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“My Fav place in the East Bay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of A Cote

A Cote
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Ranked #86 of 1,246 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lawton
Transit: Rockridge Bart station 3 blocks north of the restaurant
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My Fav place in the East Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I know there are amazing traditional style restaurants in the East Bay... but A Cote has always been my favorite. Yes it's dark inside, but a wonderful atosphere, great people watching and people talking. It is impossible to sit at the bar, whether you are with someone or not, and not meet other people. Bar tenders are the best, the mixed drinks are top notch and they have a resale license so that they can sell any of the wines you taste for good prices! Also the food is excellent!! The pomme frittes and and mussels are always amazing, the steak, the flatbreads, varied menu entrees are always excellents. There salads and desserts and not the highlights.. but overall the quality of the food matches the quality of everything else and this wonderful, local hangup.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
fargo
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yes Please”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank montecatini22
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Monterey, California
Level Contributor
93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Special occasions only!”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jessamyn W
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San Francisco Bay Area
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166 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Dissapointing food and service”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CaliforniaFoodie
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McLean, Virginia
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Ambience equaled by great food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Martha W
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