The Cottage

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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The Cottage is located in a historic Flagstaff residence built in 1909. Opened in 1980, The Cottage has been a favorite of locals & tourists alike who enjoy its intimate atmosphere, fine food, excellent service & extensive wine list.



In 2012 The Cottage 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 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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST restaurant in Flagstaff. Unfortunately, it is closing and the person who us taking over will ruin it, given his other restaurants.

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John
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation for birthday 3 months in advance. Turns out owners had sold the business after 23 years and were closing 2 nights later! Place was packed with friends and long time customers, food was wonderful. Glad we finally got there before they closed for good.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic!!! The food was beyond delicious!

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gglau
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, outstanding food. This restaurant is changing hands so while we're sad to lose Frank and Nancy we know that the new chef, Scott, is absolutely terrific and the restaurant will be in good hands!

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SteveD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational in every way. its very obvious why this is the best fine dining restaurant in Flagstaff.

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gastrobuddy
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fine dining in a quaint building. This iconic restaurant is closing under the present owners Nancy and Frank. We count ourselves among the many who are grateful to have enjoyed some memorable meals, especially their Valentines Day spectacular presentation on Tuesday.

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Cincha
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first experience at the cottage place. Went for Valentine's dinner and it was so romantic and special, so glad to have gotten to experience the original owners. The chef came out to check on us several times.

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Jenn
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, thanks so much! Well done, a bit noisy for me,great service

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Valentine's Day dinner, and it was fantastic. Every course was incredible. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to truly miss this dining venue.
Really glad to make it back there in time !

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AZlovesfood
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cottage Place is changing ownership so we wanted one last dinner! We have enjoyed this place wherever we are celebrating a special occasion in Flagstaff. Frank's culinary skill will be missed!

JM
JohnM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant !

PROBLEM : Frank has sold the restaurant which will close in 2 weeks. In our view it can not be replaced. We even drove 140 miles(each way) to dine there before they close forever.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional as usual. You will be missed Cottage Place. You have all done amazing job making Cottage Place a staple in our community.

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RobertD
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been coming here for more than 15 years and continue to enjoy Chef Frank's tasting menu with wine pairings!

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vicmacbou
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, great service, excellent food! Wish I lived in the area do I could go back often!

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vipmurs
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overall sub par.

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RavenAboutFood
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine selection is wonderful. But when you put great food and wine together with a staff that takes exceptional care of you, the dining experience is truly memorable!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chateaubriand is amazing and both soups were phenomenal!

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Kachinaman
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been there several times and the food is outstanding!

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PamelaR
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cottage Place is predictably wonderful - every time! There were six of us and every single one of us was very pleased with our food and drink. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Even our high expectations were surpassed, as is always the case at this establishment!

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vipSunny
Tucson
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, dinner options, food, presentation and service! It's such a quaint restaurant. The owner/chef Frank came over to meet us and thank us for coming. He really gets to know the customers and wants to make sure everyone has a great experience at his restaurant. We would definitely go back and would highly recommend this restaurant.

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JeffP
West Virginia
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife to The Cottage Place as part of a little getaway from Phoenix that she badly needed. I used the partner offering from Flower Petal and had a nice flower arrangement delivered to the table before we arrived. It was a huge hit and she was the envy of the other ladies in the restaurant. Chef Frank Branham met us at the door, signed us in, and showed us to our table. This also made my wife feel special. Our server was a very nice, polite and professional young man and he did an excellent job. The food and drink was absolutely fantastic and Chef Branham stopped by our table to make sure. I bought a copy of his cookbook for my wife and Chef Branham signed it with a nice message to her.
I would highly recommend an experience like this to anyone whose spouse has had a bad week and needs mending. The Cottage Place was the therapy my wife needed. She continued to talk about how nice this was all weekend. Use The Cottage Place as a focal point to a romantic evening. You can't go wrong. I know I hit it out of the park!
I think I learned a new concept called a "chef-based restaurant". The chef's personal touch adds more than you might think. Also, the "cottage" type atmosphere adds something to the romance.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at its best. Excellent meal selections. The tasting menu with wine parings is superb. Many compliments to Frank, the Chef, who visits all the diners. The service was excellent.

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vipFoodFun
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, environment and service ! Could not have been a better new year's experience !

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HollyC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cottage place is consistently the best food in flagstaff! They have excellent service. They never let us down!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great food, great service. The Location is great in Flagstaff. The Owner Chef and staff take a great deal of pride in providing great quality food.

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gglau
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stunning: great staff, excellent food, extensive wine list. Our favorite restaurant!

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vipSpviking22
Cincinnati
64 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Australian lamb was so delicious!! Some of the best food!.Love the intimate atmosphere of this restaurant! !

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Funinthesun
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service (Rob was our server) last evening. We can't wait to come back on our next trip to Flagstaff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cottage Place is a sure bet, it is always good! The restaurant is small enough for the owner to control the quality very well and still have time to visit each table! The wine list is also top notch. We will return often.

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Karl
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dining in this restaurant for the last 20 years and had never a bad dinner or service

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SKujawski
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cottage Place never disappoints! The tasting menu with wine-pairing is well worth the investment for a special occasion. The chef has won many awards but still takes the time to come to EVERY table during the night. He and his wife truly love to serve good food to discerning diners.

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Kate
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family really enjoys Frank and his attentive staff. We have been going to the Cottage Place since I found it while attending summer school at NAU - years ago - I am now retired. They do offer choices for children, and you are able to customize your meal for dietary needs. We were there for Christmas Eve when the snow was coming down at a very steady pace. Frank and Nancy shoveled regularly to make sure the sidewalk area was safe. Nancy even cleaned off our car windshield before we left. The restaurant is pricey but well-worth it for special times or a special treat.

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GeorgeR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Flagstaff for 20 years, still is.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have going here for years. And for years the food, service and ambiance has always been outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Flagstaff, one of the very best in all of Northern Arizona.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food and wine selection.. Wonderful personal service. Had engagement dinner there in past.

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GaryG
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chef's Tasting menu with his wine pairings for two. Absolutely epicurean in all respects; we had an outstanding meal. My only complaint would be the pairing with the Reisling didn't seem right. Otherwise, both the lamb with a delicate Maple demi-glaze (almost like BBQ but far better) and the Venison in a cherry molasses sauce were just perfectly prepared. Vegetables were great, the scallops appetizer was amazing in the combination of the lemon butter sauce and the tomato cucumber relish. The salad was also very good, with candied walnuts and some spiced pairs that just went perfectly with the duck confit. Garlic soup was also good, but not my personal favorite. All in all, one of the best meals we have had in quite a while, where every single menu item we tried was great, and a few were exceptional. Usually there is a part of a meal that isn't memorable or suffers a bit, but not this time. Wow!
And Laura did a great job making the Apple Flambe table side so that finished everything off well.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Cottage Place is truly Flagstaff's finest dining experience. Excellent for Birthday, Anniversary, date night or other quiet celebrations.

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FLG1
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently good food. I have been coming to The Cottage Place for over 20 years. Never in that time have I had less than a good meal. Many were outstanding. If you are planning to impress someone at dinner in Flagstaff, make your reservation here. For this particular meal, I ordered the December Tasting Menu. Deep Sea Scallop, Herbal Mushroom Velouté, Cranberry Sorbet, medium rare Cocoa Encrusted Venison, Pear Flambé for desert. This was an outstanding meal.

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The Cottage is rated 4.7 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.