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The restaurant wage gap between Front of House staff, which includes hosts, servers, bussers and bartenders, and Back of House staff, such as line cooks, prep cooks and dishwashers, has grown exponentially and unfairly over the years.  After much thought, we are now applying a 3% Kitchen Appreciation Fee which will directly benefit our Back of House staff.

A large percentage of the Front of House staff’s wages come from tips calculated from a percentage of revenue. As wages have increased due to inflation so have prices in restaurants.  However, Back of House employees are not allowed to share in gratuity, tips, or service charges that go to the Front of House by law. Instead, their wages only increase when more can be carved out of a restaurant’s bottom line margin. With the cost of increased minimum wages, mandatory health insurance and paid sick time, and inflation, these Back of House wage increases have become more difficult to implement.

Despite the fact that Front of House and Back of House employees work together to deliver outstanding service every day, Front of House employees are now often paid on average 2.5 times more than Back of House employees.  Instead, we hope to create a direct connection to our top-line revenue for our Back of House employees in the form of the Kitchen Appreciation Fee.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this fee.  As always we are very grateful for your patronage.


This holiday season, Chef Turano is giving back by holding a holiday fundraiser for SCID Angels for Life.

“There are a so many important charities and causes to support this holiday season; and there is no doubt that this one is very personal. I would simply ask that if you plan on buying restaurant gift certificates this year you consider doing it in a charitable giving way like we’re doing here at Cook that way everyone wins,” said Chef Paul Turano, Executive Chef and Owner of Cook Restaurants.


*Limited to one gift certificate per person. Gift certificates cannot be combined with any other offer. Non-transferable. After donation, present, or e-mail your receipt at Cook to receive your gift certificate (of equal value, up to a $20 value).

St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with us on Sunday March 17th!  Enjoy Irish specials including Fish and Chips with crispy cod, malt vinegar tartar and cole slaw, and Shepard’s Pie with slow braised lamb, veggies and scallion mashed potatoes.  Reservations are recommended.

Mardi Gras at Cook Restaurants!

Join us Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 for Mardi Gras specials inspired by New Orleans’ favorite feast, served in addition to our regular menu! Indulge in specials like our Mardi Gras BLT with smoked bacon, fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese ($15), our Muffuletta Flatbread featuring capicola, salami, provolone, mozzarella and a cracked olive salad ($17), Beignets ($6) and the Hurricane Cupcake featuring almond rum cake, orange marmalade and a passion fruit sauce ($6). In addition, we’ll have several cocktails on feature! Enjoy Mardi Gras with us at Cook! Perfect for couples, groups and families alike! Reservations are recommended.

No Hassle Valentine’s Day

Come and enjoy a no hassle Valentine’s Day with great specials, easy parking and a great environment! Make your reservation today!

Celebrate Game Day with Our Scratch-Kitchen Catering

Place your order now through Thursday, January 31st! Call
 (617) 964-2665 (COOK) to order.

Game day pick-ups available on Sunday, February 3rd from 12:00PM – 5:00PM.

Catering Menu

(Each ½ Pan Feeds 10-12 Guests)

1/2 Pan of Korean BBQ Wings  $40.00

1/2 Pan Chicken Parmesan, Marinara sauce $60.00

1/2 Pan Meatballs, Marinara sauce  $30.00

1/2 Pan BBQ Brisket Sliders w/coleslaw, sweet BBQ, house pickles $40.00

1/2 Pan Macaroni & Cheese, ritzy cracker crumbs and lots of cheese  $30.00

1/2 Pan Hot Legs & thighs, Fried, tossed in house hot sauce  $50.00

Salted Caramel Chocolate Football Cake $36.00

Something’s Brewing in Metrowest

Check out Something’s Brewing in MetroWest on October 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM located at Jack’s Abby. Come support COOK. Restaurants and No Kid’s Hungry for a night of top chefs and craft brews. Each chef will have a tasting to pair with a Jack’s Abby brew.

Non-MRA members are $35 | MRA members $30.


Father’s Day

fathers day

Needham Goes Purple

Join COOK. Restaurants on June 4th, 2018 to support Alzheimer’s Association achieve their mission of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. We will be offering The Purple Butterfly, a drink where all proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer’s research. Our Needham and Newton location will be participating, stop by either one to contribute!

Needham Goes Purple



Battle of the Sangrias

Battle of the Sangrias