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The Cottage Chestnut Hill
The Cottage Chestnut Hill
  • Address:
    47 Boylston Street
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    Neighborhood:
    Chestnut Hill
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Cottage Chestnut Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cottagechestnuthill.com
  • Email: cottagechestnuthill@gmail.com
  • Phone: (617) 916-5413
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Todd Kiley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hammond Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Cottage Chestnut Hill
The Cottage Chestnut Hill has it’s origin in two different lifestyles. John grew up surfing the beaches of Southern California. Laura grew up in Wellesley and is the third generation in her family to have a business in town. Our decor, service and food reflect the casualness and familiarity of So Calif and the sophistication and warmth of New England. Please take a moment to say hello on your next visit. Welcome to the Cottage! — John + LauraContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Love going to eat at the Cottage when Chelsea working the bar!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I had never been to the Cottage restaurant in Chestnut Hill, before this weekend. I have been to The Cottage in Wellesley, several times. My experience was exactly the same. Great food, great service, fun night out with friends. We arrived on time for our reservation, and we were seated right away. Our waiter (Andrew) picked up that we all had a sense of humor, and played along with us. He was great. The restaurant in Wellesley seemed a little noisier, due to the high ceilings, so we will definitely go back to Chestnut Hill."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good food, good service; a reasonable value for the price."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The brunch was really great. All the egg choices were outstanding. I wish they had brunch on Saturday too!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have enjoyed several nice meals at the Cottage in Wellesley so we thought we'd give their newer Chestnut Hill location a try on Saturday night. We were not disappointed. Both restaurants offer solid food in a fresh, fun atmosphere with good service. The young woman running the bar Saturday evening was a particular high point. She made our 15 minutes waiting for our entire party to arrive a real pleasure."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We met friends whom we hadn't seen for a while. The service was well paced so we could catch up leisurely and were not rushed at all when we lingered over desert. The food was very well prepared."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "loved the cocktail offerings- great lobster cobb salad- good service"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Dining here is always consistently good. Fresh food, good service. Nice place for a family dinner, not too pricey but not pub food, either."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We celebrated a good friend's birthday on a rainy, cold early Spring evening. The waiter was attentive without being smothering, the food was delicious, esp. liked the option of a small or big salad and the yummy, gooey chocolate mousse cake. Loved the warm 'Cape Cod' like ambience with water and boat scene oil paintings throughout. the roaring fire in the fireplace added to the cozy feeling. Would certainly recommend to anyone who wants good food, at a relatively good price, and a warm 'cottage'-like atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My friend and I had Sunday Brunch. We each had daily specials. Mine was a lobster eggs benedict. The eggs were perfectly poached; the lobsters was done to the right level of doneness. Put them together and it was somewhat bland. Homefries were a little over done but not greasy. the service was really excellent. the ambiance was very pleasant and suitable for our intentions: two old friends catching up over a meal. So while the food was nothing to write home about, it was acceptable and we had a lovely time."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We came for the burger due to its place on Boston Globe's list of the 25 best. With Shake Shack next door, it's tough to justify spending twice as much here. Simply put, the burger is well executed, but very plain, and it takes a lot more for a burger with only the standard toppings to stand out in the flavor category. The eggplant fries were a tasty curiosity, though."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Second time back to this restaurant, both times great food, service and fun atmosphere Parking has not been an issue"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had a short rib and grits dinner that was among the most tender and flavorful found anywhere in the country ( yes, including celebrity chef locations). Delicious!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was tasty but the ambiance was a little loud. Service was great ."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was just OK. I asked for no salt on my food and it was so salty that I had a headache that night. Also my husband's fish was undercooked. It was cooked on top and raw on the bottom so he sent it back. When they brought it back to him they said" here is it better to your liking". Implying that the fish was cooked fine and my husband just wanted it cooked more. However it was inedible before he sent it back. Also a little pricy for what you get. Want to mention that the waitress was great throughout."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We like to eat at Cottage. We chose the Newton locale b/c our daughter goes to school nearby. The food was good and we enjoyed ourselves. However, I still cannot get over the fact that for 4 people the price to serve a small birthday cake cost more than the cake costs. I understand that by bringing a cake takes away from revenue but $12 to serves 4 slices? Regardless, we had a very nice time!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was awesome! We got the Calamari appetizer and the Sweet Potato Crusted Cod! Also the white peach sangria was tasty"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was fair. We were seated near the entry and front desk. Very noisy, and we kept hearing the phones ringing, which were not promptly answer, during the entire meal We chose The Cottage to celebrate my wife's birthday, based on previous positive visits. We told them it was my wife's birthday when reserved, and again when we arrived. The waitress acknowledged this when she came over - and then it became forgotten and ignored. The waitress, Chelsea, also forgot the cheese on a cheeseburger. And Chelsea never cleaned the table between courses nor after dinner. There must have been a water shortage in Newton that night, because the water glasses were never refilled, We loved this restaurant in the past, but can not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A group of 4 old friends gathered and The Cottage was the perfect location. We were there on a Friday with an early dinner reservation. Although we spent a long time at the table the server was always positive and friendly, never annoyed that we weren't turning over the table. The restaurant was full, but the tables are far enough apart that you can have privacy. I love the peach wine cooler cocktail. Everyone enjoyed their food."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent, creative food. Loved the ahi tuna nachos."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "BIG disappointment!! I ordered the special egg salad sandwich. It looked so unappealing that there was no way I could even eat it. You would never know it was "egg salad". It looked like a mush that they poured over a roll! You could never pick it up & it just spilled all over the plate (due to the liquid state). My girlfriend and I have not seen each other in a while and wanted to catch up. As we were eating and talking you could tell they were setting up for a party (moving tables, someone brought in presents). It became obvious we were in their way, they needed our table and were decorating all the tables around us! Then we were told "unless you have a present for the bride, the shower starts in 15 minutes - you will need to leave"!