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

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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We went here after reading the reviews. I had the lobster bisque, it was not good, just heavy cream no lobster taste. They comped the soup and I later went to lobster pot for a perfect bowl of lobster bisque. We tried the famous water melon and tuna, it lacked flavor, plain tasting. The tuna tartar tacos were good. The... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When you're asked to be seated inside or outside, ask if there is space on the inside patio. When we were there they had a duo playing guitar and a boom box which was great to listen to on the outside patio. We only found out by going to the restroom though, since we were seated inside (perforable compared to... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We make an annual trip to Siesta Key. We first visited this restaurant last summer, also in a large group (30). This past week was our second visit to this restaurant and I found the food much improved from last summer. Our large group this year (40) took up over half of the back patio, but they handled us well.... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We should of known not to choose this restaurant when all others had a 45 minute wait and the Cottage got us right in. The waiter threw the food on the table and didn't come back at all. Very disappointed we were never even brought a water refill and had to track our waiter down for our check. I would... More

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Hattiesburg, MS
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We will definitely go back! We tried the mussels, grouper sandwich, and lobster bisque. I like the plantains, potatoes, and corn side rather than regular chips or fries.

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