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The Cottage Wellesley, Wellesley, MA

The Cottage Wellesley

4.4
4.4
2233 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Cottage, an upscale-meets-casual eatery in Linden Square Wellesley known for dependable, fresh, SoCal inspired menu options.

We partnered with Taniya Nayak, a featured interior designer on popular Food Network programs such as ‘Restaurant Impossible’ to transform the once light-flooded, beach-like, SoCal atmosphere to a warm, lively, and New England-comfort interior. Enjoy an emphasis on natural woods, live greenery, and pops of welcomed fresh color in the new interior and brand.

The Cottage will remain the same tried-and-true neighborhood eatery with a re-defined focus on local, fresh, and honest product, for the whole family, every day. The Cottage Wellesley’s new menu is created by Culinary Director, Peter Hansen, who brings his vast experience from all over the world to Wellesley, MA. In his career, Hansen has appeared on six episodes of Iron Chef and has worked alongside incredible culinary talent such as Michael White and Bobby Flay.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–8:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:30 pm Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (781) 239-1100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Josh Gagne

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate with us! We are here to make your special occasion a truly memorable one. We make event-planning easy and enjoyable featuring 1-on-1 planning with our private dining coordinator, custom select menu options, and a refreshed + cozy private dining space for up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (781) 239-1100

  • Neighborhood

    Wellesley

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Parking details

    Free Parking in the public lot at Linden Square.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,233 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. d

    dinnerwithdad

    New England

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    I have been to The Cottage twice in recent weeks and give it a mixed review. Definitely worth trying if you live in the area. I'd say some of our food was good and some wasn't. Sent back a drink called Sangria that no one would drink. One salad was good and one had vegetables billed as roasted that were not cooked enough at all. One person loved their fish and chips. Fish tacos were good. Server seemed new but that's to be expected. So a mixed bag, worth a try.
  2. PR

    PatR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love your menu, service is always with a smile, yes, and ample parking. The best…
  3. t

    truelove1972

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went with a friend after hiking Broadmoor. Service was great,asked slot of questions about cuisine that were respectfully answered. Food was very well presented & delicious!!! I’d go agsin and would recommend. My friend would get the lobsta as it looked voluminous & tasty.
  4. a

    alwaysdelicious

    New England

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    A little disappointing. Drink order was initially incomplete; the eggs in my benedict luke warm
  5. SK

    SaraK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice staff!
  6. e

    eatingoutrocks

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad to see the restaurant is doing well. One of my favorite places. The food is always good and the atmosphere is casual but upscale. The fish tacos are excellent and a must try!
  7. R

    Rooface

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was fine, but not very remarkable. Service good, but likewise not terribly remarkable.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch very nice
  9. HM

    HeatherM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience at The Cottage. My husband and I had the ahi nachos to start and I had the fish tacos as my entree - the fish was extremely fresh and prepared to perfection, as always. My husband had the chicken picatta and it was amazing. The service was exceptional by the entire staff - warm and welcoming host and the entire waitstaff was friendly, knowledgable and attentive. We have only had positive experiences at this restaurant, highly recommend!!
  10. SF

    SandraF

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely outdoor lunch celebrating my cousin’s 87th birthday! Our server, Kesia, was outstanding. Accommodating (you know how old ladies can be!😉), efficient and wonderful personality. She represents your restaurant in the best possible way. Thank you, Kesia!
  11. RM

    RickM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyable for all three of us. Great staff support. A little noisy outside on the patio, because of traffic noise.
  12. BL

    BobL

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There were a few new chefs on duty and a couple of interns so meals were not delivered as they were listed on the menu. I was server helped correct the errors.
  13. JD

    JeffD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    understaffed meals were served promptly about 40% capacity
  14. OY

    OYSTER

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food quality and quantity has really gone down. The tuna ahi nacho was mostly coleslaw on top of soggy nachos with a tiny piece of tuna. The name of the dish is misleading and it used to be a group favorite. Our waiter also decided that a salad order should be “half” without asking - this tiny bowl of salad for the price was embarrassing. No longer a recommended spot in my opinion.
  15. PS

    PamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The service, food and atmosphere. The tables were nicely spread out so people weren't on top of each other. Our server was terrific! I can't wait to come back.
  16. EW

    ElaineW

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor patio with umbrellas. Meals were delicious. Two salads and fish tacos were great. Staff was wonderful.
  17. AB

