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A Cote

5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
510-655-6469
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Ranked #56 of 1,070 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Tapas
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lawton
Transit: Rockridge Bart station 3 blocks north of the restaurant
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  • English first
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English first
California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Located in the attractive Rockridge area of North Oakland, A Coté is much larger than it looks from the street. The front room, which looks like your average slightly upscale restaurant, is attached via a very long corridor to the back room, which features some family style tables and a small garden space. I rather liked it, but one of... More

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Berkeley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place used to be a really wonderful small-plates restaurant. Tonight, the tuna nicoise had moldy potatoes. The flat iron steak was so tough we could not chew it. Do not waste your money going here.

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westchester
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've been at A Cote twice, and do admire their food. Clearly this place is a local favorite - we had an early dinner, and when we left, we noticed that the group of people waiting to be seated was steadily increasing. At any rate, we were four people, and we always share dishes when we're at A Cote, and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

So disappointed.. Service was poor. After ordering a martini, waitress told me that Acote didn't make them that way. What the hell? Mussels were awful. Flatbread was tasteless. Menu was limited. I have been going to Acote for years, but never again. Avoid this place, over priced, over rated.

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oakland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Sort of romantic, high energy, romantic, pretty good food. Can sit at bar and eat. Good selection of gin. Small-medium plate menu.

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Piedmont, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

In Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood, A Cote's menu is sort of tapas style. It's a decent sized list of small plates that could be classed as Nouvelle Californian, and it changes at least seasonally. We've gone with other people to share a range of dishes and never been disappointed. The menu leans toward seafood and vegetables, but not exclusively. The wait... More

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Oakland, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A Cote is a great restaurant in the Rockridge neighborhood. It is not the best one there but close. Some dishes are fabulous while others leave a bit to be desired. Overall though I give it a great rating and think it is a fabulous place to spend a romantic evening.

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Danville, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were planning to meet up with our nephew at this Rockridge area restaurant for dinner. When he unexpectedly called to cancel, we decided to go ahead with our plans and we were sure glad we did. Had a reservation for three on a Wednesday night, arrived about 20 minutes early and the restaurant gladly seated us early at our... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

I don't personally believe that soft lighting gives automatically "atmosphere" in a restaurant...Especially if you look around and you realized that you are basically under a brown tent! Having said that... I don't judge the restaurants from their "cover"... Let's talk about Food... Well... Unfortunately was average as the tent! We chose our dinner from the special Menu of the... More

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UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

THis is a cosy, atmospheric restaurant, but beyond their special (Mussels), I would want a little more taste to their main dishes for the cost and rating on this restaurant. Great menu but once on the table a little bit of a letdown.

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