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Sally Ling's Daughter to Open Dumpling Daughter in Weston Center

Nadia Liu Spellman will be serving her childhood favorites at the upcoming restaurant, continuing in the footsteps (albeit more casual) of her mother, who opened Sally Ling's on the waterfront.

Dumpling Daughter logo
Dumpling Daughter logo

When Sally Ling opened her namesake restaurant on Boston's waterfront in the 1980s, it was the first of its kind for Boston — upscale Chinese food, complete with serving carts, white tablecloths, and famous guests. The restaurant eventually moved to Cambridge and then New Jersey before closing.

Early last year, Ling's daughter Nadia Liu Spellman announced plans to open a restaurant in Boston, continuing on in her family's footsteps. Now, Spellman tells Eater that she has found a location out in Weston, her hometown.

"The Weston location is one that my late father had always wanted," she says, "and the perfect place to continue on the legacy of my family's restaurant business. My mother is my number one consultant and the menu is based on my love for her home-cooking. We will be serving authentic Chinese home-cooking, my childhood favorites!"

The upcoming restaurant is called Dumpling Daughter, located at 37 Center Street, the former Campo de Fiori space, and it will seat about 46. Follow the restaurant's progress on Facebook and Instagram.