Cottage Place Restaurant
Cottage Place Restaurant

Cottage Place Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cottageplace.com/
  • Phone: 9287748431
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Frank Branham CEC, AAC
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Cottage Place is well known throughout the community for its upscale catered events. From extensive appetizer buffets to remarkable buffet or plated dinners, Chef Frank Branham can turn any event into a memorable occasion. He will custom build a menu for YOU; anything from an intimate dinner party for 20 to a wedding reception for 200, to a buffet party for 350. . . The food and service will blow you away!!
  • Private Party Facilities: The Cottage Place is only open for dinner five nights a week, Wednesday through Sundays. As a result we are available for private parties on Monday or Tuesday evenings and any day for lunch. Private parties require a minimum of 25 people and can accommodate a group as large as 40.
  • Private Party Contact: Frank Branham 9288561223
  • Special Events: The Cottage Place has two Sunday Brunches each year; one on Easter and one on Mother's Day.

    The restaurant also holds a series of cooking classes and wine tastings. Please see www.cottageplace.com for more information.l

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Humphreys
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have several parking spaces available just west of the restaurant and lots of on street parking available in the immediate neighborhood.
A word from Cottage Place Restaurant
The Cottage Place Restaurant is located in a historic Flagstaff residence built in 1909. Opened in 1980, The Cottage Place has been a favorite of locals & tourists alike who enjoy its intimate atmosphere, fine food, excellent service & extensive wine list.



In 2012 Cottage Place Restaurant was named one of the 100 BEST OVERALL restaurants in the country by OPEN TABLE diners. The restaurant also has "The Award of Excellence" and has been named "Best Fine Dining" by readers of the local paper for many years.

