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The Cottage

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126 W Cottage Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5588 (Formerly Cottage Place Restaurant) (South Humphreys)
+1 928-774-8431
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on an overnight stop through Flagstaff, we thoroughly enjoyed the cozy setting, warm and professional service, and exceptional food at the Cottage. The menu focuses on French bistro cuisine, but each dish we ordered added an interesting, unique twist to the traditional preparation. Everything worked, and we'll make it a point to stop in Flagstaff again to visit the... More 

Thank lrjpsp
Flagstaff, Arizona
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our anniversary dinner here, which was the first time I have been here since the new owners. The entree was average for fine dining but the sweetbread appetizers were spectacular. As was the dessert. Great service. Very not formal.

Thank Steve P
Flagstaff, Arizona
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is closed until further notice the owner has sold out to somebody else here in town so I don't know what's going on with it right now but if the owners gone and all his employees are gone the quality and the delicious food will also be gone.

2 Thank saykenny
Livnflag, General Manager at The Cottage, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you have been misinformed about our opening date. The Cottage re-opened on April 27th and has been accepting reservations since that date. Our mission is to both meet and exceed the quality of food and service to enrich our guest's experience, and to also uphold the standards of the prior owners. I invite you to... More 

Flagstaff, Arizona
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736 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Cottage Place for many years and we wanted to see what the new ownership would do with it. We were not disappointed. The staff was friendly from the call to make a reservation to our server. While we missed some of the old standbys, the new menu is great. We started with a rocket and Roquefort... More 

1 Thank Brandon K
Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A cozy cottage turned restaurant. Great atmosphere. The food was fantastic The waitstaff was fun and friendly. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Angela P
Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were here in January for our anniversary. The service, as always, was exceptional. I really enjoy coming here and will greatly miss it.

Thank Postumss
Flagstaff, Arizona
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I can say we've been there and done that. The food was really good but not great. The service was subpar considering all the hype and the price. Overall a disappointing experience, It's worth the drive down to Phoenix for a great dining experience. We will not go back to The Cottage Place.

1 Thank jandyrone
Santa Monica, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This place was phenomenal. The food was delicious - we started with a baked Brie so good on a chilly night. We also had the wine of the day which was excellently chosen. For entrees we had the Gorgonzola filet and special rib eye both phenomenal and in a Demi glaze. Veggies that came with both were delicious. Perhaps my... More 

Thank Cara S
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

My wife and I were staying in Flagstaff for our anniversary (with day trip to the Grand Canyon). We were told about this restaurant from an past employee. We are very delighted that we took his advise! The rank of lamb dinner for two was amazing!! One of the best that I have ever had. The whole meal was amazing.... More 

1 Thank Targettt
Grand Junction, Colorado
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wonderful ambience--an old home coverted to a restauraunt. Amazing chef and you can have your own room! The wine was delicious but so were the martinis. Was a quiet warm environment with a delicious menu.

Thank Flytlizard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 W Cottage Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5588 (Formerly Cottage Place Restaurant)
    (South Humphreys)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-774-8431
Welcome to The Cottage, formerly The Cottage Place. Join Chef Scott Heinonen and his team for farmhouse bistro cuisine inspired by the flavors of the French countryside. 

After 6 weeks of refreshing renovations, we are officially open for dinner and are currently accepting reservations.

The Cottage Chef Owner Scott Heinonen is a graduate from the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Over the past 30 years, Heinonen has cooked throughout the Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Northern California. He has also completed numerous continuing education courses at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley. A highlight of this time was his stint as a private chef for Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.

Returning to Flagstaff in 2005, Heinonen was the opening chef of the popular Cuvee 928 Wine Bar & Cafe, where his cooking was met with rave reviews and created a culinary buzz with local gourmands. Following this time at Cuvee, Heinonen fulfilled a lifelong goal of operating his own restaurant. Tinderbox Kitchen opened in May of 2009, leading the culinary resurgence of Flagstaff and San Francisco Street’s “Southside.” Heinonen’s concept of “American Comfort Food Redefined” quickly made Tinderbox a regional favorite, garnering numerous accolades and creating an stellar reputation statewide.

2017 brings a new culinary chapter for Heinonen with the opening of The Cottage, formerly the Cottage Place. He has transformed this long time, Flagstaff fine dining restaurant into a stylish farmhouse French bistro, which opened April 23, 2017 for dinner service.

The Cottage cuisine reflects the regional country dishes of France, interpreted with Heinonen’s modern sensibility, incorporating locally sourced ingredients. Chef Heinonen’s culinary passion is deeply rooted in cooking with the seasons and the ever-changing menu of The Cottage will emanate this philosophy. Diners can look forward to exploring French cuisine prepared with heart and soul.

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