The Cottage Place is our favorite restaurant in Flag. The food is always good. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel welcome. Best part…prices are reasonable. We summer in Flag so we can compare CP to a lot of restaurants elsewhere. We love it.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, well-prepared food
Delicious, well-prepared food and beautifully presented food and a gracious staff that was helpful and friendly and quick to please without being intrusive.
The city was working on the street outside and our first impression was not favorable but once inside everything was lovely. The restaurant is located in an older home and is cozy and romantic.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We would give everything except ambience 5 stars. We went for a romantic evening. The tables for two indoors are so closely spaced that you can't help but be exposed to every detail of the conversations at the tables next to you. Other than that, the indoors is a very nice historic building, nicely done and suitable for a special occasion, as long as privacy isn't a priority. The tables outdoors are more private, and it is a nice dining area.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Lovely Dinner
I found this restaurant listed on many Flagstaff travel sites and top dining sites so decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed. All of the dishes were excellent. The dining area was not as formal as I expected given the reviews and prices, but this was not a bad thing. The wait staff and servers were knowledgable and attentive. I would definitely recommend Cottage Place Restaurant to anyone looking for an upscale meal in a comfortable environment.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our favorite special occasion restaurant in Flagstaff. The food is a culinary splendor. You must try.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little bit cramped
We love this place and have been there many times. My only complaint is that if you go as a twosome, you can get seated 1 foot away from other tables on each side, so be prepared to make new friends.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I selected this restaurant as a birthday gift and dining 'experience' for a party of 6. I was not disappointed. Chef Branham's food creations were beautiful and delicious. The seasonal stuffed squash blossoms were the highlight of the meal for me...although it is difficult when there are so many other mouth watering items to choose from. The wait staff was attentive, professional and fun with extra attention given to the birthday boy!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us had a wonderful dinner at the Cottage. What made it wonderful was that the food was very good, the atmosphere pleasant, and the noise level quiet enough to have a conversation. The wait staff was terrific! Hope this makes you want to go.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in Flagstaff
Every time I travel to the Flagstaff area I select the Cottage Restaurant which I consider to be the best in Flagstaff for it's food codices and it's superb service.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. A little crowded
Excellent food. A little crowded but nice atmosphere anyway. Waiter I believe chairman was his name was very good, attentive but not overbearing. Next time we are in flag we will do it again. Cheers
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just Dinner....An Experience
After reading about all the wonderful food and cooking classes, we finally got there to eat. Small in size at only about a dozen tables. A unique dining experience set in a small old house with the chef wandering around asking how we all liked his food. And yet it felt intimate at our small table so would be perfect to begin a romantic evening. We did the 6 course "Tasting Menu" none of which is on the regular (and amazing) menu. All the food was delicious and we can't wait to go back even though it is 3 hours away. The Waite staff was great too. In fact we felt we should leave a tip for all the waiters since each one interacted with us on some level. Highly recommend to all!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a dark and stormy night
It was a dark and stormy night - really - and the restaurant was jammed with diners usually seated outside. In the midst of this extra stress our waiter, Fritz, and his team, managed our table flawlessly. This was made even more complicated by one of our table ordering the tasting menu while the rest of us ordered from the menu. The food was spectacular although the outstanding desserts make it difficult to remember the rest. Drink a cocktail before you go and be prepared to enjoy the extensive wine and beer offerings.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food ,friendly attentive staff. Chef Comes out to meet and greet patrons. If I ever get back to Flagstaff I will come back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Near perfect experience.
A delightful dining experience. I fell in love with the chef and bought his wonderful cookbook. The staff was very attentive except for the waiter. When we were seated and for at least 10 minutes, he was so focused on an adjacent table for 6 that he didn't even look our way and acknowledge our existence. It's a very small place so there was no excuse for his not at least saying "welcome, I'll be with you very shortly" Once the ordering began, he was fine, but I needed to suspend my annoyance to begin enjoying the meal. We'd go back in a minute if we lived closer and I am already scheming for a reason to visit Flagstaff again.... just to enjoy another meal at the Cottage Place.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I both agree that this was one of the best dinners we have ever had. The food was fresh and expertly prepared. We had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings and every course was perfect. We plan to return next year.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is truely a must for anyone looking for a great place to eat in Flagstaff. Owner and chef, Frank Branham as well as all the staff ( a special shout out to our waiter Fritz) made this special occasion a very memorable experience. From our drinks before dinner to the wonderful creme brulee for desert we enjoyed ourselves every moment. Do not miss this restaurant if you are looking for a unique dining experience.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This little gem of a place is outstanding on all levels of dining execution. Chef Frank is a culinary genius. We will frequent Cottage Place as often as possible when we're in Flagstaff from now on! Highly recommend!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the NewZealand king Salmon, was excellent and cooked perfectly. Great place with outdoor seating. Nice jazz in the background inside. Really good service without feeling like it was overattentive. The French silk pie was rich but very tasty. We shared it and it was just enough. My date thought everything was excellent. The only mediocre part of the meal was the coffee @ the end.Overall I was quite satisfied. I have already recommended it to a friend.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in Flagstaff for a couple of days and stumbled on Cottage Place. I would make this a regular haunt if I lived there. The food was fabulous and the staff great. We ordered several items and shared, but there were still more items we wanted to try which all sounded delicious. A must visit if one is in Flagstaff.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Cottage Place definitely deserves to be the #1 restaurant in Flagstaff. Impeccable service and wonderful food; our rack of lamb was delicious and all of the accompaniments were fresh and amazing. The mushroom soup was to die for. You get great value for the quantity, quality and presentation of the food. My left-overs were still wonderful last night! I just wish we weren't so full at the end of dinner because we would have loved to be able to try some of their great desserts. Returning to Cottage Place is the best reason to return to Flagstaff.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining at it's best!
