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La Cote D'Or Cafe

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2201 N Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA 22213-1018
(703) 538-3033
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Front Royal, Virginia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to this restaurant many years ago. But moved out of the area. A friend took us there to celebrate our 43rd Anniversary. French based cuisine. Amazing that the restaurant has not been taken out by all the condo builders, but so glad it is still there. Three of us each having something different. My spouse and I... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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199 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Cote D'Or Cafe is an excellent little French restaurant hidden in an unassuming little building on the unattractive intersection jumble of I-66, US-29 Lee Hwy and Washington Blvd on the very border of Arlington and Falls Church. The food is simply excellent and very French. The appetizer salads and soups were ok. De pepper steak was deliciously succulent, the... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rarely give a five circle rating, but for our dinner one Saturday evening in July, La Cote d'Or Café earned it. We had a reservation, and the restaurant was full, but there was a two person table open by the window in a section of the restaurant that I do recommend. It was lovely to watch the goings-on outside... More 

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Cheltenham, ON
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I loved the cozy atmosphere, upscale but casual. Service was attentive. I had the seafood crepes which I thought were heavenly. Companion had the steak and frites. I would go back, but unfortunately I was just visiting the area for the weekend. Yes, I would definitely go back and explore the menu.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Having eaten here many times I found the food has always very good. Service can be iffy with a large lunch crowd. My favorite for lunch is the crab quiche. Unique because you can talk in a normal voice to your dining companions.

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213 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed all our food - escargot, potato soup, deviled eggs, rack of veal, berries tart and chocolate crepes. Service was wonderful. We sat in the patio and loved it, cheery and bright. Parking available in lot next to the restaurant. We will be back.

1 Thank aloha2055
Falls Church, Virginia
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant for simple but good provincial food. The service is measured and flawless. Patrons tend to be older. A step back in time and place. Certainly worth a visit if this is what you seek.

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United States
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

"Côte d'Or" has always been an exceptional North Arlington restaurant offering authentic French cuisine. Sadly, a number of months ago, the longtime owner passed away and "Côte d'Or's" future became a true unknown. Happily for those of us who have long enjoyed Côte d'Or, one of this region's best chefs, Jacques Imperato became the new owner in February of this... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Chef Jacques has brought new life to Cote d'Or. Outstanding value especially if you arrive before 6:30p for the prix fixe menu. French favorites have returned to the menu and the wait staff is proud to be serving the excellent cuisine. Homemade pate was superb.

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Falls Church,VA USA
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

New management and Chef at L Cote D'Or Café in Falls Church do not measure up to previous owner's emphasis on excellence and customer service. French Charm décor lost. We have been regular patrons for 20 years and will not return. Poor food plate served, meat underprepared and undercooked. Plate sent back, Do not recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 N Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA 22213-1018
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (703) 538-3033
This cozy French Restaurant serves only the finest and freshest ingredients each time it prepares a unforgettable meal. A charming spot tucked away in Arlington East Falls Church will not disappoint you. French dining which is not pretentious or expensive, La Cote d"Or works for a quiet romantic evening or a casual week night meal. Owners Lynne and Raymond Campet, always present, take care to ensure that your dining experience is a good one.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?