The Rosseau JW Marriott - Cottages Restaurant
The Rosseau JW Marriott - Cottages Restaurant

The Rosseau JW Marriott - Cottages Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.therosseau.com/Cottages-26.html
  • Phone: 705-765-1900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Crymble
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Relax with friends, family or a business meeting in your own private dining room, The Juddhaven Room at Cottages Restaurant. Conference phone, high-speed internet access and smoked-glass doors will allow privacy balanced with natural light from the Cottages windows. For a truly unique dining experience, arrange for our Chef to create a special menu for your guests in the Juddhaven Room.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy #7 Peninsula Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from The Rosseau JW Marriott - Cottages Restaurant
Bright, welcoming and friendly - Cottages restaurant offers hearty selections made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Overlooking Lake Rosseau, this restaurant expands in summer to include a spectacular patio. True to its name, the environment at Cottages is reminiscent of spending time at the cottage with family and friends. Enjoy the work of local artists on display throughout the restaurant.
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The Rosseau JW Marriott - Cottages Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating2.4
  • Food2.1
    Service2
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Not up to par for this resort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The best part of the meal was the buffet for kids. Great value and lots of variety for them as they could also pick from the adult buffet. For a la carte, service was slow and quality was not good. Curry noodle bowl was not good as the noodles were mushy and the dish was very bland including the shrimp. I ate here last year and the food was much better. Mussels were good but the portion was tiny. I was also surprised that for those that did not choose the buffet, there was no bread offered. Overall, disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High prices/ so-so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Waitress had to be asked to bring salt & pepper, no jams, ketchup…not friendly at all - distinct contrast to the rest of staff at Rosseau. Did not ask how I wanted my eggs done - they were so undercooked even the whites were runny! Watery hash browns. BIG expense for mediocre (at best) food. Would not recommend - would not go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very kid centric. Avoid if you do not like the food. Had several meals lunch was just Ok Veggi burger musy no body. Unsatisfactory. The buffet food seemed better. good local muskoa beers. Stayed at the hotel service was poor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was good. Menu selection was limited,especially for guests staying at the hotel. Same menu for lunch and dinner.very over priced for the quality of food. Sever was great . View was spectacular !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average family fare
    Eatwell
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Restaurant was okay but not great. Suggest separate higher end adult dining area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were celebrating our daughter's birthday, but the dinner at the Cottages was a big disappointment. We waited almost an hour and a half for our food and when it finally arrived, there were issues with 3 out of 4 entrees. The vegetarian curry lentil burger was under-cooked, bland-tasting and fell apart. The chicken schnitzel was soggy. The ravioli was good, but it would have been better if it wasn't Luke-warm. Two of three desserts were disappointing. The restaurant apologized and didn't charge us for appetizers or the burger, but we would not choose to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food1.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service1.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 78 reviews are from the The Rosseau JW Marriott - Cottages Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Not good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Weekend out with friends.. this was not a great nor special dinner out. I had the crab cake appetizer (which was a lump of mush) and the thai noodles which were just a heap of cold noodles in an artificial-tasting asian dressing. The wine, company, and Jeff, (our server), were the only good things about this dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a very cottage feel!
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had buffet at this restaurant. Not value for money. Much better than Teca. Portions were good. If you have to choose between Teca & Cottages for dining, go with Cottages anytime.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not open
    mev80
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I booked our reservation online but when we arrived, we were told that they were closed. No one had informed us ahead of time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • will be back for sure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The service was exceptional .. food was simply delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last time
    GreatcityVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Disappointed that they had run out of Prime Rib by 6:30 on a Saturday night, usually we look forward to this. Service was slow and server flustered. Screaming children added to the ambience. Some food on the Buffett was tired , some excellent. It is a lovely location, hopefully the service improves when summer staff arrives.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My family and I had a very very good experience with this restaurant, everything was excellent ☺
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    We enjoyed cottages during our stay however the reason I gave the service a lower score is because our reservations were not honoured. We arrived at 630 to find out the entire restaurant was reserved for a large group and there was no staff around to ask questions or to let us know what was going on. Eventually an bar staff arrived and we ate at the bar, which was fine as it was just myself and husband, however not what we expected.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    great food, very fresh. Nice attention from the server (gave us little treat to celebrate our wedding anniveraty. Very quiet (only 4 couples in the restaurant) probably because of the time of the week and it is January.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over Priced
    TravellingFamily
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Over priced for what you get. Quality of food was so-so. Average rating at best. Noisy if all tables full of families. For JW hotel restaurant expected better food for the price. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No other option
    MommaCheung
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Love staying up at the JW Marriott, but they really have to work on the food! At that price! It's really too bad!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food and Pleasant Staff
    ZenTravel
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Upon arrival, we noticed a large spacious environment, where children were free to move around and a large fireplace a few step near the entrance.We were seated on the other side of a semi-divided pillar which had a large group with kids on the other side.It was a bit noisy but soon realized it was more a family oriented restaurant.After we ordered, it did take some time to receive our food.My husband and I were quite hungry, however, we had a lovely basket of warm bread with maple butter. It did calm our hunger while we waited.My husband ordered a pork tenderloin main dish, which he enjoyed thoroughly.I ordered a chicken burger which was very tasty and cooked perfectly.Overall we enjoyed the food but would suggest to have more wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intro - Guests to JW Marriott
    Muskoka2
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    The view is amazing! The staff are friendly and helpful! Our international guests loved it! The food was great! I recommend this hotel for all seasons!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lacklustre in all respects!
    KeithandJillVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Food quality and execution is mediocre. Typical complacency from a resort without comparable competition in the immediate area. Not worth the money but it is the only game in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice lunch
    HighlandCreekVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    We had a good lunch at Cottages restaurant. It wasn't extraordinary, just good. The outside dining area is lovely, but watch out for seagull footprints on your side dishes and cutlery. We were entertained by one gull stepping all over a preset table. We told the staff, and the girl laughed like we were kindly idiots and left. Finally we got the manager to take action.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canada Day Date Night
    AMac
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The Rosseau JW Marriott. DInner was wonderful and the Canada Day fireworks that followed were the perfect finish to a great date night. The Rosseau JW Marriott is a beautiful place and the staff went above and beyond to make our evening perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The wait staff was excellent
    Kaiti
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The wait staff was excellent - it is a multi purpose spot both great for families and the location can be romantic if you aren't sitting next to a big group. Our only critisim. The food selection was limited. No pasta and only one dish of chicken.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Food and service was awesome. Would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spectacular view/great prime rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    I've been to Cottages at the Rosseau on several occasions and I always have the prime rib. It is always very good and is served with delicious sides of fresh vegetables and scalloped potatos. The view is spectacular and the service very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, very welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Great service, very welcoming great view good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm atmosphere. Tasty food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Breakfast buffet is very tasty. Homemade baked goods, prepared omelettes, fruits, etc. great dinner menu. The prime rib is delicious and cooked to perfection. Very hardy portions. Wait staff are very warm and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Cottages for dinner
    Torgirl
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We went to Cottages for dinner and then for breakfast the next morning. The dinner experience was pretty good but breakfast left much to be desired. We were there for an hour, after an hour line up to get in, it was indeed busy. The service was not great - no one came by to ask if we wanted a coffee top up, we had to stop someone to ask for it and then no one appeared with any coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service & view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    The food is as good as the view. Excellent. Expensive though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed our stay at the Marriott
    Raissa
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Enjoyed our stay at the Marriott Lake Rousseau. Cottages Restaurant on sight serves some tasty food, too bad they ran out of prime rib at 8:30pm. Was looking forward to it but the pork chop I had was still very nice. The combo of raisins, arugula and blueberry with the chop was a different take for the chop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went for a "50th." birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    We went for a "50th." birthday dinner. When we mentioned this to the waitress, she brought us a complimentary birthday plate full of goodies. It was a terrific evening. Waitress was extremely attentive to our needs and food was delicious. They make a great Bloody Caesar drink. Highly recommend Cottages. We are local and it is nice to have here in Muskoka.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very good restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    A very good restaurant with a beautiful view of Lake Rosseau.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was impressed with the ease
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Was impressed with the ease of making a reservation via OpenTable. Was not overly thrilled with the level of service (I expected something more elegant, and more upselling involved). We waited nearly 45 mins after eating our appetizers for our main meal, and my steak was overcooked. Our server never once asked us how our meal was. We also could have used a refill on our bread basket, but it was never offered. Overall, I would eat there gain, as the food was tasty (and we were staying the night at the inn, so preferred to stay on the property for a meal), however, I would consider the other restaurant on the premised for dinner instead. I am sure the views are stunning when it's not pitch black outside too!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed our meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    We really enjoyed our meals at Cottages. There was a minor mistake with an undercooked steak but they corrected the error right away, and gave us a discount to apologize. The service was extremely friendly and made sure we satisfied at all times. In addition the ambiance was nice and seasonal which added to our enjoyable visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Price is ridiculous for meh food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    For the price of the food, I was expecting better. The food came out lukewarm and tasted mediocre. I personally wouldn't eat here again
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT FOOD!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    The Cottages is an excelent restaurant. The Food is FANTASTIC. Cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great in Summer but Poor in Autumn!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    We have been to Cottages numerous times and previously enjoyed everything about the restaurant and the resort. However,this Thanksgiving weekend was a complete disappointment! The waitress must have been either inexperienced or just not interested in being there. Service was horrible and completely inattentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The lake views are lovely.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    The lake views are lovely. The service was excellent. The food was delicious, especially the desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service deficient
    GordoVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    The service was not up to Marriott standards let alone a JW. A definite lack of training. The waitress did not know what the vegetables of the day were. She thought that a filet of salmon was shredded! Our wine did not arrive until after the main course was on our table. After I presented my credit card, it was a good 15 minutes before the waitress returned for my signature.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was a little disappointed
    shelley
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    I was a little disappointed with the menu. Needed a little more creativity and healthier choices especially for an appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely dinner
    Hawaii09
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    loved the cottage for diningbut we never received our 100 points through open table which woulld be nice if we were
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate