The Cottage in Chestnut Hill and that they had generously offered to allow me to try it out with a friend. I have had a number of good meals at The Cottage in Wellesley and was optimistic about this new location.
It was clear that children are welcome here. And I appreciated that the children's menu offered more than the typical chicken fingers: tuna slider, meat loaf, chicken over garden salad. And the sides included fruit salad, carrot and celery sticks or jasmine rice. Kids' entrees, with a side and a beverage are $7.50. In fact, that night the restaurant was filled with kids. I may bring my kids to brunch. At that meal, for $7.50 my kids could get pancakes, french toast or eggs.
But realistically, I may save the Cottage at Chestnut Hill for this: as a good place to meet a friend to have a drink, to enjoy a salad, and to really catch up.
The Cottage Chestnut Hill, 47 Boylston Street (Route 9), Chestnut Hill