March 13, 2020


Tom and I wanted to thank everyone in the community, who even in these crazy times is being supportive of Real. We recognize there are so many people in town and the communities around us who are trying to help our business in the midst of their own upside-down lives.

All of us at Real continue our rituals of cleanliness with diligent cleaning and sanitizing in accordance with guidelines from the C.D.C.  We have set up an online ordering system with a smaller menu, 3 days a week, with occasional pop ups like movie night or other fun food we are in the mood to cook.  Once you place your order and pay online we will bring it to your car when you arrive. 

The health of our guests, our community and our staff is paramount to us.

Of all the emails I have received in the past few days this optimistic closing line is from some of our favorite people in the Lincoln-Sudbury Community:

“Keep your heads up, your spirits strong and your hands clean”

Ruth-Anne Adams, Tom Fosnot and Everyone at Real


Fresh sourcing. Scratch cooking. Genuine Hospitality.

Open for takeout during this period of social distancing.

Dinners Wednesday/ Friday/ Sunday

Movie Nights Saturday and other Special Events

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(781) 259-9464


Address & Phone

145 Lincoln Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-9464

Located next to Lincoln Station
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your neighborhood restaurant

a chance meeting. a shared passion, and a lifetime of interests and experiences have brought us here.

following a great eight-year run at Gibbet Hill in Groton, Chef Tom Fosnot is excited to team up with his wife Ruth-Anne Adams and partner Lindsey Parker to bring a new restaurant to Lincoln, Massachusetts that speaks to today’s lifestyle. fresh sourcing of seasonal ingredients transformed by scratch cooking into a contemporary casual restaurant experience.

comfort food, classics, and chef-inspired seasonal dishes.
a full bar, 10 taps, and a curated wine list.
all delivered with genuine hospitality.
all in a relaxed atmosphere.

we look forward to sharing our creative vision of food and design with you.

our team

Ruth-Anne Adams
Cooking has been a part of Ruth-Anne’s life since the early days of high school. What began as an interest in creating desserts for a highly anticipated annual holiday party has developed into a very well-rounded talent both behind the stove and inside the business of restaurants. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America more than twenty years ago, Ruth-Anne worked her way up the ladder in kitchens from Michela’s, The Blue Room, and Rialto, to Casablanca, where she was Executive Chef for five years before leaving the stove to have more time for her three children. Since that time she has pursued numerous part-time opportunities, not the least of which was to fulfill a dream of working at Hamersley’s, as well as catering gigs and cooking classes, to keep her hand in the kitchen.

Tom Fosnot
With an interest in making food that began simply enough – making milkshakes alongside his mother – Tom too graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Tom’s success comes from his dedication to his craft as much as his dedication to the guest and his team in the kitchen. Having spent the last eight years as Executive Chef at Gibbet Hill in Groton, Tom is committed to cooking within the seasons, but his earlier training in Cambridge and Boston restaurants such as Clio, Rocca and Rialto taught him a wide range of cooking styles and styles of service. With a stack of cookbooks from around the country and around the world on his bedside table, Tom continues to look for new ways to create simple, clean flavors that guests can regularly enjoy.

Ruth-Anne and Tom live in Sudbury with their three children.

Lindsey Parker
Lindsey made her career in socially responsible investing at a private family trust office in Boston. After leaving that behind more than a few years ago, she became interested in a restaurant as a way to create both place and community. Lindsey stays out of the kitchen but likes the art of good food, good design and good hospitality. Lindsey lives in Concord, MA with her husband Rob and two teenage children.