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“Tasty French Tapas” 4 of 5 stars
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A Cote
5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
510-655-6469
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Ranked #55 of 1,067 Restaurants in Oakland
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
El Cerrito, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Tasty French Tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

We eat here once a month or so. The food is well prepared and well presented. The bar is well stocked and the wine selection is notable. The menu is seasonal but available online. In general the pork dishes are the best bet along with ravioli, cheese plates, and pom frites. Many people love the flatbread pizzas but i think they tend to be a little soggy-although the flavor combinations are really good. You cannot beat the ambience for a casual romantic evening, and the staff encourages you to linger and enjoy your meal.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Oakland, California, United States
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“For the love of cheese!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Oh Acote...How you always pull through for me when I'm craving delicious cheese! The tapas here are always yummy, but I always come to partake in a cheese plate. I love my wash rinds and other soft texture cheeses and they always have a quality selection. I prefer to sit at the bar, as their bartenders are always extremely knowledgeable and helpful, although it fills up fast.

I also threw a birthday party here a few years back for a friend, and everyone had a great time, enjoyed all the dishes, and became regular customers!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Cozy bistro setting, fabulous food, great wine selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Oh my, what a cozy little place -- especially on the outside patio with the old velvet curtains of a bygone era. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. The wine we chose was Öküzgözü / Bogazkere from Turkey, and it was amazing! The menu was just enough to share -- we got the Arugula Salad, Mussels (oh and the drippings...), Asparagus Flatbread, Sun Chokes, Asparagus & Spring Onions with Skorthalia (we ordered two servings without the onions), and the fromages were fresh, fresh! If you want a little romance, or need to corral a small group, this is the place.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Mezze style food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The service was exceptional, very, very accommodating (10 of us tunred up without a booking!). The menu is quite technical so the staff helped giude us through to some very good eating. The wine menu was eaqually as interesting Lebanese , Croation wines etc. Again staff helped with delicious results. Being so technical it can be quite intimidaing, but if you're OK about "I don't know what all this means!" you'll really enjoy the place.

Visited May 2012
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Rochester, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Eclectic delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

This one is worth tracking down. Every menu item is meant tobe shared, so your palate will never get bored. Our party of six had sardine crostini, marinated olives, artichokes, steak, lamb, pasta carbonara, and more. Each dish was large enough to share and delicious. The service was impeccable. We will be back.

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