Category Archives: Restaurants

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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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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