Food & Drink in Wellesley

Up to 45% Off American Cusine at Pantry Restaurant

Pantry Restaurant

The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Hotel

$71 $39

(40)

Americana in the form of a bacon burger made of scallops, 10 oz. aged striploin, and grilled salmon with risotto verde and lemon crema

50% Off Dinner atLink Café & Bar

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

$50 $25

Refined American cuisine such as fig and goat cheese flatbreads paired with wines that earned high scores from Wine Spectator

50% Off at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Newton

$40 $22

(16)

Shabu-shabu consists of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled and served with dipping sauces; also try the sushi and hibachi dinners

50% Off Afternoon Tea at The Tea Leaf

The Tea Leaf

South Side

$24 $12

(34)

Guests sip tea accompanied by fruit scones, savory tea sandwiches, and a selection of sweets

Half Off at Sushi Box

Sushi Box

Waltham

$30 $15

(104)

Eatery praised by the Boston Phoenix cooks up Korean-style beef ribs, pad thai, and specialty sushi rolls

Up to 33% Off at New Mother India

New Mother India

Waltham

$58 $39

(86)

Multi-course dinner for two or four with samosas, soups, entrees, flatbreads, dessert, and more

Up to 52% Off Brazilian Rodizio Dinner at Tropical Café

Tropical Café

Framingham

$59.98 $29

(13)

Roving servers dish all-you-can-eat plates of Brazilian spit-roasted barbecue paired with sides from the sprawling salad bar

Up to 50% Off Vietnamese Food at Pho Dakao

Pho Dakao

Framingham

$40 $20

(12)

Vermicelli plates, spring rolls, and sizzling Mongolian beef are just a few of the hallmarks on this authentic Vietnamese menu

Half Off Asian Fusion Cuisine at Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Hingham

$30 $15

(5)

Gluten-free and diet-conscious Asian fusion dishes flavored with fresh produce and herbs rather than MSG

Half Off at Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Framingham

$30 $15

American and Brazilian-style entrees, burgers, and specialty pizzas, whose toppings include calabresa sausage and malagueta pepper

43% Off at Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

$30 $17

(28)

Chefs build unique sushi and sashimi dishes as hibache chefs put on dazzling culinary side-shows

40% Off Italian American Cuisine at The Talk

The Talk Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

(110)

Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

Half Off Persian Fare at Shiraz Cuisine in Watertown

Shiraz Persian Cuisine

Shiraz Cuisine

$30 $15

(37)

Menu includes entrees such as marinated cuts of lamb, chicken, and beef served with basmati rice and topped with saffron and barberries

40% Off at Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

$5 $3

(32)

Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

Up to 43% Off at BonCaldo Restaurant

BonCaldo Restaurant

Norwood

$53 $30

(45)

Wood-fired cuisine from all 20 regions of Italy, served in an opulent, yet cozy dining room

Up to 43% Off New American Dinner at Masona Grill

Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

$78 $49

New American cuisine with an international flair, such as semolina-crusted calamari with pickled hot peppers, arugula, and plum tomato sauce

Half Off American Cuisine at Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge

Bella Luna & The Milky Way Lounge

Jamaica Plain

$40 $20

(317)

Chefs craft gourmet pizzas and hearty entrees, including fresh cut steak, adobo chicken, homemade meatballs, and spring risotto

37% Off at Dok Bua Thai Kitchen in Brookline

Dok Bua Thai Kitchen

Coolidge Corner

$30 $19

(445)

Crispy duck with tamarind sauce, pad thai, and deep-fried snapper with red-curry sauce in a Zagat-rated restaurant

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner

$20 $11

(270)

25 screens show pro and college teams' triumphs while guests dine on hearty burgers, inventive wraps, barbecue, and southwestern cuisine

Up to 50% Off at Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Commonwealth

$30 $16.50

(255)

Specialty dishes such as crispy tamarind duck or barbecued cornish hen with sticky rice and papaya salad; sake and beer

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

50% Off Tea Tasting

The Cozy Tea Cart

Brookline

$40 $20

Tea-tasting session allows two or four people to sample a variety of teas

Up to 56% Off Hookah as Sheesha Lounge

Sheesha Lounge

Allston

$40 $25

(60)

35 flavors of tobacco, plus sweet snacks such as cheesecake and baklava

Crepes with Drinks at Paris Creperie

Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

(423)

Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

50% Off Chinese and Japanese Food at Fusion Taste

Fusion Taste

Arlington Center

$30 $15

Menu blends Chinese and Japanese specialties, from black-pepper beef to sushi

40% Off Pan-Asian Dinner at Ruyi Restaurant

Ruyi Restaurant

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$50 $30

(55)

Hand-rolled sushi, Japanese teriyaki, and marinated chicken, steak, or lamb seared at tableside grills

Up to 51% Off at Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

(144)

Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

Finale Desserterie – Up to 52% Off Tasting Menu

Finale Desserterie

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

(907)

Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

Up to 51% Off at José's Mexican Restaurant

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

(327)

Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

Up to 52% Off Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India

Passage To India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

(110)

For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

45% Off Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

$10 $5.50

Chile relleno with egg-battered poblano pepper, tacos with hand-made tortillas and cilantro, and deep-fried chimichangas

Up to 35% Off Sushi & Asian Fusion at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

$40 $29

Appetizers such as sake-steamed mussels precede dragon and california rolls in a "Boston Globe"–lauded restaurant in Harvard Square

50% Off Brazilian Barbecue at Midwest Grill

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(299)

Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

42% Off Cambodian and French Cuisine at The Elephant Walk

The Elephant Walk

Porter Square

$50 $29

Amuse your taste buds with a mix of dishes, such as flat-iron steak in red-wine beef jus and peanut-topped chicken sautéed with lemongrass

Up to 63% Off at Diva Indian Bistro

Diva Indian Bistro

Davis Square

$67 $27

Samosas packed with minced lamb and spices precede lamb curry, chicken dosas, dishes baked in clay tandoor oven, and vegetarian entrees

The Dinner Detective – Up to 40% Off Murder-Mystery

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

47% Off at East End Grille

East End Grille

Somerville

$30 $16

(62)

This joint offers locally sourced ingredients to create food like sweet chili shrimp flatbread, barbecue pulled pork, and steak tips

Up to 51% Off Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Savoring Indian Cuisine

Savoring Indian Cuisine

Maynard

$68.70 $34

(24)

Chefs grind their own spices to add fresh flavor to meats, seafood, and vegetables cooked in a tandoor oven

43% Off at Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Foxborough

$30 $17

Veggies, chicken, seafood, and steak prepared at a tabletop grill, plus teriyaki dinners and more than two dozen sushi rolls

41% Off Beer and Wine Festival

Red, White, & Brew Summerfest

Boston Center for The Arts

$59 $35

Wine and beer fest offers sips from around the country

Fairmont Battery Wharf – $29 Off Tea Service

Fairmont Battery Wharf

North End

$78 $49

Sip tea on a terrace overlooking Boston Harbor while snacking on scones with cream, watermelon, tea sandwiches, and macaroons

40% Off Southern Dinner at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Boston’s South End

$75 $45

Jazz musicians roll through the scales as chefs whip up Southern-style classics in a lounge-like atmosphere

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

50% Off at Tantric India Bistro

Tantric India Bistro

Downtown

$30 $15

Chefs draw recipes from all over India to create lamb tikka masala, chicken korma, Goan shrimp curry, and dosas

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

(20)
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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

50% Off Four-Course Sunset Dinner at Charles River Bistro

Charles River Bistro

Boston

$150 $75

Enjoy a four course meal of new American cuisine such as pan seared norwegian salmon and native lamb sirloin

50% Off at SideBar Food and Spirits

SideBar Food and Spirits

Downtown

$15 $7.50

(158)

Downtown pub with TVs, arcade games, and a jukebox dishes out food such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, and brick-oven pizza

50% Off Ballpark Concessions

Boston Event Specialists Outside of Fenway Park

Intersection of Yawkey Way and Van Ness

$20 $10

Find these food-cart concessions at every home Red Sox game

49% Off Boston Beerathon for Two

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

Up to 40% Off Dinner at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

(147)

Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

Up to 52% Off Standup Comedy

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

50% Off Chocolate Tasting at Gourmet Boutique

Gourmet Boutique

Back Bay

$80 $40

Held on Sundays and Mondays, tastings include nibbles and knowledge about where chocolate is sourced, how it's made, and how to read labels

40% Off at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

$25 $15

Eatery dishes out southern and Caribbean small plates such as shrimp & grits, fried catfish, cornish hen & waffles, and macaroni and cheese

