978 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA 02482Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.justinestablewellesley.com/
- Phone: 7817721488
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch:Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary American
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: BYO Liquor
A word from Justine's Table
Opened November 5, 2012, this BYOB American restaurant offers classic fare, exceptional service, live piano music, and warm ambiance right on the Natick/Wellesley line on Route 9 eastbound. Take a seat by the fireplace, relax, and enjoy such menu offerings as Clam Cakes, New York Sirloin, Prime Rib, and much more. Attire is dressy casual. A function room seats 60 people and private catering services are available on- and off-premise.Continued
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Justine's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
- A friend and I dined a fewNatickMomDined on 10/25/2013A friend and I dined a few nights ago and we were both happly full when we left. The soups were great (the clam chower was really yummy!), and the haddock stuffed with lobster was scrumptous. Yes, you currently have to BYOB (we brought a nice bottle of sauvignon blanc), but it doesn't stop you from enoying some wine -- and they tell us they are working on the liquor license. I highly recommend others to dine here, because it's nice to have a new Natick/Wellesley dining option -- that is yummy and has non-street parking. Oh and the wait staff is nice too.Special Features:
- Not a Drive By.NancyJDined on 10/22/2013I have driven past Justine's Table many times. I am so glad we chose Justine's to celebrate my daughters 25 th birthday. The food was outstanding. Three had the Boneless Rib Eye and all said it was better than any steak they had at any of the better known steak houses in the area. I had the salmon special which had an incredible glaze. Everything was delicious. The service was outstanding. Two in our party have celiac disease which presented no problems for the chef. It is still a BYOB - hopefully that will change soon. Come on, Wellesley! My advice- go enjoy a great meal before you need a reservation two weeks in advance. It could happen, it's that good!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food But Needs More DinersStaffNetVIPDined on 10/5/2013All of us had greatly prepared dinners. The restaurant has great potential if it can get it's liquor license; but you can save dollars now with BYOB.I would recommend this to a friend.
- It maybe too lateBatmanVIPDined on 10/4/2013We went to this neighborhood restaurant based on other reviews. At one time those may have been correct but it wasn't this week. We entered and were the only patrons. Two others eventually came along but that was it. The wait for the food was too long. When it did arrive the temperatures of the different foods varied greatly. My steak was cool and over cooked. My son's was perfect. The salmon was cold and way over cooked. The service was good but was simply one person.
- Wish Justine's was on MainNatickDined on 9/28/2013Wish Justine's was on Main St in Natick! Would be great!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent local dining!RobinVIPDined on 9/27/2013We had dinner with good friends here last night, and we were all impressed by the menu offerings and quality of all the food that we tried. The restaurant does not yet have a liquor license, so we were able to bring our own nice wine with us. The restaurant is very nicely designed and furnished. On a Friday night it was very quiet, and locals should try this restaurant and show their support.Special Features:
- They cancelled our reservationquickenVIPDined on 9/25/2013They cancelled our reservation with no explanation. Don't know what is going on there but its the 2nd time we've tried to eat there. DONE!
- Nice alternativeRestaurantRegularVIPDined on 9/20/2013As others have said, this restaurant has potential - the atmosphere is nice, food very good and location easy to find (near Jarvis on Rt. 9). Personally, I liked the BYOB as we had a great bottle of wine with a very nice meal. We probably would not have paid for the wine at restaurant prices and I definitely don't cook as good at they do at Justine's Table. We met the executive chef, Philipe who was a humble and authentic guy. Come on Wellesley give this place the liquor license so they can be successful.Special Features:
- not very busy; space has beenAdacVIPDined on 9/19/2013not very busy; space has been and currently is used for private parties. Very good food, not very busy. Hopefully this place will get busier and become a busy restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food and byobWineloverVIPDined on 9/17/2013Great food and service. Delicious crabcakes and scallops. The byob was an added plus!Special Features:
- So glad we tried!MarKevVIPDined on 9/7/2013I wish this restaurant the best. It's new without a liquor license yet, so it's BYOB for now. The service was simply excellent. Very friendly guy & attentive. My husband & I started by sharing twin crab cakes. It was delicious!!! All crab meat & no breading! Then we both ordered lobster stuffed haddocks. It was satisfying entrees for the both of us. The haddocks were huge & the lobster meat were plentiful. I think the price is just right given the amount of food they give you. It's unfortunate it was so slow on a Sat evening. They really do need a good PR person to promote this wonderful restaurant. It has so much potential. It's not in the center of town, but folks give it a try! Good luck w/ everything, & thanks for a wonderful evening!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food!Val214Dined on 9/6/2013Had a wonderful dinner with my wife and another couple. Great food and service-a neighborhood gem on route 9!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- good food well prepared. SurprisedkurtVIPDined on 9/6/2013good food well prepared. Surprised there were so few diners. i guess they need their liquor licenseSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good find.OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/6/2013We enjoyed our meal very much. Food was very good. We were a party of 7 and everyone was impressed. They were shorhanded 1 waiter so things were a little slow. Hopefully that was only for that night. We will definitely go back.Special Features:
- Just getting startedExperiencedDinerDined on 8/27/2013Without a license, one must BYOB. The onion soup was among the best around. The roasted pork loin could have been more tender and juicy.
