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The Cottage Restaurant

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Ranked #6 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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Fayetteville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

First time visit, won't be our last. Theresa was our server. She was a delight both energetic and very helpful. She recommended are two drinks, the cottage sangria and the berry lemonade. The berry lemonade was definitely the best of the two. For appetizer we have the tuna which was exquisite. For our main meal I have the lobster roll... More

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new jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The place was almost empty and the waiter was just interested on pushing the pricey drinks/dishes,not worth spending your time there

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Cottage was recommended to us by our hotel. It was actually the last meal we had on our vacation. We definitely saved the best for last. The atmosphere is fun. We sat outside in the back of the restaurant. They had live music and it was relaxing. The wait staff was very helpful and gave great suggestions. Food was... More

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Siesta Key, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I stopped by The Cottage on Monday night and blown away by some of the incredible cosmetic changes! I love the new Tiki roof on the front porch! The rain won't scare anyone off there again. I have the extreme pleasure to be served by Katie who was on her first day as a server. She is unbelievably energetic, congenial,... More

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Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We apologise for the lateness of this review but due to a close family bereavement some reviews were overlooked. Beyond the rather unassuming but pleasant restaurant building is a lovely but small garden tucked away at the back. It was a delight to have lunch there. Our server was Jason who was efficient, pleasant and thoroughly charming. We had the... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We might have skipped this restaurant but after reading the Trip Advisor reviews, we decided to give it a try. We were glad we did as it was one of the best meals of our stay. We asked to sit on the back porch and enjoyed the singer/guitarist along with the colored lights and tropical feel. The lobster bisque was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Never had heard of this place before reading reviews and all I can say is thank you trip advisor! The food was amazing! It's a smallish place but do not be fooled by that. Ordered the lobster bisque soup which by far and away is the best I've had and trust me, that's saying something. I always check out the... More

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our server was Stacy, ask for her and take every recommendations she gives you. The ceviche was delicious. The pasta, shrimp, and mussels were amazing. Best Lobster bisque in Siesta key or Sarasota.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere on the patio enjoying live music. We stuck with ordering from the Tapas menu. The lobster bisque is so flavorful and a definite must have. The tuna tar tar tacos and Tina tiradito were amazing. We were split on the Seabass. My husband said it was delicious, I thought it was so-so. Overall, this is a place we... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You should eat here! Such a great place from the food, the service an the music!! My husband an I were seated on the back patio with the fans blowing and the music playing. Such a quaint little place-I love it! Wish we had a place like this back home. If you're looking something different then do yourself a favor... More

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