The Cottage Wellesley
Always an enjoyable meal -Always an enjoyable meal - good food, good service, casual ambience.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and service.Wonderful food and service. Too noisy for a dinner meant to catch up with friends.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealWe went to the Cottage with a group for an engagement/birthday party and had a great time. The service was great and the food and drinks delicious. I would definitely recommend!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood gem! We arrivedNeighborhood gem! We arrived early but were seated on time. Service was prompt & courteous. Good wine & Bar selection. We were offered samples to help in our choices. My wife had the duck duo and would definitely recommend it. The leg was fall off the bone, and the breast medium - don't know how they do it!
We would definitely return.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConversation limited due toConversation limited due to the noise level. Food and presentation very good. Waiter personable but did not deliver the main course so did not realize that the order was wrong. When the bill arrived no adjustment had been made charging for the wrong meal. Patio dining is lovely but discouraged after 8 pm due to Wellesley laws. Therefore, The Cottage has become a restaurant more for families and children than for date night.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Cottage in WellesleyThe food was excellent and fresh. I had the stuffed avocado 1/2 tuna 1/2 chicken salad and the watermelon specialty drink. Definitely will return!
Hint: Make a reservation. Lots of people waiting in line for a table due to its popularity.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness lunchProfessional waiter. Acceptable menu. Nothing to complain about but my client with an office next door has only been there 4 times in many years. My wife likes to meet clients there as well.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCottage does it againAnother solid meal and really great service. This is a staple for date night dinners during the week with my wife. Great food, great ambiance and always a great time.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious restaurant!I have been to The Cottage a number of times and it is always good! It is very clean, bright, and airy. The food is always good! Great neighborhood find with easy parking!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eat with a groupThe Cottage is a family friendly restaurant that is a neighborhood gem.It's always lively and fun.They get a good crowd of groups and families and couples. The service is always great. The food is consistently good. It is comfort food.They have a great wine list. It is always a nice place to eat with a great beachy decor.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group ranging fromWe had a group ranging from 6 months old to 88 years. Everyone had a nice time and enjoyed their meal (except the baby of course who did not partake)5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood experienceWe had a reservation for 7 PM for 8 people and were not seated until 7:30 PM. Service was great, food was excellent. The restaurant is very noisey and difficult to hear the person accross the table.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat waitressWe didn't get her name, but she was so sweet and attentive. She made the difference in making this mini-birthday celebration fun and worry free.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect lunch restaurantA perfect lunch restaurant for two ladies! Attentive service and delicious food..very fresh ingredients. We enjoyed every bite!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious meal, as alwaysHave been here countless times and it never disappoints. Whether for a date night or a quick meal with my four year old, this is a place I love having around the corner. I have never had a bad meal here. Healthy, fresh, creative menu. Good drinks. Excellent service. An all around winner.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great! Love the Cottage!The Cottege is a favorite "go-to" restaurant. Food is always consistent, with a varied menu & win list to fit how hungry you are. Great apps, salads, entrees. Brunch & lunch are always good as well as dinner. I especially love the outdoor seating area when weather permits. atmospheric is classy california coastal. Pretty & spacious. Love the granola Mahi mahi, ahi tuna nachos & all the entree salads. , they always are super conscientious in regard to my husband's food alergies. Continually updating the menu for variety, though they keep most of the favorites. Lots to choose from.Can never go wrong at the Cottage! reservae early for weekend nights September- June. Summer reservations are easier when the locals are at the cape!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFrequent Cottage customerI keep going back because the food is phenominal, and they have a fabulous gluten free menu. The quinoa salad is a particular favorite of mine. It is great for date night or with the kids, I go dressy or casual too. I love the ambiance- a nice mix of beachy California & Nantucket. I have been 3 times during the past 3 weeks alone! The only thing that disappoints me is that I do not like their cocktails. Not sure why really, but the menu items always look appealing but never hit the right notes for me. I stick with wine now when dining there.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNice brunch!Delicious brunch. We had the lobster BLT and the lobster salad, it was just perfect.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding restaurantI wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by the Cottage.
It was Boylston street meets Cape Cod in Wellesley!
We will be back. Thank you.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated a college graduationWe celebrated a college graduation dinner at the Cottage and everyone raved. The waiter was entertaining and informative. The service was perfect. The signature drinks and beer selection was outstanding. Coming from the Maine coast -- we loved the decor and atmosphere. We highly recommend to everyone for any occastion.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Tasty TreatThe Lobster Cobb Salad is outstanding. The portions are good without being overwhelming. The staff super friendly.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMServer was very friendly andServer was very friendly and attentive. Food was good and came quickly. Would go back again5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!!I brought an elderly woman with me and from the time we entered till the time we left, we were treated like royalty!! She kept commenting on how sweet our server was and how nice everything was. I will continue to dine here as the food was absolutely delicious! Prices I thought were reasonable for the quality of food and ambiance! Quite the Mother's Day experience!!
Love the Cottage!!
p.s. Noise level was between 3-4. The computer wouldn't allow me to change it at the top of this review. :) But it made it fun!! Lot's of Happy buzz in the atmosphere!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely LunchI enjoyed the Cottage very much. The lunch menu had plenty to pick from as well as some very enticing specials. I would definitely go back again!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemThis is a great family friendly restaurant.We took our 4 grandaighters here to celebrate their ballet recitals.Our waiter was great ,especially with the children. My short ribs were very tender and tasty.The girls loved their Mac and cheese and chicken fingers and cheeseburger sliders.The regular hamburger is very generous.It is a fun place to go.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, great service.Good Food, great service. Nice selection on the menu.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Cottage was back on trackThe Cottage was back on track on all accounts - great food / service / surroundings. This has become among my most favorite spots for lunch and i will continue coming back!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for our small groupWe had a small gathering for a business lunch -- eight people. We were seated in the back room, which was perfect. The 'hosts' were from out of town and were very complimentary of the space, ambiance, food and wait staff. The 'two Matt's" were our waiters and were very attentive and good.
