Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Door No. 7 in Wellesley Is Being Replaced by Wellesley Tavern

An upscale restaurant in the western suburbs of Boston is being reconcepted into a more casual spot.

According to a source, Door No. 7 in Wellesley's Linden Square is morphing into Wellesley Tavern, with an article from The Swellesley Report saying that the new concept will offer such items as salads, sandwiches, tacos, sushi, and both small plates and full meals. A post on the website explains the change, saying that "COVID-19 has shown us that the local dining scene has changed – especially when it comes to fine dining. It is with that in mind that we've made the decision to close Door No. 7 and pivot to a more family-friendly, accessible concept." If all goes as planned, Wellesley Tavern will debut in late November.

Door No. 7 first opened around the start of 2019, with the place being seen as a fine-dining alternative to upscale spots in or near Boston. The people behind both Door No. 7 and the upcoming Wellesley Tavern also run The Cottage, which is located across the street. 

The address for Door No. 7/Wellesley Tavern is 165 Linden Street, Wellesley, MA, 02482. The website for Wellesley Tavern can be found at https://wellesleytavern.com/

[March 19, 2021 update: The Swellesley Report mentions that Wellesley Tavern is now open.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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