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The Cottage

4.7
4.7
1261 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Reservations for our heated and tented patio may be made in advance and over the phone.

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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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 557-3701

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Lewis

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Private party facilities

    Exclusive use of The Cottage can be arranged for either breakfast, lunch or dinner events every day of the week. Seated events, with several menu options are available for up to 40 guests Cocktail Reception – we can accommodate up to 50 guests for standing cocktail receptions, with heavy passed hors d’oeuvres

  • Neighborhood

    Westport

  • Cross street

    Imperial Ave

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,261 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connecticut

    Contemporary American

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    ekfcheung

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Came here for the first time for an anniversary dinner. We had heard great things about the restaurant and were eager to try it. The menu selection was very interesting, and the service was excellent.
  2. S

    Smartchik

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience. Food, fabulous. Wait staff congenial and efficient. Love this place.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and inviting setting The Cottage earns an A+ every time we dine here
  4. p

    peter

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a lovely and special experience. The food is truly unique.
  5. CH

    CraigH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of those special dinners when you savor every single bite. We really enjoyed it.
  6. MC

    MelissaC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The overall meal was good. However, the portions were quite small. We ordered the quid and broccoli rob appetizer in which they substituted regular broccoli and only had minced pieces of squid. It was quite disappointing. The sides on the main courses was unimpressive and did nothing to compliment or enhance the dish. The meal had potential, but it ended up being a little better than average food at upscale prices.
  7. R

    Riley

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Our experience at The Cottage this Father’s Day was very disappointing. Our waitress was so consumed with the table of her friends next to us that we saw her only once to take our order. We could have walked out of the restaurant and she would not have even noticed. However, I will state that any other time we have visited, the service + food was stellar.
  8. SF

    SnowFlurry

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific! My wife and I shared two appetizers (fois gras and 1/2 pasta), then we both had the lamb. The food was sensational. Ricotta cheesecake for dessert (with a candle for my birthday) rounded out a great meal. We’ll be back.
  9. RH

    RandyH

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    we’ve been coming since they opened and our favorite westport restaurant. service was inattentive which was unusual.
  10. M

    Midnightgreen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been a while for us but quality hasn't slipped a bit. Love this place!
  11. LU

    LULU

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner….great atmosphere, attentive service, and extraordinary food. The spices used were so inventive. I had the burrata and RI black bass. It was perfect!! We had a nice table in the bar and had an early reservation (6:15), so it was quiet and not over crowded.
  12. JA

    JonA

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The table where we sat was somewhat crammed. The food was very good though a bit expensive. The dessert options were limited for someone who cannot have dairy and gluten. Excellent service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food, reasonably priced. A bit noisy and close together to other tables, but all around excellent experience
  14. K

    Kxg71

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food, really great to see some new items on the menu. Cocktails were ok.
  15. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place. Small but cozy “cottage”feel. Food was cooked to perfection and inventive dishes. Fish cooked to perfection and accommodate by dietary sensitivity. Service was Stellar
  16. LM

    LisaM

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in CT! The food is Farm to Table and the staff is terrific!
  17. RD

    RobertD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent pasta dishes and deviled eggs. Will be back again
  18. BA

    BobbieA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great restaurant, we went on a slow night and it seemed they were down a server, other than that it was awesome
  19. F

    Fallon123

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was expecting more of a fine dining experience based on the prior reviews I read and the pricing of items on the menu. The food & wine is quite overpriced for the quality of it. Appetizer soup was great but main pasta courses were mediocre.
  20. m

    markr

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for anniversary. Great place to celebrate a special event The flavors are incredibly paired. The noise level is a bit high and the prices are crazy high but the food is worth it.
  21. GM

    GinoM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Service started slow, when dining I expect to have a cocktail within 10 minutes of being seated, it took 25 minutes. The appetizers and entree were good, however both entree’s were exceptionally small in size. King salmon was about 1/2 the size that I typically get in other high end restaurants, the sides were also outrageously small, 3 very small slices of potatoes and about 3 pieces of asparagus about 2 1/2” long. The food in the dish looked lost. We each ordered a cocktail, appetizer, entree, shared a bottle of wine and shared a dessert. The check with 20% tip was $330.00 I don't mind paying for a good meal but I get disappointed when I leave a restaurant hungry.
  22. a

    alexandero

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing across the board
  23. BJ

    BethJ

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I was so disappointed by this restaurant. It was crowded and loud and we were seated in the bar which being in recovery is not the best for me. Service was very slow, food was tiny and overpriced. My husband paid almost 40 dollars for 2 chicken tenders and I had chickpea risotto with chickpeas that weren’t properly soaked or cooked. The menu was good but executed poorly and again very, very small portions. They also did not give you bread and that’s the worst! 3 hour dinner mostly because the food took forever to come out. Skip this place and pay a little more to go to Arethusa.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Graduation
  25. SM

    ShawnaM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Just as expected, our dinner was the same after waiting 3 years to return… service is strained, they asked me twice what I’d like with my dinner and she never even brought the wine. Just to bring a 4 day old cake out it took 15 min. I won’t recommend and I won’t be returning- there are fortunately better restaurants her in Westport to spend my $300.
  26. S

    Skip

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lovely staff. Enjoying our dinner outside was a bonus!
  27. E

    Emeline

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    After a phenomenal experience at OKO Rye we were compelled to try the place that started it all. The Cottage was exceedingly toothsome. Cocktails were spot on and the HV foie gras/wagyu bao buns were worthy stand outs. Yet, the DULCE DE LÈCHE cake sealed the deal. We’d be return patrons just for dessert. The ambience was a little more folksy than desirable but that’s a matter of taste as opposed to competence.
  28. CB

    CBalls

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very thoughtful, delicious food. Order something out of your wheelhouse and you will love it.
  29. 4

    40ishwestportmom

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable without being pushy. Food is always cooked and prepared to perfection.
  30. D

    Disgruntled

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The table situation was poor, too close to the kitchen. My husband's food choice was good, mine was unfortunate, but was still not well cooked. The service was good, friendly but professional.
  31. SK

    SheilaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner for an anniversary celebration.
  32. LC

    LillianC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delicious meal at The Cottage! Third time celebrating my birthday here! Now at radio! 🤗
  33. BL

    BrianL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, great service. We are glad we went.
  34. w

    wendys

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a phenomenal experience at The Cottage. Delectable food, impeccable service and wonderful ambiance!
  35. WG

    WilliamG

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food.
  36. BG

    BurtonG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The evening was wonderful. The service was outstanding. The food was great although one dish was just ordinary. Prices are high but worthwhile for a special treat.
  37. MB

    MargaretB

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Very noisy. Crowded tables. Excellent service. Cocktails and appetizers were great. The lobster pasta was three bites, pasta not done Al dente (it was crunchy) and the sauce was bland. Salmon nicely done but very small portion. Love their other restaurant, OKO.
  38. JR

    JessicaR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and experience. I would definitely go back!
  39. o

    orangedoc

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really good food with top level ingredients. Host was bit cold and callous and server was not on their A game but I’d definitely go again
  40. AW

    AndrewW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great ambiance, terrific service. Can't recomment highly enough.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1261 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for The Cottage

256 Post Rd East Westport, CT 06880

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Imperial Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Westport

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Lewis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 557-3701

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Private party facilities

    Exclusive use of The Cottage can be arranged for either breakfast, lunch or dinner events every day of the week. Seated events, with several menu options are available for up to 40 guests Cocktail Reception – we can accommodate up to 50 guests for standing cocktail receptions, with heavy passed hors d’oeuvres

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