Blue Ginger
Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ming.com/blue-ginger
  • Phone: (781) 283-5790
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Lounge menu available on Saturdays starting at noon

    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, French, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Ming Tsai
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ming Tsai has teamed with the world-renowned Rockwell Group to design three beautiful Private Dining Rooms within Blue Ginger that can seat groups from 10-80 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Harris 7812835790x18
  • Special Events: Blue Ginger's Private Dining Rooms are suitable for everything from baby showers to business meetings to bar/bat mitzvahs. Our commitment to exceptional food and service ensures a rare standard of excellence.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church St.
  • Public Transit: Commuter Rail to Wellesley Square
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot is in rear of building off of Church Street. There is also ample metered street parking in front of the restaurant.
A word from Blue Ginger
Blue Ginger, located in Wellesley, is Ming Tsai's award-winning flagship restaurant. This feng-shui inspired space offers three distinct dining options. There's the informal Lounge serving Asian tapas in a more casual setting. No reservations are required in the Lounge. The main dining room features an open kitchen for you to experience mastery at work. The menu features Ming's signature East-West cuisine, including his famous Miso-Sake Marinated Sablefish and Black Pepper Lobster. And lastly, there are three private dining rooms for larger groups or functions wanting to be enjoyed away from the crowd.

"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
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Blue Ginger reviews from OpenTable diners
259 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (183)special occasion (160)neighborhood gem (108)romantic (67)notable wine list (61)good for groups (60)great for lunch (45)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (27)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (6)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Blue Ginger is my absolute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Blue Ginger is my absolute favorite restaurant. The food is incredible and the service is always impeccable. Whenever my husband and I go out (not nearly often enough now that we have kids) we always ask the question, "Should we have gone to BG instead?" There are very few ocassions where the answer to that question is no. My only critique is that I find the closeness of the tables a distraction as it's hard to concentrate on your conversation when the other patrons are so close that you end up hearing mostly theirs. They are undergoing a renovation, so maybe it will help with the accoustics and the table proximity.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • flavors that burst is the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    flavors that burst is the only way to describe the food. fantastic dining!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The night that we went, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    The night that we went, the fire alarm went off for a good 15 minutes. The restaurant was nice about it and comped the dessert. It is a nice restaurant for special events. They do need to update the menu, since it has not changed appreciably for the last 3 years.
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  • Currently undergoing renovations,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    Currently undergoing renovations, so the ambiance wasn't what it will be soon!!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • We were extremely disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    We were extremely disappointed with the service we received at Blue Ginger, a well-known high-end restaurant (where you would expect top-notch service). Our waitress had SIX tables and we had to hunt her down various times to make requests (at 6:00 pm weeknight reservations!). It took a long time to clear away our dinner plates even though it was clear we were done. We opted against dessert for one because it took so long to bring the menu. On our way out, I let the maitre d' know my thoughts about the poor service and I would not recommend this restaurant to others. In fact, I already told a few people about the bad service experience
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  • awesome food and great service alt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    awesome food and great service although that should be expected at that price
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • I have been to Blue Ginger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    I have been to Blue Ginger many times ,the last few I have had a waitress named Jodi D. She is the best waitress I have ever had by far. She is knowledgable about everything on the menu wines included, her timeing of all the courses is perfect, shes friendly, has genral conversations about food and other subjects and her wine pouring skills are great. I hate going to restraunts and having a FULL glass of wine in front of me she keeps our glass a 1/4 to 1/3 full all the time its perfect. One last story the time before I was there I was meeting some friends and left some pictures from a trip we had just taken to Anguilla, as they were going the next month. I got home called the restraunt and the next day they were hand delivered to my mailbox
