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La Cote D'Or Cafe

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2201 N Westmoreland St., Arlington, VA 22213-1003
(703) 538-3033
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: This cozy French Restaurant serves only the finest and freshest...
This cozy French Restaurant serves only the finest and freshest ingredients each time it prepares a unforgettable meal. A charming spot tucked away in Arlington East Falls Church will not disappoint you. French dining which is not pretentious or expensive, La Cote d"Or works for a quiet romantic evening or a casual week night meal. Owners Lynne and Raymond Campet, always present, take care to ensure that your dining experience is a good one.
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Good for:
Romance

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bon Appetit--and Fly that Tricolor!

Neither touchy-feely nor trendy, this Gallic outpost has been stubbornly toeing the line for decades. It just won't pander to American tastes. It insists on presenting French classics prepared well and served efficiently at fair prices. And it won't give up the white tablecloths. Oh, la la!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
mrsagf
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washington dc
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
washington dc
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Neither touchy-feely nor trendy, this Gallic outpost has been stubbornly toeing the line for decades. It just won't pander to American tastes. It insists on presenting French classics prepared well and served efficiently at fair prices. And it won't give up the white tablecloths. Oh, la la!

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Vienna, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

La Cote D'Or is one of our go to places. We usually go there for Sunday Brunch. The eggs benedict are the best in the area, and perhaps just about anywhere. The eggs are done perfectly, offering a creamy yolk over the ham and English muffin. The hollandaise sauce is great, with a lemon tang that is perfect. There are... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This little gem has been an area staple for decades! The owners and their yummy concoctions are the reason this restaurant remains a perennial favorite! The atmosphere, on a busy corner just off Rt. 66, is a balm of calm for the nerves and relaxes the mind after a busy day or a wild week! Fabulous fresh flowers adorn each... More 

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cincinnati
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Earlier this week on a business trip I had a wonderful dinner at this small, local French restaurant with my sister-in-law. We both had a delicious shrimp dish. I had eaten here before and had an equally wonderful filet of sole. The service is excellent, nice atmosphere and moderate prices. This is a hidden gem

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

La Cote D'Or is a nice French restaurant in Arlington. It has a nice ambiance, beautiful decor, attentive staffs, good service, food and beautiful art works. Loved my salad nicoise, main course and dessert. Looking forward to dine there again.

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Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A wonderful little French restaurant. Have going there for 20 years. Old school menu with expected French bistro offerings, reasonable prices and good service. Works for me! Will admit to staying 4 hours last week after inviting a friend to a birthday lunch. We were not rushed. Had our meal and dessert and lingered over coffee. Staff seemed pleased that... More 

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Washington,DC
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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have been dining at Cote d'r for twenty years. I have never had a bad meal. Service is good, and the food is reliable. I have enjoyed quiche, hangar steak, sole, and beef. Their chocolate mousse is creamy and. rich. We often go for birthdays. It is a small family run restaursnt.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

La Cote d'Or is a gem of a restaurant hidden in Arlington, Virginia. It is wonderful place for traditional French comfort food. The owner and wait staff went out of their way to make our party feel at home. Wonderful wine list, not over-priced. The dover sole is as good as it gets. Other entrees our party ordered were equally... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal at this wonderful French bistro. We made reservations through Open Table and only had to wait about 10 minutes for our table. The website asks for 'business casual' dress, and while some people were wearing sweatshirts, old t shirts, and jeans, most people were nicely dressed. The waiters were charming, and service... More 

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Cary, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Although a bit of a splurge for lunch, this was well worth it for the food, ambiance and service. Very authentic, judging by the bread, butter, Croque Monsieur, mussels, frites, creme brûlée and wine. Will definitely look forward to returning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2201 N Westmoreland St., Arlington, VA 22213-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (703) 538-3033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

This cozy French Restaurant serves only the finest and freshest ingredients each time it prepares a unforgettable meal. A charming spot tucked away in Arlington East Falls Church will not disappoint you. French dining which is not pretentious or expensive, La Cote d"Or works for a quiet romantic evening or a casual week night meal. Owners Lynne and Raymond Campet, always present, take care to ensure that your dining experience is a good one.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?