Where To Eat Well In Needham, Massachusetts

Natalie Guerrero

Needham is located just outside of Boston. It is home to many college students and families, making it a town with a variety of restaurants and food options. From chains to fine dining, Needham has a great selection of good restaurants. Follow our guide to the top 10 restaurants in Needham, Massachusetts next time you find yourself around the town.

1. Sweet Basil

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan

Charles River at Needham
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Sweet Basil brings us upscale plates of hearty Italian food. This is a cozy and quaint restaurant that draws people in with their delicious flavors and BYOB policy.

2. The Farmhouse

Bar, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan

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This farm-to-table restaurant and bar serves modern American comfort food in a sophisticated yet relaxed environment.

3. Cafe Fresh

Cafe, American, Coffee

Pasta Bolognese
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Cafe fresh serves bagels made fresh daily on site and delicious sandwiche. Try their tasty seasonal coffees too.

5. Masala Art

Bar, Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

This stylish Indian restaurant takes on classic eats with a bar setting, lunch buffet and even adds in the opportunity for cooking lessons. Try learning the craft of Indian cuisine, or just go for the food – either way you will be satisfied!

6. Not Your Average Joes

Restaurant, Italian, American

Not Your Average Joes is a comfortable and contemporary restaurant in Needham. This eclectic American fare will have you coming back over and over again for more.

7. Blue on Highland

Restaurant, American, Beer, Vegetarian

Blue on Highland is a buzzing and vibrant restaurant that offers live jazz music and a chance at funky eats.

8. Ray's New Garden

Bar, Restaurant, Chinese, Sushi, Asian

Ray’s New Garden is a casual restaurant and bar that sports flat screen TVs and impressive Asian dishes. Pizza © La Piazza Pizzeria

9. Hearth Pizzeria

Hearth Pizzeria

Hearth Pizzeria is breaking the pizzeria stereotype. This pizza shop serves only organic, locally sourced, locally grown ingredients. It is perfect for all those pizza lovers who are in need of something fresh.
974 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA USA (781) 433-0600

10. The Center Cafe

Cafe

The Center Cafe

The Center Cafe is known for its impeccable American fare and wine pairings. This casual dining spot is a great place for a family night out.
1027 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA USA (781) 455-8800

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