Restaurant and Café
"Old-Fashioned Family Restaurant with a Big City
427 FARMINGTON AVE. PLAINVILLE CT 06062
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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.
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.
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
Come to the Cottage
Restaurant and Café in Plainville, Connecticut and
see for yourself.
Come to our Restaurant for the Fine Dining Experience and Catering Service.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Dinner starting at 5:00 p.m.
Located 1/4 mile from Plainville Farmington line