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“pretty view and good food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cottages

Cottages
1050 Paignton House Road | JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, Minett, Ontario P0B 1G0, Canada
7057651900
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Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Minett
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hwy #7 Peninsula Road
Description: Bright, welcoming and friendly - Cottages restaurant offers hearty selections made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Overlooking Lake Rosseau, this restaurant expands in summer to include a spectacular patio. Year-round, the breakfast buffet features omelets and Belgian waffles made to order. True to its name, the environment at Cottages is reminiscent of spending time at the cottage with family and friends. Enjoy the work of local artists on display throughout the restaurant.
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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“pretty view and good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We requested a table for 6 out on the deck as the view is fabulous. We had a handsome and very professional waiter, Brendon. Even our two grandsons commented on how nice he was. All the little towns around the Marriott are 15-30 minutes away, so we were just tired and decided to eat here. the food is pretty good, not excellent, but just fine.

Visited July 2014
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Orillia, ON
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Room for improvement”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had the breakfast buffet at Cottages during our stay at the Marriott and were very disappointed. We were there on a Friday morning and the restaurant was not busy at all (so this couldn't be used as an excuse for the poor selection on the buffet) so we were very surprised that when we went to the omelette station we were told to go get food off the buffet because there would be a fifteen minute wait for an omelette (and there was only one other person in front of us in line)! There were two other burners available to the cook but he seemed quite overwhelmed and only able to make one omelette at a time. Staffing and/or training could be an issue for the Food and Beverage Manager at this location. The eggs Benedict n the buffet were cold and there was very little fresh fruit to choose from. The price was prohibitive (24 per person) and I would not recommend this restaurant at all.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kati S, Manager at Cottages, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you very much for sharing your feedback regarding Cottages restaurant and your experience there. The specifics you have noted regarding your disappointment in selection and food temperature will help our team improve. I am sorry that this happened and hope that you will return to Cottages restaurant in future so that we can provide an exceptional breakfast experience next time.
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Toronto, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Cozy dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

While the regular menu is nothing to rave about and in our opinion appeared sparse, the buffet option is a great choice and we were thankful it was being offered during our stay. It included a variety of salads, numerous main course dishes (fish, meat, pasta and veggie options), dessert (sweets and fruits) and beverages. The lamb and red-skinned mashed potatoes were our favourites! The atmosphere is much more comfortable and casual than Teca but that was ok with us since our main concern was our meal.

Visited March 2014
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San Diego, California
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“OK restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Cottage is the regular restaurant at JW Marriott. We had the breakfast buffet which had a good selection. The food is OK but it was around $25 per person. We also had lunch which was fine too. So over its an average restaurant but a bit on the expensive side as its in a hotel.

Visited March 2014
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Kati S, Manager at Cottages, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent dining experience. Cottages restaurant does indeed offer a fantastic selection on the breakfast buffet, as well as throughout the day. We greatly value comments and feedback from our guests, and please be assured that they will be shared with our Food and Beverage leadership, as well as our culinary team. We look forward to welcoming you back to JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka.
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“Impeccable Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a lovely dinner at Cottages restaurant and were impressed with the level of service provided by all staff. We were immediately seated by the window and advised of that evening's buffet dinner and specials. Our drinks arrived instantaneously and we never had to ask for a thing our entire meal. It was if the staff was always one step ahead of our needs. The food was delicious and a great value. Thank you for a lovely dinner.

Visited February 2014
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