About The Cottage Chestnut Hill

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!

47 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Hammond Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 916-5413

Website:
http://www.cottagechestnuthill.com/

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).

Public Transit:
Green Line - Chestnut Hill Stop

Executive Chef:
Peter Hansen

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

The Cottage Chestnut Hill Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.7

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Sunday Lunch (9)
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Good for a Date (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointing experience. Service and food was sub standard. We were seated at our table on time, but sat for 15 minutes before the hostess came back to our table to ask if a server had seen us yet, which had not occurred. The one time we saw our server, he was polite, but did not inform us of any specials, we heard them later when we overheard another table being told of them. The remainder of the service was very sub par. Our drinks (water and beverages were never refilled or were we asked if we would like another). Our main course was delivered with our appetizer. I ordered the fired chicken, my wife the brick chicken. Both were over cooked and served barely warm. The mash potatoes were runny and tasted very similar to instant/microwave potatoes. Lastly after our check was dropped off, we had to wait another 15 minutes for the server to return to pick it up. Lots of great dining options in this area, please avoid this place if you are looking for a good dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Accommodating to our group, which included elders in wheelchairs. So convenient to be able to make a reservation on a weekend. And the food is excellent--something for everyone!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Drinks and meal were excellent. We fish fry and lobster pasta, group of 3.
Would visit again.
Servers and front of the restaurant were so so .. cool disinterested, even tried to cheer them up ... no luck

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely seared scallops to start. You can never go wrong with the mahi mahi fish tacos. The generous portion of 3 tacos is well-seasoned and delicious and the accompanying salsa perfectly compliments the dish. The autumn fruit and vegetable salad featured a divine poached pear, pepitas, squash and greens. I could have done without candied walnuts; I like them plain instead. It was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Be sure to keep a supply of the various chardonnays that you list on the menu. You were out of all of them on the night we were there. Otherwise, all was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food and service are OK - basically found the menu boring - none of it was bad just nothing special

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 11, 2018

All was very good. Had a wonderful time. We weren’t rushed at all

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The avocado stuffed with tuna salad and chicken salad on a bed of quinoa and salad greens was one of the best salads I have ever eaten. I savored every bite..

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had Sunday Brunch at the Cottage. The menu was a little sparse but the options they did have were very good. I was pleased with the quality of the food and the taste of the coffee and the freshly squeezed OJ. The service was not ideal. The waiter was personable but was slow in bringing out the food and did not offer any re-fills of coffee.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I've been to the Cottage before and have always enjoyed it. I've enjoyed it because I have a gluten allergy and they're very accommodating to guests with gluten allergies.

Now, I also have a cilantro allergy but won't mention that unless its listed as an ingredient. I ordered the Cesar Salad (which I've never ordered from The Cottage before) and notice something particular to the taste. I find out that there is cilantro in the dressing. I tell one of the people in charge that night (I'm assuming the manager) that I'm allergic to cilantro and it makes my throat swell up. She did nothing-just said "oh sorry yes there's cilantro in the dressing." When she asked me why I didn't mention it to the waiter, I told her it was never listed as an ingredient on the menu. My husband had to run and get me benadryl because my throat was closing. Never was asked how I was doing or even compensated for my meal.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was quite good. Unfortunately, the server was not very attentive and did not seem very knowledgeable and was not on the ball. We also were in the side room, which was quieter, but it was also a little chilly by the windows. The Halibut, while expensive, was delicious. The chicken piccata was good - good have been more lemony. The desserts were great and the tuna poke was very good. Salads varied.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Greatly disappointed with our visit on Saturday night. Food was very mediocre, slightly better than standard diner quality. The restaurant also appeared to be greatly understaffed. I never write any reviews (this is my first) but wanted to warn everybody not to set expectations high with this particular location.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Met two old friends for lunch at The Cottage. Friendly service and great food!
I go there regularly when I want a good place to meet friends for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was outstanding. I go with. friend every few months, and we are impressed with the consistency of the food. My Bricj Chicken could not have been more delicious, as was her Chicken Picotta. The roles are perfect- and the service was very attentive. A real gem of a place. ps. Have the Brownie Fudge Sundae for dessert!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

An off night? I am a huge fan of Cottage in Wellesley, and have previously had better experience at Chestnut Hill, but this evening was not their best. Service was very slow, there were errors, food was not up to their normal standard. But I will give them another chance at some point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I had minimum expectations for the Cottage but was excited by our meal, and good service.
Will definitely go back, and I'm a local

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We waited for over an hour for our eggs. Once it came we did enjoy it.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went to The Cottage for Brunch on Sunday to celebrate a birthday. Everything was great. The food was excellent, the service was great and the atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable. I would definitely recommend The Cottage at Chestnut Hill for Sunday Brunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. The food was great - salmon, fish tacos, chicken and burger for our group. The service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very nice ambiance, great bar. A nice dinner without being stuffy or too formal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food quality is poor.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

TheCottage is always consistent

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server was absolutely out to lunch the entire time. In two hours our water was never refilled, we had to ask for bread that was served to every table and were told "it's in the oven." He had no idea that bread wasn't on the table. Every order had to be repeated three times. And when asking about ingredients for allergies, he never returned with any answers. Hard to recommend or even tip service like that.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was very good; some unique flavors and well prepared.

