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What do you think of Blue Ginger?

Posted by Devra First  August 6, 2008 03:44 PM

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Garlic-black pepper lobster at Blue Ginger. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)

Today I re-reviewed Blue Ginger, Ming Tsai's famous and ultra-popular restaurant in Wellesley. The restaurant just celebrated its 10th anniversary, renovated and expanded, and introduced a lounge/bar area with a separate menu. It seemed time to revisit it.

My review was mixed. (To read it, click here.) On the one hand, some of the food was very good; I particularly liked the dishes in the lounge. On the other, the restaurant seems to be doing the same things it's been doing for 10 years, and tastes have changed.

Blue Ginger makes several Zagat's lists (most popular, food tops, service tops), and it's on OpenTable's best overall diners' choice list for Boston suburbs. Anecdotally and online, I hear that many people love it and many people are underwhelmed.

I'm curious to hear your opinions of Blue Ginger. In your experience, does it live up to the hype?

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