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“Great food and location for adults and kids”

The Cottage Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 43 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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. Late Night Happy Hour offered Friday and Saturday evenings from 10pm to 1am. 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.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We really enjoyed the food! The tuna and grouper was fresh and our waiter was the best all trip. We had 4 adults and 3 kids no problem. Definitely go back!

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Thank Theresa T
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I spent all week searching for my favorite restaurant in Siesta key - this was on the top of the list!! We sat at a cute, secluded table out back and our server, Shane, was very attentive. The best part was the food. The mixed cevice was to die for! My husband also enjoyed the cottage burger, and the kids loved their mini burgers. There was also live music playing while we were there. Great experience.

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Thank chandarae
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We ate across the street and stopped in for a couple of after dinner drinks. Staff was very attentive and super nice. Prices were reasonable and the bar area was fun. Will definitely try the food during our next visit as it looked delicious as it passed.

Thank kidnarsky
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have walked past this restaurant many times choosing one of its neighbors instead. The menu posted outside screamed "expensive" displaying a $31.99 filet and $10.99 starter salads. To top it off, you have to walk up steps to enter so you get a feeling of exclusiveness. None of our friends had tried it either so the "fear" kept us away. Fortunately, we were forced to finally change our erroneous impressions when spring break crowds created waits of an hour or more at every other restaurant in Siesta Village and we were able to walk right in and sit at a choice of several nice tables here. And after trying it, we would definitely go back!

There are actually 3 very distinct dining areas at this restaurant. The first is the deck outside that you see from the street, the second is inside which has a bar at it's center and high top tables for dining, and finally, an outdoor patio in the back with live music.

We asked for something inside or on the back patio, simply because people were smoking on the front deck (my only complaint). After a little tour to show us around, we chose the inside dining in order to watch sports on the TVs above the bar, but otherwise, the back patio was inviting.

Our waitress was very efficient and made some good recommendations. We started with a Patio Salad, and Lobster Bisque. Both choices were excellent. The Patio Salad was enough to be split two ways. I wish the portion size of the Lobster Bisque was larger for the price. Once everyone took a taste, not much was left for me and it was delicious! Our entrees were the Filet Mignon on Risotto, and the Steamed Mussels with bread. Again, the food was excellent. The presentation was quite nice as well and we were impressed with the creativeness of the sides and other items listed on the menu.

While we tried some of the more expensive items on the menu, we were pleased to see you could order less expensive dinners as well. We even saw families eating there with small children. I would like to go back to try their burger and other tapas. The good news is we will now that we know what a gem this place is!

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Thank SGS1260
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Dinner tonight at The Cottage was very good. The mixed chips/corn nuts/dips was tasty and fun to eat. My granddaughter's truffle seafood and pasta was full of shrimp and tender mussels, had a wonderful three-cheese sauce and was scrumptious. The skirt steak, plantains and beets were perfect. My daughter's plantains were caramelized to perfection, the pea risotto was okay, but the shrimp rolls were too mushy to enjoy. Key lime pie and live music completed the dining experience nicely.

The staff was pleasant and accommodating. We really appreciated the outdoor heaters but the picnic bench type seating was really uncomfortable.

Thank June K
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