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Lunch with a long lost friend and was a great place to sit and talk over lunch. The interior is just beautiful and lives up to the cottage name. So relaxing. A wonderful menu - the Chicken MIlanese was delicious and the salad/dressing on top the same. Would come here again without doubt."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Was looking for an upscale brunch spot to meet with some friends. This one had good reviews and the menu sounded great. The restaurant was beautifully decorated. After being seated we waited 20 minutes and weren't approached by any wait staff. We hunted down the hostess who had someone take our drink order. One of us ordered coffee. It was brought out in a mug with pink lipstick on the mug. It took another 25 minutes for us to receive our meals - all of which were Salads. The food was not nearly as good as it sounded. The mixture of flavors just didn't work. It was very pricy, poor service and so-so food. It was very pretty though:-/"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Cocktails and appetizers were all appealingly presented and tasty. Bar area spacious and friendly. Gets busy so reserve a table to be safe!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The Cottage has never disappointed me and my most recent visit to meet a friend who drove up from Rhode Island met my expectations. The luncheon menu has many choices to suit all tastes. Our lunch--lobster sandwiches for both of us was promptly served and delicious. We will return again in the near future."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "First of all I am not one to write reviews but this definitely warrants an exception. I am new to the area and wanted to take my visiting parents out for a nice dinner. We definitely chose right! Just a fantastic experience. The food was all delicious, perfectly cooked, and well timed. Our waitress Chelsea was great; personable without being overbearing and full of suggestions. Even though it was a busy saturday night we were not rushed at all and even encouraged to stay and enjoy the evening longer. Definitely will be going back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Saturday was a busy night at the restaurant. We were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation time."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Salmon overcooked in spite of requesting it to be medium rare. They did offer to replace but were told it would take 20 minutes, which is probably why it was overcooked, and would not have worked with the rest of the diners. They did give a free dessert. Sirloin steak was thin and overcooked although not as overcooked as the salmon. Probably better for more casual food, mussels and salad were good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The Cottage continues to be my go-to lunch place on work days. Service is professional and efficient, and we were in and out within an hour -- a rarity among most local places in Chestnut Hill, as the newish ones still experience service glitches, while the "slow food" ones seem to emphasize the "slow" as much as the food. The Cottage manages to get both the food and the service right. Although I usually get the quiche special -- always excellent -- on this cold day, soup was appealing, so I tried a lunch combo with half a chicken salad sandwich and the chicken tortilla soup (I was expecting a cup of soup -- be aware it's a full bowl, and very filling!). Both were terrific. And I appreciate the conversation-friendly ambience here."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I love coming to this place and especially sitting near the fireplace with delicious food."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "It took quite a long time for our food to get to us. The waiter, when available, tried to apologize, but could not find a reason - just backed up. Not a good excuse."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I enjoyed the salmon my first time in more than the streak tips but the moderate prices are fair . It's too noisy and bright to be called romantic, yet I would go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "From the time we were seated until the time we left, approximately 1 and 1/2 hours later, the service was great ant our server was very attentive. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "good for a local bite. Solid food. not spectacular but not disappointing either. Fish tacos tasty but too much tortilla"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I love the nice and relaxed atmosphere. Sadly, we were very disappointed with our entrees- my friend got the chicken piccata and it had no lemon flavor at all. I got the chicken under brick and the chicken was rubbery. The mashed potatoes were delicious. The dessert was yummy, we shared the donuts with a caramel dipping sauce. Our waiter was nice but when we mentioned that the chicken piccata was flavorless he simply said he would relay the message to the kitchen. The cost of the food is moderate so I felt he should have comped our dessert or drinks. I so wanted to love the food because I really enjoyed the ambiance but the fact that the food wasn't great gives me no reason to go back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "It's in a great location but the food has a lot to be desired. The service was pretty good but the waiter recomended a fish special that was pretty bad. Tasteless, fried halibut, with some cheesey slop and undercooked fingerling potatoes. He didn't describe the fish as being fried or I wouldn't have ordered it. Won't be going back. It does have a cool beachy vibe maybe stick to salad."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have never had a bad meal or dining experience at The Cottage and it remains our "go to" restaurant for entertaining friends or business."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have eaten lunch at the Cottage several times, but recently ate dinner there for the first time. The food is consistently good and the service is friendly and attentive. We had ordered a crab cake appetizer that was pretty skimpy on the crab. We didn't say anything, but somehow the staff picked up on that, and we received a free order of mussels. You can't go wrong with the fish tacos, salads, and the turkey burger. Be sure to save room for the incredible chocolate souffle cake."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "There's a lot to like here. The menu is excellent... lots of great choices, and for the most part execution is good (one fish entree was overcooked... so much so they shouldn't have served it. Funny, as one of our guests ordered the same dish and it was perfect. Our party of 4 dined on a very busy night... drinks took way too long to reach us, but once they arrived were excellent (try the Blood Orange Margarita). Portions are on the large side and everything we had was really done nicely and very fresh. The restaurant is very large, so seems to me they suffer a bit when it's packed. Very noisy too. Parking is easy. The food is very good... I'd go back on more off-peak times when I believe the overall dining experience will improve."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The waiter was really friendly and patient. They have an extensive gluten free menu. The place is very light and bright and pleasant. It's not noisy. The salad was too chilled and not that flavorful (shrimp, crab and avocado) but the steak frites (without the frites, because I have celiac) was very tasty. The gluten free beer was really good. I would definitely go back. The cappuccino was just ok. The gluten free roll was much better than what they serve at Legal's and Paparazzi."
    Dined on 2/17/2014