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A Cote

5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
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Ranked #19 of 1,047 restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
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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90 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 reviews 3 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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Oakland, California, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here for my birthday this year and not only had an amazing meal but experienced I feel the best service I've had at any restaurant. They were kind, considerate, and went out of their way to make sure they took care of our table - and I saw them treat all their tables this way from all servers.... More

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San Francisco
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had an enjoyable dinner at A Cote Restaurant, the small plate concept meant that we could all get tastes of many different dishes. I would say that I was not disappointed in any of the 10 dishes that our group of 6 sampled. I also liked that they cut all the "entree" dishes into 6 portions making it easier... More

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