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Blue Ginger
Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger Details

  • 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


    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 (781) 283-5790 x18
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "I had not been to BG in over a year, and the last time there I was "underwhelmed" with the food. This time, however, I found everything to be well coordinated and delicious. Our server was especially excellent; sensitive to our timing and seemed to intuitively know when to interrupt our conversation and when to stay away. Very rare to find someone as masterful as she!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Returning did not disappoint. Each dish had its own unique twist in flavors and ingredients . The portions were larger than I remembered, but so good we had no trouble finishing them. Always a favorite when in town."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The restaurant was only about 1/3 full yet the service was very slow. The pork was so overdone that it was edible. However, our waitress only checked on us at the beginning of the service and never checked during the meal to see how it was. When she finally showed up, we told her about it. She offered to make another dish but, truthfully, it was too late. And, we would have expected a show of customer service by offering to buy us coffee but none was made. When the manager came over with the check at the end, there was no apology about the overdone pork. The service and food were seriously lacking. And, there were screaming children in the restaurant that no one working there bothered to address. A truly unpleasant experience!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Friendly competent staff, exceptional food."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had the asparagus soup, it was very very salty! Think the salt was added twice"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The evening was great and Ming still has his mojo working, Excellent dinner."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Blue Ginger in many years. I was pleased that it remains an excellent choice. The salad that I had was excellent. Its portion was good and it was very tasty."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was bland, under-spiced....but very nice presentation. Looked pretty...the chef relies on adding fried food to things for flavor and texture, thereby increasing the calorie count pretty substantially....service was excellant. Very expensive. You can have a much better meal elsewhere for a third less...i took someone there for her birthday and was kind of embaressed how average the food was."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Heard about Blue Ginger through family. Decided to check it out on a Sunday night. Food is very good, our waitress was very knowledgable. Love for this place to take it to the next level."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and the service was great. With a reservation we were seated right away. I mentioned it was my husband's birthday and they brought over cookies with a candle at the end of the meal. As for the negatives, the ambiance wasn't anything that special and it was very expensive."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wonderful ambiance, terrific food and super service!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "As always, Ming Tsai's restaurant provides a unique spin on elegant cooking. Three entrees cooked to perfection with outstanding flavors. Appetizers and wine and desserts were all sensational. WE have been here many times and were pleased to introduce our friend to the joys of Mr. Tsai's visions. Mmmm - mmmm. Just disappointed he wasn't there himself.....wanted to congratulate his talents once again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We always have a great meal at Blue Ginger. The food and the service are wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We went to Blue Ginger for a retirement dinner celebration for 8 people. It was wonderful! Jill, our server, was very attentive and made our entire meal enjoyable. The drinks and food were absolutely delicious. Everyone left full and happy!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was our fourth visit to Blue Ginger over the last five years or so. It is a hour away, so we usually save it for a special occasion, or take friends who have not been before. Food is excellent. The menu is not big, but all of the choices are special, and you won't find them elsewhere. Prices are expensive, but if you watch it on wine and drinks you can average about $50 - $60 per person. Service on this occasion was professional for a restaurant of this quality, but not exceptional. Ming was not on site and I think we have only seen him there on one occasion. Still, whoever was running the show did a good job. One of the best restaurants in the Boston area."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Blue Ginger lives up to it's brilliant reputation! The service was impeccable, the food an adventure in subtle flavors melded together and the atmosphere relaxing. Plan to go back soon!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We live in town and have been to Blue Ginger a number of times of the years but our last visit really made us wonder what was going on. Our dishes (salmon &pork) were ok. Nothing that remarkable and to tell you the truth their are other places in town for less money with just as good or better salmon and pork dishes. The quality has slipped...Ming is never there and there are no specials so the menu runs as is. This use to be a special place to go to and it was half empty Friday night. I'm disappointed because this is my favorite spot in town."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wonderful food! This is my third time going here; I make it a point to dine here when I'm in the area. The uniqueness of the food and the quality are second to none. If you are in the area, make a reservation and go. It's a bit pricey, but is worth every penny!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Hard to park...hard to put up wth (Greeter)...made me wait 15+ min, standing up for my party to arrive..no offer of a drink or a seat...ah, Boston, you either love it or put up with it..Blue Ginger is the sort of place locals love/and we "foreigners" find hard to enjoy other than to people watch... eventually, you realize you can't change (them)..it will always be difficult to park...and you'll always have to endure Bostonians if you venture into their "hood"...the owner/chef prob should know his food is "lost"...so, eater beware...unless you just don't care...about what we do! Food was tasty...just enough variety for an enjoyable lunch...no don't drive out from Boston...not worth the trip but if you're in town, worth a lunch once a year."