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I'm torn between Lineage and Lumiere. I've never been to either and I have only one night. I like most any food as long as it's good. Which one???

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  1. They are both excellent, and you won't go wrong with either. That said, I go to Lineage more frequently as it is closer to my home. That and if you sit at the bar weeknights 5-7pm they have $1 oysters.

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    1. re: kimfair1

      Thank you. Two recommendations for the same place aregood.

    2. I've not been to lumiere so I will defer to posters knowledgeable about both, but I'm a big Lineage fan.

      It's not The French Laundry or Le Bernardin, but it's a nice, white tablecloth place with reliably very good and often great food and service. And the bar oysters are a huge downfall of mine.

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      1. re: C. Hamster

        I'm sure it's not the price of Le Bernardin either. Thanks for the info. I'll probably go to Lineage. I used to live at Coolidge Corner so it will be a nostalgia trip for me.

      2. Lumiere gets my vote. Lovely room, excellent service, and superb food.

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        Lumiere Restaurant
        1293 Washington St., West Newton, MA 02465

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        1. re: Pomegranate Martini

          OK now I'm really confused. I think I"ll flip a coin

          1. re: lenorel57

            Although, admittedly I've never been to Lumiere, I am thinking that it's more upscale.

            This is not to say Lineage is downscale.

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            Lumiere Restaurant
            1293 Washington St., West Newton, MA 02465

            1. re: lenorel57

              I've eaten at both, both are excellent, you will be happy either way.

          2. Other than the fact that I always get the two names confused, why this particular pair?

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            1. re: justbeingpolite

              See previous discussion in this thread.

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/808535

              1. re: kimfair1

                Ah, so it's based on your recommendations kimfair. I can see Lumiere, as the original question was about Blue Ginger. But as long as you're sending the OP into Brookline , why Lineage as opposed to say ICOB ? Just asking

                1. re: justbeingpolite

                  What's ICOB?

                  1. re: lenorel57

                    Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Sq. Jeremy Sewell (of Lineage) is also the head chef there.

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                    Island Creek Oyster Bar
                    500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

              2. re: justbeingpolite

                I don't want to go into Boston, I'm staying in Newton and I used to live in Coolidge Corner. They both got very good reviews in Zagat and Trip Advisor.

                1. re: lenorel57

                  That's why i didn't recommend ICOB, which would be my favorite of the three.

                  1. re: kimfair1

                    Again, ah. Although is it much different a trip from Newton to Coolidge corner or Kenmore?

                    I know, I'm just being stubborn. Plus, I'm a big ICOB fan

                    1. re: justbeingpolite

                      Not for you or I, but the OP really wanted something in Newton, or Coolidge Corner. I'm a big fan of ICOB as well!

                      1. re: kimfair1

                        Now you've given me "food" for thought. I will check on !COB. Maybe go toone for brunch.. I will be in Newton on Sunday.

                        1. re: kimfair1

                          I just looked at the menu at ICOB. Looks great. Are the fried clams as good as at the Clam Box? Is parking as bad as I think it is?

                          1. re: lenorel57

                            I don't eat fried clams (horror, I know), and take public transportation when I go there, but they do have valet parking.

                            1. re: kimfair1

                              That's it. We're going to ICOB. Thanks for your help. Sorry about the Red Sox. I used to be a real fan.I even remember the batting order when I went to the games: Dimaggio, Pesky, Williams etc. You probably weren't even born then.

                              1. re: lenorel57

                                Great choice! I decided about a week ago that I didn't want them to win, because they didn't deserve to. I wasn't born then, but am a big enough fan to remember the names (my dad would disown me if I didn't remember the players back then).

                            2. re: lenorel57

                              It's great!! But parking is tough unless you want to spend $$

                              Take the T

                              1. re: lenorel57

                                I was about to warn you that Kenmore Square (where ICOB is) gets mobbed during Red Sox games, but alas, that won't be an issue until next spring.