The short list of desserts features beauties like lemon pot de crème ($9), its velvety custard contrasted with brightly flavored huckleberries; the accompanying rosemary-tinged shortbread cookies would make a satisfying dessert by themselves. Service is brisk, amiable, and well-versed in the seasonal ingredients that drive the menu. The rather sparely decorated dining room and bar, little more than exposed brick walls and Edison bulbs, is loud when the house is packed. Your Bostonian friends might be skeptical, but alongside new neighbors like Farmstead Table, Sycamore makes the case that some restaurants in the 'burbs are good enough that they'd thrive in the city, too.
SYCAMORE :: 755 Beacon St, Newton :: 617.244.4445 or sycamorenewton.com
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