Is The Cottage Returning?

  Last modified on October 13th, 2021

We can’t say for sure, but New York State Liquor Authority records from March 16 list “The Cottage Restaurant” at 2199 Broadway (corner of 78th Street), and state that a liquor license is pending. The previous tenant at 2199 Broadway was La Caridad. (Thanks to ‘Upper West Sider’ for the tip).

The Cottage had been operating at 360 Amsterdam Avenue, on the corner of 77th Street, since the early 1980s. It was during April 2020 when a reader informed us it had shut down for good, citing the building’s new owner refusing to renew the restaurant’s lease.


La Caridad closed its doors several months later. The Cuban and Chinese restaurant had been operating out of its space (which has an alternate address of 250 West 78th Street) since the late 1960s.

The Cottage Reopens at 2199 Broadway

The closing of The Cottage and La Caridad were both massive losses to the neighborhood, among the biggest of 2020. But only the closing of La Caridad seemed final, as a “For Lease” sign was clearly plastered in the storefront’s window.

The future of The Cottage, on the other hand, has been a question floating around the neighborhood since the closing of its Amsterdam Avenue location last year. Many have been speculating as to the fate of The Cottage’s future, with rumors that its owner had been seeking out alternative commercial spaces in the neighborhood.

While the “For Lease” sign previously posted in La Caridad’s window has been removed, we’ve called the number it listed to leave a voicemail for more details … and to find out if the entity in the filing document is in fact THE Cottage. We’ll provide an update as soon as we know more.

Sharing is caring!

Latest Comments

  1. jms March 17, 2021
    • Gerry March 17, 2021
    • Gerry March 17, 2021
    • Francesca March 17, 2021
      • jms March 17, 2021
  2. Robert Sheridan March 17, 2021
  3. Francesca March 17, 2021
  4. Martin Radburd March 17, 2021
  5. ann spree March 17, 2021
  6. Weird That Way March 17, 2021
    • Zach F March 17, 2021
  7. Ana March 17, 2021
  8. Peter March 17, 2021
    • Robert Sheridan March 17, 2021
    • Alice Kane May 3, 2021
  9. LB March 17, 2021
  10. Karl March 27, 2021
    • Alice Kane May 3, 2021
  11. John Wong September 17, 2021
    • LB September 17, 2021

Leave a Reply