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190 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 239-1100
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Ranked #11 of 65 Restaurants in Wellesley
Price range: $14 - $30
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Washington Street
Description: Welcome to The Cottage! Our fresh decor, excellent service and innovative food reflect the casualness and familiarity of Southern California and with the sophistication and warmth of New England. Our kitchen and bar is serving up a contemporary coastal menu for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch featuring local favorites such as our crispy Ahi Tuna Nachos! Join us for your next social event, business meeting, or rehearsal dinner in our Private Dining Room! Give us a call for more details.
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English first
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have been to The Cottage in Wellesley on many occasions. We like the menu, the quality of food offerings, consistently good service and ambiance. The Cottage offers something for everyone including vegetarians. We have been there for business lunch, weekend brunch, dinner and even held a surprise 40th anniversary lunch party for close friends.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We frequent the Wellesley location almost weekly. Nearly always eat at the bar so we've come to know Dan, Beth and Sean pretty well. Great people, great service and great food. Good times, thank you all!

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Newtown, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I arrived at the restaurant with a friend and we were waiting for another friend to arrive. The waiter came over and we had water while we were waiting for our friend, who showed about 10 minutes later. We then waited almost an entire order before the waiter came back and asked if we needed more time. Why would we... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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159 reviews 159 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The 3 fish meals were excellant but my chicken dish was average. Nice menu, a little pricy, but the service was very good. We ate early so we had no problem getting a table but by 7pm it was very crowded. They give great portions so nobody was hungry for desert.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

So yummy. The tuna nachos is an appetizer and enough to share with a friend. The tuna is raw, seared on the outside edge, and the dish is artfully presented - so inviting. For anyone who enjoys sushi as I do, this is a must to sample!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went there with my seven year old daughter a couple weeks ago. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. They offer regular kids' menu items like hot dogs and mac-and-cheese. I ordered something with pan seared tuna and it was just o, nothing special. The prices are kind of high though so I will probably look for other places next... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Have been to the Cottage many times since it is nearby. The menu is varied with good selections across the menu. The burgers, salads, fish, apps are all varied with something that nearly everyone will enjoy. Fish tacos are the best choice in my book. Wait staff can sometimes be inattentive, but usually are fine. We sometimes sit at the... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What's not to love? Virtually every time I have been to the Cottage the recipe has been the same- great service, great food and a fun atmosphere. The combination makes it easy to relax and enjoy conversation instead of inspecting everything. Not the cheapest but consistency is valuable.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had dinner with my family( 3 generations). Dinner was quite good and we had drinks and the grandchildren had kids meals and they had crayons. Nice decor and friendly service. Decent portions.

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Meriden, CT
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Five of us went for lunch. Wonderful waitress who was quite knowledgeable and friendly. Very imaginative sandwiches and salads. I had a lamb burger which was delicious.

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Additional Information about The Cottage

Address: 190 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone Number: (781) 239-1100
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wellesley
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bar

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