- lonely, but greatdiscerningVIPDined on 8/21/2013unfortunately, it was private dining at its best (i believe another patron came in after us). steak was cooked to perfection; menu had some unusual items. it was a shame no one else knows about this restaurant (location? name? liquor license?). i would go back, maybe on a weekend. quality of food was great, generous portions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Support this restaurantDDubDined on 8/17/2013Excellent food in this relatively new restaurant. Large portions and real care taken in presentation. The decor is very nice as well. Unfortunately on a Saturday night, the restaurant was empty with only 2 other couples when we were there. I suspect that this may in part reflect the lack of a liquor license. Justine's table is currently BYOB, but there is a liquor store nearby for those who'd like to pick something up on the way. I hope more people try Justine's Table because it is well worth the visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful GemjackDined on 8/17/2013We drove by without noticing the sign of Justine's. The outside of Justine's doesn't match the inside of the warmth of the decor. It was much larger and inviting. The server was friendly and helpful. My friend and I split the Cesar salad which was light, crisp and delicious. For our entrees, we both had the New York sirloin. Cooked to perfection and it was tasty and tender. Best steak I have had in a while. I love trying new restaurants and Justine's is high on my list to recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellent foodOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 8/9/2013A bit taken aback by few patrons in the restaurant but the food was excellent, prices reasonable, BYOB till they get a liquor license definitely a plus. Surprised this restaurant is not more popular but very pleased and will returnSpecial Features:
- spread the newswyndyDined on 7/23/2013We were s little worried when we walked in and we were the only ones there! However our worries were unfounded from the basket of assorted warm rolls to the wonderful pecan tarts for dessert. I guess people are waiting tor them to ga Et their liquor license but Do not wait! Bring your wine with you and get ready for a wonderful dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth checking out!OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 7/20/2013We were immediately pleased with the overall ambiance -- tasteful decor, even tending toward elegant. The food came up to that same mark -- inventive, well-prepared, and delicious. The filet mignon was expertly done, and the pecan-crusted chicken was also delicious. The service was attentive but -- this is important -- unobtrusive. We'd love to come back, and hope that others will discover this terrific restaurant, a remarkable "find" even though its location on heavily traveled Route 9 may work against it. People should slow down and check it out. Note: It's a BYO restaurant, which is cost-saving, although there is a $5 corkage fee if you bring your own wine. Worth a visit!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Soft OpeningPmacdVIPDined on 6/29/2013It's a brand new restaurant in a brand new building. They don't have a liquor license yet. It's dead. The Chef brings you the food. Food is very good but there is no there there.
- We were 3 diners, one vegetarian.OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 6/22/2013We were 3 diners, one vegetarian. There was one specific vegetarian meal on the menu & it was reported to be very good. The restaurant was very quite this night, but we had excellent service. We found the food to be very creative & served in generous portions. We also felt the prices were very fair. I had the salmon & my husband had a chicken dish & we were pleased with both. We had read the poor reviews but decided to give this new restaurant a chance & were glad we did. We will return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing!LizzDined on 5/17/2013I went to Justine's for a family dinner a few nights ago and it was delicious! I had the lobster stuffed haddock and my husband had the Rib Eye, both were delicious and perfectly cooked. The kids loved their meals from the kids menu as well. Our waitress was charming and always came over at just the right time. Management clearly knows what they are doing at this restaurant, making up feel welcome with a great atmosphere. Whatever you do, don't miss the bread and dipping sauce, a great way to start our meal. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for many different occasions, from a romantic dinner, to a night our with your girlfriends.Special Features:
- Great food, excellent serviceSongbirdDined on 5/17/2013Had a rare evening with both teenagers occupied with friends, so my husband and I went out to Justines. The food was excellent -- everything very tasty, nicely seasoned, and still HOT! So often at other restaurants, the food arrives luke-warm to the table. The waitress was sweet as could be and had just the right level of attentiveness. It wasn't too busy for a Friday night (perhaps because no liquor license yet), so it was quiet enough to have a comfortable conversation. I'm always looking for restaurants where you don't have to shout to be heard. Justines is one. Perfect ambiance. Delicious food. Nice staff. And, icing on the cake -- I left my sweater behind, and they kindly called my house to tell me! We'll definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great overall experienceAlexDined on 5/16/2013After a good experience on mother's day brunch with an excellent buffet, wide variety of desserts and a live jazz band with great hospitality from the Staff and Manager, who were all very professional, We decided to come back. The second time around we enjoyed a great sirloin strip, while my wife loved her seafood linguine after a shared roasted pear salad and calamari appetizer. very good atmosphere with attentive service, calm jazz was playing on a player piano at the front of Justine's table. I've heard they are waiting to receive their liquor license, but we brought our own wines which added to the calm and enjoyable experience. Will be back! And recomend to all!Special Features:
- Excelent placeFantasticdinnerDined on 5/16/2013When I booked the reservation, I looked at the reviews and expected to have issues as other people did before. However, I had a blast. The place was fantastic and the piano music in the back was awesome. The food came in at a perfect time and it was delicious. After dinner, the manager came by and greeted us and asked us how was everything and I had only good complements to him. I would recommend this place any day. Delicious food and excelent experience. Good job !! ;)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Terrible, TerribleJustaFoodyMomDined on 5/12/2013Went there for a Mother's Day Brunch. No Menu, just buffet in back room. Eggs half deep in water. Cold frozen sausages in a pan. Terrible food, terrible presentation. Will never return. AND Pricey!
