The Cottage

4.8
993 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 993 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStephanie
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak was very good but portions are small and menu is limited, tent was nice and warm

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Paulac
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother Daughter Brunch
Food was AMAZING!!

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Sbner825454
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time, The Cottage is outstanding. We've never had less than an amazing meal at the Cottage and the staff is wonderful. You won't be disappointed!

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viplmgerag
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! Tables set apart. We felt very safe. Service was top notch

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vipluveatingout
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside at a high top.. felt very covid safe and the food and service were great!!

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PhoebeM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service. One of our favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! One of our favorite places in Westport.

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BridgetL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a chilly night and the patio was cold despite the heaters. Wish I brought a blanket!

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LuisK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Bit pricey for the portions

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vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little jewel hidden away off the busy post road.
An original menu that is both inspiring whilst not being intimidating

Perfectly presented, portions that are just right and a balance of choices that suit all

An excellent wine list that allows enough choice without creating so much choice as to be intimidating

As an international business man I think I am qualified to rate this excellent restaurant

It is right up there with any other Bistro Challenger

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very nice and helpful with suggestions. Food and drinks were great. Will recommend and go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent...food, atmosphere and service. The best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipdavidb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and meal. Consistent. Best food in Westport

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vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place that has a great deal of imagination when it comes to the composition of lovely food presented beautifully. It’s all there- – great service-empathy and a kitchen that goes the extra mile

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MarshallF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My fav restaurant in Westport. Neither is to die for! Service is great and so is the food.

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vipTiffany
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fabulous service, food & cocktails. I appreciate their covid-controls also make me feel quite safe, including the new outdoor seating.

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vipBenY
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cottage is an exceptional restaurant. All of our dishes and cocktails were on point. In particular, the crab toast and squash agnolotti were standout dishes among the best we’ve had in recent memory.

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JacsonD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing ! Food was great, we’ll be back for sure. Thank you

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vipTaraLou65
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the pasta with the egg. The pasta itself was perfect. The egg, cheese and meat ended up being rich and heavy. We didn’t finish and that’s unusual. If you could come up with a pasta dish that’s lighter - more veggies - that would be great. thx so much.

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VincentC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place does it right from soup to nuts. Attention to detail is a must in the fleeting fine dining industry. Creating a casual feel, yet still elegant and proper is not easy to obtain. The Cottage makes you feel at home while not forgetting that you are at an established, finer foods eatery. Foie gras is a smash hit with lightly smoked hazelnuts, cherries and just enough greens to give the dish balance. Corn tortelloni is also a must have before corn is out of season. I hope they bring this back every summer. Salmon and chanterelles is a winner here as well with a grainy mustard cream and sun choke puree. Eats lighter for a perfect late summer meal. Staff was on point, drinks were spot on and this place gets high marks all round. Overall I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an elegant date night or if you just need to be pampered with some delicious food and an attentive waitstaff.

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JaneL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The appetizers - crab toast and beet salad - were sooo good.
The halibut entree was disappointing. It arrived cold and the sauce was amateurish. I would still go back to try out some other entrees with hope they are on par with the quality of the appetizers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic on all levels

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Such delicious food in a warm and inviting setting. The best!

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NewYorker2811
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish.
Creativity is amazing. Can’t wait to come back.

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KristinS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant to friends. It was incredibly delicious, from the cocktails, to the appetizers, to the main dishes. Can't wait to go back again!

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jonathanc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner out with the family

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vipEricJinCT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is amazing, better than The Whelk. Get the scallop appetizer, it is amazing. The Halibut is also great. Great atmosphere, lovely staff and all around one of my favorite gems in Westport.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service. The outside patio is perfect.

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vipBondi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service for any occasion. Wow!!’

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Excellent food and service. Has a personal touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience. Food is out of this world with service to match. My favorite restaurant in Westport.

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vipmark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We have been there a few times. the food is very good, the outdoor patio is very nice too. The service is just plain bad. Waitstaff very friendly, but not attentive at all. we had thought the first 2 times were bad luck. but 3 strikes for us on service.

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vipjlminv
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in town. Great patio, great service, outstanding food

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HoltS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great...made even better by the proactive, thoughtful hostess. We had a reservation for inside made weeks ago, and shortly after they started accepting outside reservations, she called to ask if we would prefer outside.
Perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a nice lunch all good ...

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vipNCRN
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cottage burgers and fries were awesome as usual! We ate inside and felt very safely distant from the next table. Service was friendly and anxious to please. We will be back to sit outside next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. They recently added a deck with beautiful table set up. Truly wonderful and super accommodating staff, food is out of this world, so as the wine and cocktail list. Best restaurant in the area, no doubt.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best in Westport

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vipSeth
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled upon this while traveling - a great option when you can't get a reservation at Terrain Cafe......

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Cottage using the Order Online button. The Cottage also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 557-3701.

The Cottage is rated 4.8 stars by 993 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 bookings at the moment.

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