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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Newton

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for Newton’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Newton.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Buttonwood

American, $$, Newton HighlandsAmerican, $$Newton, Newton Highlands
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

District 118 Kitchen and Bar

American, $$, Newton Upper FallsAmerican, $$Newton, Newton Upper Falls
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Jinny's Pizzeria

Pizza, Newtown CentrePizzaNewton, Newtown Centre
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Dunn-Gaherin’s Food and Spirits

Irish, $$, Newton Upper FallsIrish, $$Newton, Newton Upper Falls
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Ward 4

American, AuburndaleAmericanNewton, Auburndale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Lee's Burger Place

American, $, Newtown CentreAmerican, $Newton, Newtown Centre
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Farmstead Table

New American, $$$, Newtown CentreNew American, $$$Newton, Newtown Centre
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Aquitaine Chestnut Hill

French, $$$, Chestnut HillFrench, $$$Newton, Chestnut Hill
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants near Alumni Stadium

    USA Today

Paddy's Public House

American, $$, West NewtonAmerican, $$Newton, West Newton
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Tri-City Wings & Grill

American, $, NonantumAmerican, $Newton, Nonantum
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

O'Hara's Food & Spirits

American, $$, Newton HighlandsAmerican, $$Newton, Newton Highlands
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Shaking Crab - Newton

Creole, $$, NonantumCreole, $$Newton, Nonantum
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

COOK

American, $$, NonantumAmerican, $$Newton, Nonantum
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Friendly Toast

American, $$, Chestnut HillAmerican, $$Newton, Chestnut Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Johnny's Luncheonette

American, $$, Newtown CentreAmerican, $$Newton, Newtown Centre
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best Breakfast in Boston

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2015

    Treat Yourself to One of These Big, Fat Breakfasts

    Eater, 2015

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 restaurants in Newton, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from experts at Eater and USA Today and more. All with some boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - Treat Yourself to One of These Big, Fat Breakfasts, USA Today - Best Breakfast in Boston and USA Today - Best Restaurants near Alumni Stadium. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Buttonwood, District 118 Kitchen and Bar, and Seasons 52 are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Newton.

District 118 Kitchen and Bar, Seasons 52, and Farmstead Table are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Newton.

Buttonwood, District 118 Kitchen and Bar, and Seasons 52 are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Newton.

Seasons 52, Farmstead Table, and Aquitaine Chestnut Hill are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Newton.

COOK and The Biltmore Bar & Grille are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Newton.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy grilled burger with Margarita

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled burger with Margarita. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • The perfect match for shellfish

    When having shellfish, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    Experts would recommend a cocktail as a pairing to your heavy meat dish, specifically Vieux Carre because it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

Factoids

  • A day for hamburger-lovers

    You better not forget what May 28th is. It’s International Hamburger Day! Grab some hamburger and celebrate!

  • The largest macaroni and cheese

    2,469 pounds is the record for the biggest macaroni and cheese. We hope people were hungry!

  • The go-to pairing

    Surely you’ve tried lemonade with your hot dog? It’s a classic pairing.

Parking information

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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