This is our second visit to Cottage Place. We love this restaurant so much that we decided to come here once a month for our anniversary. The service and cuisine are second to none. We had the August tasting menu for dinner with both the Tuscan Filet and Cervena Venison and they were excellent!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must do in flagstaff!
This is a wonderful restaurant. You need to make a reservation to guarantee a seat. Everything was great! I will definitely be back!! Fritz was a great server and made the evening so enjoyable!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cottage Place - A Gem in Flagstaff
Once again our dining experience at the Cottage Place was outstanding. We have never been disappointed. Every course is prepared and presented to perfection. Well, the only slight disappointment is the Smoked Gouda Potato soup is not in the chef's cookbook. The soup had a texture like silk and the flavor was incredible. Our guests were duly impressed. The Cottage Place would be a gem in any large city. Wish they had a second restaurant in Scottsdale. Kudos to the chef and staff!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was just fantastic. Though it is not cheap it is a great place to go for an anniversary or special occasion. Fritz our waiter was great and one of the best I have ever had. The food was awesome! The Au gratin potatoes were delicious.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time eating here. Had
First time eating here. Had a wonderful meal with a terrific waiter. Fritz was extremely attentive and personable. We did their tasting menu, which the kitchen modified for us (fish was not one of the entrees offered, but they allowed substitution). Everything was expertly prepared and presented. Would not hestitate to return.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
Cottage Place continues to please with excellent food, wait service and wines.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and fantastic!
We were referred to the Cottage Place by a friend from out of state who found the restaurant on the internet. What a great present. We went there for our 44th anniversary. We had a private table in the front room of an adorable old home. Food was excellent and entrees were customized to order. The wait staff was terrific and personable. Our dining experience was tops in all categories.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Online reviews of Chef Frank Branham's "Cottage Place Restaurant" raved about the cuisine, presentation, service, and ambiance. We chose to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary dinner there and made a online reservation. Inquiring, we were directed to a section of Chef's cookbook that describes how he and wife Nancy converted a tortilla factory into a world renowned, award winning restaurant. The cuisine visual presentation was quickly surpassed by its enticing aroma and our gastric anticipation. The talk quickly degenerated to simple "yummms" and exclamations of delight. The reviews fall woefully short of the actual culinary experience that Chef Branham and The Cottage Place Restaurant deliver to it's patrons. Go experience it.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looks like a house!
If you find yourself in Flagstaff and want something other than the usual southwest stuff, consider Cottageplace. Elegant but unpretentious. Fresh food, creatively prepared. It would be hard to find a more comfortable setting, better service, or a finer wine list.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy & inviting - this vintage house/charming restaurant serves perfection.The service was some of the finest we have enjoyed; our wait staff had complete command of every aspect of the menu.The food was amazing: squash blossom starter, International Cheese Soup (much brie, one can never have too much brie), Parmesan-crusted scallops served with saffron rice, & the chocolate crème brulee lingers...just to give you some idea.My fiancé said the by-the-glass wine selection was the best he had seen.The chef wandered in & about to see how everyone was enjoying his creations (is there a category for "too much"? No?). Although we rolled out, the portions were not overly indulgent - the emphasis being on quality, not quantity, as it should be.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This delightful restaurant, in a somewhat difficult to find location, was delightful. We went with another couple who are very food and wine knowledgeable and we all thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the evening. The service was especially marvelous.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend recommended the restaurant indicating the food was excellent ~ and it is!
