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“Everything was fresh” 4 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 #4 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Price range: $6 - $32
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 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.
Maywood, New Jersey
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56 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Everything was fresh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were there late in the afternoon on our first trip to Siesta Key. We ordered 4 appetizers, each one as good as the previous taste. The Tuna Tartare Tacos were outstanding and the Calamari was delicious. All of the seafood was very fresh and the dishes were unique. We sat near the bar and found that area a bit too noisy. There are large, rotating fans hanging from the ceiling that created a very strong air flow - more than was comfortable. Overall, it was a good experience and we would return - but we would sit elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The Cottage seems small from the inside but packs a bug punch of flavor. Fresh fish is their thing and they do it well. More interesting flavors than most of the fried food on the Key. Love their outdoor seating out front and out back they usually have live music.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We were walking by, read the menu & thought we'd try.. very glad we did. We sat in the patio out back. Great cocktails & food!! and good music

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jupiter
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“Pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This tiny place is between two other restaurants and had seen it on several of our trips to Siesta Key, but this was our first try. We had the Tuna Tartare Tacos and the Shrimp Rolls and YUM. I didn't get the chef's name, but I hope he never realizes how great he is and leaves for a more high-end establishment. We will definitely make this a regular stop when we're in Siesta Key.

Visited August 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Better than the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. Ignore all bad reviews. It is a one of a kind restaurant. It features an outside terrace with live music playing. The food is fantastic along with the excellent service. This is a must visit restaurant and it is perfect for all types of visitors.

Visited August 2013
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