Spending a week in the Boston area. I have a reservation at Blue Ginger. Just wanted some input on whether it is still top notch, worth the price, etc. Thanks for your comments.
I'd say it's only worth going to if you are actually staying in Wellesley. I find it to be the most disappointing of the celebrity chef restaurants in the area.
I disagree- it is a wonderful restaurant. FOr some reason there is a group of people who always give it the thumbs down. Try the shitake spring rolls for appetizer 0with chili dipping sauce- so delicious. And the marinated butterfish signature dish or the poached lobster. Ming Tsai is often there and will come around and chat.
Gotta agree with DoubleMan. I've been twice in the last year and was disappointed both times. Speciality of butterfish was so-so, service was spotty and I really don't like sitting at the two-tops against the wall -- which is where we usually end up. It really is not worth the $$. If you're going out to that neck of the woods anyhow, try Tomasso Trattoria on Route 9 in Southborough.
In my opinion, Blue Ginger is well worth the price. The Spring Rolls with 3 Chili Dipping Sauce, Alaskan Butterfish, and Garlic - Black Pepper Lobster are very popular and happen to be my favorites. The Three Vinegar Sauteed Shrimp is also very good. I never sat at one of the two-tops against the wall, so I can't relate to Trixie Too's unhappiness with the seating. Certaily we need to be comfortable where we're sitting in order to enjoy the food.
I think Blue Ginger is fabulous. The food and service have always been excellent when I have eaten there. Ming and his wife have been there at the time -- perhaps that accounts for it?