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The Cottage

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
33 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2332
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good55%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
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“chow fun” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
“dumplings” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
33 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2332
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The atmosphere at The Cottage, a Chinese/Japanese/Asian/etc restaurant on Irving Place, is pleasant enough, and the staff is helpful. But the food is uniformly lousy. Cold Noodles with Sesame Sauce should be hard to ruin, but they managed. We sent it back and got Hot...More

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Having eaten here many times, today June 10, 2017, my meal was spoiled by a belligerent waiter named Alex. My friend and I arrived at 4 pm, and although there were only 2 other occupied tables, we had to wait a long time for him...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 11 June 2017

On Saturday, June 10, around 4 pm, my friend and I had dinner here. We were served by Alex. Despite there being only two other busy tables (four other people), Alex took a long time to take our order. In doing so, he was very...More

Thank Rosalie G
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had gone to the Vineyard Theater and I asked someone for a recommendation. Her choice--"The Cottage". I am so glad that I listened. It does not look like your neighborhood Chinese restaurant. There is a subdued,elegant look. It is QUIET--a rare commodity these day....More

Thank Decor71
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We came back 2 years later and never changed, both in good and bad sense. Prices very low for Upper West Side and NY in general, quality good especially Chow fun and dumplings; space is little, cleaning and service just sufficient. We ate 1 vegetable...More

Thank basothebest
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

For years I've eaten at the Cottage, and I don't think that I've ever gotten anything that wasn't very good to excellent. My last visit I had the standard Young Chow fried rice. Very tasty and good portion. Can't ask for much more.

Thank LCarbone23
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

So I went here about 15 years ago. Had been thinking about taking my boyfriend there for his Birthday dinner but chose someplace else. Anyway we got to our other location and things where not what they seemed to be on the website so we...More

Thank NaysDaysOnVacay
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It's pretty much what you expect in a typical New York Chinese restaurant - both in looks and menu. Good corner location off Union Square. Not much "wow" factor here, but for a good Chinese meal it serves it purpose. The hot and sour soup...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

After a mediocre meal at best they changed my credit card twice. When it was pointed out to them they agreed to give a credit back but not before arguing for 20 minutes till they agreed to the mistake. They then lied about putting the...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been The Cottage many times with friends or family. The food is always good and they offer free wine with dinner (you have to ask for it). My favorite is the Tangerine Prawns with string beans and for an appetizer the seafood dumplings...More

Thank Travelchick45
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Lunch, Dinner
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Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: 33 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2332
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
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