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“nice bar scene” 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 #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: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
essex
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“nice bar scene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this place is good for its bar and its cocktais, had a few nice evenings in there, try it, you will like it

Visited June 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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“Our waitress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Danielle was our waitress and she made our lunch at the Cottage very delightful. She has such a bubbly personality. We had the Lobster Bisque and it was the best we ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant in the heart of the village in Siesta Key.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very Good and Very Siesta!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've lived on Siesta for over 12 years. Honestly we don't go out to eat on the key very much as many of the restaurants are fine for tourists in town for a week and perfectly adequate after a day on the beach but not so much for a local who has a broader knowledge of great spots perhaps a little bit more off the beaten path. The Cottage breaks that mold and has really been exceptional from day one. It would be really easy to drop their standards and still be busy but they manage to put out a very consistent good product.

We almost always run into other locals either dining or at the bar which can be real rare on Siesta, especially on weekends as the village on Siesta is really popular for both those vacationing on the key and those vacationing in the area. It's small, intimate and very Siesta with a great vibe. Pretty much everything is good. The ceviche is popular and also makes a great app to have out on the front deck as you walk back from the beach.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great ceviche”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you like tapas or ceviche this is the place. Their ceviche is awesome and has such a pretty presentation. They might be a bit overpriced for their location.

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“Unexpected awesomeness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had some time to kill before our room was ready, and the concierge recommended we eat here for lunch. When we pulled up, honestly, it looked like your typical fried fish beach joint. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just very predictable. Only it wasn't. From the incredibly friendly wait staff to the creatively-presented and delicious food, it was far from tiki bar food. They have great prices on happy hour that goes on all day, plus a discounted happy hour menu. Definitely a treasure.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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