The al fresco dining season officially resumes in Newton a week from this Monday on April 1. Tables and chairs will start appearing outside restaurants, sometimes on their property, and other times on sidewalks and inside protected, on-street parking spaces.

Outdoor dining in protected, on-street parking spaces began during the COVID-19 State of Emergency in 2020. This gave a boost to restaurants and brought people out to our shops and village centers. When the emergency was lifted, we went to work and with the City Council passed a local ordinance to allow dining in protected spaces to become permanent with City oversight.

Fourteen (14) restaurants will use the protected parking spaces (and they contribute funding for the lost parking revenue), 29 will provide outdoor dining on sidewalks (we make sure that people still have room to pass by safely), and many more will have seating on their own patios and other sections of their property.

Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining in Newton:


Bocca Bella Café & Bistro

Depasquale’s at Night Cap’s Corner

Knotty Pine Restaurant

New Breadsong Corner Bakery

Chestnut Hill

Aquitaine Bis


Blue Bottle Coffee

Legal Seafood

Mia’s Bakery

Shake Shack

White Mountain Creamery

Van Leeuwen (new in 2024)

Chilacates, Juice Press, and Pineapple Thai (shared outdoor seating at The Street)

Commonwealth Avenue

Stella Café

Newton Corner

Buff’s Pub

Newton Centre

11:11 Health Bar


Café St. Petersburg

Café Sol Azteca

Coco Ramen

Coconut Newton ► on-street

Farmstead Table

Four Spoons ► on-street

House of Tandoor ► on-street

J.P. Licks

Jinny’s Pizzeria ► on-street

Johnny’s Luncheonette ► on-street

Little Big Diner ► on-street

Salt Patisserie ► on-street

Sandwich Works


Sweet Tomatoes Pizza

Sycamore ► on-street

Tango Mango

Thistle & Leek ► on-street

Newton Highlands

Buttonwood ► on-street

Grape Leaf ► on-street

Lakon Paris Patisserie

Needham Street

B. Good

Dave’s Hot Chicken

Farm Grill


District 118 Kitchen and Bar

Five Guys

Pressed Café


Moldova Restaurant

The Dooliner (new in 2024)

Tommy Doyles ► on-street


Caffe Nero

Che Empanada

da LaPosta ► on-street


George Howell Coffee


Mochiko Hawaiian

Village Café

Yogurt Beach

Upper Falls

Dunn Gaherin’s

The Biltmore Bar & Grille


Stone L’oven Pizza Co.

West Newton

Blue Ribbon Barbecue

Blue Salt Restaurant


Sweet Tomatoes Pizza

The Bluebird Bar & Grill

The Cherry Tree

(On-street dining areas are located in protected, city parking spaces.)

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