Category Archives: Restaurants

Juniper restaurant to open Wednesday in Wellesley

Juniper, the new Wellesley restaurant from Sweet Basil owner Dave Becker, is slated to open for dinner only beginning this Wednesday, July 9. The restaurant, at 13 Central St., will serve dinner six nights a week, skipping Mondays. The 110-seat restaurant, which has a bar and patio, will serve Eastern Mediterranean fare.  So it will provide […]

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Will Wellesley Wok owners branch out?

Universal Hub, the greatest community website outside of Wellesley, reports that the attorney for the owner of a shuttered Jamaica Plain bar called Tonic says he is in promising talks with owners of the The Wok restaurant on Rte. 9 in Wellesley that could result in the Chinese restaurant opening a location there. [Attorney] Quilty said […]

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Wellesley restaurant update: Milestone gives way to Juniper

Milestone Restaurant, which opened in Wellesley Square back in 2009, has closed its doors and the team behind the new Juniper restaurant has begun transitioning the space. Juniper is a sister restaurant of Sweet Basil, the popular Needham restaurant. Members of the Juniper team told us that the new restaurant will open within the next […]

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Free valet service comes to The Local Wellesley restaurant

  The Local, the popular newish Wellesley restaurant with the tight Forest Street parking lot, has come up with a way to alleviate the parking crunch at least a bit: complimentary valet parking for designated drivers from 5pm until closing Thursday-Saturday. The service has been offered for about a month now. Owner Frank Santo says […]

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New view for Blue Ginger

Not only is the Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley soon going to have the new Belclare condo/retail complex across the street, but new trees will replace some sick ones that are slated to be removed this month from in front of the Washington Street business. It seems that  borers (insects) have been munching on the […]

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New Wellesley restaurant Juniper is hiring

Juniper, the Sweet Basil sister restaurant expected to open in Wellesley in late spring, is hiring. The restaurant, which recently got its alcohol license from the town, replaces the Milestone restaurant in Wellesley Square. Regarding the menu at Juniper, GM Matt Kaplan recently said: ““We’ve been having some fun experimenting at Sweet Basil. Trying out […]

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More Wellesley restaurants boozing it up

Local burrito restaurant Boloco recently started serving beer and wine.  Salud.   Not to be outdone, across the street neighbor, Upper Crust Pizzeria, followed suit. That’s molto bene.   You might also like: Retail liquor sales on Wellesley special Town Meeting warrant Wellesley soon to be surrounded by more liquor stores Wellesley voters overwhelmingly approve […]

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Wellesley’s Linden Store cracks top sandwich shop list

The Linden Store and its hot BBQ roast beef with American cheese sandwich has made Thrillist’s mouth-watering list of the 21 best sandwich shops in America. Thrillist, a list-happy website for men (“Everything worth caring about in food, drink, and travel”), also cites shops in Dallas, Nashville and San Francisco, among others. Regarding the Linden […]

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You mean Hunnewell ?

Looks like The Local in Wellesley might need to hire a copy editor… While having a very nice dinner at The Local restaurant Tuesday night with four Harvard University alums (not sure why they hang out with me), the most eagle-eyed among them  suddenly gasped as he spotted a reference to the Hunnenwell Cocktail on […]

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Juniper restaurant gets Wellesley board’s blessing

Juniper, the Sweet Basil sister restaurant that will be sliding into Milestone’s current Wellesley Square space this spring, got the Board of Selectmen’s approval Monday night for its liquor license application. We broke the news last week about the restaurant’s name, and this week restaurant GM Matt Kaplan is sharing more details. First, the name: […]

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