Every table is usually filled at The Cottage — one of Westport’s most popular restaurants.
That will soon get easier. Chef Brian Lewis announced today that he’s adding 800 square feet to his existing 1,500. That means more seating, and an expanded bar.
The existing entrance and vestibule will stay. But the new, large bar is the centerpiece of an open floor plan. Tables can be combined for larger parties, and a window seat banquette will seat 10.
There’s an expanded kitchen area — and Lewis is revamping the existing “Chef’s Counter” to give diners a better view of what’s going on there.
Lewis now offers catering services on and off-site. New square footage adds the option of renting out either the entire restaurant or the bar for private events.
The Cottage — known for ts locally sourced cuisine — was recently named the #1 restaurant in Fairfield County by Hearst Media/CT Bites. The New York Times gave it a rare “excellent” rating.
But until the renovations are complete, you should keep making reservations the old way: as far in advance as you can.