The Wellington, Neighborhood Eatery

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$31 to $50
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American
The Wellington is an everyday neighborhood eatery offering up an eclectic American cuisine, craft cocktails, and an extensive selection of local and imported beers and wines. We offer a raw bar and daily specials. The Wellington has a large bar, comfortable deep booths great for families and friends, seating options in front of our open kitchen, and a large private dining space. We have TVs and will always be playing the game. But you may find yourself more interested in the fun crowd, lovely staff and selection of food and beverages. We look forward to seeing you!
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D
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

With a group of six, we tried the Belmontian; the appetizer small plates were awesome, the entree small plates were meh. Our server, Joe, was pleasant, on the ball when we needed him but perhaps stretched a bit on the night we visited. I'd give it a second shot.

DM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They took the best thing off the menu. The Wellington

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good for a casual quick dinner. Food good, but nothing special. Energetic with bar and lots of families.

KA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was amazing, from the Caesar salad to our entrees. My husband got the cut of the day with a side order of grits, and his meal was fantastic. I had the daily catch - scallops - served with vegetables prepared several ways. Our plates were completely clean at the end! We were seated in the small room toward the front of the restaurant, which was nice and quiet. The whole evening was lovely.

S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love visiting the Wellington for dinner. Lovely eatery in downtown Belmont.
Service is friendly and knowledgeable. Drinks are incredible and menu is diverse with many choices.
Love the neighborhood feel and the openness of the layout. The Wellington is a delight. Enjoy!

H
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Like Il Casale, The Wellington is pleasantly predictable and the servers are all very friendly - they make it a nice dining experience. I was not that hungry this time, and did not think I would find anything, but the french onion soup was really delicious and made the meal for me.
It's a little pricey, or we would come here more often, but worth it.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a fantastic experience and our waitress Brooke was amazing!!!

b
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I love the food and atmosphere but they have a major service problem. Asked 3 times for water and finally had to ask another waiter for help. Plus food took 45 minutes and our friend’s steak was undercooked. She sent it back and got it back 20 minutes later after everyone was finished eating.

R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation and another walk in party of two was seated before us so we waited about 10 minutes (not that big a deal). Once seated we waited another 10 minutes just to get water. Another table seated nearby was served before us. Overall the service has definitely deteriorated since our last visit. The menu has changed including the removal of the burger which we loved. When we asked about it and the server said they were removing all of the summer items. There are a number of other restaurants nearby so I think we’ll be going elsewhere in the future unfortunately.

HN
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. We ordered the Belmontian and we sure are glad we did! Everything was amazing and the service was exceptional!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

It takes a lot for me to even write a review, but this time I had to. My wife has the steak frites, me the lamb. We shared the lettuc

DL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The fried chicken was juicy and fresh. The vegetable garnish matches perfectly with the chicken.
The new Meze platter is fresh and flavorful. The falafel is moist and crispy.

The cocktails are great. Drinks are strong and delicious.

k
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My family and I went for Sunday brunch. There were five adults. The menu looked very promising. However, the food was so-so. And the service was terrible. Our waitress looked liked she didn't want to be there. Two of our omelettes lacked the included toast, and one lacked a side salad. Another server came over, and we mentioned what was missing. She smiled, and never brought anything to the table. As we neared the end of the meal, our original server came back, and we mentioned that we were still waiting for toast and salad. She brought the toast, but not the salad. We paid, we left, and we won't be back.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The waitress started off by providing no feedback when we inquired about a kids menu, essentially saying if they want breakfast items they have to order off the adult menu and nothing can be modified. After that, she ignored us for the remainder of our time there. I had to demand more coffee and juice. The food, waffles and coffee cake, were very dense and not very good. Overall we were very unhappy with our decision to eat there and wouldn't do it again.

S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I will never go back to this "neighborhood" bar and restaurant. I have been at least 5 times and this is the end. The food is mediocre , and the price is five star level. There always was a hamburger entry that was wonderful and thoughtfully priced. Apparently the management found everyone was ordering it and has taken it off the menu.
This is NOT a hang out neighborhood restaurant. All that is fine, but don't pretend to be a neighborhood place. The setting looks like a pub, but the price is five star restaurant. The food is just average.
The service is great, but the whole place is a rip off.

V
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great place to have in the neighborhood!

