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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 #256 of 654 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 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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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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453 reviews 453 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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