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“Yes Please” 5 of 5 stars
Review of A Cote

A Cote
5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
510-655-6469
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Ranked #43 of 1,134 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Tapas
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lawton
Transit: Rockridge Bart station 3 blocks north of the restaurant
fargo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Yes Please”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We were looking for a French place. We got it, The food was great, very attentive service, Menu has great French dishes, Food was hot and great, wine list has some different wines .

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Monterey, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Special occasions only!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I don't know if I would recommend this place. The food is very good, but the atmosphere was awful. It was definitely not worth the cost of the food. The lighting drove me crazy and there was a lot of noise, especially from the kitchen. It's very hard to enjoy delicious food in a very poorly lit, loud building! The service was good, however. They were very attentive and the food came in a timely manner.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco Bay Area
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Dissapointing food and service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This little place was a first choice for us when in this part of Oakland and so on Saturday night, when looking for a place in the Rockridge area, this was an immediate pick. This will not be the case again. We ordered the Lobster and Mushroom flat bread and could not get over the the level of grease, the lack of lobster and the overcooked, tough mushrooms. We each ate a piece and looked at each other to see if we both felt the same way. The waiter asked how our dinner was and we told him the grease level was too much. His solution was to return the other two pieces to the kitchen and have the chef sop up the grease. Really? So off he went and from that point on, we never saw him again. Our limp, slightly less greasy cold flat bread returned, we will not.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Ambience equaled by great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Love this little place; quietly cozy, happy buzz. Outdoor patio my favorite. Always has interesting takes on fresh food, European palate, very interesting wine list of not-familiar wines to try. Staff knowledgable and willing to ask about special requests. Always go here when in town, about once a year. Back corner, by the garden with drapes on two sides is the best.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great food and ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Our party of four had a terrific time at A Cote last Saturday. The restaurant has a lovely, cozy ambience. The dark wood and soft lighting, along with the happy crowd, created a low-key party feeling. We had cocktails, mussels, frites, squash blossoms, sausages and flatbread. Everything was delicious. There are small tables and long communal tables. We plan on returning.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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