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“Wedding Rehearsal Dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cottage

Cottage
Ranked #5 of 1,238 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Daniel Island, South Carolina
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wedding Rehearsal Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

If I could give it 6 Stars I would. My son and his fiancee were getting married in La Jolla. They currently live in the Southeast and we live in the Midwest. The brides family is from the San Diego area. The bride gave me a list of nine restaurants in the La Jolla area in several price ranges for the rehearsal dinner. I looked at all of them and picked two to contact. The Cottage responded immediately. The other has yet to respond. I am sooooo glad The Cottage responded.

The event was held last Friday and I truly believe it could not have been more perfect. Mother Nature did her part to provide us absolutely fabulous weather. There were 24 of us on the patio. When we arrived the tables were set and everything was ready to go. But I am getting a little ahead of myself. All of our dealings were done through email to Jason. I had never seen the restaurant, had no idea the quality of food and wouldn't know Jason if he was standing in front of me. His emails were always encouraging and helpful. When you are hosting an event 1500 miles from where you are you must put your trust in someone and Jason is that person. I would recommend him to help coordinate any event you may be planning at The Cottage.

Once we arrived and I identified myself to the staff, we were off and running. We had pass around appetizers that were both delicious and beautifully displayed. The staff was very attentive but never in the way. They kept glasses full, dishes removed as appropriate and were just delightful. Each place setting included a printed menu with the choices for each course and the Bride & Groom's name printed on the top. Everyone received exactly what they ordered. The food, besides being amazingly delicious, was all served hot, which is not an easy task even for just 24 diners. All requests were promptly acted upon (with a smile!) and the evening progressed just exactly how I hoped it would.

Many guests commented on the food & location and all comments were extremely positive. In fact, even at the wedding people were still coming up to me expressing how much they enjoyed the rehearsal dinner.

Bottom line....Great location, Excellent food, Wonderful waitstaff and the most perfect place to host your event. I truly can say not one thing went wrong, not one thing went other than I expected. Fantastic job Jason!!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Breakfast in Downtown La Jolla”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I recently had brunch at Cottage...this was my second time at the restaurant and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience! After a 45 minute wait (during which we were treated to coffee and breakfast pastries), we sat down and ordered country French toast (amazing), and an omelette with guacamole, gruyere cheese, and bacon....we split both dishes and absolutely loved it all! Will definitely be returning.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Jzemon
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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Breakfast Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had a wonderful experience and Cottage in La Jolla. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. We were traveling from out of state with our 20 month old son and I was overly impressed who how they tailored the meal to our son. This restaurant from the looks would be more a cozy couple place but they brought out these fun wax wire things for our son. He enjoyed every minute of the experience and ate all of my food.

We sat out on the patio and it was a beautiful, crisp morning. It was neat to watch all the locals beginning their day.

Next time we spend the weekend in the San Diego Area .. this will be must visit!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Heather Roff
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic French Toast and Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you are looking for a great brunch/breakfast place in La Jolla, this place is it. My husband, 14 mo. old daughter and I went there for breakfast, and we really loved it. The service was amazing, as the waitress basically steered us towards dishes that saved us $ and were delicious. The portions are quite large, so she told us how to get what we wanted and spend less!

The french toast: amazing. I ordered the kids portion for my daughter - which came with fresh fruit. That is an adult meal. Do yourself a favor and just get that. It is like 1/2 a piece smaller than the adult version, and cheaper. I had an egg scramble with turkey or chicken sausage... not memorable. But the espresso was delightful.

Ambiance was very nice, and we got there shortly after they opened at like 7:30. By 9 it was packed with a line out the door. Go early, then go walk down to seal beach and walk off some of that delicious breakfast.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hmroff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh food. Long wait.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I thought that the staff and food were excellent! The wait was somewhat long and the prices are steep. The prices would suggest you are on the water but that's not the case. Overall a nice place to eat breakfast.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Brad G
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