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All 66 Wellesley Restaurants

The Cottage

190 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 239-1100
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Ranked #12 of 66 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, Vegetarian, 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
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 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
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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new hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

we went to the cottage restaurant in downtown wellesley mass. it is a california style restaurant with a lot of windows and it reminds me of the styles of restaurants in southern california , the food was great , very fresh , and the waiter was excellent , i recommend it highly

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Needham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great place for lunch with ladies. The sales are wonderful, service is friendly. and the setting is lovely. Priced reasonably

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The service is wonderful and for the most part the dinners are excellent! You might want to have a drinks at home because that will really add to your bill. It's very family friendly which is hard to find in Wellesley. Go and enjoy.

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I have visited The Cottage in Wellesley on numerous occasions the last time being yesterday which was the first time I had been there for lunch. I arrived at 11.50 a.m. just before the rush and was treated with the usual professional courtesy at reception to the extent that they asked the name of the person I was meeting so... More 

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United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you crave delicious, well prepared comfort food and you're looking for the added benefit of awesome gluten free options then look here. The Cottage feels like an oversized dining room in someone's home. It's cozy and contemporary. The service is great and friendly and the food is just fantastic. Try the nachos, the homemade truffle tater tots and finish... More 

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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, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Bar

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