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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  • I had asked to be seated at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    I had asked to be seated at a quieter table and was pleased that my request was honored.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • The food was worth the trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The food was worth the trip from LI to Wellesley! Very pro staff. Ming Tsai was cooking and graciously made the rounds of the diners. Everything from cocktails to dessert was special. I think I will order 3 appetizers next time so I can taste more of his wonderful dishes.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • The overall experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    The overall experience was very good - The flavors of our dishes were spot on, and we believe it represented the cuisine style of Chef Ming. The cab ride from downtown Boston was worth it and we would definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Blue Ginger is an outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Blue Ginger is an outstanding restaurant. We love it and come their frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Blue Ginger. We picked Blue Ginger because of its well known reputation for great food as well as catering towards people with food allergies. I have an allergy to gluten and having a waitress know about what I can have and cannot have was the best "out-to-eat" experience I have ever had. In addition to meeting Ming Tsai, which was such a pleasure, we had the honor of sitting next to his delightful sons. The whole experience was priceless and memorable. We cannot wait to dine at Blue Ginger again...this time we will bring our friends and family!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Highly recommend it for special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Highly recommend it for special dinners. Great chef!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Good restaurant but I actually
    BillCambridgeVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Good restaurant but I actually expected a bit more atmosphere. Nice restaurant but not sure if I'd make the drive out from Boston again.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • I thought that the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    I thought that the food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding. I would only go for a special occassion, since the food is a bit on the pricey side but it was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • AWESOME!!!!! And we saw Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    AWESOME!!!!! And we saw Chef Ming Tsai in the dining room which was unbelieveable!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We ended up sharing 4 appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    We ended up sharing 4 appetizers and 3 entrees among 4 people. All of the dishes were great, but we all agreed had we eaten an entire entree each the tastes would have been overpowering and too much by the end of the meal. Shared, the food was very, very good.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • My friends are foodies and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    My friends are foodies and they loved the food. I am clearly not in this restaurant's demographic - I thought the portions were tiny and the prices absurd. The service was excellent, the food was very tasty, but probably 2x what I thought it was worth. In the future I'll take people who are into food so I can impress them. (biz clients and third date:)
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Absolutely amazing food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Absolutely amazing food. The menu doesn't change very often, but what's on it is guaranteed to be consistently enjoyable!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • We go to Blue Ginger every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    We go to Blue Ginger every year for our anniversary are never disappointed. The waitstaff is excellent and Ming Tsai is so charming that he lights up the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • My wife requested our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    My wife requested our visit to the Blue Ginger as a Birthday Gift and I have to say it was truly a pleasure from arrival to departure. Our reservation was for 5:45 but we arrived early around 5:15. No problem, we we seated with no wait and service began immediately. The Drink selection was inviting. The appetizers were good. The entrees were great. Dessert was interesting and a great end to a great meal. We found the entire experience very satisfying. My wife brought her copy of Ming's cookbook hoping for a signature. We were visited at our table by the Chef himself. What a personality! We felt as though we had known him all oure lives.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Blue Ginger combines outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Blue Ginger combines outstanding and creative cuisine with knowledgeable and dedicated staff for a delightful dinning experience. Ming Tsai is a consummate professional and always present in the gleaming kitchen. The meals are consistently fantastic and worthy of repeat visits.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • This restaurant simply serves
    BJjj
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    This restaurant simply serves the most extraordinary food I have ever eaten. Ming Tsai is a legend. The service is spectacular and the ambiance wonderful. My husband and I both agree it is our favorite restaurant of all time.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • I have been to Blue Ginger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    I have been to Blue Ginger on several other occasions, all of which were great. I did think that the butterfish (signature dish) used to be Sea Bass, but it was great anyway. My friend ordered the seafood chowder/bisque, which was a bit bland and could have been better. The service has always been great here, something that I think is rare these days. Also, I recognized a few waitstaff from years ago, which is also rare. I believe it is a good sign of a great restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • The manager on duty that night
    SalemiteVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    The manager on duty that night came over and personally welcomed us, which I thought was a nice touch.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was creative, beautifully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    The food was creative, beautifully presented and superbly cooked; we will definitely go back despite the suburban location. I have Ming Tsai's cookbook and use it regularly to great acclaim but there is no subsitute for the master himself. The butterfish is absolutely amazing. Even though the restaurant is huge and has a rather minimalist decor, the fact that the tables are well spaced (which they are often not at many starred places) gave it a nice and even romantic feeling. We were there for my birthday and the staff, well accustomed to such requests I'm sure, were quick to whip out a candle and happy birthday cookie with our dessert when my husband mentioned the occasion.
