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The Cottage Restaurant

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Ranked #5 of 36 restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Tapas, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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. Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 11:00am-5:00pm. Known for the 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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88% Recommend
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The Villages, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Four of ate here on July 24, 2014. Our waitress was Stacy. She was awesome and took very good care of us! Had the Walu Sashimi, Tuna Tiradito and the Mixed Ceviche for appetizers. for our entrée, two of us had the Lobster Role, one had the Lobster Sliders and another had the Tuna Tartar Tacos. This was the absolute... More

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We got there fairly late on a Friday night and had to wait a bit for a table on their patio which was crowded, but interesting. While we were waiting, we ordered a drink at the bar which we got about 30 minutes later after we were seated! There was live entertainment which was nice. The food was ordinary and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere in the heart of Siesta Key. Delicious food and friendly/ attentive staff. Highly recommend the calamari tapas! Will visit again.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The cuisine at the Cottage is certainly the most sophisticated on The Key - thanks to the tone set by the original chef, Darwin. Over the years there has been some variance in quality, but the majority of the time they still put out excellent product. The front deck is a wonderful sun spot and great view of the center... More

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Greer, South Carolina
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Eaten here before with better results. Service slow,waitress nice, fried grouper sandwich overcooked and probably the worst one I had on this trip, along with being the most expensive. Saving grace was the sea bass skewers.They have better dishes. Skip the fried grouper till they learn how to prepare it.

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San Antonio, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Make sure Jessica is your bartender. She was terrific and knew the menu inside and out. This place is not cheap, but it one of the better meals you can have in the Village. We had appetizers and a couple of drinks and then stayed for dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Dropped in at the last minute, so no particular expectations from reading reviews. Valet parking helpful and efficient, as parking is difficult (10 restaurants in immediate area). Friendly welcome, efficient service, enjoyable food. We ordered from the tapas menu, all good (tuna tacos a highlight), nothing disappointing. Shame the latte ordered at the end had no milk, but to counter... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

What a treat. First off they have valet parking which is usually needed in Siesta Key Village. The service is fantastic. Ask for Alex or Tim. The menu is Wow. We have only ordered off the tapas menu but have not been disappointed. Fun place to talk and sample some great flavors. Presentation is top notch. Full bar. A great... More

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Sarasota, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Best ceviche in town. Wish I took a pic (ate it too fast). The happy hour was great for my schedule, (11a-5p)

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Warren, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Sadly though, The Cottage fell a bit short. At first glance of the eclectic menu, one would expect a tongue-tingling culinary experience at every turn, but the true gems are hidden. Sampled the lobster bisque, which the menu describes as a complex blend of sherry, cream and fresh lobster. While the plate was visually stunning and the bisque cream based,... More

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