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Cottage Place Restaurant
Cottage Place Restaurant

Cottage Place Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cottageplace.com
  • Phone: (928) 774-8431
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Continental
  • 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 (928) 856-1223
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Our second visit to this restaurant while on vacation in Flagstaff, and the second time enjoying the wine pairing multi-course meal....delicious!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "So yesterday, patrons all over 70 with menu they remember from their youth. Friendly but inexperienced server. Rather pricey for the area."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "A great little restaurant in the heart of downtown Flagstaff."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The service, ambience and food were incredible! This confirms, again, why The Cottage Place remains our favorite restaurant in Flagstaff!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is our favorite place in Flagstaff! The food is outstanding!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Fine dining in Flagstaff. Food was excellent and the staff was attentive."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "If you are in Flagstaff go to the Cottage Place. Nothing else needs to be said."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I started my meal with the creamy Tomato Basil soup which was good to the last drop. Next I chose the Surf and Turf special that included wonderfully tender medallions of Beef Tenderloin, charbroiled, napped with an amazing Port Wine Demi-glaze. It was accompanied by 2 scrumptious crab cakes and freshly made scalloped potatoes. My date really enjoyed the Shrimp and Scallop Fettucine in a Chardonnay Cream Sauce! For dessert we shared the Chocolate Creme Brulee! Our server, Dillon was friendly and attentive without hovering, and the owner, Frank stopped by the table to see how everything was going. All in all it was a wonderful evening! Relaxing and delicious in this little spot tucked away a few blocks from the main street in Flagstaff."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • " A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!! FROM THE OWNERS DOWN TO ASHLEY, THE SERVER!! THE FOOD WAS AWESOME AS WELL AS THE SERVICE! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We celebrated a 60th birthday recently at Cottage Place, we were traveling and in Flagstaff as part of a vacation to the Grand Canyon. Wonderful food and service. Cozy ambiance. Our waiter, Carlton i believe, was very professional and yet personable. He gave thoughtful recommendations. The chef dropped by to see if we enjoyed our meal and we were able to give him an enthusiastic yes."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is a gem! I made a reservation 3 months in advance because I didn't want to miss an opportunity to go back here. The food, service and experience is fabulous. I think it is some of the best food that I have eaten and being from Los Angeles, we have a lot to choose from. They were late seating us and gave us champagne to toast for our special occasion while we waited. Seating is limited but worth the planning. Enjoy!!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. We had the 6 course wine pairing special and everything was superb!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The Cottage is a must have on your next trip to Northern Arizona. This would easily rate as a Michelin 4+ Star if it were located in any major market city. Food quality was off the charts great and service explicit. I enjoyed the 6 course Chef's tasting menu along with the paired wine flight and it was fantastic. Each flight was a flavor bomb for the mouth and the Cherries Flambe, made table side, capped off a perfect meal. Meal price was very reasonable given the quality of the food and service. Manager and Chef were both present on the floor throughout the evening insuring my experience was outstanding. Don't miss "The Cottage"! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The atmosphere, staff, food and wine were all outstanding. I'm looking forward to another visit real soon!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Outstanding food, service and ambience. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Fantastic staff and chef, my wife and I were absolutely "wined and dined" - This is the best place to bring someone for a special occasion. (or if you are owing your wife a special night out). The chef and Owner personally asked us if there was anything we needed. And our waiter was on top of everything! People may say that this place is expensive, and it is, but it is NOT overpriced. You get what you pay for here and the food and service is beyond what most have experienced and I highly recommend the Cottage Place to anyone!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014