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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 #299 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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35 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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English first
Lehigh Valley
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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2 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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Alexandria, VA
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509 reviews 509 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We went here recently with two other friends. We have been here several times before and enjoyed the food. The portions have never been huge here but the quality has been good. On this visit the food quality seemed to have slipped. On the positive side, the restaurant accommodated us on selection of where to sit. Also you can park... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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234 reviews 234 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We ate at this restaurant a lot in the past. We haven't been back recently. I love the French bistro atmosphere and the fact that they recognized us as regulars, but the food was not that good. Via email, they advertised specials which didn't feel that special, and we haven't returned.

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