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“Great food and unbelievable service”

The Cottage Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$32
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
“Great food and unbelievable service”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

This is a great restaurant tucked away in the Siesta Key village.
Highly recommend the tuna and watermelon, ceviche, and calamari.
The food is awesome and the service is just as amazing.
Our server James was knowledgeable, incredibly friendly and great with kids.
This place is excellent.

  • Visited August 2012
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Ft. Wayne, IN
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“Beautiful place to dine in Siesta Key”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

The Cottage is a wonderful little place where the atmosphere is friendly, and totally tropical. The food is absolutely wonderful, appetizers and main courses plating and presentation are a picture worthy of the Food Channel. The Patio is such a wonderful place to relax, with the trees, and nooks to sit in, complete with a guitar player. One warning, if the special of the night is "Skate", RUN, this is one fish that is not meant to be eaten, no matter how it is cooked. But try everything else!!

  • Visited July 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews
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“Strange setting for great gourmet food”
Reviewed 2 August 2012

We just went with friends and I must say the service and food were fantastic. The atmosphere is a bit strange, very casual, mostly outdoor seating but a few inside, some picnic tables, etc. We sat on the patio next to the live music and it was fantastic. The music was enjoyable but not so overbearing that you could not carry on a conversation. The food and drinks were fantastic and creative. The pricing is on the high end with most entree's in the $25 price range and drinks $8.

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Brandon, FL
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“Do Not Be Fooled...”
Reviewed 1 August 2012

...by the "bar" like atmosphere...this place has great food at super-reasonable prices! My wife, daughter, and I stopped-in for lunch and were, at first, "iffy" about the place because of the tall bar stools and casual bar-like feeling of the place but we ordered the Chicken Skewer, Shrimp Causa, and Truffle Risotto (which we still talk about) dishes and they were impeccably and beautifully plated and the deliciousness of the dishes definitely justified and reinforced the beauty of their plating. Recommend? Wholeheartedly; and would take you by the hand and into the restaurant if we were there!

Visited July 2012
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Nautical atmosphere, friendly staff, realistic prices. The Oysters Rockefeller were to die for. A must-do on this key .
Jim, Leesburg, Fl.

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