My husband and I had an unexpected and very welcome warm reception here after 9PM on a Sunday night. We needed something to eat before a 45 minute drive home and stopped by A Cote to see if they might still be serving dinner. Were pleasantly surprised to have the hostess say, "Absolutely, we serve until 10". We were seated at a table for 4 in a little niche by the wall. The food was superb. I had grilled asparagus with blood orange and Meyer lemon relish, yum, Croque Monsieur and pommes frites. Perfect for a late night meal. Hubby had a salad that he declared sublime and a skirt steak on a crouton, which he said was like nothing he had ever eaten. It was garnished with Hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, which he had not tasted previously. He is not crazy about mushrooms, but he loved these. I had been to A Cote two years ago and had the mussels, which were wonderful.
The atmosphere here feels like you are in a tiny Parisian bistro. It is dark and intimate and the music is very retro. We will definitely return when we are in Oakland/Rockridge.
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