre Blanc
    $38.00
  • Cider-Glazed Pork Chop Onion Soubise, Baby Sweet Potatoes, Stewed Collard Greens, Sage & Cider Broth
    $36.00
  • Moroccan-Spiced Prime Bavette Steak Cauliflower, Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette, Pickled Shallots, Parsley, Capers & Currants, Beef Jus
    $34.00

Dessert Menu

Dessert

  • Lychee Sorbet Cashews, Lime Syrup, Mango, Mint
    $12.00
  • Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta Sour Cherry Compote, Candied Pumpkin Seeds
    $12.00
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse Pistachios, Caramel, Whipped Crème Fraîche, Fleur de Sel
    $12.00
  • Bartlett Pear Crisp Almond & Pecan Crumble, Molasses, Crème Fraîche, Ginger Compote
    $12.00
  • Brown Sugar Crème Brûlée Pumpkin Seed Biscotti
    $12.00

Sherry and Port

  • NV El Maestro Sierra, PX, Sherry
    $9.00
  • NV Ferreira, 10y Tawny Port
    $9.00
  • 2010 Ferreira, LBV Port
    $12.00

Amaros

  • Santa Maria al Monte
    $9.00
  • Montenegro
    $9.00
  • Averna
    $10.00

Single Malt Scotch

  • Laphroig, Islay 10y
    $14.00
  • Craighouse, Jura 16y
    $16.00
  • Dalmore 15y
    $16.00
  • Balvenie Caribbean Cask, Speyside 14y
    $14.00
  • Springbank, Campbeltown, 18y
    $30.00
  • Edradour, Highland 10y
    $12.00

Limited Release Bourbon

  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10y
    $22.00
  • George Stagg Barrel Proof
    $25.00

Hot Drinks

M.E.M. Teas

  • Darjeeling
  • Genmaicha
  • Decaf Earl Grey
  • White Peony
  • Dragonwell Green
  • English Breakfast

Drink Menu

Cocktails

  • Tomás Collins Gin, Fino Sherry, Lemon, Soda Water
    $12.00
  • Port-au-Quince Rum, Quince Purée, Applejack, Grapefruit, Soda
    $14.00
  • The Last Word Gin, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino Liqueur, Lime
    $14.00
  • West Village Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Amaro, Orange Bitters
    $12.00
  • North Boulevardier Bourbon, Bitter, Sweet Vermouth, Orange
    $12.00
  • Tijuana Kir Tequila, Crème de Cassis, Lime
    $14.00
  • Blood(less) and Sand Scotch, OJ, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur
    $14.00
  • Cool As A… Vodka, Cucumber Liqueur, Moscato, Dry Vermouth
    $14.00

Wine by the Glass

Sparkling

  • 2012 Muratori, Chardonnay, Franciacorta, Italy
    $14.00

Whites

By the Glass

  • 2015 Bayten, Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa
    $12.00
  • 2013 Mád, Tokaji Fermint, Tokaj, Hungary
    $11.00
  • 2013 F. Cazin, Romorantin, Cour-Cheverny, Loire, France
    $11.00
  • 2015 Abb. de Novacella, Kerner, Alto Adige, Italy
    $12.00
  • 2014 Luminus, Chardonnay, Napa, CA
    $16.00

Reds

By the Glass

  • 2012 E. Cornu, Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France
    $16.00
  • 2013 Iby, Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, Austria
    $11.00
  • 2012 J.F. Mérieau, Côt, Loire, France
    $14.00
  • 2014 Casanova di Neri, Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy
    $15.00
  • 2012 Quantum, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, CA
    $16.00

Beer

  • Rothaus, "Tannenzäpfle," Pilsner, Germany
    $8.00
  • Lost Nation, Gose, VT (16.9oz)
    $10.00
  • Smuttynose, "Hayseed," Session Saison, NH
    $5.00
  • Maine Beer Company, "Peeper," Ale, ME (16.9oz)
    $14.00
  • Smuttynose, "Finestkind," IPA, NH
    $6.00
  • Brouwerij Bosteels, "Tripel Karmeliet," Belgium (11.2oz)
    $14.00
  • Left Hand, Milk Stout, CO
    $6.00
  • Clausthaler, Non-Alcoholic, Germany
    $6.00

1293 Washington Street
West Newton, MA 02465

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Modern, Refined
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (617) 244-9199
  • Private Dining Room: Yes