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The Cottage Restaurant

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Peruvian, 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 - 11:00 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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    Very good
  • 70
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  • 24
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  • 16
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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
Delicious food great atmosphere

We ate on a Saturday night. The place was hopping but we were able to get seated with a minimal wait. Ask for a table out back. The area is so intimate. There are little lights throughout the trees, live entertainment and lush plants adorning the brick patio. The food is outstanding. We had fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We ate on a Saturday night. The place was hopping but we were able to get seated with a minimal wait. Ask for a table out back. The area is so intimate. There are little lights throughout the trees, live entertainment and lush plants adorning the brick patio. The food is outstanding. We had fresh lobster roll which was amazing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Our hosts at the Ringling Beach House recommended The Cottage as one of their favorite restaurants. We went there on a Sunday evening just after a rain storm and found it quiet. The bar and dining areas had a handful of people, which made us wonder why. I still have no answer other than it being Sunday, off-season, and after... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Had dinner on Thursday 05/14 at the bar. We had the Tuna Tartar Taco's, Shrimp Roll, Short Ribs & Risotto. The food was excellent & the drinks were just right (served very well by the friendly Adrian) Very eclectic menu, great value for money & nicely located off of the main street through Siesta Key. Don't miss this place, it's... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A great little spot to grab lunch, dinner or just drinks. We have dinned her on several occasions and service and food have always been good. Patio seating provides a great view for such watching the flow of people. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a great food!!! It's fresh, cool, pretty, and tasteful. A great surprise!!! If you are around, definitely stop by and try the tuna tacos. You won't regret it!

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Sugar Grove IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing little gem. The best crab cakes around. Great service and friendly staff. We were in Siesta Key for a week and went to The Cottage twice!!!! Highly recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Cottage looks like a regular beach bar, but they have a very modern menu and great service. We lucked out with a beautiful night and a prime spot in the back outdoor patio - live music added to the beachy vibe. We tried a bunch of things on the menu, all were good - I would recommend this place... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I would give this restaurant more stars but due to false advertising it doesn't deserve a better rating. My husband ordered a grouper sandwich and there was no way it was grouper. The drinks were good, and my lobster sliders were good, but the false advertising is a huge disappointment.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Absolutely incredible food. We went here with our wedding party of 17 whilst staying in Siesta Key, and had such a fantastic time. The outside courtyard is beautiful to sit in at night, and the staff were so accommodating. But the real treasure is the food - we were blown away by how delicious the food was - everyone in... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Decided to try this restaurant as read reviews and it did not disappoint! The food quality was so good and we were spoiled for choice . We ended up choosing the lobster rolls , crab cakes and ribs ,which we highly recommend! We like a good wine and found a super Malbec which finished off the experience favourably . The... 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: Peruvian, 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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