In additional to serving dinner every Wednesday through Sunday, the Cottage Place Restaurant holds a series of Cooking Classes and has published an outstanding cookbook, Cottage Place Flavors. It is indeed a very special restaurant and the owners, Frank and Nancy Branham along with their entire staff, look forward to you dining with us soon!!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Cottage Place Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)fit for foodies (46)romantic (45)neighborhood gem (39)notable wine list (37)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (2)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Celebrating our Anniversary -we wanted a table to ourselves, but were seated right alongside (or in between) two other couples. We had someone's backside in our faces when the hostess or the waiter were helping the other couples in the restaurant. I think there should be more separation between the tables along the wall. We ordered from the Twilight Menu, but was charged full price. We asked to split a dessert, and were charged for two desserts. The waiter was friendly, but did not pay attention to detail. The food was amazing, and we look forward to trying the chicken next time we come - but we will request a private table, specify that we are ordering from the Twilight menu, and specify we are splitting dessert!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • From the moment
    Debspick
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We walked in we received outstanding service. Greeted by Shannon who wanted to seat us at a special table, to Chapman our waiter who was knowledgeable and provided the utmost in service. Our meal was excellent from the wine- dessert. Steaks were tender and succulent-- we were impressed. A find if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tsarasota1
    TJsarasota1
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is a great restruant. Good food,good service, nice ambiance. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent service & fantastic dinner. Will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Jeffee
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife found this when researching a recent trip we took to the Phoenix area. After visiting Sedona we drove up to Flagstaff for dinner - I'm glad we did. This was one of the best meals I've ever had. Not crazy fancy, just great food. I had a smoked ribeye special - it was amazing. The chef/owner stopped by our table and we chatted - he was glad to give information about how he prepared my meal - I can't wait to try it at home. My wife had the Goronzola encrusted steak - again - amazing....and the potatoes gratinee were also great. When we visit the area again we will definitely dine with them again. A bit pricey but worth it if you like great food in a cozy setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little Gem !
    OutofTowner
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great little find in Flagstaff! Excellent atmosphere and service. Food is all based on local availability and is fresh and well prepared with great care. Would definitely return (if I lived in the area). Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Incredible evening. My wife and I anticipated a fine dining experience and were not disappointed. The food was incredible and precisely prepared. Our service was outstanding and we had an excellent table for a quiet and romantic evening we will talk about for some time to come...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For that Special Occasion
    hatetocook
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is our "go to" place for birthdays and anniversaries. We've never been disappointed with the quality of the food or the service. The Owner/Chef can always be seen in the restaurant checking with diners to make sure they are completely satisfied.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The very attentive host and servers at the Cottage were top notch along with the chateaubriand. The chef checked in on us 2 times. The setting in the historic house and 30 years history as a restaurant was exactly what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    bdayinflag
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was excellent and the service great. also the wine list was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High Marks Once Again
    DenverNative
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our second visit to this restaurant while on vacation in Flagstaff, and the second time enjoying the wine pairing multi-course meal....delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cottage Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Right from the first step in the door I knew it would be a keeper! Lovely hostess, smiled and made us feel very comfortable. The service was outstanding. Everyone pitched in and made sure we were happy. Started with the caprese salad - beautiful heirloom tomato; our waiter brought us a taste of the mushroom soup - amazing! Tenderloin medallions with porcini - wonderful. The tenderloins we cooked perfectly and cut with a fork. We didn't have room for dessert so I will have to make a trip back to enjoy soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-rated
    KirstierrVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Decor was old and dirty. We were seated in a dingy corner next to the kitchen. Food was heavy handed and uninteresting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top-notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I ate at the Cottage Place Restaurant on August 13, 2014, and had requested a cozy table for 2 as we were celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary. When we arrived at our appointed reservation time, we were immediately ushered in to a beautiful little table for two in one of 2 private front window spots. It was really perfect, and the food was exquisite. I would highly reccomend this restaurant to anyone, though I would caution them that it is quite pricey. Be prepared to pay at least $100 for 2 people --- not overpriced in our opinion. The service, food and ambiance are worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best restaurant in Arizona.
    Jerrylives
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great wine. Great sauces. Everything was cooked perfectly, including seafood. Delicious meal, fantastic salmon. Reasonable portions, not tiny like some gourmet restaurants. Very fair prices for the excellent quality. chocolate silk dessert was to die for, split a piece with my girlfriend. Back ground music was just right- Coltrane(jazz).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dated
    essenunddrinken
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    So yesterday, patrons all over 70 with menu they remember from their youth. Friendly but inexperienced server. Rather pricey for the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A great little restaurant in the heart of downtown Flagstaff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful anniversary treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a great dinner at Cottage Place this weekend. Food was great, service was as well. I had the tasting menu which was a really nice way to sample several different items including veggies straight from the chef's garden! My husband had the gorgonzola encrusted filet and loved it. A really nice way to spend our anniversary while in Flagstaff! The only negative was a large noisy party- the restaurant is so small you can't do much to get away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    Balletfan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The best restaurant in Flagstaff. Have been there for special occasions and just when we wanted a great meal. They are consistently excellent in food, service, and attention to details 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Finest Dining
    FreddyBringjoy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Cottage Place gave us the finest dining experience we have ever enjoyed. It was not just the best overall, but every element including the atmosphere, the patrons, every member of the staff, every course from appetizer to dessert, and the wine was the best. The crab cakes were outstanding, the steelhead was delicious, the beef bourguignon was rich and tasty. The strawberry shortcake flambé was enormously entertaining. Try it for your next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Flagstaff
    wellnessrnVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is our second time here and will be a must for us each time we visit Flagstaff. The service and food are excellent. It is a quaint little place so make reservations early. There were 5 of us on this trip, my husband and I shared the rack of lamb which is made to perfection, the sides were delicious, the cream of mushroom soup and the flambe dessert were both amazing. My mother had the lamb chops and the creme brulee and she loved both. The other couple had a pasta dish and said the pasta was made to a perfect al dente.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    grateful1s
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had read reviews about this restaurant and decided to give it a try on our next visit to Flagstaff. We were not disappointed. Enjoyed the six-course tasting with the wine pairings. Just the right amount of food. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The service, ambience and food were incredible! This confirms, again, why The Cottage Place remains our favorite restaurant in Flagstaff!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Dinner
    Lulu
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have been to Flagstaff a few times of late but had not heard of Cottage Place. The reviews were strong and the summer dinner met our expectations. We opted to sit on the small patio on a delightful July night. The chef circulated tables, checking in with dinner guests about the food, sharing his techniques, and a restaurant cookbook. The service was attentive without being overbearing. We chose the rack of lamb for two with seasonal veggies. The veggies were cooked perfectly; the lamb was possibly the best I have ever eaten. Next time we visit Flagstaff, we will dine here and recommend it to Tucson friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is our favorite place in Flagstaff! The food is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal!
    Syndar
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Every time we eat at Cottage Place it's a great experience. Frank's ever-changing menus are thoughtful and always executed flawlessly. Service is very professional. It was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHAT A VERY SPECIAL PLACE
    SLYMBAVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We found the Cottage Place Restaurant in Flagstaff on Open Table Flagstaff and WHAT A FIND IT WAS. Our waiter, Dillon, was absolutely superb. We very much enjoyed meeting the chef and being able to congratulate him on his outstanding lamb. We look forward to dining with them again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flagstaff Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Charming restaurant. The food was fresh and tasty. Many of the food items came from local farms and ranches. The deserts was make on site and wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always
    Marsha
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We try to hiy yhe cottage everytime we are in Fladstaff and have always enjoyed the food quality, taste, and amazing service. A real Gem to be sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a pleasure
    JNewRiver
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We thought it would be a delightful place to celebrate our 20th anniversary dinner. Everything worked out even better than we had expected. Our server noted that my wife is a very much of a chocolate person. The crab filled salmon and the spinach and goat cheese strudel were served with care and attention, and tasted as good as they looked. We were treated with warmth by our server and by Frank Branham, the chef and owner. The chocolate creme brulee dessert lived up to description. We would strongly recommend the Cottage Place for any occasion or no occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Steve
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fine dining in Flagstaff. Food was excellent and the staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great
    Lookn4goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Found Cottage Place during a visit to Flagstaff several years ago. Great then. Even better this time. Appitizers, entres, dessert and wine were top notch! Jake took excellent care of my wife and I. When you are in northern AZ you must make the effort to dine at Cottage Place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    In this college town bursting with brew pubs & hamburger joints, what a delight to enjoy a gourmet meal, beautifully prepared with fresh & local ingredients (we saw the chef at the farmer’s market the next morning!!) in a wonderful and inviting atmosphere. The staff is very professional, attentive and knowledgeable about every item on the menu. Lamb was perfectly prepared and oh, so good; Ditto for the flounder. Great selections of wine. No room for dessert this time, although we were tempted. Everytime we've been here, it seems that we are the only out-of-towners. Obviously locals love this place! Open Table is the way to go - you need a reservation at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    Jimbo
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    From the reviews I was expecting very high quality food, prepared from scratch. But that was not my experience. The sauces were overlay sweet, bland, and seemed to me to be out of a can.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth detouring for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    An unexpected jewel of a restaurant. The menu is imaginative; the food delivered to the table more than lives up to its billing. The service is knowledgeable and friendly. If the weather is good, try to get one of the three outside tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 275 reviews are from the Cottage Place Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Why all the hype???
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Quaint little restaurant close to old town Flagstaff. Service was very strange. Not sure if the server was having some medical problems or not. Food was mediocre. Not sure why this restaurant gets all the high ratings. Maybe we were there on a really "off" night. Chef did address our table. That's about the extent of "special" for this restaurant. Sorry that's all I can report.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Cottage Inn
    pappy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Everything was good - but we were surprised this restaurant was considered in the top 100 around the country. It was not bad at all and I don't intend for this to be a negative review - just not top 100.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CottagePlace2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This was our first visit and we are anxious to return. Service was excellent and food was delicious. We were greeted immediatedly for our 8pm reservation and promptly seated in a perfect little alcove table. We had not asked for any special service but received the best we have had in a long while. The chef must be an award winner because my wife's Gorgonzola steak and my bouillabaisse was the fabulous, the best I have had since I had it in southern France.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome restaurant in Flagstaff
    toycannon
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We eat at Cottage Place every time we visit Flagstaff to cool off. And every time we have a great dining experience. It is pricey but you get really excellent food and service and it's a very relaxing and enjoyable 2 hours. I rate this restaurant the top fine dining location in all of northern AZ. The chef, Frank, is always cordial and visits with diners. Every server that we've had in our multiple visits has been very good to excellent. I highly recommend Cottage Place for special dinners for couples. Making the reservation on-line worked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Tasting Menu
    FLG1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Scallop appetizer with cilantro crema sauce was the perfect starter for the meal. I would like to see a larger portion be an entrée on the menu. Second appetizer was a tamale wrapped in a husk with tomatillo sauce. Mushroom veloute soup was hearty with a varied collection of mushrooms. The palate cleansing sorbet was cool and refreshing before the Tenderloin with mash potatoes. The pineapple and mango flambé prepared table side finished a fabulous evening. And, I like knowing that I can attempt to prepare these dishes at home by following the recipes in "Cottage Place Flavors" cookbook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.