The service was slow; waiter had difficulty with English, also was a very "low talker" - did not engage in conversation. The food was slow coming form the kitchen - both for the appetizer course and the entrée. Our meals were not complex (appetizers, followed by entrée salad and sandwiches).

The restaurant was not busy, so not clear in why the turn time in the kitchen was so long. Plates were not cleared, refills on drinks needed to be requested.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wellesley location has better food and service. This past Sunday here was just all around unpleasant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great casual upscale diner. Lighting and design were very comfortable. Like home. Staff very attentive. Menu was excellent with great choices.
Left very satisfied

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

only issue we had was that the appetizer came out at the same time as our meals. We sent back a meal because of this, and i just ate the appetizer as my meal. in the future, it's pretty obvious that appetizer should come out before the meal....

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Recently, I dined with my mom at the cottage and once again, we weren't disappointed. Everything from the bread to dessert was amazing and every time she comes into town, we have to eat here. Brunch here is also amazing. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants a change of pace and to escape from reality for a little bit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2015

A disappointing experience due to the lack of attention from our server. The 3 cheese quiche was acceptable, but not very warm when I received it. The donuts bites for dessert were very disappointing because they tasted VERY fried and definitely over-cooked. The coffee was weak and not worth ordering. Overall, our experience at the Chestnut Hill restaurant was very sub par and I would not recommend this particular location.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2015

Nice restaurant for a rare weekday lunch with a friend. Peaceful vibe. Lunch was completely not rushed. Delicious bread to start, filling salads, attentive (and funny) waiter.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2015

In the summer I mentioned that the crab cakes had gone from 2 to 1 and seemed like less food. I ordered it again and it was delicious with a generous veggie topping. It was solid crab and so filling I almost felt like the crab cake, the rolls and the wine were enough for a lite dinner. Chicken picata was rather bland but the chicken Mirabela was excellent as were all the polenta dishes. The polenta appetizer was fantastic. Salad nicoise was lovely with fresh tuna. Wait staff were very helpful for our party of various food allergies. For a celiac person they even provided a warm gluten free roll. You can't ask for more than that. And yes this time they offered fresh ground pepper something that was sorely lacking in the summer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2015

Great food and service whenever we have dined there. I prefer the bar area where you can people watch, but the SO prefers the classic dining room. Can't go wrong in either case.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2015

My wife and I brought our 3yr old out to dinner and we all enjoyed the food and the service. We prefer a noisier atmosphere when bringing our daughter but in general you can have a nice romantic dinner and still have a nice conversation even with the noise. Great brunch also and have never had a negative experience at this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2015

Arrived for the reservation on time and was told they just needed to clear tables. 20 minutes later we were seated right by the door. Looking around we immediately noticed nobody had their food and there were lots of irritated looking customers. We ordered drinks and a different waiter brought us all another tables drinks. Then when our drinks arrived they were missing one. The food took 55 minutes to arrive. The waitress felt terrible and kept apologizing but it was obscene. This restaurant was not at all prepared to handle this volume of business. No excuse for a restaurant that has been around for quite some time. The table next to ours it was even worse... they still had not gotten their food by the time we left and they ordered at the same time we did.

The food itself was less than spectacular. The brunch menu looked more intriguing than it actually tasted. Nothing was particularly great, just very mediocre.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2015

The items that taste good, are excellent. I just wish more items tasted good. the service is always good and they take allergies very seriously.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 10, 2015

As if they don't care if you come back. Minimal effort to make you happy. Food was lower level than a fast food restaurant. Very disappointing.
The question here is if I would recommend anyone to visit the restaurant. Open Table should add an option to recommend NOT to visit the restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2015

Our server was new and he was awesome. He was very meticulous in checking for allergies and he took good care of us during a working lunch!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2015

Excellent mahi mahi with jumbalaya. Delivery of meal was slow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Great service, however everything we ordered was overcooked and also dried out from what appeared to be over exposure to a heat lamp. The Manager comped one of our meals which was nice, but unless the kitchen/food improves we won't be back and I simply can't recommend this to others.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2014

even though ny friend was in the Wellesley Cottage and I in the Newton one, I wa allowed to stay at the table to wait for her

Tags: Great for Lunch
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