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Cottage Restaurant

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427 Farmington Ave, Plainville, CT 06062-1324
+1 860-793-8888
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Southington, Connecticut
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269 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We took our family to dinner here and can not say enough good things about this family run restaurant. Everything we had was wonderful, well prepared, attractively presented and encourage anyone who has not tried this place to do it!! The employees are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. I think this is the only five star I have... More 

1 Thank lkis229
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have eaten here many times and had what we called "the best meal of our life" only to have it outdone at our next visit. The food is consistently delicious and the service is exceptional. Don't miss the peanut butter cake, it's amazing. The chef is very talented and the menu is creative and varies by season.

Thank Ilovetotravel2017
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Quite a small place, a bit basic, more like a diner than a restaurant in terms of the quality of the decor. I wanted a steak ($35) from the special menu and asked to substitute loaded potato for mashed potato - I was told by the server that it was not possible to substitute so I ordered the burger ($18)... More 

Thank mjenz16
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111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Lucky for us the wonderful mushroom soup was on the menu! Thick and flavorful with loads of mushrooms, this is probably the best cream of mushroom soup you'll ever enjoy. The appetizer of fried calamari came with a generous serving of an Asian slaw and a delicious spicy sauce. We also tried a polenta and vegetable "lasagna" which was fabulous.... More 

Thank tosca1951
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Went with friends looking forward to an evening of fine dining. It was good dining but missed fine by quite a margin. Let's start with menus -- typos abound -- Chioces for choices, asparugus for asparagus and others. Not a quality beginning. Service was slow - drinks were a long time coming and the bread basket didn't appear until the... More 

Thank djb0521
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent dinner for our anniversary. The ginger calamari was delicious. My wife had the salmon, which she said was excellent. The crab cakes I had were probably the best I've had, just enough breading to hold them together, and not fried to death like many places make them. Very flavorful. I couldn't give the maximum number of stars because the... More 

Thank Doug F
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

You can choose selected menu items or al la carte. This is one of my favorite go to places. Reservations recommended. Calamari is outstanding. Love everything I have tried from stuffed pepper, roasted beef, seafood to specialities of the season. Desserts...OMG! Worth the trip to Plainville.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Southington, CT
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I have lived in the area for over 10 years and only just tried this place. I unfortunately wasted more than a decade judging this book by its '90s-esque cover and man oh man is the joke on me! We went here last weekend for the first time, after reading about it in Connecticut Magazine's Best Place for a Cocktail... More 

Thank amdandrea
West Hartford, Connecticut
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

It was a Friday evening and I was in the mood for wings. My bf and I decided on J Timothy's but those plans quickly foiled when we were informed of an hour and half wait. I was so hungry and didn't want to travel to much further for dinner. So of course I turned to yelp and found this... More 

Thank MoniqueChevon
Avon, Connecticut
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274 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed a lovely night out here with friends. The food is expensive but good. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is on the fancy side. The food is very nice and worth the Money.

Thank Noodlebee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Farmington Ave, Plainville, CT 06062-1324
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Plainville
  • Phone Number: +1 860-793-8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?