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A Cote

#35 of 1,128 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552 (Lawton)
Rockridge Bart station 3 blocks north of the restaurant
510-655-6469
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We recommend this restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
aledm
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The World
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Concord, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went A Cote during Oakland restaurant week and was thrilled to have this wonderful experience. I found the food to be superb. For starters, I had the parsnip soup with chive oil, excellent.. Main course I had the seared scallops with beet risotto, golden beets and tangerine Buerre Blanc. I wish I could have had more, it was so delicious,... More 

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Moraga, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Top Contributor
375 reviews 375 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
149 reviews 149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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California
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
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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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westchester
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
    (Lawton)
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge Bart station 3 blocks north of the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-655-6469

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?