Permanently Closed - The Cottage Chestnut Hill

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1161 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. A clean, contemporary and refreshing concept that is fitting for every occasion from a professional business lunch to a night out with the kids! Our bar is fully stocked and our lounge area is bustling on weekends and game nights!

In addition to our brunch, lunch and dinner options, we offer a full Gluten
Free menu, as well as a children's menu with both kid and mom-approved choices! Celebrity Chef Peter Hansen leads our kitchen with innovative and contemporary twists on American classics such as our Modern Nachos with lobster and delicious Mahi Fish Tacos. Join us on Saturdays and Sundays for an
unbeatable brunch menu including guest favorites such as our Country Style French Toast, Southern Cali Omelet or our award winning Eggs Benedict!

Escape the Everyday. Every day. Welcome to The Cottage!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(617) 916-5413
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter Hansen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hammond Parkway
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Parking details
Free Parking is available on either side of The Cottage. Our main entrance, however, is on the Hammond Pond Side (not the Route 9 side).
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Public transit
Green Line - Chestnut Hill Stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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AW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Notice on front doors that Restaurant Closed & shut down

k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here, our first was awesome. This visit not so much. The service was excellent but the food was far below our expectations. At 5:30 pm they were out of Shrimp Tortellini, the mashed potatoes were very heavily salted and when it came time fir dessert we were told they were out of vanilla ice cream! They are located near a grocery store, go get some!!!! Bathroom out of TP and hand soap. Such a shame. It’s s pretty spot we won’t be back.

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Really disappointing. Used to be such a great place. I won’t be going back

d
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservations and we were seating quickly and met our server almost immediately. The food was great and we were not rushed in any way. We will certainly go back.

JI
Munich
87 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first visit and we went for Saturday brunch. The server was friendly and very attentive. I had the lobster sandwich which was very good. My sister had the fish tacos, my wife had a salad , and my nice had a hamburger. Overall the food was good, but my niece and I were going to share an order of French Toast and it came out burnt. I told the server it was too burned and sent it back. The server said there was an issue with the grill, and he took it off the bill. However, the chef should know better than to send burnt food out to customers. We also got a brownie sundae and the chocolate soufflé cake. According to the menu description both were supposed to be served with hot fudge. Instead of hot fudge it had what seemed to be Hershey’s chocolate syrup. The chocolate soufflé cake was very good but putting a cheap chocolate sauce on it was like drizzling ketchup on a nice steak. I will give them another try, but I’ll will be sure to ask if they have hot fudge and if not, I’ll tell them no chocolate sauce on the desserts.

d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We typically go to the Cottage in Wellesley but were meeting friends for brunch recently and Chestnut Hill was a better meeting spot for all of us. The space is in desperate need of an overhaul. The cloth on the booths is stained and the leather is ripped in most spots. The bathroom was equally disgusting. The food was good, the service was slower than it should have been for an early Saturday brunch. Overall, it seems like either management is considering closing this location or they do not feel the need to invest the money into it that they have invested into the Wellesley location.

MB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Deviated from my customary stuffed avocado (chicken and tuna) and had fish tacos. They were decent but next time I’m going back to the fabulous avocado.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Leisurely dining, relaxing experience. Charming staff!

MK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

No hostess available for more than 5 minutes on a weekday (which should not be busy). Three groups in line waiting, including multiple older people. Asked to see manager and there was none. Finally a hostess arrived, took more than 12 minutes to be seated (from time she arrived). No apology. Table did not fit. Tried to sit outside, were told to wait, finally we moved tables together ourselves. No menus. Food was fine. Really a poor showing and staff that clearly did not care. Left no tip.

M
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second time here and everyone is always pleased with the food. This time was no different, however I did experience a minor hiccup with my meal. I ordered the southwest salad with no cheese and it came to me literally with no more than five black beans, 2 halved grape tomatoes 3, tortilla strips and maybe 10 corn kernels buried in a sea of greens. I literally kept digging through to find any semblance of what the menu indicated. Nevertheless, the server was very courteous and responsive and promptly returned with a small cup of black beans and corn along with some onions that I requested. That said, my meal was very satisfying, so thank you and I look forward to returning.

PL
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here a few times after some friends took me here for my birthday earlier this year. This is my third visit since then - brought another friend for her birthday, and came today and another time with other friends. Friendly staff, fresh and tasty food and when I decide to have the chocolate cake - yummy. Will be back again soon.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely reunion with friends

JD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It was during a very hot evening and the AC was broke in over hall the restaurant. They kept seating people in the area that had no AC while the are with AC had less patrons. The leather was wrapped and worn on the seating at our bench table. My veggies were a soggy mess in my salad. The server while he asked if we needed anything quite a bit, did not return with what we asked for. Quality is way down. I'm not interested in going back.

P
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Decor, Patio and Service were very nice. We were kind of disappointed with our food. The lamb burger came on a burned bun and we had to send it back for a better bun. The modern nachos tasted good but were hard to eat mechanically. The chips were too thin and broke too early to use them to pick up any topping. The cheese was fine to eat, but it was too tough to tear apart, and it didn't stick to the chips at all. I ended up having to eat chips, guac and cheese separately.

