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The Cottage - Amsterdam Ave & 77th St

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360 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10024
+1 212-595-7450
Today
11:30 - 23:15
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:15
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Western Massachusetts
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good quality basic Chinese food in a convenient spot. Fried dumplings and egg drop soup are excellent.

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Thank Jendi R
Astoria, New York
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I was surprised how much business it appeared this place was getting after I tried the food. The phone kept ringing off the hook so I took it as a reassuring sign. Much to my surprise, the food was incredibly bland and drenched in toasted sesame oil. It was odd. The egg rolls were big, wonton soup was good for... More 

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Thank Steph M
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Just awful. Had been here and it never disappointed. Today it was like eating at another restaurant. Our favorite dumplings were soupy and soaked in garnished green onions. The basil chicken was dry and the shrimp Hunan was tasteless. Did they switch owners or chefs because I used to love this place. There food was always fresh today it seemed... More 

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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272 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Traditional Cantonese menu and attentive service makes this place a winner. Exceptionally value priced menu adds to the experience as does the complementary carafe of wine served at the table. All in all we had a very good dinner well served by an exceptionally pleasant staff. Definitely worth the return visit.

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Lyndonville, Vermont, United States
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We walked by several times and saw that it was always busy, so we enjoyed some excellent Chinese food. They have all the standard-issue dishes, but some great specialties too...Szechuan dumplings in spicy oil were a standout...so was the eggplant. When we sat down, they brought a carafe of wine, compliments of the house...a nice touch. We finished that...they brought... More 

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Thank Steve N
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Especially good for lunch. Good Chinese food. No MSG ever. Always fresh. Best pan fried dumplings anywhere. Very very inexpensive.

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Thank culinarymatters
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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192 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I come here when staying down the block at the NYLO and the food, by NYC standards, is a solid B and quite reasonably priced, especially lunch. Service is fast and pretty friendky. I had a Szechuan chicken and cold sesame noodles and they were both better than most restaurants cack home in DC. If yiu are seeking upscale or... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Even though it was a busy Saturday evening, I was seated quickly, the order taken quickly, and the food served quickly. There was free wine with the meal, which was a nice touch. The food was plentiful and of good quality and the prices were were good value.

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Thank Rachel105
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Been a steady customer at Cottage for years. Food is very tasty, price very fair. If you are hungry, the food comes out really fast!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have been going here for years. They have reasonable prices for both dinner and for the lunch specials. In the evening you get free white wine with your meal. I especially like the green beans and the cold sesame noodles. You can also get brown rice with your meal which I enjoy. Some times you have to wait for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:15
Monday
11:30 - 23:15
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:15
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:15
Thursday
11:30 - 23:15
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10024
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-595-7450

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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