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  • Their food was amazing. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    Their food was amazing. I especially recommend the lobster and the alaskan butterfish.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • One of the most incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    One of the most incredible dining experiences I have had. I am a foodie and travel for food and rate with Zagat. They live up to their ratings. I believe the staff reflects the attitude of the management. Truly amazing. From main course to dessert one could only use superlatives. I was ready to give up on dining in the Boston Metro area until our meal there. It lives up to its 27 rating. I guess our dinner came out later than it should have and apologies were abundant with a deduction on our bill. We never realized the time due to the friendly service that kept us abreast of our dinner. On our way out to get our coat the staff apologized for our dinner delay. A big WOW!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Each time we go to Blue Ginger,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Each time we go to Blue Ginger, it just gets better. Ming Tsai is usually there making certain everything is perfect for his guests.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • I can not stress how great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    I can not stress how great of a night I had at the Blue Ginger. It was special night for me and my fiance and Ming and his staff made it even more memorable. They were probably the most gracious restaurant hosts I've ever encountered.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Overall I was disappointed...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Overall I was disappointed... Had waited quite some time for a res. Our Waiter was somewhat unpolished...even odd. The food was good but not as vibrant as the menu led us to believe. I live in an expensive resort community so am used to paying high prices for food- but this was expensive even by nantucket standards.
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  • Food was outstanding wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Food was outstanding wine list good but a bit pricy.
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    fit for foodies
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  • We had a poor waiter who spilled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    We had a poor waiter who spilled a glass of wine down one of our party's shirt. He brought us an additional dessert instead of comping the dessert we had already ordered and then proceeded to charge us for the glass of wine he had spilled. He never asked if he could replace the one he spilled. I wouldn't rush back there because of the service, the food was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Fabulous. Great variety on
    fishbonesVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    Fabulous. Great variety on the menu. Unique style. A real gem
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  • Very expensive. Not worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Very expensive. Not worth what we paid. The lobster was easily forgettable. The steak was good, but I left feeling empty due to how much I paid ($180 for 2)
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  • Absolutely one of the best
    keness
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Greater Boston -- near the top on our all-time favorites list (and if we lived closer, it could be number one!)
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    We had a wonderful dinner experience at Blue Ginger. We were in from out of town and were very excited to have reservations there. Blue Ginger exceeded our high expectations. The food and service were both excellent. Our servers name was Jen.....and she was very knowledgable and did a great job. Thanks for everything.
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  • My wife and I went for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    My wife and I went for our 26th aniversary. We had seen it on TV diner and liked the review, it looked interesting. We also have a friend who loves it and highly recommended it. We were more than happy with the choice. Everyone was very friendly from the coat check girl to the person who clears the table. Our waitress made recommendations as well as answer questions about the menu, the drinks, the wine, and deserts. If the price wasn't as much as it is, I would make it a weekly trip. The food and people definitely make the price worth every penny. This restaurant is on my top ten list of all time, and my wife and I go somewhere every Saturday night. I will go again, and was glad I went for a memorable night. Keep up the good work
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  • We would come back again and
    SandwichDiner
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    We would come back again and would recommend to friends & family. Very much enjoyed the lamb, best I've had in years. Ron, our waitperson, was particularly attentive, friendly, and had terrific recommendations about the menu, etc.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • I have been there in the past
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    I have been there in the past and enjoyed it. This visit was a litle different. Apps were great, but main dishes were average at best. Sticky rice was way to sticky. My pork was ok, to much liquid in it.
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