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“The food, the vibe, the waitress” 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: 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.
Richardson, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The food, the vibe, the waitress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our server Danielle navigated us to just the perfect beverages and the best food and felt that she was our foodie spiritual guide. Everything aligned to make it a special place we will go back to. We heard of the restaurant from one of our family members and were so pleased we spent our $$ here with many good choices in the area. I'm sure she won't mind me saying but if you ask for Danielle you won't be disappointed.

  • 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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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Loved it, highly recommended ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great staff, great food and great vibe. Sit out back if you can as they have live music and it's very chill with tropical zen like appeal.

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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Surprise! Food for both mouth and eyes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were actually planning on visiting the restaurant across the street, but hungry children together with a 90 minute wait to get a table for four made us look around. The Cottage don't look much from the outside and sitting together with other restaurants that didn't really catch our attention made us hesitate a bit, but the place was empty except for an extremely loud table in the corner.

The waiter took good care of us and recommended looking at the tapas or ceviche and we settled for both. Portions were mighty to say the least, and me as a big guy had plenty with three of the decently priced courses - Lobster bisque, calamari and the signature ceviche in lime sauce. Presentation was amazing and far beyond our expectations.

Kids loved the hand made burgers and when we left we never looked across the street but concluded that we just had one of the best meals in a long time. If the place only had a bit better atmosphere inside and a bit faster service the fifth star would have been theirs.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had low expectations when we entered the Cottage in Siesta Key village. But what a great surprise. The lobster sandwich was truly exceptional and the children loved their burgers.

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