Searching for the best places to eat in Newton? Here are 9 that will satisfy your cravings
TRIO Newton residents, you’re in luck. The best places to eat in Newton are all within walking distance of your apartment. Let’s peek inside some of our top picks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And, if you prefer takeout, they all offer that too. Enjoy.
Rise and shine
The Village Café
Breakfast can set the tone for the rest of the day. Perhaps that’s why the Village Café (719 Washington St.) has become such a crowd favorite. An irresistible mix of neighborhood charm and spot-on breakfast classics start diners off just right. Pancakes, omelets, breakfast burritos, lox bagels — what more could you ask for?
Here’s a 5-star review on Google: “I just can’t say enough good things about this cafe. Don’t sleep on this hidden gem!!”
George Howell Coffee, Great Harvest Bakery
How about we make this outing a twofer? First, pick up your favorite brew at George Howell Coffee (311 Walnut St.); then, head across the street to Great Harvest Bread Co. (316 Walnut St.) for hot-out-of-the-oven muffins and breads. Good morning to you.
George Howell gets two thumbs up from this customer: “The best beans and the best brews. Perfect espresso shots.”
And the same goes for Great Harvest: “Terrific neighborhood place that takes great care of its customers.”
If you can see past the Sundaes, Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant (743 Washington St.) is also an excellent breakfast spot. Old-fashioned comfort food like Banana Bread French Toast Special, Almond Joy Pancakes, and Lazy Man’s Steak & Eggs Benedict make for a very satisfying morning. The homemade muffins are to die for, too.
Will you like it as much as this Google critic? “I love Cabot’s! Breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a late night dinner! You name it! They absolutely have the best meals you could ever ask for!”
Los Amigos Taqueria
“Is it really possible to have too many?” asks an ecstatic Boston Globe critic. The answer would be “no.” The flavors produced by Los Amigos Taqueria (324 Walnut St.) have such a magnetic pull that you just have to come back for more. How about some Baja Style Fish Tacos with beer-battered haddock, pico de gallo, cabbage slaw, avocado crema, and cotija cheese? It sounds like the perfect lunch to us.
This TripAdvisor critic is a fan: “Fuel for functioning! Not only is the food amazing, there are many options and it is very fast. Recommended to anyone, just don’t have too much.”
Aji Sushi Bar
If you’re going out for lunch, why not make it a special occasion? That’s what happens any time you step inside Aji Sushi Bar (340 Walnut St.). Spicy Avocado Salad, Yaki Udon, Sushi Deluxe — will you have it all? Good to know: it only takes a few minutes to walk here from TRIO Newton.
GrubHub critic, Shira, kept her review short and sweet: “Aji is the best.”
The Landing Pizza
The Landing Pizza (223 Adams St., Newton) has accomplished a difficult feat — they average 5/5 stars on Yelp. This unassuming pizzeria owes its popularity to Massimo Ottani, a certified Neapolitan pizza maker and study of one of Italy’s foremost pizza masters. The menu also features soups, salads, pasta, and the most decadent sandwiches and desserts. Yum.
A recent diner had this to say: “This is absolutely the best pizza we have had since moving to Boston 20 years ago.”
What’s for dinner?
It doesn’t hurt to have one of the best places to eat in Newton as you next-door neighbor. Cook (825 Washington St.) is a modern, high-ceilinged New American bistro that is pretty much guaranteed to become one of your favorites as a TRIO Newton resident. Kick off with a plate of Chickpea Fries and Wild Mushroom Flatbread to share, follow up with Miso-Glazed Salmon, and let an Apple Upside Down Cake conclude the evening. No meal is complete without the star of Cook — a craft cocktail.
A recent diner weighs in on Google: “What can I say? This place is amazing. The food is absolutely delicious, 100% of the time. Ringing endorsement. A jewel in Newton.”
Brewer’s Coalition (344 Walnut St.) is the type of restaurant where you just can’t go wrong. Every menu item is a classic. Whether you’re in the mood for fried shrimp tacos, lamb skewers, blackened chicken tortellini, truffle fries, or Tuscan kale salad, Brewer’s Coalition has the answer. Wash down with any of the 20 beers on tap, and the satisfaction is immediate.
A word from a Yelp critic: “Brewer’s is a true neighborhood gem. It’s a pub atmosphere, lively, fun and good food.”
Wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas and smart spins on Italian classics in an elevated-casual space have earned Olivia’s Bistro (136 Adams St.) the reputation as one of the best places to eat in Newton. The menu is a mouth-watering display of everything Italian like Gnocchi (gorgonzola, fontina, parmesan, mozzarella, walnut dust) and Veal Chop (Marcho Farms, porcini demi, braised greens, potato cake). Polished concrete floors, brick walls, and exposed wood-beam ceilings add to the ambiance. If you opt for takeout, don’t forget to add a bagged cocktail. Just chill, serve, and enjoy.
Here’s what a Google critic had to say: “100/10 would recommend! I have been coming here during these tough times — and it makes my week, every week!”
That concludes our list of the best places to eat in Newton, but we really could keep going. There’s so much to choose from. Happy dining!