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The Cottage Restaurant

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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sat outside on patio w steel drum music... perfect vacation evening... service and food were wonderful..we didnt have a reservation but they got our party of 6 in within 15 min. Would def return!!

Thank Lovie08
Rochester, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed a late lunch at this farm to table restaurant. The menu included tapas and Peruvian- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes; the ceviche was very good. Our server, Brandon, was very helpful in suggesting tapas selections and drinks. We enjoyed listening to Dean who played guitar and sang. We recommend The Cottage Restaurant to anyone looking for an interesting menu and... More 

Thank dabt93
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was very good. The lobster bisque was some of the best we've had outside of Bermuda. Our waitress, Jenn, was efficient and also a lot of fun. She helped make our night.

Thank James C
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi James, Thank you for your wonderful review of The Cottage. We are delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service!! Please make sure you check out our back garden patio next time you dine with us. Thank you again and we hope to see you again. Katie Spelman, Operational Assistant More 

Fishers, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I very much enjoyed our lunch date at the Cottage. I had the smoked salmon sliders and my husband had the Mahi sandwich. We also were delighted with the fish spread appetizer. Such great value! Can't wait to go back!

Thank jennigroogan
Worthington, Ohio
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216 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us had dinner here recently. We requested the back patio for it's garden ambiance and live dinner music. We were seated at a picnic table. The menu features a number of interesting tapas offerings, a number of sandwiches, and some inventive entrees. Our meals were creatively plated (which means white square and rectangular plates on which the food... More 

Thank Tom B
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Tom, Thank you for your review of The Cottage. Our culinary team will be delighted to hear your party enjoyed dining with us. Chef Evan and his team have also created several new globally inspired dishes that we will be adding to the menu in the next week. Please come back and visit with us and be sure to... More 

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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch! We sat right in the front patio! The spicy shrimp and lobster roll were amazing and both very fresh!

Thank Ntaylor720
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Siesta key for our anniversary weekend and this was the first stop for dinner. We had a late lunch in St Armand prior to this so for us, tapas sized portions seemed best. We started off with the lobster bisque which was creamy, chunky, and tasty. Next up was the ceviche: standard fare, nothing to write home about. Finished... More 

Thank peter p
Frankfort, Illinois
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174 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to try something a little different so we dined on a variety of tapas selections at The Cottage. The restaurant is in Siesta Village a very busy locale during these winter months. They do not take reservations; we were concerned that we would be in for a long wait. Fortunately, we were lucky and were seated immediately. Additionally, did... More 

Thank TKCRhino
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your kind words about your dining experience at The Cottage. We are delighted you were able to discover our back patio dining area while enjoying all of the amazing tapas The Cottage offers. I will also pass along your compliment to both our culinary team and our service team. Thank you again for... More 

Tavira, Portugal
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent menu in comfortable surroundings. Very friendly and likeable staff. Valet Parking but do be careful if you pick the car up yourself. It can be quite dark on the roadside and my wife fell into a deep gully. Better to have the car brought to you after all, that´s what you are tipping for.

Thank glayva8949
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we only had a drink and an app . . . but the truffle fries are to die for. our drinks were pricey but STRONG.

Thank jgowings

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 32
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-9300
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?