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“The experiments are a great success!”
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The Cottage
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Ranked #4 of 180 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

The description in one of the review sites included "experimental" - always a draw for us. We were rewarded with drinks that I'm certain you won't find anywhere else and three wonderful courses; spicy squid and broccoli appetizer - the squid was so fresh it must have been caught just as we arrived, a salmon main course with a wonderful mixture of tastes and textures including burnt garlic, perfectly prepared, an incredible halibut dish prepared with a cauliflower couscous (!), and a carrot cake with a generous fantasmic toffee sauce and creme-fresh. As a result of our visit, we made a pact that we will henceforth stop spending money at "B" class venues and save up for our return. Well worth it!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A classy little place with very crowded seating in a noisy environment. High prices here because you are getting gourmet entrees, that you won't get elsewhere. Eclectic appetizers that we found quite filling. Main entrees were very unique with decent size portions. However, not for big eaters. Good cocktails here too. You go here for the experience of eating gourmet.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Good service , unspectacular food and pricey. Started with the hamachi sashimi for $18. Three thin pieces of sashimi arrived and they had little flavor. The wasabi or whatever it was that accompanied it was lacking flavor as well. The other party had the octopus and broccoli app which had good flavor. We had salmon and halibut for main courses. The salmon was ok but no better than I have had at many other places. Honestly I thought it well over priced at $33 for what was maybe a 4-6 ounce piece of fish. The halibut again was fine but nothing exceptional. And at $36, overpriced for what it was. On s positive note, the service was very good, food was delivered promptly and glasses stayed full.

Has high hopes for this place after reading all of the reviews but The Cottage did not live up to the hype.

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Ny wife and I had dinner here recently. Their cocktails are excellent. My wife had Spicy Pear, vodka Bartlett Pear cayenne and cinnamon. I had the Smoky Peat mezcal glennmorangie 10 yr. curicao and siracha. For apps I had the Grilled Octopus and my wife had the Burratta and beets. Both very good. She had the Wagyu Brisket Steam Buns and I had the Wild King Salmon in Cedar Paper. Excellent. We had some interesting cheeses for dessert. Don't mis this place. Cozy dining in a Cottage.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Exceptional and creative food. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Stellar chef. It's small and tables a bit tight. Reservations suggested. The new bar area is a great option and you can reserve seats. Voted best burger in the area and it's terrific. However, the menu isn't pub type fare, so don't be fooled into thinking you'll find other "standards" such as chicken wings, etc. When you're nominated for a James Beard Award the food offerings are of a very high quality and inspired.

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Thank golferpat
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