WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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SYCAMORE 755 Beacon Street Newton Centre 617. 244.4445 COOK 825 Washington Street Newtonville 617. 964.2665 WABAN KITCHEN 1649 Beacon Street Waban 617. 558.7677 176 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 A Trio of New Dining Choices in Newton: Sycamore, Cook, and Waban Kitchen R I C H A R D L . C R AVAT T S writer newton, which has as one of its many attractive attributes the distinction of having been named one of America's safest cities, seems to have yet another attractive quality: its desir- ability as a location where chef/owners feel com- fortable opening innovative new restaurants. And given its central location, bordering as it does Brookline, Waltham, Wellesley, and Weston, the appearance of new eateries offers locals the opportunity to sample contemporary cuisine, imaginatively and creatively executed by young chefs, without having to venture into Boston. Three newcomers — Sycamore, Cook, and Waban Kitchen — are cozy neighborhood spots whose kitchens are run by chefs who have already spread their culinary wings at other restaurants, and have repurposed spaces where two other restaurants and a butcher were once located. And judging from full dining rooms and satisfied guests at these hot spots, the formula seems to be working very nicely, thank you. Sycamore Carved out of the space in Newton Centre on Beacon Street where butcher John Dewar & Co. was located, and making use of long, exposed brick walls, low lighting from contemporary fixtures, and a lively, bistro-like vibe, chef-owner David Punch and co-chef Lydia Reichert Sycamore B E T H F U R M A N gastronomy table with a view culinary delights restaurants dining out cuisine in good taste local cuisine 176-181_WWMa14_local cuisine_trio_v2_local cuisine 2/2/14 1:27 PM Page 176

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