    AlanB

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    On the patio, noise was almost as loud as inside. Service was fair, but well intentioned. One server joined in with an exceptionally loud party, leading me to ask him to tone it down. He didn’t appreciate that! Food was only okay, not up to par even post pandemic. Not returning soon.
  18. J

    Josh

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    generally good experiences. good food, but no surprises.
  19. PO

    POAN

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    My husband and I got very sick from their food. We shared the lamb meatballs, garlic crusted Parmesan chicken and warm brownie Sunday. Terrible experience.
  20. JA

    JANEP

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Had a very monotone waitress. She didn’t appear that she wanted to smile. She have us out check, put it on the table, and didn’t ask if we wanted anything else, like coffee or dessert, which we did.
  21. C

    Criticaldiner

    New England

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great for a nice meal, great food! So glad we can sit outside. They could probably make more attractive outside but nice out there
  22. W

    Whaleboy

    New England

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I have dined at this restaurant a fair bomber of times, and always found it to be quite good. Not so on this day. I usually go with the lamb burger, and it has never disappointed, but on this day I wanted to try the fish and chips (without the chips - starches and all...). Where I am used to getting an honest filet with a good batter when I get this item, instead I got what were basically fish sticks in a completely boring coating. Dreadful! Their coleslaw is a "clean" version. I want creamy and spicy. Finally, I asked for "the Remedy," which is described as fresh carrot juice with ginger, for $10.00. Would one not expect a 16 ounce glass of flavorful, fresh-squeezed juice for that price Well, prepare to be disappointed. A wine glass full of ice and watered down, nearly flavorless liquid arrived. I have eaten here because I use the excellent services of the spa located directly above this establishment. The Cottage has now empowered me to seek other dining options when I come to the area.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect for a Father’s Day dinner, any other celebration, or just a nice night out!! Very accommodating with allergies, drinks were awesome, and the food was outstanding. Service was timely. Will definitely be back.
  24. S

    Scotty

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We love the Cottage! Always a bit noisy on holidays. Never a complaint on the food.
  25. K

    Kippy

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant is accessible and welcoming to those with mobility issues. Food was good, server was lovely, and timing was fine.
  26. CC

    CindyC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  27. T

    Tudy

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Father’s Day brunch was cold and not well prepared. They
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely place for a first date
  29. PM

    PeterM

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific. Both the food and service were quite good. Everytime my wife and I have dined there it has been excellent.
  30. I

    Irritated

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Overpriced food for the quality on most of the entree items. We’ve been there three times now to try it and have had the same experience each time
  31. BR

    BethR

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great restaurant for casual dining or special occasions. After being out of state for the winter, it was a pleasure to be surrounded by full tables and happy conversations!
  32. M

    Murphys

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service. A fun buzz in the crowd in the evening!
  33. R

    Rwhatweeat

    New England

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a congratulatory dinner for my nephew, new college grad who scored a good full time job to boot. We are so proud of him. Had a nice time in your beautiful diningroom, enjoying the atmosphere and the food. Thanks.
  34. l

    lynns

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service was terrible, food was good. Server only had two tables!
  35. MP

    MaureenP

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dance recital
  37. E

    Ezra

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very disappointing experience. The appetizer (ahi tuna nachos) was quite good. But the main course was a different story. The swordfish was thin and dry. The gnocchi/sauce were flavorless. And the lobster sandwich also seemed unseasoned. The waitress seemed overloaded, and was thus unable to be sufficiently attentive. All in all, not nearly as good as the reputation led me to believe. This was a double-birthday booking, and we were really hoping for better.
  38. A

    Andrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A bit pricey for the place, but definitely a good restaurant to come back
  39. GK

    GourmetKate

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    A very nice but expensive meal. Excellent bay scallops, and the eggplant fries were delightful. Call me old-fashioned, but I’d like to see a tidier appearance and more graciousness and attention from my server in an expensive restaurant. She had a casual attitude toward us, as if we were college friends who just stopped by. And I bristled when the check was left in front of my male guest. I was treating!
  40. B

    Beanie2015

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Graduation high school

FAQs

The Cottage Wellesley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 239-1100.

The Cottage Wellesley is rated 4.4 stars by 2233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for The Cottage Wellesley

190 Linden Street Wellesley, MA 02482

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Neighborhood

    Wellesley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–8:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:30 pm Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking in the public lot at Linden Square.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Josh Gagne

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (781) 239-1100

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate with us! We are here to make your special occasion a truly memorable one. We make event-planning easy and enjoyable featuring 1-on-1 planning with our private dining coordinator, custom select menu options, and a refreshed + cozy private dining space for up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (781) 239-1100

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