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“Must try - Haute Cuisine with Eureka Springs flair” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cottage Inn Restaurant

Cottage Inn Restaurant
Ranked #41 of 129 Restaurants in Eureka Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Variety of flavors from the Mediterranean, Spanish, French, Greek influences. All made on premises, fresh bread, soups, and desserts
Little Rock, Arkansas
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Must try - Haute Cuisine with Eureka Springs flair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

So you're in Eureka Springs, it must be vacation cuz you don't just pass through. You're amazed and overwhelmed at the number of cute, quaint places to stay, the curves and hills, and the realization that you really are in "America's largest open air asylum"!

You would probably drive right past this place located on Hwy. 62 as it appears to be yet another small "cottage" venue (which it is) but you need to go for the restaurant! Open Thursday thru Sunday, we were lucky to catch this place last night on the recommendation of the owners of Heartstone Inn, Rick & Cheri.

Summary of quick facts - greeted warmly, seated immediately, service was helpful, attentive, humorous & impeccable. On to the reason you're in a restaurant, the food. Cream of Mushroom soup is famous here; there's a good reason - best ever, not too "creamy", just right with great flavor. House salad is right size with fresh ingredients (tomato - Yum! - watch the Kalimati olives as they do have pits).

Entrees we had were the salmon and the Thai shrimp. Salmon was generous portion with potatoes, fresh roasted carrots and topped with wonderful roasted red peppers. Thai shrimp had just enough heat to keep it interesting but not enough to scare you. Spinach and tomatoes included on a bed of angel hair pasta make for fun taste combinations.

Desserts looked awesome but we went with one not on the menu, a tart ice cream on a sweet merengue. Crazy sounding, crazy good.

Total bill including drinks (one glass of red & one red flight) before tip was only $66. This was a $100+ meal in a metropolitan venue. If you're looking for a 4-5 star experience with table cloths, cloth napkins, excellent wine selection, etc., you should definitely try to get in this restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Eureka Springs, AR, USA
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“Best Filet I've had in Eureka....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

As an innkeeper in Eureka Springs, I make it a point to work my way through the menus of the local restaurants so I know that I am sending my guests to the best places for the best value. This is the first time I've tried the beef filet at the Cottage Inn and I can say that I have had none better in Eureka. Pricing is reasonable, the restaurant is quiet and clean with a casual atmosphere. Almost unassuming, you may not even know that the Cottage Inn Restaurant is such a hidden gem in Eureka. Linda is a great chef with a European flare with more than 30 years servicing Eureka...we will definitely refer the Cottage Inn to our guests and will continue to work my way through her new menu items!

  • Visited July 2014
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice dining tucked away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We were recommended this place for dinner from our local host so decided to check it out as not many places around lake. This is close to Eureka w/o going downtown. Serves 5-9pm daily when open. Got inside to a wall of wine bottles so that was unexpected and immediately felt nicer dining than the norm. Waiters had aprons and tables white linens. The chef changes her menu daily from local fare and makes homemade bread which was differently delicious. I really wanted to try her desserts so next time. Decent selection of wine for again, that area and food was good, reminded me a bit of fave Eureka restaurant, Local Flavor. Wonderful friendly staff, quiet and quaint. Enjoyed the find!

Visited July 2014
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Bella Vista AR
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem - #1 Fine Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Little gem - HUGE flavor - This chef knows her flavor palate and I was not 't disappointed with the food. Staff was knowledgeable about the menue and attentive to our needs. Food was served at correct intervals and the flavors were awesome!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Jacksonville, AR
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“EXCELLENT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have been here many times and have NEVER been disappointed!!! Linda, the Chef is WONDERFUL! Lover her desserts too.

  • Visited September 2013
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