Home | Contact Us |
Sarasota Restaurant Reviews
Sarasota dining guide, events, nightlife

Restaurant
Cuisine

American
Amish
Asian
Barbeque
Cajun
Chinese
Eclectic
European
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
New American
Pacific Island
Peruvian
Seafood
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

Restaurant
Style

Bistro
Breakfast
BYOB
Casual
Deli
Dog Friendly
Family
Fine Dining
Frugal Dining
Happy Hour
Health
Lunch
Organic
Pizza
Pub
Steakhouse
Sushi
Waterfront
Zone - Anna Maria Island
Zone - Bradenton
Zone - Burns Court
Zone - Downtown
Zone - Gulf Gate
Zone - Holmes Beach
Zone - Lakewood Ranch
Zone - Longboat Key
Zone - Nokomis
Zone - Northport
Zone - Osprey
Zone - Palmetto
Zone - Rosemary District
Zone - Siesta Key
Zone - Southgate
Zone - Southgate S
Zone - Southside Village
Zone - St. Armands
Zone - Towles Court
Zone - University Park
Zone - Venice

Cottage

Cottage
153 Avenida Messina
Siesta Key, FL 34242
Phone: 941-312-9300


8.1
Food Presentation Decor Service Value
8.5 8 7.5 8 8

A Casual Beachy Feel with Serious Food and Reasonable Prices

The Cottage, located in the village of Siesta Key, is a small, casual, nautically styled restaurant. Offering 3 distinct dining areas: front deck/porch, wood paneled indoor dining room, and the backyard patio.  The Cottage projects a definite “I am on vacation!” feel; very relaxing. However, do not be fooled by the laid back attitude and assume the food is your typical beach bar basic.  It is not!

The Cottage's menu is innovative and has a creative style of blending various ingredients, spices, and cuisines that are apparent throughout the menu.  It is a Peruvian influenced menu, The Cottage offers a range of appetizers, salads, Ceviche, shellfish, sandwiches, and entrees.  The menu does offer something for everyone; however it is ideal for those of us that like to try a number of items and share.  For our meals we chose the following:

Cottage House Chopped Salad:  Spring mix and romaine lettuce with tomato, onion, avocado, cuzco corn, black beans and queso fresco with orange honey chipotle vinaigrette.  $9.99, add 5 shrimp $4.00
Large portion, very flavorful, mixture of textures, delicious.
Teriyaki Mahi Mahi Sliders:  Garnished with slaw, pickled ginger and wasabi mayo.  $12.99
Fresh and flavorful, a great combination of flavors.
Siesta Fiesta Caesar Salad:  Romaine lettuce, manchego, red onions, and plantains with rocotto dressing.  $9.99
Very fresh, a large portion offering a nice mix of flavor and textures.
Mixed Ceviche:  Fresh fish, shrimp, mussels, and octopus in Cottage yellow pepper lime juice with cilantro, red onions, cuzco corn skewer, and cancha and yam.  $14.99
Deliciously fresh, citrusy, with nice texture; summertime at its best.
Steamed Calms:  Eastern little necks $11.99
A delightful alternative to the longneck softer shell steamer, firm and briny, very nice.

The wait staff was very friendly, fast, and attentive.  The Cottage offers a full bar service, beer wine, and soft drinks.  In addition to the fine food and drink, Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday 12-7pm with live music nightly.

If you are looking for a fun, relaxed, easy going type of place with some really interesting food, look no further than The Cottage.

SRQ Reviews, the restaurant guide you need to find the best dining in Sarasota, Florida.

The Cottage on Urbanspoon


Insider Tips

Categories: Latin, Peruvian, Seafood
Styles: Happy Hour, Lunch, Zone - Siesta Key

Breakfast: N/A
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Late night: Frday- Saturday 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Entrees: $18.99-$26.99
Reservations: Not Available
Open Air Space: Yes
Date Reviewed: 06-16-2011
Exceptions:  Reservations for parties of 8 or more

Click here for directions or a larger map.

URL: http://www.cottagesiestakey.com


Back to Review Listings



 
   

 SRQ Reviews

Best restaurant reviews in Sarasota Florida
Follow Me on Pinterest

Follow SRQ on
Follow SRQ on Facebook
Follow SRQ on Twitter 

Be part of the SRQ Review Network
Be part of the
SRQ Network
put our badge on your blog or website

Banner Photos by
Marcus Urban