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5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
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Ranked #38 of 1,119 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Moraga, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this restaurant. I always take out-of-towners there and the fresh/ local foods never disappoint. The foreign beers and wines are excellent. I usually tell the server that I have Celiacs disease and ask the chef to prepare me whatever is fresh and good that night, and we have a ball sharing the small plates. A must!

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The decor, lighting and setting is romantic and warm. I've been here several times for both wine/appetizers as well as dinner. The food is delicious, innovative Mediterranean cuisine. Personally I felt the suggestion for 4 plates is too much and even though they are small plates we did not come close to finishing them though that varies upon the person.... More 

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The World
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373 reviews 373 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

À côté (5478 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618, tel. 510-655-6469) was recommended and it was the first restaurant we tried in our new neighborhood of Oakland. We sat inside and our server, Haley, was good but a little too austere. We shared everything as usual. We drank part of a bottle of Negrette Le Roc La Folle Noir D’Ambal, Fronton... More 

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Oakland, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been eating and drinking here for many years and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is cozy, but vibrant. The service is knowledgeable and personable from management to server to barman. The food, small plates, is always excellent and never takes long to arrive at your table. Mussels, Croque Monsieur, flatbreads, house cured olives, the best pommes frites, and... More 

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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A Cote is a go to place for Oaklanders who want ambience, a wide selection of small plates and an extensive wine list. Best to go later, 9 pm, as A Cote is very popular and always crowded.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
1 review
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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Additional Information about A Cote

Address: 5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
Phone Number: 510-655-6469
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Tapas

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