M
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cottage was an inspired choice for my birthday dinner for my husband, myself and our visiting godchild. We all loved our meals. I want to come back and have what my husband had, chicken piccata. It was so delicious! Our dining experience was definitely a highlight of my birthday! Thank you!!
I was so busy enjoying everything that I realized the next day I never took a single picture :-0

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great. Service was poor. The host was extremely unfriendly. Didn’t even acknowledge the fact that the reservation asked for us to sit outside - I had to ask after she sat us at a table in the dining room. Not that I was looking for an apology but just some acknowledgment. I listed that it was my sisters birthday and not one person inquired about it. Our waiter didn’t even tell us his name - and was surprised that the cottage would let this be okay. I have ten years of waitressing experience myself so I know the basics and what it takes. Disappointed to say the least.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was very poor. Appetizer cake after entree. Kids food came after adults’. Drinks were forgotten, including water. Food was nothing special. We were celebrating my son’s birthday with out of town relatives and it was a huge disappointment.

LS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Poor service. Had a long wait to order, server never returned to refill water although requested, extended wait for the bill. Server stated he was very busy because they were understaffed. Restaurant was not busy at the time.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My fiancée and I are here on a recent Saturday evening with her sister and our 18 month old niece. The space is nice and open, well-lit and not too crowded for an early dinner.

Pros: fast service, modern nachos were a big hit, salads were well done

Cons: all of the food was a little over salted/buttered. I ordered the brick chicken on our waiter’s suggestion, and it was a bit greasy for my liking. The mashed potatoes were fine but nothing was done to give them a little more flavor to complement the chicken.

Overall I thought this was decent value relative to similarly priced restaurants

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Despite having a reservation, we waited 20 minutes to be seated. The salad was also not quite a meal size, and was pretty lackluster - it was also served on a medium-sized plate. It would have been nice to be told the salad wasn’t sizeable.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was very good but service extremely slow. We had a reservation and it took about 20 minutes to seat us. It took a long time to get drinks as well as to place our food order. Food took a long time to come. Service was pleasant but unacceptably slow.
They may have been understaffed.

KK
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Super busy, we tried 3 times to get the check from our waiter and ended up asking our water refiller to get our waiter, which she did very quickly.
Drinks were slow to arrive and tasted like crap
food nothing special

J
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not enough help - long wait but very apologetic and trying their best. Two wait staff for dining room!
Food not great - drink had to be sent back - bar did not make a good Cosmo. Burger over cooked.

CA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow. I don't know if they were short handed, but we had to get up and get the waitress. Food was good.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very nice and the food was delicious but we were rushed out because they were closing early for Memorial Day. We have no issue with that but it would have been nice to know at the beginning of the meal instead of rushing through dessert and paying.

MP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good services, great food. Well priced. Enjoyable atmosphere. Good selection of drinks

MM
New England
47 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Waiter was attentive and didn’t rush us at all.

KK
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with some girlfriends for brunch here recently, and had a great meal. Our server, Joe, was very attentive and the food was delicious. We shared a plate of nachos that had a really great guac on top. I split the plate of french toast with a friend and they very kindly put it on two dishes ahead of time for us. My friend got an egg dish and said it was delicious. Would recommend!

L
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Three adults and two kids met at The Cottage for Sunday brunch. We expected more brunch (as opposed to lunch) choices, but the omelets and crab cakes were very good. One of us had a burger, which was also good. The service was mediocre -- the server was pleasant, but seemed to be new and inadequately trained. The banquette where we were seated was large and comfortable. I've been to The Cottage before for dinner, when the food was more interesting. Note: Don't try to enter at the door facing Route 9, which looks like an entrance and has no sign saying otherwise. Each of our two groups found the door locked and were only admitted when a staff member saw our confusion.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place for outside dining their nachos are top notch

W
New England
36 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The Cottage was a good restaurant but is no longer. The food was mediocre at best and the service was rough. A real disappointment.

a
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad food, bad service, small portions, mediocre desserts. Inattentive waiter and kitchen.

RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very poor service. Staff extremely disorganized. Had to repeat very basic requests many times. Very poor food and food presentation!

JN
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I was really disappointed by my dining experience at The Cottage Chestnut Hill. The restaurant was beautiful but the service was lacking. A waiter didn't come up to our table for almost 30 minutes after we were seated. Once a waiter finally came up it took another 40 minutes to get our food. Getting the check took another 20 minutes. The quality of the food was not worth the wait.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice gathering of friends, great location and good food.

H
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good but our waiter seemed new. He never came to check on us or to refill drinks. We had to wait a long time to pay our bill. Other people seemed to be getting good service.

MS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Homey, cozy Cape Cod cottage feel. Great little brunch spot.

KT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice brunch at The Cottage in Chestnut Hill. The hostess greeted us warmly, the atmosphere is bright but warm, our server was knowledgeable and friendly and the food was very tasty. I would highly recommend The Cottage, plus the location is great too - lots of good stores in the area and easy parking.

MN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good, not outstanding. The service was fair . Wine served after the salad. Food served soon after salad arrived. Felt rushed. All in all , would try again but somewhat disappointed .

NT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at this restaurant and I absolutely loved it! Got right in at my reservation time and the food was excellent! The service was also very good! I will definitely be back here soon!

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