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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Cottage Restaurant

The Cottage Restaurant
153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
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Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas
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Good for: Special occasions
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 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.
Wilton, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Everything was delicious! We had yummy Patio salads that were terrific. Then some of us had the Mahi sliders that were amazing, I had the crab cake and bok choy that was unique, spices and crunchy. Dessert was excellent too- we shared a mango cheesecake and a key lime pie! We're going back before we leave. Can't wait!

Visited April 2013
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

In an ideal location on Siesta Key, we visited for lunch and got a table on the deck, ideal for people watching. The waitress was able to advise us on our order and was honest about the dishes, making suggestions for our first taste of ceviche.

The calamari was among the best I've had. The tuna and watermelon starter is well worth a try as are the fries and crab sliders. In fact, all of the food was excellent.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Eclectic menu, beautiful presentation, some of best lobster bisque I've ever eaten!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Love this place, at the top of my list to eat here when I return this week to Siesta Key! Wine list did not match the fabulous food, but the manager was brand new when we ate there. Interested to see what's happened after 3 months. Best food I had on the island!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
1 review
“love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

enjoying a day off and it felt like vacation. love the atmosphere and the food is always excellent! Meghan was great adviser on our next's visits dinner options and a fun personality !
can't wait to have an evening in the back!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Siesta Key, Florida
1 review
“Poor waitress”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We just finished our meal atbthe Cottage, tonight it was not crowded at all, yet our waitress would tell us she would be right back to take our order and disappear and not return for quite some time. She had a difficu,t time explaining the dishes we asked about. The oysters were very good, as was one of the sushi dishes, but the rest was not very good. And because of such poor service our overall experience was not worth he price! There are plenty of other restaurants in the village I will go to in the future.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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