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“Food great, service too busy”
Review of Cottage Restaurant

Cottage Restaurant
Ranked #41 of 161 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Park City
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food great, service too busy”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Visited on a Sunday for brunch & during the wait, we enjoyed complimentary coffee offered outside. Once we got in, we sat between two other tables with about a foot apart each. Noticed the cycle of service was either the tables had food or had not yet ordered. After a long wait in the VERY busy restaurant, we got attention & ordered. We each wanted juice & didn't appear. I substituted fruit instead of included potatoes & requested a single type of fruit instead of mixed- waitress bellowed it would be $2 more & I agreed. After another long wait in which the two side tables next to us were waiting for their food too, it arrived in succession to table position. No single fruit appeared but dared not stop the busy flow. Asked for juices & obvious waitress forgot. Food was excellent & way too much (including price). Tried to discuss $2 price added for not receiving substitution, waitress called over & yelped she didn't know anything about single fruit. Oh well, no tip.
Might be better during week .

  • Visited April 2014
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Sussex
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Ok for breakfast”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Omelette and pancakes were good, generous portions. It's a quaint place, quite crampled but comfortable and friendly.

Visited May 2013
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Thank claresussex
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“worst breakfast ever”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Ever had to cut an omelette with a knife in order to eat it? A cute little restaurant, and service was fine, but food was terrible and expensive - $50 breakfast for two?

Visited March 2014
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What a nice find!”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We were just walking around Carmel and decided that we wanted some lunch and found this place. It looked cute from the outside and comfortable and it was.

I think this was an older home converted into a comfy restaurant. We were there for a easy but light lunch and The Cottage fulfilled our every expectations.

I am on a gluten free life style and that was no problem here. I had there bagel with cream cheese and lox but without the bagel. It was not gluten free. They displayed everything so nicely on my plate (which was actually a wooden cutting board, very cute) but the best part were the lox. It was sightly smoked and very, very tasty and they were so generous with the portion. Everything was fresh and I believe my husbands eggs were fresh farm raised eggs because the color of the yoke was so beautiful.

If you are walking around Ocean and 7th in Carmel you must stop here for breakfast/brunch.

Oh forgot to mention the service...it was excellent! Very friendly staff.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank BigIsKwan
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noco
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hungry Travellers - Hit This Place!”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We had arrived the night before and had not yet stocked our room with breakfast items. So we headed into Carmel and tried this place. The whole family loved it. If you're lucky (or early enough), sit at the round table in the front window. You can watch the goings on in Carmel and marvel that you're in vacation in California!

Visited March 2014
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