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The Cottage Restaurant

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Ranked #2 of 34 restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Tapas, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Outstanding!!!! Alyssa was fantastic and so accommodating. We indulged in the sashimi, shrimp and lobster roll, crab cake and the short rib tapas and we were blown away!!! Excellent, definitely coming back here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Not my choice for dinner as I'm not for foo foo food ...just make it tasty and give me a decent portion...small portions here that are decorative...food was pretty good except my grouper sandwich had a half teaspoon of tartar sauce on it and then waitress disappeared ..10 min later brought some more (another 1/2 tsp...more foo foo for ya!)

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Went to eat here for an early dinner and expected very good food, which happy to say we got. Wife and I shared a couple of starters and mains (fish sliders, two different types). All spot on. We did want to go back and try some other things on the menu but ran out of days. Really enjoyed what I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent service, friendly staff, outstanding food. The service was very professional and friendly. Gabrielle went out of her way to ensure we were comfortable and had everything we required, very nice person. We had a very delightful experience

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Siesta Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had a great meal made even more enjoyable by the fine service Jason provided. He wasn't one of those over friendly types: he was excellent.. there when we needed him and not obnoxious. However, since we are here on vacation, we asked him for some suggestions. He was able to pass on his knowledge of Siesta Key. As I'm... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Tried the cottage after reading reviews and it was great. The service was good and the back patio had a great atmosphere. The lobster bisque was amazing. A few of us had the filet which was very good and the short ribs were also good. Our whole group enjoyed the dinner and we hope to have a chance to go... More

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Iwakuni ,Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was the third place we ate during happy hour. We walked up and were seated promptly. Alyssa was our server and she was good. I ordered the truffle cheese burger and it was very good. I did make the mistake of asking for it to be well done. I expected it to be charred and rubbery but it wasn't.... More

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We wanted to try The Cottage as it was rated #2 on Siesta Key. We sat on the back patio which was nice but it had a bit of a trash odor. The food was decent. We had about 7 tapas plates. For the price they were pretty expensive for the quality. The crab sliders were very dry. The best... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Ate at the Cottage last night and the restaurant was very busy and had a great feel to it. From the host to the service staff to the manager was very impressed! And the food was incredible. Simply the best meal my family has enjoyed out here.

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Mason, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Not impressed. We waited a long time and when we were seated the waiter thought we just claimed a table! Sent an appitizer back twice. Lobster bisque was great! Better places to spend your time in the village!

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