The service was excellent as well. Perfect timing of drinks, food, and inquiry as to our meal. It was nice to see the Chef help serve, observe the patrons, and offer desserts, etc. This action indicates to me confidence in his work, rightfully so.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tasting menu was amazing. Thoughtful, imaginative, tasty dishes paired with great wine. Excellent food coupled with superior service in a romantic setting.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a small older home that been around for many years and you wouldn't even know it's there. Reservations are a must. We were seated what would of been the porch, but it was private, quiet and comfortable. The menu was diverse, with the chef growing some of the ingredients in his own garden. They even carried one of my favorite wines, Rombauer Red Zinfandel. We had crab cakes and escargot for appetizers, both delicious. The main course was a nice filet that was done to perfection. Our desert was topped off the evening. I've had the opportunity to eat at a lot of nice restaurants, but I will say this was right up there. There was not a weakness in any course. We truly had a wonderful evening.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food, and Service
Excellent Food and service in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had it not been for one loud female diner, the noise level could have been much quieter. However, it will not stop us from returning to this outstanding restaurant with an equally outstanding menu! The Cottage Place will be our number 1 reason for planning a return trip to Flagstaff!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back
My husband and I enjoyed the fall tasting menu with wine. I had the beef offering. My husband had the venison. Both were outstanding. We will be dining there the next time we are in Flagstaff for sure and will recommend it to our friends.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem
We had the special tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was outstanding. It was the best meal we have had in a very long time. Each dish was better that the next. The service was as good as the food. It was truely a special evening.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our anniversary at the Cottage Place. We had mentioned it was a special night when we made our reservation on Open Table. The staff immediately greeted us and wished us a happy anniversary. It was subtle and nice. My wife had the crab stuffed salmon, which was outstanding. It had a nice sauce that was light and complimentary... Not overpowering. I chose the six course tasting menu. It was a very enjoyable process. I won't describe every course, but each plate was delicious. The main course was a beef tenderloin in a bourbon reduction sauce. I seriously considered licking the plate. The meat was perfectly prepared. And finally... Order desert. Just do it.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting the area
We were visiting the area on vacation with our good friends. Had dinner here for their 30th wedding anniversary. Fabulous good, great service. Spectacular wine selection. You won't be disappointed. The food is 5 star gourmet.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasure
This has to be one of the best places we have eaten for an overall experience. The service food and atmosphere was professional welcoming and very rewarding. The chief was extremely personable and made us feel very welcome and special. The food was exceptional. There is nothing on the menu that was less than exceptional. It was actually so good that we went back the next night. We were late getting there for our original reservation and they made it possible for us to have dinner late. Just a great spot not to be missed in flagstaff
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our special restaurant for a celebratory dinner out. We are always in awe of the delicious flavors throughout the meal, from the soups to the desserts. Can't beat the tenderness and fine taste of their scallops which are my all-time favorite there. Flagstaff's best dining experience is at The Cottage Place.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the best
A most charming owner/chef restaurant in, of all places, Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff is among other things a college town which might explain why this outstanding restaurant has been in operation for over 30 years. Everything about our evening at the Cottage Place Restaurant was most pleasant. The decor, the staff, the food, the wine list and on and on.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Big City cuisine in Flagstaff
My wife and I recently visited the Cottage Place restaurant for a quiet dinner while in Flagstaff. I had read impressive reviews on Chef Frank Branham on Open Table and Trip Advisor and decided it would be nice to try a more upscale restaurant. The food quality, service and ambience were excellent. We ordered chateaubriand for two, which is always a challenge if you select two meat temperatures. Chef Frank was happy to customize our order so my mine was a perfect medium rare and my wife medium well. The dinner price included soup and salad and both were excellent. Our server was prompt and professional and the time between servings was perfect. The wine list is more than adequate and affordable given the quality. We will go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
'Can't wait for next time!
We ate at the Cottage almost thirty years ago when it was under different management. It was great then. As we entered, this time we wondered if it would be as good. It was far better.
If there is better dining in Flagstaff, it has to be off the charts and I want to know about it. Our meals were exquisitely prepared and served. The staff is friendly, attentive and helpful. The cottage is quaint and very nicely appointed. The owner/chef wanders through from time to time and is happy to speak about the Cottage and its history. A most enjoyable evening in every respect. Thank you.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place. Great waiter. Nice staff. Cozy little place. Wish they could get the fireplace working. Check it out!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Frank and Nancy are the best. Great food and wine. A must place to go if you are in Flagstaff.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We summer in Flagstaff and wouldn't dream of going back down to "The Valley" without a visit to The Cottage. It is a special dining experience that never disappoints.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The BEST OF FLAGSTAFF!
The Cottage Place has been voted 'Best In Flagstaff' for umpteen years and for good reason... they're THAT good.
Being locals, my husband and I dine there frequently, and always take our out-of-town family and friends there for dinner as well. Chef Frank Branham and his lovely wife, Nancy, are the best of hosts... always a warm welcome by Nancy... Chef Frank always stops by the table. The wait staff is just as warm and welcoming... your wish is their happy command. And we haven't even gotten to the food yet!
Everything on the menu is fabulous... we know, cuz we've had everything on the menu! Chef Frank is nothing less than superlative... an imaginative wizard who blends flavours that can only be described as 'divinely inspired'.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well worth the trip!
We have three times driven from Los Angeles to Santa Fe, and needed a good stopping point. In Cottage Place Restaurant, we have instead found a new destination, for we are certain to plan our travel around going there for dinner and spending the night in a nearby hotel (such as the Druiry Inn & Suites, only a block away). Arriving at Cottage Place, one expects that a cozy meal is in store, in its warm, unprepossessing atmosphere. After that, we were happily taken aback: the food was superbly executed, and the service was some of the best we've ever had, professional, warm, and attentive, never fussy or cloying. The wild forest mushroom ravioli were delectable. We shared a fine bottle of Sancerre, selected from their well-edited wine list.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM