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“A Must”
Review of Blue Ginger - CLOSED

Blue Ginger
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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
Reviewed June 4, 2014

I am always a little skittish about celebrity restaurants. They rarely live up to the type. Blue Ginger is different! My foodie daughter has been dying to go so I reluctantly agreed. It was fantastic. The service was exceptional and we had a new Portuguese wine that was recommended, affordable and fabulous. We had the tuna poke, the calamari, lamb and skirt steak. We were so full but loved everything so much that we had desert: a light, wonderful caramel tart. Loved every bite and determined to go again.

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Thank kayak41952
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

I love a restaurant that has a good thing going and does not have any qualms about flaunting it. At the outset our server told us that they did not have any specials because everything in the menu is special! And how right he was. The cocktails were delectable and unusual - I had the pear margarita and it was awesome. The calamari and Foie Gras-Shiitake Shumai as appetizers were the "melt in your mouth" kind. Pan seared scallops was my entree - spectacular! The desert choices were many - we had sorbet, creme brulee and a cookie plate - yummy. There is definitely a subtle Asian touch to every item on the menu. Fusion at its best.

We have been to Blue Ginger three times now and each time has been a wonderful dining experience - consistency is key in a restaurant and it has proved that every time. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Our server was a bit cold in the beginning but he "warmed up" later and was joking around with us.

The icing on the cake was when Ming Tsai made his appearance. The whole atmosphere was suddenly more charged and exciting! He made his rounds and chatted with us for quite a bit and eagerly agreed to have a photo taken with our group.

In closing I will say that this is a wonderful place to go to - a bit pricey but perfect for special occasions.

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Thank arunavedula
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

About half an hour outside Boston, this is a classic neighbourhood restaurant. The food is executed to a very high standard with exceptional seafood in particular. Amazing foie gras/mushroom siu mai dumplings, delicious tuna on top of a crispy sushi rice cake were my two "go to" dishes. Serving sizes are generous, there's a very good wine and cocktail selection and service is excellent. Fans of the TV show Simply Ming will enjoy seeing the chef Ming Tsai on hand.

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Thank thefoodieworld
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of my favorites. Have been here many times for dinner. The bar is menu is different and excellent too.

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Thank Sandy0919
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We've eaten ad Blue Ginger a number of times and while it is on the pricey side, it's a treat to have a high level restaurant in the western suburbs. My wife loves the butter fish. I have always really enjoyed the Tuna Poke(tartar) but it wasn't quite as good as in the past. We didn't have trouble making a reservation on the early side on a weekend night. Service was good and Ming was there to add charm and charisma to the evening.

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Thank happytravels18_11
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