Category Archives: Restaurants

Wellesley businesses that came and went in 2014

The Wellesley retail landscape underwent significant changes in 2014, highlighted by the opening of two restaurants and the closing of a longtime ice cream shop. Bocado Tapas & Wine Bar opened this fall on Church Street where Paper Source formerly lived, and Sweet Basil sister restaurant Juniper replaced Milestone in Wellesley Square at the midway point of the […]

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First Taste: Bocado serves up tapas to Wellesley

Wellesley has been adding restaurants to its roster at a clip of about one every six months and, with the enthusiastic response to Bocado, a Spanish tapas offering,  the town shows no sign of having reached a point of fine-dining overload. Wellesley has boasted Blue Ginger and Alta Strada for years now, and with the addition […]

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Wellesley Bocado Tapas Bar opens on Friday

UPDATE (10/9/14): Fund for Wellesley Turkey Trot sponsors got a jump on the official Bocado opening later this week at a pre-opening party.         The long-awaited debut of Bocado Tapas Bar at 45 Church St., officially comes on Friday, Oct. 10 at 4:30pm. (Not to be confused with Boloco, as someone we […]

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Wellesley Cottage restaurant back in action Saturday

The Cottage restaurant in Wellesley‘s Linden Square has announced it will re-open on Saturday, nearly three weeks after being forced to close when a driver accidentally plowed into the business and wiped out its front door. The restaurant had informed social media followers after the accident only that it was closed “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Unforeseen indeed. Welcome back… […]

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Bocado Tapas Bar opening in Wellesley just around the corner

Bocado Tapas Bar‘s grand opening date in Wellesley hasn’t been set yet, but expect it to be around the end of September at 45 Church St., in the old Paper Source space. Workers have been sprucing up the inside and outside of the EDENS property, where there will be seating for 100+ patrons to sample the […]

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Car crashes into The Cottage restaurant in Wellesley

A young driver plowed into the front entrance window of The Cottage restaurant in Linden Square on Sunday. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The restaurant closed for Sunday night and posted on its Facebook Page/Twitter account late Monday morning that “Unfortunately we are closed due to unforeseen circumstances. We will be keeping everyone up to […]

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Review: Juniper restaurant a special new Wellesley Square dining spot

We recently tried out Juniper, the Wellesley Square restaurant that has opened in the former Milestone location, to see what the newest eatery in town had to offer.  We figured an early evening Friday dinner in August would allow us to avoid the hassle of a typical weekend crowd and the possible wait time that […]

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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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