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The Cottage - Amsterdam Ave & 77th St

Upper West Side
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360 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6737
11:30 am - 11:15 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:15 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this Chinese resturaunt on 26th August and we were all very impressed with the quality of the food. You get complimentary wine and the cost was very reasonable compared to other resturaunts nearby. Will go again while on our trip.

Thank Neil C
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from our hotel, the NYLO, just around the corner. Very close quarters during busy times and tables close to each other. If you aren't interested in the free table wine, take an order to go and go sit outside on a bench somewhere to people watch or take it back to your room. It was traditional Chinese food... More 

Thank hotelsrfunforus
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a few days in the city on my own and decided to get Chinese food to take back to the apartment for dinner. A 'near me now' search brought me to The Cottage. Being on my own, I only got one dish, Eggplant in Garlic Sauce (with brown rice). It was delicious. Nice big, fresh slices of garlic.... More 

Thank booptraveler
Ellenville, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

So delicious. What a find!! All dishes are fabulous! Sautéed string beans are the absolute best. Every dish we had has been wonderful. Free wine too. Great staff!! Must go. Worth the trip.

Thank linda51968
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We stayed at the NYLO Hotel which is 1 minute walk to The Cottage. The food was excellent and the meal was the best priced/value for money that we had during our 5 day stay in New York. The service was good with no fuss. We had two mains including a starter and including the tip it came to £30... More 

1 Thank ian R
Oakland, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I've been eating at the Cottage Restaurant for 30+ years and always enjoy the Sichuan cuisine, the ambiance and the staff. Peter, the owner, goes out of his way to make everyone welcome - as demonstrated by his free glass of wine to all patrons. The prices are very affordable and the meals are consistently tasty. The informal atmosphere frequently... More 

1 Thank Charles B
Jerusalem, Israel
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I visit the cottage every time I'm in NYC. This place never disappoints. The food is just great, fresh and delicious! Order whatever you feel like but make sure you order the Szechuan dumplings which are just amazing to begin with! Its a neighborhood - restaurant... casual dress up is enough, come hungry!! Enjoy, E.

Thank DrErez_Netanely
Des Moines
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This was recommended on Trip Advisor for great chinese and it didn't disappoint! We had lunch specials for $6.50 each, which included our entree with rice and either soup or an egg roll. We chose the soup but I naively ordered another 2 egg rolls for each of us. Where I come from, egg rolls are about 3" long and... More 

Thank Judi7758
new york, new york
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The Cottage is a true gem on the UWS. Small and no frills but the scallion pancakes and Szechuan dumplings are to die for! And free white wine with your meal!! Come on. It doesn't get any better than this, and we live here. Recommended to everyone.

Thank nycgreenwich
Plano, Texas, USA
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The egg rolls were great and the plum sauce they were served with was amazing. Quite a few reviews for the scallion pancake but I don't get what all the fuss is about since it was okay. The fried pork dumplings were a great choice and the cold noodles with sesame were good but got pretty oily was we got... More 

Thank just2bria

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-6737
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-595-7450

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