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“One of Flagstaff's finest!”
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The Cottage
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Ranked #24 of 354 Restaurants in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: South Humphreys
Description: Welcome to The Cottage, formerly The Cottage Place. Join Chef Scott Heinonen and his team for farmhouse bistro cuisine inspired by the flavors of the French countryside.  ​ After 6 weeks of refreshing renovations, we are officially open for dinner and are currently accepting reservations. The Cottage Chef Owner Scott Heinonen is a graduate from the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Over the past 30 years, Heinonen has cooked throughout the Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Northern California. He has also completed numerous continuing education courses at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley. A highlight of this time was his stint as a private chef for Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. ​ Returning to Flagstaff in 2005, Heinonen was the opening chef of the popular Cuvee 928 Wine Bar & Cafe, where his cooking was met with rave reviews and created a culinary buzz with local gourmands. Following this time at Cuvee, Heinonen fulfilled a lifelong goal of operating his own restaurant. Tinderbox Kitchen opened in May of 2009, leading the culinary resurgence of Flagstaff and San Francisco Street’s “Southside.” Heinonen’s concept of “American Comfort Food Redefined” quickly made Tinderbox a regional favorite, garnering numerous accolades and creating an stellar reputation statewide. ​ 2017 brings a new culinary chapter for Heinonen with the opening of The Cottage, formerly the Cottage Place. He has transformed this long time, Flagstaff fine dining restaurant into a stylish farmhouse French bistro, which opened April 23, 2017 for dinner service. ​ The Cottage cuisine reflects the regional country dishes of France, interpreted with Heinonen’s modern sensibility, incorporating locally sourced ingredients. Chef Heinonen’s culinary passion is deeply rooted in cooking with the seasons and the ever-changing menu of The Cottage will emanate this philosophy. Diners can look forward to exploring French cuisine prepared with heart and soul.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I've been a regular patron of this restaurant for more than ten years and Frank and Nancy Branham have yet to disappoint me with their reasonably-priced quality food and wine pairings. I just had the fried green tomatoes tonite and this plate touched my longing to return to the South where I grew up. Food is consistently very good and the waitstaff is professional yet pleasant and attentive. When in Flagstaff you must check out this restaurant. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us. On arriving I must say we were a little surprised that it wasn’t in a more salubrious area but, we went in anyway to look and book and, when we did actually eat there a few days later, the whole experience was totally superb! Everything was faultless and top top class. The staff could not have been more helpful, gracious, warm and friendly. The food was wonderful. In fact the whole experience was perfect. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending this restaurant. We were visiting the States from the UK for just over 3 weeks and it was by far, our best meal. Top notch!!

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Had a very nice meal - great food beautifully cooked and well presented.

However it is expensive and the tables are crammed very closely together - if you like good food in an "intimate" atmosphere to your fellow diners and don't mind paying the price then you should enjoy this place.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband and I recently had a wonderful dinner at the Cottage Place in Flagstaff. Our server was excellent and very attentive which set the mood for the evening. We both had the special, a surf and turf dish that was just delicious. The chef even made his way through the restaurant talking with all of the diners. We would make this a stopping stop any time we are in Flagstaff, a very special spot!

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Thank Holly H
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is supposed to be the best place to eat in this town, I must say I was very dissapointed in the entire experience. The resaurant is just an old house converted. The ffo was way over priced for what you got. I felt like the people sitting at the table next to me were dinning with us, becasue the tables were so close. The only thing that was good was the service. The waitress was wonderful and really new what she eas doing

Thank david s
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