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The Cottage Restaurant

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Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas
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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Nestled in Siesta Key Village, The Cottage is a casual and quaint, old...
Nestled in Siesta Key Village, The Cottage is a casual and quaint, old Florida beach house with a menu that will never disappoint. Our fusion cuisine appeals to locals and globe trekkers alike with Latin American, Asian and Hawaiian influences. We offer indoor dining and two options for outdoor seating--a front patio that overlooks The Siesta Key Village, and a garden-setting back patio with live music nightly 7pm-close. Happy Hour runs Monday - Friday from 11:00am-6:00pm. Known for attention to fine food, lovely cocktails and great service, The Cottage has quickly become everything that is raved about on TripAdvisor and more.
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great time!!

We were drawn to the restaurant on Saturday 5/2 while walking by. We are so happy we stopped in. The restaurant was throwing a party for the Kentucky Derby and they did a well job. The people that we were surrounded by were so friendly, the staff was great, and we had the pleasure to meet Brandy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Courtney M
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  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We were drawn to the restaurant on Saturday 5/2 while walking by. We are so happy we stopped in. The restaurant was throwing a party for the Kentucky Derby and they did a well job. The people that we were surrounded by were so friendly, the staff was great, and we had the pleasure to meet Brandy, who orchestrated the... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Hello I ate at the restaurant on 3/31. Received my Amex card and was double charged. I called several times and left voice mail messages and I have not even received a phone call in return. I left it up to american express instead. Too bad. They do a lot of things right, but it would have been an easy... More 

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SiestaKey153, General Manager at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Planet Case, Our sincerest apologies for your recent experience as our goal would certainly have been to solve this issue internally as quickly as possible. Thank you very much for informing us as we have since made adjustments and have corrected our voice mail system so that our guests never have trouble getting in touch with us again. We... More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here for dinner because of good reviews on Yelp. From the exterior it looks beachy, casual and fun. I asked the waitress for a recommendation. All the meals were higher than I expected and I wanted to be pleased. She recommended the Korian short ribs. I got the tapas plate with that. Yes, it is a small... More 

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SiestaKey153, General Manager at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear I Paint, Our sincere apologies that you and your guests did not receive the level of service that we know we can provide. TripAdvisor reviews are often greeted with great excitement at The Cottage as they remind us that the high standards we have for our food, service, drinks, and ambiance have paid off. We pride ourselves in the... More 

chattanooga tn
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the tuna tacos made in wonton skins deep fried lovely sesame dressed tuna avocado with sweet chili paste accompaniment ,pops the flavor. Fun relaxed atmosphere .definiely would go back .

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to eat right in Siesta Key Village!! Their Watermelon/Jalapeno Margarita is "to live for"!! Their Lobster Bisque is the best I've ever had. Salads, Sandwiches, Sushi, and more!! Must check it out for yourself!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Spent a week in Siesta Key and this was our favorite meal of the week. Ask to sit out back in the outside Garden area. Great drinks and nice music. We ordered the Lobster Bisque soup and some seafood pasta is was outstanding - enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Staff was nice but food just average . Atmosphere was good. High bar tables so difficult for kids.....

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ohio
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had one of our better meals at the Cottage restaurant.The Lobster Bisque was great. The fish we ordered seemed to be fresh and good. The service provided by Leslie was friendly and on point. She turned out to be the best server out of our 8 nights there. If I owned a business on the key I would try... More 

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Churchville
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21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The grouper sandwich was great. Crunchy, fresh, though a little pricey. There aren't a whole lot of selections and the burgers were average, but the service staff are great.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Definitely five star potential but we only had two tapas so it's going to take another visit ;) The drinks are amazing--I opted for the strawberry basil martini (although my friend Sheree' raves about the watermelon jalepeno marg). The martini was super yummy and not too sweet (made with Tito's my fave vodka)! We ordered the chicken skewers (pic added)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Nestled in Siesta Key Village, The Cottage is a casual and quaint, old Florida beach house with a menu that will never disappoint. Our fusion cuisine appeals to locals and globe trekkers alike with Latin American, Asian and Hawaiian influences. We offer indoor dining and two options for outdoor seating--a front patio that overlooks The Siesta Key Village, and a garden-setting back patio with live music nightly 7pm-close. Happy Hour runs Monday - Friday from 11:00am-6:00pm. Known for attention to fine food, lovely cocktails and great service, The Cottage has quickly become everything that is raved about on TripAdvisor and more.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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