Thank you for accommodating us. We will all be back!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM2 reasons we return to The CottageTwo reasons we return to The Cottage over & over: the food is delicious, consistent, & unique without being ridiculously trendy & THE SERVICE! which is attentive, congenial & pretty consistent..
We always ask for Jake W. who makes us feel at home, but Jonathan, Mattie, & Adrianna always check in--making you want to be a regular. With Zack managing & Brianna at the bar, it is sure to be a good night.
The sweet potato encrusted cod was spot on & my table mates enjoyed the calamari , lamb burger, swordfish, & fish tacos. Of course the ahi tuna nachos are required & to die for.
The bar: love the crafty beer selections and the white sangria-- so many places forget the white wine drinkers. The Stone porter: yum! Thanks for a fun evening!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been here several times,andWe've been here several times,and the food is already reliable, service pleasant. We'll be back !!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy healthy diningBeautiful, light and airy. A summer cottage in the suburbs. Really lifts my spirits and the food is exceeding well designed for people looking for clean eating.Thank you for the flavorful healthy food.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food. When weOutstanding food. When we walked in (7:30 pm on a Thursday), shocked to see tons of families with young children and disappointed. Very busy bar scene and turn over of tables. We waited a bit for our table (but only booked a half an hour before). Then it all turned around. Our service was superb and we took our server's suggestions which were outstanding for food. This was the best meal we have eaten out in a long time. Nice touch in delivering us our dessert for our anniversary. We strongly recommended this to several other people already and will return!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMClean, fresh food. GreatClean, fresh food. Great atmosphere. Upscale, but reasonably priced for lunch.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLight and Sophisticated DiningMy sister was visiting from out of town and we wanted a special place to celebrate our birthdays. I had originally booked Bergamot in Somerville but after looking at the menu, realized that neither my husband nor son would be happy with the esoteric offerings. The Cottage had a nice blend of unusual dishes and mainstream items that would allow everyone to have a wonderful night. Plus the parking is fantastic, a grocery store parking lot adjacent to the restaurant! The eggplant fries were excellent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA great neighborhood place.A great neighborhood place. Solid menu, friendly staff.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent. It is a little pricey but the food is worth it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food. Never hadAlways great food. Never had anything I didn't like. My favorite place in Wellesley by far.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed dinner with my daughterEnjoyed dinner with my daughter and a good friend.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time here. Menu offered1st time here. Menu offered something for everyone. Nice to have a place to take the kids and be able to eat food for adult tastes at the same place and time. Decor was bright and pottery barnish. Wait staff was very attentive. We will definitely return, perhaps next time without the kids.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSince opening on Linden StSince opening on Linden St The Cottage has been a welcome addition to a Wellesley restaurant scene that needed a middle-upper level option like The Cottage, a place that provided high quality food but without the stuffiness and accompanying prices of some of Wellesley's fine dining options. The Cottage accomplishes that by offering an upscale but reasonably casual environment and excellent food.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visit here on a SundayWe visit here on a Sunday when visiting friends. Great menu for brunch and the food was fantastic - flavorful, good portions and presentation. We will definitely be back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to The Cottage and I will definitely go back. The food was excellent. We went for Sunday Brunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, bright space, convenientGreat food with lots of choices for the whole family. A little on the expensive side for a regular family outing, but not bad considering how good the food was. Loved the bright space. Easy to find and park. I would definitely go back again. Minor quibble with the service -- our waiter came over to ask how the food was (too soon for us to have tried it). It turned out that my lobster BLT was missing the "B" (bacon). And I couldn't get his attention. Eventually I flagged down a different waiter, who said he'd get our waiter. Still no waiter.... Finally the second waiter brought me some bacon.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good optionThe menu is always interesting with some interesting options. However, the dinner salads were disappointing. For $18 you get a lot of greens and very little of the meat, chicken or fish on top. Definitely not worth it as a dinner option. The best bet and best values will always be the appetizers (try one as your dinner) and the burgers.
Service is always very good. The restaurant management is great when it comes to special requests. The noise level varies.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI try to go to the cottageI try to go to the cottage any time I go out to eat. As a college student, with a meal plan, I don't get the restaurant experience too often. I can always count on a delicious meal at The Cottage. My parents love it too.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal and theAnother great meal and the service keeps getting better. The food was excellent. Still one of our favorites.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDING SERVICEOutstanding service. When we mentioned to our waiter, Tommy, that we only wanted a simple dessert of a cookie or two instead of the very inviting dessert offerings on the menu --- Tommy agreed that this option should be available so he found someone to run to the market about 150 yards away to surprise us with a cookie plate which arrived with our coffee!
BRAVO TOMMY AND FRIENDS @ THE COTTAGE... we were "blown away" by your effort to make us happy.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Cottage is a speed dialThe Cottage is a speed dial on my phone -- I love the energy, the reliable very good food, and the servers. Most of them seem to really be happy they are helping me. The front hosts are also responsive, professional and make you feel at home immediately. The menu and wine list are strong.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbI have been to The Cottage several times and it never disappoints. The food, service and ambiance are all superb!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've had many lovely experiencesWe've had many lovely experiences at the cottage in Wellesley and Chestnut Hill. Our server last evening, was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The food is fresh, eye appealing, beautifully presented and delicious. We have enjoyed our numerous experiences with friends and family over the past few years so much, that our niece has requested to have her wedding rehearsal at your Chestnut location:) we are excited and feel confidant she made a wise Selection:) Kudos to the chefs, staff and owners for providing a fine dining experience!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM