755 Beacon St, Newton MA 02459
Having spent my childhood and teenage years growing up in Newton, I can attest to the dearth of restaurants and the sad state of dining affairs that was in Newton for many years. Within the last year and a half, that has changed dramatically More and more legitimate restaurants (not you Appetito!) are opening in Newton like Farmstead Table, Waban Kitchen, and Sycamore. You no longer have to trek into the city to get a first rate meal.
In the Newton Center space formerly occupied by the butcher John Dewars & Co, Sycamore opened last year under David Punch and Lydia Reichert. Both chefs have solid pedigrees with experience at Ten Tables and Craigie on Main, respectively. The restaurant focuses on meticulously sourced meat and produce with respect for local traditions. They take ingredients of utmost quality and let them shine in creative, unexpected combinations.
My wife and I have only been once so far, but we'd love to go back. Here are pictures of some of the dishes we tried on our first visit.