Wellesley Tavern

4.3
497 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Our Executive Chef will bring our level of excellence and innovation to family favorites like sandwiches, salads, burgers, tacos, sushi, shared plates, and entrees.

Unfortunately we do not offer outdoor seating at this time. All of our booths inside have glass dividers between them and all of our staff wear masks to help protect our guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
What 497 people are saying
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vipfreshfoodie
New England
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter!

Wellesley Tavern
Responded a day ago

We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. See you soon!

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DavidA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ambience was lively, but food was mediocre. Should stick to American fare. They shouldn’t try to compete with sushi restaurants. Ceviche was not the real McCoy. Apps were too big and too expensive. French fries were good but were served cold. Sent them back immediately. Waitress was nice but needed help. Will try one more time. Maybe I just ordered the wrong things.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded 5 days ago

Hi David, we wish your experience could have been better, but appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share this with the rest of the team.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service food & drinks always great- second time there- enjoyed both times

Wellesley Tavern
Responded 5 days ago

So glad you had a great experience. Hope you have an amazing day!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we’ve had in a long time. Amazing.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the review. Have a great day!

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vipvoomel
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

food not good. overpriced. too many choices and none were great. waiter was amazing tho.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on October 10, 2021

Hi, we sincerely apologize for the experience you had, but thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, our server, Taya was great, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The food was really good!! We had the short rib tacos, that are always amazing, burgers and the steak tips. Everything was delicious.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on October 6, 2021

We’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. Hope to see you again in the near future!

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vipLeeW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Steak was so tough couldn’t cut it & sent it back. The service was slower than a sloth. Asked for a glass of wine & 10 min went buy & the server wheres the wine & she said it was coming. After 20 min I had to flag down the server & told her to forget it! The tuna tartare was soooo spicy we couldn’t eat that either. When the hostess asked how everything was & we told her not even dessert was comped! Will never go again!!!!!!

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on October 6, 2021

We appreciate your feedback but are sorry to hear your experience wasn’t great. We’ll look into this.

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vipchefDJ
New England
45 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved the cauliflower rice, kale, roasted beet dish with salmon. I loved all the gluten free options. It's nice to see lots of vegetables on menus.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipNomie
New England
177 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Spicy tuna roll served ice cold without soy sauce and rice was congealed. Steak tips and everything else on plate was barely luke warm. Salmon pad thai was hot and flavorful. Service was slow, uneven and provided by a rotating number of people.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We’re sorry your experience wasn’t the best it could be. We will share this with the rest of the team.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great drinks. Great food. Will come back.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on September 21, 2021

We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. Have a wonderful day!

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vipRogerM
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good, this was our first visit. The roasted peach cobbler desert was Outstanding!

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on September 13, 2021

Roger, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. We will share this with the team!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service, thank you!

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on September 13, 2021

We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. Hope to see you again soon!

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AimeeM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Wellesley Tavern! The food and presentation was great! very nicely presented and served. And the flavors were so good. well prepared and creatively made. we all loved from our burger, to fish taco. To wings and falafel. Something for everyone. Very comfortable seating. a tiny too loud near the bar on Sunday evening for very older parents with us around age 80. But not too bad. I'd probably sit outside or further away from bar/TVs. The management was so friendly and great. Checked-in. And so nice when father accidentally received cheeseburger and wanted plain hamburger. Draft beer and coffee wonderful. Nice outdoor seating. Definitely visit--wonderful and will be back!

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hello, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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Coco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent menu selections and great environment. Convenient parking.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi Coco, thank you so much for the review. Have a great day!

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Chezhenri
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Waiter forgot one entree took over an hour to get it. Also forgot drink order. He didn’t seem too busy, wasn’t that crowded. Sushi & tavern don’t go together. Steak tips were fairly good.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 29, 2021

Hi, we sincerely apologize for the experience you had, but thank you for bringing this to our attention. Your remarks will be shared with the team.

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vipWolfman
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Eclectic menu which is good, but booths and kids menu don’t fit. The Wellesley Tavern needs to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 29, 2021

So glad you had a great experience. We will share this with the team!

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vipRogerM
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

BUSINESS WAS CLOSED!!

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 26, 2021

We apologize for any inconvenience. We had to close due to the Storm Warning.

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vipLisaC
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The quality of the food was ok but not great.
I had the tuna tartar and the spicy Caesar salad. Good quantity.
My husband had the fried chicken platter. The best part of it was the Mac and cheese.
The specialty drinks were fine but also didn’t wow.
The service was inconsistent: attentive at times but one of our friends’ steaks had to be recooked because our server forgot the doneness ordered.
The dinner seemed a bit pricey for the quality.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We will share this with the rest of the team.

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vipWelleselyDiner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All of the staff was so friendly and attentive. The food was solid and it was a really good dinner!