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "A very appealing menu, interesting combinations of ingredients. Bottom line: the food tastes great. Plus, it's a pleasant, vibrant atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "First time at Blue Ginger after hearing a lot about it over the years. Lively atmosphere and great food, particularly the appetizer sauces for the calamari and spring rolls. Four of us had different dinners, with one being a special order, and all were delicious. Their specialty butterfish was indeed wonderful, however a little pricey at $41."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We dined at Blue Ginger twice this week and now we are all done. It has lost its specialness. The lunch salad was worse than a salad bar and dinner service was wanting. Our five kids waited an hour for their food. They have lost a customer of many years. Does Ming Tsai know what has happened?"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The delivery of each course was extremely slow. While expected for the entree, we finally gave up on the dessert after 20 minutes (sorbet and strawberries), cancelled the order and left."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We always enjoy Blue Ginger. Service is very good and always try to accomodate my wife's allergies. This time, hard to hear and understand our waiter at times with his accent and the background noise. Food was good as always with the small exception that my wife's rice was undercooked and she could not eat it. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Heard a lot about Blue Ginger and finally went for dinner with family on Saturday night. First impression was that the place was busy and noisy. The deco was dated and didn't say fine dining to us. The service was good and as expected for such as establishment - nice and efficient enough but nothing special. Appetizers were very good but the entrees had a few missteps. Scallops were cooked very well but overall dish was under seasoned. Indonesian curry noodle was nicely spiced and citrusy but is rather "pedestrian" - not interesting. We didn't stay for dessert as we wanted Asian inspired sweets like sago pudding or coconut or lychee ingredients made desserts but there was none. We prefer Blue Dragon."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "There are good chefs and great chefs . Ming is a great chef . His lobster and butterfish continue to be outstanding year after year . The lamb , charcuterie appetizer and soft shell crab are new and outstanding ."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I'd call the menu "Asian Fusion" although that doesn't seem to do it justice. It's Asian all right, with an emphasis on seafood, but very eclectic, with recipes that will encourage you to try things you didn't think you liked (for example, I don't typically enjoy dishes with curry, but their Indonesian Pasta with curry and two types of shrimp made me want to lick the plate!). Expert service, great wine list, and a see-and-be-seen atmosphere. Is it inexpensive--no! Is it worth it--yes!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went for lunch. Almost every menu item had some spicy heat to them. Several Japanese items along with Chinese-inspired. The fish tacos were special with different fish and subtle flavors. On the other hand, the lettuce cups were boring - chicken with veggies in a sauce I've tasted at any other Chinese restaurant. The shiitake springroll appetizers were flavorful. For most of our dishes the fresh ingredients were highlighted but those lettuce cups were over-seasoned with sauce to the point where they seemed flavorless. Glad I tried it out but probably won't be back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "BG already came highly recommended, so I was expecting a notable experience. The menu does not have fifteen thousand choices but I guarantee you your dinner will be memorable."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Ming Tsai's signature spot never disappoints. Tuna Poke is amazing I love the great quality tuna on the sticky, crunchy rice cake. Could actually have 2 and call it dinner. the spring rolls have wonderful crunch and flavor. 2 1st timers had the signature Butterfish and lobster and couldn't stop raving. I tried the newer scallop dish which was a delicious combination of flavors and cooked to perfection. Over Kale and Quinoa with baby carrots. Truly the carrots could have been a bit larger and the glaze more prominent but the dish was delightful."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Ancillary service staff is not attentive and needy of training. Expensive. Drinking water has a chlorine taste which forces you to buy bottled water. Table sizes are small relative to large size of service plates making it difficult to maneuver glasses and utensils. Needs intervention to win back its former star quality. Very noisy."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was the best meal I have ever had. Anywhere. Period."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food was good but I was expecting something more special given the restaurant's reputation. Maybe dinner is more exciting."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We ate here for lunch. It was terrific! Amazing food and great service. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were 30 min late due to traffic and thought they would not seat us, but they were quite nice about it, which we appreciated. Both appetizers (a soft shell crab dish & an oyster dish) & the main course (we both had the lobster in a roux) were finger-licking, plate-scraping delicious, prepared just right."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I dined with a few friends this time, and we all adored every morsel!!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely great, but...our waitress appeared to be bothered by us. We were two women. Not sure if she found that an issue. If I asked a question about wine or a menu item she either sighed noticeably or had a facial expression to sigh for her. Luckily everyone seemed to share the responsibility of serving as soon as the food was ready. Having waitressed for ten years myself I can appreciate positive interactions with servers and customers. Ours was not. I still tipped her 20% which resulted in justification with my friend who felt I should've made a statement to her. Unfortunately I was afraid this would simply result in worse service from her the rest of the night. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Overall, the food was great, it was crowded (it was graduation weekend locally), and the food was generally great. The calamari came with aa very salty dipping sauce which we asked to exchange, and we had an issue with one of those custom drinks on the menu. Our server was more of the problem. She seemed annoyed when we sent things back, and she was definitely hurrying us to turn the table. However, other service people were extremely helpful, and I love the setup of the restaurant with the open kitchen."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Just another great meal at the Blue Ginger. The food is unique and everything is great. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful, delicious meal for my husband's special birthday celebration. The service was attentive, the food was delicious, the selection varied, and the ambience very pleasant. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/23/2014