The holidays are always crazy whether you’re shopping, going to reunions or just trying to catch up with old friends. I met one of my oldest friends out for lunch at the Cottage on a Saturday afternoon. They open at 11:30 and quickly fill up. For some reason I spaced and thought you could have brunch on Saturdays ( they only offer brunch on Sundays) so imagine going in thinking you’re going to order eggs but you end up getting a burger instead. The burger was recognized in Boston’s 25 Best Burgers in 2012. The burger is good, the brioche bun is lightly toasted and buttered but still remains soft. The 8oz prime beef patty is topped with white cheddar, lettuce, tomato and onion.
The mahi tacos sum up what the Cottage is all about – fresh, bright, California inspired food. The tacos come with guacamole, napa cabbage, pico de gallo, cottage baja sauce, corn tortillas, papaya salsa. This is a great dish bursting with flavor. The service was good, our waiter was friendly and attentive at the beginning of the meal, but was quick to drop the check and disappear.
47 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA