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The Cottage

190 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482-7933
+1 781-239-1100
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
190 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482-7933
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had fish and chips but the fish was not fresh. It has a very fish smell. The batter was too thick. The beef short ribs was bit dry. We had to ask for extra gravy. The place is very crowded weekends. Service is good...More

Thank MOKKualaLumpur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to the Cottage several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and have enjoyed my meals, but the large, open room with high ceilings provides for a noisy atmosphere. My favorite meal was a breakfast in June where I set outside and could hear...More

Thank Monica J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow - what a hidden gem! The storefront hides an upscale dining room that offers amazing food and comfortable, relaxing dining. Selection is seasonal and often changes, so you won't get bored.

Thank MarianneMiller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected more from such a high rated restaurant. When we went for lunch we found the quality of the food to be just average. Our waiter was very friendly at the outset then disappeared for long periods of time. Evidently this is a popular...More

Thank dave809
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not many places to go for a Sunday brunch around here, Cottage had good reviews! I always get breakfast burrito when I can and it was delicious!!!

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited 40 minutes on a Friday evening for a table. Once seated The service was great. The food less so. The lamb Raghu was very strong with hints of fennel. It tasted like old mutton instead of lamb. I'm a big fan of lamb...More

Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before going to a movie we decided to have a quick dinner. Even though the service was quick, the options to choose from were so limited! They had barely any vegetarian dishes let alone vegan. That was very disappointing. What we needed up sharing was...More

Thank DespinaKa
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We love the cottage, the menu is consistent with a wide variety of new and different entrees, THE NEVER DISAPPOINT. Last evening we arrived early ( getting old and like to eat on the early side), lots of tables for 2, attentive server and yummy...More

Thank 60nantucket
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Had brunch. Found the environs sterile and with no character. The food was OK, but nothing memorable (I had an Eggs Benedict, where the English muffin needed more toasting and there was very little Hollandaise). Also, we saw a more seasoned waitress training a new...More

Thank dsaroff
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday with dinner at the Cottage last week. The Cottage never disappoints, however our recent experience was a notch or two higher than usual. It was a perfect evening for al fresco dining and we enjoyed a leisurely meal on their...More

Thank HMFoodie
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Response from JAMES B | Reviewed this property |
Its not my restaurant, but you can do better.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482-7933
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Wellesley
  • Phone Number: +1 781-239-1100
  • E-mail
The Cottage Wellesley has it’s origin in two different lifestyles. John grew up surfing the beaches of Southern California. Laura grew up in Wellesley and is the third generation in her family to have a business in town. Our decor, service and food reflect the casualness and familiarity of So Calif and the sophistication and warmth of New England. Please take a moment to say hello on your next visit. Welcome to the Cottage! — John + Laura
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