The Cottage

4.7
1084 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
For reservations on The Patio, please call 203-557-3701 for same day reservations at 2:00. Sunday Brunch reservations can be made one day prior beginning at 2:00. Please note, verbal confirmation is required; reservations will not be accepted via voicemail, OpenTable, email or social media. All outdoor dining reservations are subject to weather conditions.

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THE COTTAGE, is a warm and welcoming new restaurant by Chef Brian Lewis, which embraces the local community and is greatly influenced by the artisan farmers and growers in our region. Chef Brian's creative take on American cooking offers an exciting menu of hand-crafted dishes, inspired by techniques and cultures from various regions around the globe. Our food, wine and signature cocktails are paired with gracious hospitality in a warm and cozy setting. We are deeply rooted in seasonality, focused on sourcing exceptional ingredients and creating a memorable experience for our guests.

Support The Cottage during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1084 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLYdz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very very loud. Food was delicious but way overpriced.

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DeborahG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was incredible! We will definitely be returning!

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ChristineB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We finished our cocktails before our appetizers arrived. Wanted a glass of wine with our food but the waitress was nowhere to be found. Appetizers arrived and we held off on eating hoping we could get a drink. After a while a diffeeent waitress came to take our drink order but the bartender was busy making cocktails so the wine didn’t arrive til well after we finished our apps. Deviled eggs were delicious. Spicy scallop nigiri was good but missing soy sauce. Bao buns were good but messy and we needed a side plate, but no one came to ask how apps were so no one noticed that we needed side plates. Sacchetti was just ok. It was kind of flat. I asked waitress if I pronounced it correctly (sack-etti) and she said no it’s sash-etti like a sachet. I took Italian and knew my pronunciation was correct. Like gnocchi, it’s a hard k sound. She should not correct her customers if she is going to be wrong! Ran out of wine again so stopped eating for a long long time so waitstaff would notice that we needed something but we had to aggressively call out to waitress as she headed to a different table to get her to come to our table. I had sent sacchetti back for more sauce and she claimed that she was so focused on getting me the sacchetti that she couldn’t come to table to get us wine. In reality sacchetti had been back on our table for a long time and she didn’t check back to see if it was better, so her defensive justification just didn’t make any sense. All in all food was pretty good but poor service literally ruined my night.

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RickS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really appreciated the glasses of champagne on our wedding anniversary. It was a really nice gesture. Thank you!

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vipNot1towritereviewstillnow
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner from start to finish. Service was fabulous. Will definitely be back.

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vipIreneF
Switzerland
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service
A wonderful dining experience

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MichelleL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it and come often for special occasions and excellent food!

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dani
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great,cozy spot, unfortunately for us, a very noisy table nearby. Made dining uncomfortable. All in, food very good but very small portions . There was barely any octopus, mostly potatoes, in my grilled octopus appetizer. Would expect better for the $19 charge. Service was excellent.

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vipSteveM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Fairfield County. The food, ambiance and service are all fantastic. So amazing to have this gem right here in Westport.

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vip40ishwestportmom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Westport for a special occasion. Always delicious food and impeccable service.

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vipmarshallg
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, presentation, service, ambiance. Keep it up. Hope to return many times.

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vipKatharineH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We revisited The Cottage this week since August 2020 due to the Pandemic. We couldn't have been more pleased! A fresh, new menu reflecting Spring, each dish tastier than the next. The spicy scallop nigiri on crispy sushi rice was melt-in-your -mouth. I'm still craving those several days later! We had beet salad, crab toast, and their deviled farm eggs as well. All perfectly prepared and enjoyed. The king salmon in cedar paper was sublime and two of us raved about the maine halibut prepared with delicious crispy morels and the most luscious ramp butter. My husband had the saddle of lamb which he said was "melt in your mouth ". After all this, we had to try a few desserts and the standout was the vanilla pavlova!
We had a server, Roshi (sp?), who was excellent and anticipated our every need! The bartender also delivered terrific cocktails. It was so nice to go back to a place that was as good as we had remembered. That has not been the case at other top restaurants we have visited recently - poor service, lack lustre food, and unhappy staff (The Inn at Pound Ridge recently). Enjoy The Cottage!

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sadie
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Restaurant is priced as an occasion destination, but has zero polish, in both ambiance, and presentation, albeit, the food can be quite good.

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vipJaneL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overpriced but interesting flavors

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vipJohnnyK
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with flawless service. A great night every time!

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vipmarkr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The cottage is good. A bit overpriced as the portions are ridiculously small.
Wait staff push drinks and are very annoyed when you don’t order more.

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BurtonG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cottage supplied its usual wonderful experience with outstanding food, comfortable services and pleasant seating outdoors under an open tent. And the weather cooperated.

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PatriceL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was over the top outstanding !

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vipLilaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food disappointing. Used to be exciting and superior. 👎

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LizE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Pricey though. $500 for 4 people.

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dmdmac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is outstanding, great customer service knew it was our anniversary just from our account on open table and greeted us with champagne,

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vipMichael
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner, great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Very special food. Wonderful service and ambiance. Not rushed. Really enjoyed it!

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Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had a reservation but we were placed at a small table in the bar. The atmosphere was terrible. ordered the bau bun which was bad-bad flavor-Even the hoise and soace did not have any flavor like regular hoisin sauce in the spice email just tasted like yellow paste. Spicy squid was also not good. I would say that the burger was good. The halibut was average.

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vipMichellei
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the dinner was terrific! We just ate a bunch of appetizers and they were all delicious and the food was so fresh! What an electric menu but everything we love. Thanks for making our anniversary so special

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MichaelS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The foie gras, the hamachi and the salmon were perfectly prepared. The hamburger was overcooked because it sat on the counter for a long time waiting for my wife's entree to be ready. The place was packed, and service was slow. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It was great to see people going out to eat again, so we did not mind the wait. It was our first dining out experience in 14 months.

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AlexME
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a dining experience. Excellent and informative service, delicious selections, and safe during covid. Can’t wait for the corn tortelloni to return!

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lorid
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special birthday dinner celebration with friends and the staff went out of their way to assist me in making it a surprise for my husband. Food was excellent. Service was very attentive. We look forward to going back. Definitely recommend as there aren’t many places we’ve been where appetizers and entrees and service all excel - usually we find something lacking at one level but The Cottage delivered on all counts!

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johnm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The Halibut dish was excellent, the lamb mediocre and the lobster pasta below average.
The desserts were good.

The noise level was annoying and the piped in music, loud and totally unnecessary.

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FrancineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable evening at The Cottage. We were four people and everyone
was pleased with their meal. The service was friendly and the food was excellent.
I highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawlessly delicious dinner with perfect service. The menu is creative and mouth watering. Thank you for a fantastic meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, the truffle croissant is great. The halibut was ok. The chocolate mousse was good, but the pavlova was so so. If you want an amazing pavlova try Hen and Heifer in Guilford. Pleasant place, nice staff. Quite expensive.

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vipsorens
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Totally indulged from appetizers through desserts.

We ate outside and felt totally safe. The wait staff was all masked.

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vipBusinessTraveller50
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, great ambiance. Music in a small restaurant was too loud but upon request, it was moderated.

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royc
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Slow service and place was not crowded
Food and wine list were both very good

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vipFedwell
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside which is very nice for parking lot dining. Prefer inside when we are able

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jordanb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. MUST TRY THE SCALLOP KRISPIES!

FAQs

The Cottage offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 557-3701.

The Cottage is rated 4.7 stars by 1084 OpenTable diners.

The Cottage does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thecottagewestport.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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