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About Permanently Closed - Blue Ginger

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - 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

583 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, French, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Church St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 283-5790

Website:
http://www.ming.com/blue-ginger

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.

Public Transit:
Commuter Rail to Wellesley Square

Executive Chef:
Ming Tsai

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Blue Ginger - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (2141)
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Kid-friendly (381)
Great for Outdoor Dining (298)
Creative Cuisine (169)
Great for Brunch (156)
Late-night Find (133)
Good for a Date (116)
Good for Anniversaries (99)
Worth the Drive (90)
Good for Birthdays (66)
Handcrafted Cocktails (65)
Business Meals (58)
Authentic (46)
Healthy (41)
Quiet Conversation (41)
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Casual (31)
Bar Seating (30)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Blue Ginger has been one of my favorites of all time. I had my last butterfish and bitter chocolate cake. Where will we go for Valentine's, Mother's Day, holidays, and birthdays now??

Best of luck Ming Tsai!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Sadly, our final meal at Blue Ginger was disappointing. From the hostess pointedly ignoring my husband to acknowledge another person upon their arrival to finding the lobster entrée not as delectable as in the past, the evening left us disheartened we had selected Blue Ginger for a Grandparents Birthday celebratory dinner. While we wish Ming and Polly well with their new ventures, it appears the Blue Ginger we enjoyed so fondly over the years has moved on as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Fabulous as always, will REALLY miss this! Wish the scallops had been on the menu too, but everything was fabulous.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Spicy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with many memories shared here over the past 15+ years... so sad to see it close. A unique gem amidst much of the "same old" restaurants in the Boston area.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

One of the chef's specials, the Garlic-Black Pepper Lobster, was one of the best meals that I have ever eaten. The lobster was cooked to perfection - the key, however, was the sauce. Robust, intensely favorable, with a pleasant amount of "kick".

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Sad to see Blue Ginger closing. If you haven't eaten here, do so before June 3rd. You won't be disappointed. I want wish my buddy Ming all the success in his new chapter and journey. Thanks for the great meals my friend.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2017

My husband and I were dining with another couple for the last time before Blue Ginger closes. I have always been grateful for the attention to my anaphylactic food allergies. Ming Tsai was overseeing the kitchen that evening so I felt especially safe. Our server was gracious but it took exactly two and a half hours to get our dinner. I find this unacceptable! It ruined what was supposed to be a very special evening with close friends. We paid for our appetizers and the manager offered us our dinners for free. Despite this generous gesture, we were deeply disappointed.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Loved the chance to have one more meal at Blue Ginger before it closes. The butterfish was amazing and my guest enjoyed the lamb rack, plus the shumei app. Ming came by our table which was a special treat. Thank you to him and the WONDERFUL front of the house staff for making this a memorable experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Sorry this gem is closing. We've always enjoyed it and will have to track down Ming Tsai's brilliance elsewhere

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We will miss having Blue Ginger in Wellesley after it closes in June.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Since Blue Ginger will be closing very soon, my husband and I wanted to make sure that we made it back there. We had a wonderful meal and experience! We both started with drinks-- my husband had a sake and and I had the gimlet, which with the ginger made a classic cocktail even better. We had the calamari to start, which was excellent. We both had the lobster for our entree and it was outstanding. The lobster was perfectly cooked and the rice and sauce that came with it complimented it well. For dessert, we had the chocolate cake, which was the perfect end to a delicious evening. We will miss you, Blue Ginger!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

It's sad that Blue Ginger will soon be closing. We've had many memorable meals there over the past 20 years. We ate there for the last time on Mother's Day and the food did not disappoint. The Miso-sake butterfish and New Zealand rack of lamb were our favorites. Ming was in the house and we thanked him for the memories.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Wonderful, inventive food. Very expensive but worth it if you like innovative cuisine. Too bad it's closing soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Knowing the restaurant is closing is quite apparent in the staffs attitude and attention.
Too bad for Ming to have his restaurants memory ruined in this last ditch effort

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Everything was done so well. The food was terrific, the service was friendly and efficient, and the entire evening was exceptionally pleasant. It is sad that in just a few weeks the restaurant will be closed for good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Such a wonderful restaurant, unfortunately they are closing soon after a 20+ year journey!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We were so sorry to hear the restaurant is closing. We have celebrate many happy and special occasions at Blue Ginger. We were fortunate to be able to celebrate my husband's birthday before the closing in June.

