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bucka Jul 30, 2010 04:10 PM

I am in the process of trying to find a location to host a bridal luncheon the day before my wedding for the women in my life. I was initially hoping to go to Susu's in Wellesley and that might still work, except I was hoping to have mimosa's which I am pretty sure they don't serve. It got me thinking of if there are other options. There will be between 10-14 ladies around 11:30am on a Friday. I am hoping for something light, either sandwiches and salads or quiche, scones, etc. and preferably with either plenty of space so we are not crowded or a semi-private room. Anything in the North Cambridge, Belmont, Watertown, Arlington, Newton, Needham, Wellesley area. Thanks in advance!

  1. dojemi Oct 21, 2010 03:14 AM

    I love this restaurant. My husband and I go there all the time for lunch and he often comments how he's usually the only man there.................it's kinda where ladies go to lunch. LOL

    They have a private room which I'm sure, if booked in advance, they will be able to accomodate your party.

    My favorite.............The Waldorf Chicken Salad.

    http://www.cottagewellesley.com/gatherings.html

    http://www.cottagewellesley.com/begin...

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    The Cottage
    190 Linden Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

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      bucka Oct 15, 2010 05:29 AM

      After getting no response from Susu's for several weeks, I canned that idea completely. I went to Upstairs but they too never got back to me when I had additional questions. They provided an initial response with quote but then went AWOL when I asked a follow-up question. I couldn't find AKA bistro... I also looked at Henrietta's and Harvest in Cambridge, but in the end decided to go with The Tea Leaf in Waltham. It is affordable ($22 pp for full tea service) and is not rigid about having tea service at off-tea hours (as all the hotels I contacted were). Best of all, I have had no problem getting responses from them and the customer service so far has been superb. Thanks for the ideas!

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      Tea Leaf
      487 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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      1. re: bucka
        barleywino Oct 15, 2010 05:41 AM

        another option would be Scampo (Liberty hotel). Usually quiet around lunchtime and they do have a private room.

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        Scampo
        215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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        sandralg Jul 30, 2010 05:35 PM

        new rest. in Lincoln ctr, AKA bistro, serves lunch

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          winecafe95 Jul 30, 2010 05:26 PM

          Upstairs on the Square...they have semi private space and do bridal events.
          Personally, I like Harvest's food better...but it's not the sandwich/quiche type of place....but the space would be nice during the day (inside or out!)

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          1. re: winecafe95
            MrsCheese Aug 1, 2010 07:21 AM

            Upstairs on the Square is the first place I thought of too.

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