Up to 55% Off Zagat-Rated German Cuisine at Jacob Wirth

Jacob Wirth

Theater District

$20 $11

(340)

Traditional schnitzel, hearty burgers, and light salads fill diners in restaurant that has fostered festive German dining since 1868

50% Off Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant

Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(92)

Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

Rock City Pizza – Up to 50% Off

Rock City Pizza

Allston/Brighton

$30 $15

(15)

Innovative thin-crust pizzas topped with steak, pesto, or chicken and buffalo sauce; entree options include subs, burgers, and pasta

40% Off Pub Food at The Red Hat

The Red Hat

West End

$50 $30

(145)

Wings, fish 'n' chips, and burgers in a century-old establishment with a colorful history

Up to 47% Off Ethiopian Food at Addis Red Sea

Addis Red Sea

South End

$31.90 $17

Ethiopian eatery populates colorful wicker tables with spicy lamb, fish, chicken, and vegan dishes

Up to 53% Off at Bukhara Indian Bistro

Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

(251)

Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

Up to 56% Off Indian Meal at Mela

Mela

South End

$71 $32

(349)

Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

Up to 51% Off Tapas at Mojitos

Mojitos

Downtown

$40 $20

(82)

Dine on small plates of chorizo-stufffed potatoes, baked avocados, and slow-roasted pork sliders

Up to 50% Off at Downeast Cider House

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

Half Off Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café

Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

(151)

Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

43% Toward Baked Goods

So Sweet Confections

On Location

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Farm-Fresh Food at Fenmore American Bistro

Fenmore American Bistro

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Chefs create American favorites, such as grilled salmon and pastrami reubens, with local produce and ethically raised meats

50% Off Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes

Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

(21)

Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

Up to Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante

Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

(101)

Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

50% Off Mediterranean Fare at Cafe Hemshin

Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $3.75

(5)

Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

Up to Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

$58.50 $29

(17)

Customize a frozen-yogurt concoction using homemade, all-natural yogurt and any of more than 50 toppings, including fresh fruit

54% Off One Dozen Cupcakes at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe

Lulu's Sweet Shoppe

North End

$32.50 $15

Skilled bakers whip up 24 flavors of cupcakes made from scratch with pure, all-natural ingredients

Up to 52% Off Taste of Allston Food Festival 

Taste of Allston

North Allston

$60 $29

Annual festival introduces some of the city's culinary gems as 20+ restaurants mingle with live music and kid-friendly fun

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions - Goose Island Events

The Baseball Tavern

$50 $25

Goose Island sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through Boston in search of five golden eggs

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

(56)

Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

Half Off Italian and Mediterranean Dinner at Lantana Café

Lantana Cafe

Medford

$30 $15

(50)

Lobster ravioli, veal marsala, grilled sirloin steak, and brick oven pizzas served at cozy neighborhood restaurant

50% Off Casual Cuisine at 15 Walnut

15 Walnut

Hamilton

$30 $15

Menu full of items made using seasonal ingredients includes wood-fired items, burgers, sushi, and more; suitable for family dinners & dates

50% Off at Sorentos Italian and Persian Gourmet

Sorentos Italian Gourmet

Marlborough

$40 $20

(69)

Italian and Persian flavors infuse beef kebabs, gourmet pizzas, and salmon with caramelized onions and almonds in wine sauce

Papa John's – Up to 54% Off Carry-Out Pizza

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

$21.82 $10

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and up to seven toppings

Up to 51% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Supplies or Classes at Strange Brew

Strange Brew

Marlborough

$30 $15

(10)

Stock up on malt, barley, or other brewing essentials, or take a class on the basics of making your own batches of beer or wine

Select Local Merchants

Owner Kitty Huang draws on more than 30 years of restaurant experience to run Jin's Fine Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar, which opened in Wellesley this year. Zagat recommends sushi combos for lunch and cocktails and Hunan spicy salmon at night at this "family-run outpost" that "attracts families as well as nearby suits." While dodging the floating double-breasted jackets wandering the dining room, families can pick up crabstick nigiri or Red Sox maki, a spicy king crab roll with mango and tuna toppings.:m]]

11 Laurel Ave
Wellesley Hills,
MA
US

Once situated in the warmly lit dining room, patrons can cast their eyes on Bobby's extensive dinner menu, a stronghold of contemporary American fare with an international influence. Start out with lickable lollipop lamb chops served with vinegared greens and tzatziki sauce ($14), or slip spoons into the creamy lobster bisque ($10). Comfort food such as the white cheddar and fontina mac 'n' cheese can be upgraded to include ham and peas ($12) or lobster ($16), and the juicy filet mignon is complemented with a twice-baked potato and grilled asparagus ($27).