The service and food is exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Good experience. Sorry to see it close, so I guess we will have to go to Blue Dragon!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Always had a great meal at Blue Ginger. Going to miss the fabulous food and the awesome staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Once again Blue Ginger was outstanding! Fantastic meal and wonderful service!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

An outstanding experience, as always! Sad to see it closing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We shall miss this very special restaurant. We have frequented it through the years. The food has never let us down. Best if luck to
Ming in his new restaurants n

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Alas, Blue Ginger is closing at the end of the month. But if someone reads this review and can snag a reservation before it closes, do so! Great dishes with an Asian flare and an excellent wine menu. One of our favorite suburban Boston restaurants; it will be missed.

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Excellent tasting food. Very busy, probably because it's closing soon. Get there now if u can!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

So sad this fabulous place is closing! Delicious fusion flavors. Attentive service. This was our go-to-place for special occasions or entertaining out-of-town guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The lobster dish which is a signature dish was disappointing. Was sold on it when waiter said it was to die for but I'm still alive. In my opinion, it was slightly overbaked. I expected to be wowed by it but there was no, wow, this lobster is unbelievable. I expected it to be succulent. It wasn't dry but not as moist and tender as it should have been. Garlic-peppery sauce was a little too peppery for me. My brother said he didn't mind. Mussels were excellent. Large plump and juicy. Chocolate cake was beautifully presented and delicious. That was "to die for". Sister had butterfish and said it was so good. Woman next to us said it was delicious too.
Waitstaff was professional. Came around constantly to fill water glasses and remove dishes.
Overall, a very good dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Was so disappointed to learn Blue Ginger will be closing June 3. Absolutely one of the great dining experiences in the greater Boston area. Tonight's meal was exceptional. Blue Ginger, you will be missed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

We like this restaurant and appreciate their effort to provide such great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

I've been here twice before and had really great food, but this time I really did not think the dish tasted right.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Beyond words. Have had Blue Ginger on my list of places to try for years; saw that it was closing so made a reservation right away. Very happy that I did. Had the Butterfish entree that was spectacular. Was thinking if I am lucky enough to make it back before they close I may just have it again. Drinks, apps and dessert were all delicious. GO before it's too late.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Have had many wonderful meals here over the years. But sadly, my latest visit was my last as Blue Ginger is closing. If you haven't already dined here, try to squeeze your way in before it's too late.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Sorry they are closing. Hoping to visit again before the grand finale. Hopefully, all will go well in the new spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great place.......sad it's closing in 19 days!!!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Very interesting menu....something for every taste. The curry was delicious with an different twist ( sausage & chicken). My dining partner had a steak which was very tasty and tender. Looking forward to going back and trying some other dishes!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Blue Ginger food is like no other. It will be missed by my family as our favorite special occasion spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

As other reviewers have mentioned, the food was overly salted, though my friend didn't seem to mind. The flavors were interesting and complementary, but I felt the value wasn't quite there for the cost of the entree. In addition, my friend, who used to own her own restaurant, felt compelled to complain to the hostess about the slowness and inattentiveness of the server.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Good ambience and service. Order drinker was really good too but had limited vegetarian choices. Appetizer was good but main course was not.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The watercress soup looked unappetizing and did not have much flavor, however, the butter fish was the complete opposite. I would go back just for that. The drinks were just ok but the desserts were yummy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Always have been delighted with the delicious food, the beautiful presentation and the wonderful service at Blue Ginger. Sorry that it is closing in June and hope to get back before it closes. Thank you, thank you Ming Tsai!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Food and ambience were great but the wait staff was not very attentive. The restaurant was not crowded and so can't say I understand why this was the case. All experiences at Blue Ginger have otherwise been all around delightful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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