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Revisiting Lumiere in West Newton

Blumie | Apr 21, 201507:32 AM

Hadn't been to Lumiere in some time, but an opentable search revealed a 6:15 reservation on Friday night, and it seemed like the perfect place to take my elderly parents (who usually eat on the early side in any event). Lumiere truly is a great restaurant. Top notch service, great food, and a lovely -- and quiet, which unfortunately is so hard to find these days -- atmosphere. I made a dinner out of three appetizers: asparagus soup, the "charcuterie duo" of the day, and an appetizer portion of their wonderful scallops. Both of my parents had the asparagus soup and the duck breast, and my mom's aide had the steak (served with a basket of wonderful fries large enough for us all to share!). This is not a restaurant for cutting edge dining, but for fairly traditional -- but exceptionally well executed -- French fare, this place is hard to beat. (It kind of makes Acquitain Bis seem like the TGI Friday's of suburban French dining.) And while the prices may be high for the suburbs (pretty sure I paid in the high $200s, including tax and tip, three glasses of wine, and two desserts), it's not high considering the quality and elegance (in a casual, suburban kind of way) of the restaurant. Most importantly, my parents enjoyed themselves very much. Which is not at all suggest that this is a place geared toward the grey hair set. This is no Cafe Escadrille, and would be perfect for a romantic evening for younger -- or less old -- folks, too.

Lumiere Restaurant,
Cafe Escadrille
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