11 Washington St
Wellesley Hills,
MA
US

Named Best Cupcake by Boston magazine in 2010, Five Bites Cupcakes sates voracious sweet teeth with a creative selection of petite pastries prepared with fresh ingredients. Simultaneously appease finicky uncles ravenous for red velvet and picky preschoolers pining for pumpkin with a customized assortment of delectable treats, each one sporting a thick tam-o'-shanter of luscious and ornate frosting. Mouths homesick for native Massachusetts will find comfort in the boston-cream cupcake, a hand-sized dessert filled with sweet cream custard and basted with dark-chocolate ganache, and candy connoisseurs hungry enough to lick the wellington boots of a Candy Land cropper can sample the lemon-drop cupcake. Those with an irresolute palate can stay perched atop the fence with a marble cupcake, a treat that brings together the polarizing flavors of white and chocolate cake for a therapeutic hug before undergoing a healing session of delicious mastication.

141 Linden St
Wellesley,
MA
US

J.P. Licks

Fresh out of college, Vince Petryk took a job as a dishwasher at an ice cream shop. It was just a temporary gig…or, so he thought. As Petryk climbed through the shop’s ranks—he rose from dishwasher, to scooper, to ice-cream maker, to manager—he was awe-struck by the way ice cream seemed to make people feel happy. From that point on, he knew that he wanted to continue to share that joy with others and that the best way to do it, was to own his own ice cream shop. He perfected his from-scratch ice cream recipe before opening J.P. Licks, named for Jamaica Plain, the neighborhood where he opened his first location. The flavors were immediately a hit and continue to win loyal fans for their intensity and ingenuity––at any given time, guests might find cake batter and chocolate peanut butter ripple on the menu, alongside unusual flavors like tomato basil or beer and pretzels. Since those early days, Vince has also added from-scratch hard and soft frozen yogurts, sherberts, and sorbets. He has even been known to develop flavors to suit the tastes of the area's different ethnic groups, and dairy-free ice creams to provide relief to the area's overworked cows. Beyond serving traditional cones, Petryk and his staff also pack chilly scoops into house-made cakes and pies, blend them into shakes, and transform them into decadent sundaes topped with homemade hot fudge or butterscotch. The icy treats have proved so popular, J.P. Licks now has 10 area stores, leaving them ample wall space for awards: readers of The Phoenix voted it the city’s best ice cream parlor in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

63 Central St
Wellesley,
MA
US

After emigrating from Hong Kong to Cambridge in 1978, Hon Pui and Carol Chan began waiting and bussing tables at two local Chinese restaurants, hoping to save enough money to pay for Pui’s college education. Within five years, the couple—thanks to Pui’s unofficial apprenticeship with chef Joyce Chen—managed to open their very own Chinese restaurant, The Wok. Fast-forward more than three decades, and The Wok continues to thrive in Wellesley, sating tastes for Szechuan, Hunan, and Hong Kong cuisine. The Chans make everything to order, from the ginger chicken to the lobster moo shi, and never use MSG or trans fat. Even better, they seal in flavors and retain the crispness of fresh produce by tossing meals in a traditional (and extra-hot) wok. Though The Wok offers both a comfortable and casual dining room and bar, customers can arrange to pick up their food or have it delivered.

180 Worcester St
Wellesley,
MA
US

You can grab a slice of quiche and a glass of wine at Susu Bakery Boutique, but the real specialty here is dessert. Coffee complements flaky croissants, frosting-heaped cupcakes, and decorated butter cookies cut into fun shapes. Lemon tea cakes pair well with the bakery's tea list, and brownies make for delicious follow ups to sandwiches. Bakers will even aim their talents toward custom cakes for parties, And customers wanting to learn how to decorate desserts themselves need only enroll in one of the bakery's cupcake classes.

Over at the boutique, colorful candy buttons and penny candy share shelf space with rock candy. Sea salt glitters atop caramels, and truffles blend chocolate and raspberry flavors. You can even pick up a bag of granola.

575 Washington St
Wellesley,
MA
US

Wellesley Scene