- Underwhelmed and dissapointedScottDined on 5/12/2013After reading the assorted reviews, the optimist in me wanted to believe that Justine's Table could exceed our expectations & leave us walking away satisfied. Sadly, we left quite disappointed. 1. Advertised as "Dressy Casual," we were oddly greeted by the host sporting his finest denim. 2. Even though it shows the price range being "$30 and under," our bill (for two adults) came to $59.90. Apparently, the "and under" equates to 5 cents per person. 3. The bagels weren't sliced nor toasted, and the sausages was lukewarm at best. 4. Adding insult to injury, they automatically add 20% to the bill for gratuity. For a buffet? Seriously? He served two cups of coffee, and brought water to the table. Sure, he was pleasant, but c'mon.
- Don't even think of going thereOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 5/12/2013This is a new restuarant that has just opened in Wellesley. i thought that I would give then some business. After checking out the menu online, i booked for Mother's Day. The place looked fine. That was where it ended. When we were seated, we were told that there was no menu and that there was only a buffet. I was never notified if this ahead of time. The food was on the level of a cheap hotel breakfast buffet. The presentation was very poor. The food was presented on cookie sheets covered in tin foil. The price was outrageous for what was offered and to add insult to injury, a 20% service charge was added to the bill - for a buffet where you get your own food. They have seen the last if me
- We thought it was very expensiveAMJKDined on 5/4/2013We thought it was very expensive for what it was. $100 a couple and it was BYOB. The waiter was very slow and he brought out our salads and appetizers at different times for each person. Two of us ordered steak and one came overcooked, one undercooked. They wouldn't let us substitute a side for the potato of the day, so we had to pay extra for what we wanted. Two of us wanted baked potatoes and we were informed that they were all out of baked potatoes. There was not much variety for dessert. We will not be returning which is too bad because it's a great location but we can have a far better meal for a far cheaper price somewhere else.
- unfortunate meal there. overOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 4/5/2013unfortunate meal there. over salty, greasy stringy onion strings on a very heavy handed cheese and beef on focaccia bread. caesar salad should be renamed bread salad. the agnolotti had slimy spinach and tons of cherry tomatoes in a beef broth as the sauce--inedible. The chicken piccata was so dried out we thought the chicken cutlets might have been frozen more than once and the accompanying mashed potato thing on the plate looked like it was from a hot lunch table at middle school. The bread was good--came out warm and crisp in a basket. good thing we brought our own good wine. ambience feels like an office not a restaurant with bad art on the walls, and a ghost piano player--weird. Don't go.
- Boston-Style Restaurant in SuburbanMimaVIPDined on 3/30/2013Newly opened and no liquor license yet so it is BYOB. Nice selection of restaurant standards, including roast prime rib, steak,salmon, pork, chicken, etc. Salads were overdressed and too fussy for my taste, but the rest of the food was perfectly prepared and quite good. Prices were a little less than they would be in Boston, allowing for the Natick/Wellesley location on Route 9. Live piano music made the evening feel relaxing. Beautiful bar. Hope they get to use it!Special Features:
- We had looked forward to tryingWickedJeremyDined on 3/29/2013We had looked forward to trying this new restaurant, but were pretty disappointed. There was almost no one in the restaurant, but there were kids entirely underfoot. I had the steak salad. The steak was over cooked, and worse, it was precooked and cold. My husband's steak was properly cooked, but stone cold. The dishes were oddly timed. The main course came out within minutes of my soup. The corking fee felt steep. I would have rated the ambience higher, but the player piano seemed weird, especially with the tinny recorded vocals that didn't seem in time with the music.
- First time at this relativelyOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 3/23/2013First time at this relatively new restaurant, would go back again. Food was very good. Prime rib was delicious, pasta/seafood combo was also very tasty. Waiter was very personable and attentive. Decor was a bit boring, needs a punch of color or interesting focal point.Special Features:
- Pedestrian food preparation.OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/16/2013Pedestrian food preparation. My wife ordered the "specialty roast beef medium rare." What she got was a tough 1/2" gristly overdone steak. I ordered specialty of the house "lobster stuffed haddock." It was a fillet of haddock topped with a few knuckles of lobster and topped with butter wrenched bread crumbs. I couldn't or didn't wish to finish it! They need a decent chef or will not succeed! We don't plan a revisit.