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“One of the best” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Ginger
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Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Wellesley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Church St.
Transit: Commuter Rail to Wellesley Square
Description: Blue Ginger, located in Wellesley, brings urban dining and sophistication to the suburbs. In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Blue Ginger expanded with a Rockwell Group-designed renovation, creating a chic, feng-shui inspired space with three distinct dining options. Enhancements include an updated main dining room in which to savor Ming's signature East-West cuisine, three private dining rooms, and the new Lounge at Blue Ginger, complete with cozy banquettes and a 10-stool granite bar. An Asian Tapas menu is served in the Lounge, featuring casual, shareable dishes like "Ming's Bings," Ming's East-West take on the burger. "Blue Ginger is unusual, not only because of the food or the room, but because it's a neighborhood restaurant of a type not found too often in the Boston area...those of us who live farther away will just have to travel now that the secret is out." --The Boston Globe *NOTE* Reservations are not accepted for The Lounge at Blue Ginger
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282 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I have dined here several time over the past 10 years. I really like the fusion of European technique and Asian ingredients. The food is interesting and full of taste. The wait staff and hosts are professional, which is rare in the suburbs. The fact that Ming has not spread himself thinly over many resteraunts like other celebrity chefs shows in the consistent quality of food and service from year to year. It only costs a little more to eat well so you should try Blue Ginger if you have the chance.

Visited November 2013
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

A special occasion restaurant that serves memorable dishes (butterfish is worth having again and again). It can be challenging to get dinner reservations, but the lunch menu is excellent (and more affordable) and the tapas lounge a good option.

Visited June 2013
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellence in Suburbs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Blue Ginger set a high bar Each time I go I expect excellence Each time it delivers
One of the more simple options is to enjoy small plates at a high table in the lounge there are no reservations in this area so you must time your visit

The chef, Ming Tsai, I softer present making sure that his high standards are met

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellesley, MA
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“ranges from good to great, depending on what you order”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have never had a bad meal at Blue Ginger but some have certainly been less memorable than others. It really is one of those restaurants where it depends on what you order. Take your server's recommendations. The tartare and lobster are always good. I also want to give a shout out to the bar -- have had much less expensive and consistently great food off the bar menu. Ming's Bings and other tasty tapas style food is served there and while still not cheap, it is definitely more casual/accessible than the main menu.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Blue Ginger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been here maybe 7 times and the only thing I can seem to order is the garlic lobster. By far the best tasting lobster dish I have ever had.

  • Visited December 2013
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