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Newton Center Restaurant run down

kimfair1 | Aug 7, 201812:33 PM

As of mid-June my wife and I have lived in our new digs in Newton Center. While we miss Brighton (we’d lived there for nearly 30 years), we were excited to see how many restaurants are within a ten minute walk of our apartment. We’ve not eaten at all of them yet, but I will list where we’ve eaten and a rating based on a scale of 5 for food and service/atmosphere. I will update this list when I go to more places.

Food 4.5
Service 3
Enjoyed the food on our one visit, but the bartender was more interested in her friend at the bar than anyone else. Went back for a drink one other night, same bartender, same problem.

Lee’s Burger Place
Food: 4.5
Service 4.5
We ate in, but it’s more of a takeout place. Very good burgers, flat patty style. Great HUGE fries (the large fries are REALLY large!)

Food: 4.8
Service: 5
Our favorite restaurant in the center. Great cocktails, awesome food (only one item over 4 visits we ordered we didn’t like too much), and super nice bartenders.

Johnny’s Lucheonette
Food 4.5
Great breakfast joint, with house made corned beef hash, and excellent crunchy French Toast

Service 4
Old school American red-sauce Italian, with all male waiters. Good wine, really good food, but a bit pricey for what you’re getting.

Farmstead Table
Food: 4.5
Service 4.5
Excellent entrees and apps, though we found the apps to be not of a good value. Example, my trout was a whole trout fillet, both sides, on grains, veggies and fruit. It was $26, reasonable in my book. My app was 2 Mexican Street corn tacos. 2 Tacos for $15 I didn’t feel was a good value.

Union Street Restaurant and Bar
Food: 3
Service: 4.5
Nice bartender, standard pub food. Fills a need, not much more than that.

Sweet Tomatoes Pizza
Food: 4
Service: N/A
Got take out, so no service rating. Pizza is OK, in a pinch, but I’d rather run down to Route 9, and get me some Frank Pepe’s.

Number 1 Noodle House
Food 4.5
Service: N/A only have done takeout, so no service rating. Excellent Chinese food, though I do ask for things a bit spicier than standard. Ma Po Tofu and Spicy Schezuan Chicken have been standouts for me.

Terry O’Reilly’s Irish Pub
Food: 3
Service: 4.5
Great pub if you want a well poured Guinness or Smithwick’s. I had the fish and chips, and Irish bar should know better than to serve soggy fish with your chips.

Bill’s Pizzeria
Food: pizza 2 Subs/salads: 4.5
Service: 4
First off, I hate Greek pizza. This is probably the best Greek Pizza I’ve had, but it’s still not good in my opinion. Great subs and sandwiches, however.

We still have about 15 places to try!

Central Cafe & Restaurant,
Lee's Burger Place,
Johnny's Luncheonette,
Tartufo Restaurant,
Farmstead Table Restaurant,
Union Street Restaurant and Bar,
Sweet Tomatoes,
Sweet Tomatoes Pizza,
Terry O'Reilly's Irish Pub,
Bill's Pizzeria
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