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About
Siesta Key, Florida: sandy beaches, blue skies, and even bluer water. This is the paradise we call home and the place where we serve locals and tourists from around the world. At The Cottage, we're inspired by our eclectic range of customers. That's why we have a menu that features both local ingredients and worldly recipes, making for dishes that range from familiar favorites to uncharted waters. Gather for a family dinner, listen to live music out on our patio, or just stop by for a happy hour drink. However long you're here, we'll make sure you feel like you're in paradise.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar, Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Siesta Key multiple times and this was my first visit to The Cottage. The food was excellent . Billion dollar burger was superb as were the cauliflower mashed potatoes and the sprouts. Our server Jenn was fantastic. Everything she recommended was delightful...- a seasoned professional.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

“The Cottage” has been our perennial “go to” place in the Siesta Key Village for great food and vibe. Tonight we had tuna tacoshimi and crab cake with sides of plantain chips and quinoa - everything was delicious, freshly made and well plated. Our server...Jenn was very friendly, prompt and professional, taking perfect care of us. Thank you, “The Cottage” - you’re tops on my “SK Village list”!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints. I wanted the scallops, but not risotto. They swapped it for the cauliflower mashed without issue. The scallops were huge and fresh and I love the cauliflower mashed. My friend has the scampi and said it was great.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a refreshing departure from the plethora of beachy food restaurants. The menu was surprisingly sophisticated with some exotic tapas and salads. I had the tempura battered grouper sandwich and my dining companions shared the Mumbai chicken, mussels and calamari. All was delicious....Service was a bit slow because they were packed, but it was worth the wait. A little on the pricey side.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner.. super flavorful.. great atmosphere! We had the short rib sofrito, the scallops and the lobster marki rolls.. fantastic! We will be back!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cottage is the perfect place to grab dinner on Siesta Key. This place uses the freshest ingredients and offers a wide selection of Tapas and Entrees to satisfy anyones needs. Our server Jenn was fabulous. She was funny, engaging and knew the menu well....She helped steer us towards the best selections. They offer patio and inside dining. Great ambiance and live music was playing too.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022

Amazing restaurant, many unique items on the menu. Beer was icy cold and drinks tasty. We really enjoyed ourselves. the only thing that is keeping this form a 5 star review is that they do not serve desert! Celebrating my wife's birthday had to go...elsewhere for a seat treat to top off the meal. Our server Kori was a delight.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

After looking at many menus online for our large family gathering, we all agreed on The Cottage. My first impression was confused walking in and seeing more of a bar setup with tables in a small atmosphere because it didn’t seem to match the menu....This is where it became amazing. Out of 12 entrees and several appetizers, every single item we had ordered down to the drinks were the most beautiful presentations combined with incredible flavor combinations. The plating was nothing short of art and the food was just incredibly delicious. Our server Abigail was not only friendly but also knowledgable about the menu and so attentive to both of our tables, 7 of us being “the kids table” ranging from 10-20 year olds. The evening was perfect and enjoyable. Hands down the best dinner I’ve had in this area and we will all surely return in the near future. I can’t say enough good things about the entire experience. The food is just beautiful AND delicious. They truly care about their presentation and guest experience and I would give more than 5 stars if I could. Thank you for an amazing experience!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

We had a great time in Siesta Key. We visited several restaurants, but the one we liked the most and revisited was The Cottage. Best Lobster Bisque ever! 🦞 Great food and wonderful service from Cecelia! 😊

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022 via mobile

We absolutely loved the Cottage. We had a group of 10 and were seated in the most amazing booth in the backyard area. We received the best service AND there was live music which was wonderful… the food was some of the best that we...have had while in the area (if not the best) I had a Peruvian chicken dish that was excellent! It was so full of flavor. My husband had the grouper which was also great. Our kids enjoyed the grouper nuggets and they loved them. We still have 3 days in Siesta Key and if we go to any restaurant twice this will be the one!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 17, 2022 via mobile

Service was fantastic Our server Bianca , was very patiente with my allergies , The tempura shrimp and the mussels and tuna were the best . Great local bear And very nice clean place

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

We moved to Sarasota almost a year ago (from Chicago) and I don't why it has taken us so long to finally discover The Cottage. Shame on us because either we are not "in the know" or we need to do our homework regarding all...things Siesta Key. The Cottage is a gem! If you love wine, the pour is generous. If you love a good cocktail, the bartenders are great mixologists. If you are a foodie... this is your destination. We enjoyed the truffle fries, lobster maki and the scallops. Simply amazing!! Spent $$$$ but totally worth it. The best part of it all was our server Jen (Jennifer). She went completely above and beyond for us (blue cheese dressing) ! I love getting to know who is taking care of us because everyone has a story to tell. Thank you so much Jen~ we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

We where here 3 times in 1 week!!! The staff makes you feel so special!!! We love Joseph . The lemon and lavender gin drink was amazing. Rudy was amazing also

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

We went here two times during this stay. I got the Billionaire Burger and wife got the Grouper sandwich. Food was good both visits.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

Well, it didn't start off great for our waitress, since my husband, unknowingly, insulted her. But Jenn took it in stride. She was awesome. Told us awesome stories, fed us Fabulous Food, and treated us like royalty. Service and other staff were wonderful. Will visit...again. Thanks Jenn!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cottage

Yes, The Cottage offers takeout services.

Yes, The Cottage is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Cottage is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5