P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second time we ate here, this time with the entire family. The food was great and the waitress was good. It was quite busy so there was a bit of noise, but nothing disturbing our meal. Wish they would fix the table though, the table top pivoted on the legs which was making eating with a 7 and 8 yo rather...adventurous.

SR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Two of us ordered waffles from the brunch menu and they arrived cold, dry and tasting like hamburger! Truly like hamburger--maybe they were cooked on the same grill? It was the strangest thing. The waiter and manager apologized and asked us if we wanted something else, which at this point, we didn't. It was very disappointing as we were excited for a yummy Sunday brunch. I honestly don't know how you can mess up waffles--I have never had a "bad" waffle when I have been out for breakfast-- but they did. I wouldn't recommend this place for brunch. I have been for dinner and it was much better.

s
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was pleasant and attentive, and overall experience was great.

WB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Noise level is too high. Otherwise great. Food is superb.

l
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

dring prices are out of control for what you get. Most drinks were $18.00. Imagine a glass of wine for $18.00? The mixed drinks Jack Daniels and diet coke. No liquor taste what so ever. Shape up or ship out. Plenty of establishments that will serve a good drink.

VM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Yes, I would recommend the restaurant, I like to support local businesses. I really like the atmosphere, the food is good, but the prices are a little high. I did enjoy the crispy chicken wings, but 5 wings for $15 was a little bit too much.

C
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was very good. Noise level was off the charts- there was a large group across from us that was very loud which definitely negatively impacted our dining experience.

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites

BD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

2 fried chicken thighs on top of thin layer of shaved cucumbers on a big white plate for 25 bucks...awful value and presentation

TB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fried chicken was exquisite!!!!!!
Don’t go without getting some.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was disappointed that they did not care it was a special occasion

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting menu, good presentation and excellent service

EG
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood Eatery is a great description. You feel at home from the moment you walk in. Everyone is very friendly and the service was great. But you really come for the food!!! So many choices and all looked amazing. We chose the chef's choice just so we could try a number of different dishes, and we were not disappointed. The kitchen was very accommodating with our order since I do not eat red meat. There wasn't one dish we did not savor and enjoy. Kudos to the chefs. We would definitely return and highly recommend others to make a visit.

P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had our anniversary dinner there and the food was great (the company too of course). They have a "beef wellington" special on Wednesdays only and I can only recommend this to everyone to try. The service was responsive, without being intrusive and while I wish the tables were a tad bigger, I can understand the economics behind having an extra set of tables in the room. It was quiet enough to have a good conversation without having to raise my voice (at least in the front dining room).

W
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We ordered brunch. Two of us got avocado toast with poached eggs, one of us had the breakfast pizza, and one of us had the eggs Benedict. All food was cold, and one of us had egg shells in his meal. We were among the first customers that morning, so there was no kitchen rush. The food was flavorful enough, but disappointingly prepared. The wait staff was very accommodating and did make an adjustment on our bill. I also think the meals were a bit pricey for what they are — close to $20 a pop for eggs.

LS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service at the bar is fantastic!

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites

N
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious salmon, fabulous brownie sundae. Great waiter. Just great all around.

CS
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I have eaten at The Wellington many times & have always loved the food & the service.

BF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I always want to love it here, but after our fist visit a year or so ago, have just been let down. It’s never awful, it’s just “meh.” Food is fine, not particularly outstanding. Service is spotty - for example, this evening’s dinner featured an absurdly long wait between apps and entrees (15 min. or so while we watched parties seated far after us get served, and it was a Thurs. at 6:30, so not slammed at all). Then my husband’s lamb was served as just slices lamb down the middle a plate, no garnish, no side dish. So odd - we had to hunt our server down to get his side delivered. They are great about gluten intolerances with plenty of options that don’t feel like punishments, but for the price, I’d rather go somewhere that gets me more excited re the food.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambiance is wonderfully modern! The wooden chair are very uncomfortable. My 9 year old had to keep getting up to sit at the hosts station where there was a cushioned chair. And my bottom was sore. I had to keep shifting. The food is good and ‘fashion’ forward, but terribly overpriced! Would come back for a date night with my husband but not with a group of friends for casual dining.

s
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Although a delightful place, the steak was overcooked. They were most apologetic and comped the entree.

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites

JT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to meet and dine with friends. The gluten-free/allergic one in our party was delighted to have so many options. Food was good, service was great (pleasant, prompt). A little pricey for a neighborhood place, but of high quality.