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The Cottage On Dixie Opens This Weekend

Despite several setbacks, the long-anticipated Homewood restaurant is officially opening its doors to the public this Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Cottage On Dixie owners Glenna and Dudley Elvery were kind enough to invite Patch over Monday night to get a sneak preview of the Southland’s newest fine dining experience. It certainly lived up to the hype. 

The restaurant is scheduled to open to the public for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 26, but don't expect to get in that easliy. General Manager Robert Burt says they've already secured over 200 reservations. If you're anxious to give it a try, he recommends calling at 708.798.8263 to book a table in advance.

Here's some photos to give you a glimpse of what the interior of the restaurant looks like. We've got even more info on The Cottage on Dixie coming up later, so make sure to check back with Patch!

Miss O February 04, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Food - Really ? That's what I deeply wanted to say the entire night. Very nice presentation and all but seemed more suited for a museum type atmosphere. Only good to look at is all. Crispy Duck Angelotti was mediocre in terms of taste. For me it was like a Thanksgiving dinner in a pastry. Think Violet Beauregarde. Warm Forest Salad was like porridge with very sad mushrooms with no flavor at all. The grilled NY strip had to come from an animal that follows Dr. Oz's heart healthy advice. Very lean and without much girth including flavor. Nothing was a standout that came across the table. For what we regretfully spent Saturday I now wish for that full tank of gas I would have had to go to all the lower scaled restaurants in the south suburbs that are not so pretentious. Au Revoir The Cottage In Homewood !!
Miss O February 04, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Miss O This was a thumbs down experience with out a doubt. For months during the renovation process we looked forward to coming and discovering a new spot to have date night. What a disappointment !! Ambiance - Very nice décor with looking like a pottery barn catalog. The lighting was beautiful and interesting to gaze at while waiting and waiting for our order. The curtain type dividers reminded me of the same dividers at the YMCA gym I used to go to many years back. Not sure how practical those would be in some of the high traffic areas but uniformity can be good. The floor seemed like cheap remnants pieced together from a carpet outlet. Cheap on padding it seemed. The tables were way to close which lends itself to conversation surfing. The couple sitting next to us had a hard time having their own conversation because they seemed so interested in ours. I was positive the gentlemen could see my uvula in HD. Service - Terrible ... Food took forever to come out. Had to ask for silverware after the food came. The silverware size apparently was made for amazon type individuals because I could not get the fork tines and the food in my mouth without feeling the need to unhinge my lower mandible.
WA Mama February 05, 2013 at 09:50 PM
That is a great idea!
WA Mama February 05, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Sorry Miss O did not like the restaurant, but she gets extra points for using the word "uvula" in a review!
jm56 February 15, 2013 at 09:30 AM
Interesting that "The commander 43" could recite and type the entire wine list on the opening night at 8:08 pm? I would suggest that "The Commander" is actually personnel of the management of the cottage "posing" as a Homewood-Flossmoor resident. Just Sayin...

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