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A Cote

5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
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Ranked #33 of 1,069 restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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93 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
69 reviews 69 reviews
50 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
Top Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Oakland, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We generally avoid going out on New Year's Eve. Many places inflate their menus and their prices and cram diners in like cattle. We didn't feel that way at A Cote. The atmosphere was subtly festive -- servers in cocktail attire and some balloons but it had its usual welcoming feel. The menu had some items that were pricier than... More

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New York City, New York, USA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lots of interesting wines from unexpected places. Let your server suggest something you haven't tried before. The flat bread is awesome!

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