An Honest Mom Review of The Cottage in Wellesley, MA

Three words: You. Must. Go.

I am a novice foodie. I adore fabulous restaurants. And after a visit to The Cottage in Chestnut Hill a few months ago, and now the original Wellesley location, I can say it’s one of my favorite restaurants around.

Along with Kristen from The Boston Fashionista, Smita Jacob from Hogger & Co., Neil from BeerHogger, and Suzette from Wellesley Media, I was treated to a full spread of delicious brunchy heaven. As a result, I no longer have to mourn the closing of my beloved Baker’s Best in Newton. I have found my new home.

I had the lovely and simply perfect Stuffed Avocado with chicken salad. It was two meals’ worth of food for me – I had it again for dinner and it was still fabulous. I don’t know what The Cottage does to its chicken salad but it was the best I’ve ever had. EVER. The combo of the smooth avocado, the sweet and tangy chicken salad, earthy quinoa, and side of pickled veggies was genius.

I also noshed on the equally impressive Cottage Nachos and Tuna Nachos for appetizers, and for dessert I sampled everything they brought out (naturally). My faves were the Creme Brûlée Cheesecake and Fallen Chocolate Soufflé. Rich, delicious, perfection.

 

Kid-friendly plus: The Cottage has a great kids’ menu and is also insanely accommodating. In fact, our waiter told us it was not unheard of for someone in the kitchen to run over to Roche Bros. and grab ingredients to customize a dish for a diner with a special request. The place was filled with families and everyone seemed as happy as I was to be there. Don’t let the lovely decor scare you – the place is very kid-friendly!

Summary: Go to The Cottage. Enjoy. And tell them JD from Honest Mom sent you.