smoked bluefish pâté… 8
baba ghanoush … harissa chili crisp 9
chorizo croquettas…almond romesco… 10
pickled garden vegetables… 7
marinated olives… 9
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street parking and public lot.
…or Currently we are accepting takeout orders via the phone.
Call 617-244-4445 to place orders by phone
Tuesday-Saturday…after 1:00pm, day-of only
755 beacon street
Newton MA 02459
I began my culinary path at a young age making pancakes in home-ec class at Natick High School. I then went on to ski and cook in Vermont, which was the catalyst for my love of the restaurant world. Since then, I have never looked back. I spent my early cooking career in Boston at the Nightingale, Upstairs on the Square and Rendezvous. I then had the fortune of running Ten Tables Jamaica Plain as chef. Three years later I became an owner myself, opening Ten Tables Cambridge. These experiences have given me the opportunity to hone my skills, crafting what makes an approachable and delicious menu: flavorful ingredients executed professionally. At Sycamore, we believe in food that makes you happy. I invite you to join us for a memorable dining experience in our corner of Newton Centre.
My love for food and cooking started in the Russian countryside, foraging wild mushrooms, tending to our garden, and preserving food with my grandmother. Cooking remained an interest in my life, even when that garden was no longer there. After deciding to pursue a career with food, I started honing my skills, working in Chef-driven restaurants around the Boston suburbs, including at former sister restaurant Buttonwood. I find myself gravitating towards European influenced food, while focusing on seasonality. I look forward to bringing together flavors and techniques, to provide a unique and comforting eating experience for guests here at Sycamore.
Born and raised on the north shore, I was introduced to the restaurant business at an early age spinning up pizzas at the local shop. I have held every front of the house position in a restaurant, but have always come back to my roots at the bar. I’ve been fortunate to learn under some of Boston’s master “hospitalitarians,” including Lydia Shire, Michael Schlow, Esti Parsons, and most recently with legendary Boston barman Rob Iurilli at Abigail’s. Sycamore is as much a place to eat as it is a place to connect, and that is what I try to do at our bar – make new friends and entertain old ones.
Welcome to our cozy little bistro! Sycamore is home for me & all of our friends, new and familiar alike. It’s an electric space, where locally and responsibly-sourced food, considered wine & crafted drink are enjoyed in good company. I’m so proud to be a part of something so special & always look forward to having you for dinner.