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La Cote D'Or Cafe

2201 N Westmoreland St., Arlington, VA 22213-1003
(703) 538-3033
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Ranked #335 of 683 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

High prices for run of the mill food. Attempts at good preparations can't overcome poor inputs. Meat was stringy. Dishes that should have been served hot were cold. Higher prices for wine -- and our first two choices were out of stock. And service suffers to the point of non-existence. Won't be back.

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Washougal, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited this restaurant with friends when we visited Northern Virginia in June. They chose it because the chef is knowledgeable about gluten free. Our friends are frequent visitors to this cafe, as it is one of their favorites, and we now understand why. Our server was very attentive, and was able to make great suggestions about gluten free entree... More

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Lehigh Valley
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on a recent trip to the DC area. We didn't have reservations but the Cote d'Or was literally in the back of our hotel's parking lot. The staff was very welcoming and very thorough explaining the menus and specials. We sat on the enclosed porch next to a gas fireplace, very cozy! My... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

La Cote D'Or Cafe is a few blocks from the East Falls Church metro stop. The restaurant has cute decor which reminds you of a quaint cafe in France. We ordered the barbecue sandwich special, the Croque Madame and a strawberry tart. The barbecue had a sweet flavor, the Croque was a bit too rich for me and the tart... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Went there for brunch with husband and friend. The service is so so. The food is very good - nothing innovative but I do get tired of exotic combinations that I really don't want. If you hanker for crepes, pate, snails, etc give it a try for lunch.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Our party of three was very satisified with the luncheon meals we ordered. All three dishes (one was the lunch special) were very good. However, it took what appeared to be the only server considerable time to take our order and then even longer to serve it! Maybe the kitchen is slow, but the waiting time was far too long.... More

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Washington, DC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The one star is for the attentive service ONLY. The food is less than run-of-the-mill and the prices are unbelievably high for the small portions of what you get. Then there is the decor. We sat in the porch room with its shade that didn't work to block the sun, the bare light bulb without a globe and the globe... More

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East Syracuse, New York
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231 reviews 231 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

La Cote is just a few yards from the Econo Lodge on Lee Highway. Ordered the Brulee, Coffee favored Ice Cream & Chocolate Mousse dessert. The servings were on the small side, bit expensive, however tasty. I ate the dessert slow to be able to enjoy it. Would I return, possibly, but would order a larger portion. Jack L., Syracuse,... More

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Inlet, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Falls Church is known for its ethnic restaurants. La Cote D'Or is unabashedly French. Decor, cuisine and ambience transplant you to the French countryside. Just do not look out a window to Lee highway. The menu has both standards and seasonal dishes beautifully cooked. The chef has a good hand with fish. Three pepper soup is a visual delight. Apple... More

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Tiverton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I was 100 percent pleased with the food and its quality. I especially LOVED the French bread, which is hard to find so mouth-wateringly good. The atmosphere is pleasant, the service was good, and again, the food was excellent. I had the mushroom crepes, and could eat them all over again.

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