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 21, 2021

So glad you had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipJRL72
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best hostest and service staff in Wellesley and metro west.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 21, 2021

Hi, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Scdiclemente
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dined with three others. Started with appetizers and a salad. All delicious! Short ribs tacos, brussel sprout salad were super! Definitely going back!

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hello, we’re thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipBGBoston
New England
83 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time will not be our last!!!
Very nice space, great service!
Lots of menu options
Short rib Tacos outstanding
Brussels salad was a huge portion even shared!
Shrimp over risotto was very impressive, jumbo shrimp cooked to perfection and the risotto well done!
Nashville chicken with Mac N cheese was also very good just too much food as we wanted to try different items…
Interesting craft cocktails were a bit disappointing but the espresso Martini was an excellent finish!!!
Very nice to have a new option in the burbs.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 15, 2021

Glad to learn your experience was a positive one. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid friendly booths, really tasty food (mahi mahi sandwich and salmon pad thai as well as shrimp risotto), service was attentive but not overbearing, prices commensurate for the area. Would definitely go back.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 15, 2021

We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. Hope you have an amazing day!

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vipCarolandcompany
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails and all 10 of us had a great dinner

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 13, 2021

Hi Carol, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We will share this with the team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding, our server was knowledgable and had a sweet mustache! Will totally be back

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on September 13, 2021

We’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. See you soon!

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vipjaner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overall happy to have a new “old” place. Food inconsistent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Maybe we ordered wrong or just not a great night.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 6, 2021

Hello, we wish your experience could have been better, but appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share this with the rest of the team.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is my new favorite place. The food was great. The service was ok. It took forever to get the check. I will definitely go back though.

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vipCraigM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very pleasant dinner with excellent service and good food. Not sure the vibe of the place is really Tavern though - looks a little high end / polished for the family / casual vibe they seem to want to create. The decor is not especially warm either (again, not quite Tavern vibe).

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 2, 2021

Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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PamelaM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The waitress was not well versed on the menu the lemonade tasted awful then got a sprite and it wasn't good either second time here prob won't ho back

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 2, 2021

Pamela, thank you for letting us know, and we apologize for the experience you had. Your remarks will be shared with the team.

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PeterC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun vibe. great service. Worth a trip

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on August 2, 2021

Peter, we’re so happy to hear you had a great experience. Hope to see you again in the near future!

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RJsuburbandad
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Short rib tacos were excellent, fish tacos were not. Domani made great cocktails.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on July 30, 2021

We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. Hope to see you again in the near future!

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ArielleL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Servers were lovely. Unfortunately the food and cocktails were quite mediocre.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on July 30, 2021

Arielle, thank you for the feedback. We are always looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction and will pass your comments along to the team.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Looking forward to going back soon.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on July 30, 2021

We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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MEDJC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family dined at the Wellesley Tavern to celebrate our first restaurant get-together since the start of the pandemic. Our waiter, Chris, was informative, efficient and attentive to our needs. Each of us enjoyed a delicious meal as well as the Nacho appetizer and the desserts- yes between us we tried all 3 dessert options. We sat outside and enjoyed great food and great company for our special gathering. I highly recommend this gem.

Wellesley Tavern
Responded on July 30, 2021

We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipSusanP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, sleek decor, and comfortable ambiance for many styles and palates/tastes, both creative and familiar. Love the fusion cuisine...
Everyone warm and welcoming.
Even the TVs over the bar are cool.
Needed and unique in our "burb"...
All ages and stages loved our first visit ... a new haven ... thank you..

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vipChristyC
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll be back. Everything was seamless- nice menu choices, good ambiance, nice and attentive waiter.

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vipmommy77
New England
61 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good tavern food with an upgrade. Love sitting at the bar although the stools are very short! Nice bartenders and staff.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My server was personable and friendly. The bar was not well stocked.

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vipBbvis
New England
33 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Had heard good things about Wellesley Tavern, so wanted to give it a try. I guess we were there on a bad night as the service was very slow and they were out of two of the four menu items our group wanted to order. The waiter who initially checked in with us said he would circle back and when almost 30 minutes passed and he had not returned we asked another waitress if she could take our order. They were out of the short ribs as well as the blackened swordfish sandwich, but they still had the swordfish entree available which was strange. We then waited at least another 20 minutes for our guacamole and then probably another 45 minutes for our food, although the restaurant was not especially crowded. The waitress who helped us was very apologetic and kind and did her best to accommodate us. The food itself was ok. The fried chicken entree was delicious, but the other three orders were just ok. (Kale salad, falafel-hardly any falafel in the naan- and fish tacos) Will give the Tavern another try at different time and hope things improve as it is nice to have a pub type restaurant with an eclectic menu in town.

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You can order delivery directly from Wellesley Tavern using the Order Online button. Wellesley Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 391-6500.

Wellesley Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.