The Cottage is a Siesta Key, Florida restaurant where you can experience “Old Florida Charm” while enjoying modern menu selections. Al fresco dining is very popular in Siesta Key, with the beautiful tropical weather and scenery. Dine outdoors on two patios or stay inside for their eclectic and locally sourced cuisine that offers fresh seafood and artistic cooking techniques. The Cottage restaurant has an equal passion for food as it does artistry in plating.
With the variety of offerings on their menu, you can’t go wrong stopping at The Cottage Siesta Key after a day of fun activities. There is something here for everyone, from sandwiches, soups, and salads to tapas and unique side dishes.
Soup and Salad
With a lone soup selection of lobster bisque, the salads round off this section nicely. Choose from potato salad, a Hail Caesar! salad, sushi rice salad, or a delectable superfood salad (which includes red quinoa, beets, cotija, shaved coconut and blueberries). The ingredients are wholesome and consist of varied food groups and serve as a whole meal by themselves.
They offer a six widely varied sandwiches that encompass nearly every taste. If you like seafood sandwiches, try the grouper sandwich; you can order this blackened, grilled, or fried in a light, crispy tempura batter. The cottage chicken sandwich is grilled and topped with mango-pepper jelly and other garnishes. They also offer a New England lobster roll and billionaire burger. The most unusual sandwich is the A.L.T, a tempura-fried avocado served open-faced on grilled Texas toast with lettuce, beefsteak tomato, and lemon aioli.
If you’re not familiar with tapas yet and find yourself at The Cottage Siesta Key, it’s time to try them. Tapas are bite-sized snacks that have spread from Spain to become a world-wide food trend and now serve as complete entrees. The Cottage tapas have an international flair, with choices like tuna tacoshimi, edamame hummus, and Peruvian ceviche.
The dinner menu is similar to lunch, with the addition of entrees like seared salmon, beef short ribs sofrito, sea scallops, and filet mignon, among other delicious choices.
Sides at The Cottage Restaurant
Truffle fries top this section and are one of the favorites on this menu. Other highly rated choices are bucatini San Marzano, broccolini, wakame cucumbers, Red Quinoa, shaved Brussels & plantains, and cauliflower mashed potatoes.
No matter what you order, you’ll have a delicious, wholesome lunch or dinner at The Cottage. Visit their website for a complete menu. You can find The Cottage at 153 Avenida Messina in Siesta Key, FL.