Cottage Restaurant and Cafe

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Cottage Restaurant and Café
"Old-Fashioned Family Restaurant with a Big City Charm"



    Waiter Serving Customer - Restaurant and Catering


STARTS 4-2-19


Lunch tues - Fri 11:30-2

Dinner tues-sat starting at 5














As you enter the Cottage Restaurant, you are most likely to be greeted by Dorothy Queen, proprietor and mother of the other two proprietors of this three-generation family-owned-and-run business.

You might be dressed casually or decked out for a special evening. Either way, you will feel comfortable. The ambience of the Cottage is understatedly elegant yet decidedly unassuming. It serves equally well as host to couples looking for a little quiet time, large parties of business people, and even single diners.

All the patrons of the Cottage have one thing in common. They either love good food or they discover just how good food can be. It is absolutely not an exaggeration to say that you have a huge chance of eating one of the best meals of your life at the Cottage Restaurant and Café in Plainville, Connecticut. On top of that, the Cottage's dynamite, yet affordable wine list provides you with the opportunity to fully enjoy that meal as it was meant to be. It is no accident that the Cottage's menu quotes the old adage, "Eat, drink, and be merry."

The heart and soul of the Cottage is Co-owner Chef Patty's cooking. It truly comes from her heart and soul. It is a passion that produces meals that food critics have described as lush and sensuous. Each dish is a creation that starts with fresh local seasonal ingredients. From there, Chef Patty draws on a wealth of knowledge that includes a rigorous culinary education, cooking experiences from a variety of cultures and regions, and her own unique creativity to dream up a melding or flavors, textures, and colors that ultimately provide a test for the senses. No two dishes on her menu will be anything like each other. And, her menu changes with the seasons providing her with continuous opportunities to explore experiment and create wondrous food. Chef Patty is a master craftswoman as only the greatest chefs are.

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Above, beyond, and accompanying the menu is a full bar and wine cellar that is worthy of its own accolades. Co-owner, Manager and Bartender, Dave Queen fills many roles at the Cottage Restaurant, but it is his wine cellar, his martini list, and his knack for making amazing cocktails that sets him apart. From a simple gin and tonic to a margarita made with fresh lime juice and top-shelf liquors to the, "Best Cosmopolitan in Connecticut." Dave's drinks are fabulous.

On tap at the beautiful, dark wood, antique bar, Which Dave personally purchased and refinished for the café portion of the Cottage Restaurant and Café are always light and dark imported beers. Dave's wine list is exciting, varied, yet still approachable, and for the patron who seeks guidance. Dave is always on hand to help select the best wine for the meal.

The Cottage Restaurant has been described as European in style in that the focus is on great food, service, wine, and drinks in an informal atmosphere.  It is also European-like in that it is a family-run business. For the most part, all three of the owners are at the restaurant when it is open for business, cooking for you and serving you personally.

They run their business with a philosophy that Dottie lives by and has passed on to her co-owners - value for the dollar - which means that you will be served good food with good wine at a fair price in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.

Come to the Cottage Restaurant and Café in Plainville, Connecticut and see for yourself.

Reservations Recommended

Come to our Restaurant for the Fine Dining Experience and Catering Service.

Hours of Operation:

Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


Dinner starting at 5:00 p.m.


Located 1/4 mile from Plainville Farmington line