Great for a Special dinnerAmazing food, ambience and service. Certainly expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Cote is in My Top TenUnfortunately, I'm a "free agent" in the dating scene, and whenever I have to go on a date in the East Bay, I almost always choose A Cote. The service is superb, and the wait staff is intelligent enough to recognize that you ARE on a date, and definitely has always acted accordingly. My goal is to one day take my girlfriend - who will become my wife - to our spot...and my hope is that A Cote becomes our spot. I love the mussels, which is constant on the menu, along with the various delicious flatbreads. I love this restaurant and I hope it never ever goes away!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner for eightLove the new menu entrees so you just order and share. Sommelier was very helpful and picked out a vet nice and reasonably priced wine. Food, as always, was excellent. Still can't get over the mussels and pomme frites together. Ask for extra bread if you get the mussels - the sauce is that good.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMixedWe had a mixed experience. It was my birthday and we had lots of choices where to dine. We chose A Cote at the suggestion of our Son. I made reference it was a birthday when I booked. Our food was fine,.The menu is interesting and quite different from most. When it was time for dessert, our waiter gave us a dessert menu. My husband commented that it was my Birthdsy and our waiter shrugged. We were not looking for a handout or a song but it did surprise us that they do absolutely nothing. Maybe a scoop of ice cream. They charge enough where they can give special occassions a little extra, in my opinion. I also read from previous reviews that the owner or manager greets people. Perhaps his regular customers but not everyone.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA great evening with familyA Cote provided a great evening for my wife's birthday. The service has been uneven on previous occasions but our most recent visit proved outstanding. Attentive and efficient service. Excellent plate recommendations. And one of the best desserts ever, a rhubarb butter cake. We will be back again.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Wine & Organic Nation spiritJeff and the crew at A Cote treated us like we were royalty! And we helped them to get back in the groove with ORGANIC NATION vodka and gin, certified organic spirits from Ashland OR. Fabulous experience and all staff are knowledgeable and friendly! And Jeff knows his wine!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRockridge (Oakland) gemAlways great food, service and ambiance. Rockridge gem. Fabulous wine list. Not to miss the moules et frites.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Berkeley GemWe visit A Cote about every other month throughout the year and it never disappoints. Food and service are impeccable. They change the menu regularly to keep it interesting but seem to keep a few things, like the mussels, on the menu all the time...and thanks for that as the mussels are to die for! The wine list is amazing...although most of the wines are not the run-of-the mill fare, most from regions where you might not expect to get good wine, every wine I've ever ordered at A Cote been very nice and very reasonably priced...and you can also buy the wine there to take home with you which is very nice as well. Would recommend A Cote to anyone without reservation...its a great place to dine!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time andWe had a wonderful time and plan to make A Cote a regular stop on our trips to the East Bay. Food was excellent and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable about both food and wine.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't Wait To Enjoy A Coté Again!We had been to A Coté before, but not in some time. It will certainly not be as long between visits in the future. The food was excellent, and the service top-notch: helpful but never intrusive. There was not a misstep in the menu choices we sampled: the spring onion-green garlic soup was amazing, the corvina moist and flavorful, the polenta verde very tasty, the two salads (one with beets and one with romaine) quickly dispatched, the linguica flatbread appreciated by all who partook, the grilled hangar steak greedily enjoyed, and the desserts were also wonderful. (The ricotta fritters and the Coupe A Coté went more rapidly than one would think after having shared several plates between the five of us.) The cocktails were excellent as well.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favA Cote remains one of my favorite bay area restaurants. They keep changing what they serve and the flavors, textures and combinations are always imaginative and delicious.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen dining, drinking, andBeen dining, drinking, and meeting here for years. The most comfortable and consistently best dining experience in the Bay Area.
Only one complaint--the wine list, Jeff. I know it's great to explore new varietals from all over the world, but maybe better for you than your guests?
Some California favorites wouldnt' hurt.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and ambiance.Great food and ambiance. I will definitely return to A Cote!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Cote was absolutely delicious.A Cote was absolutely delicious. Every tapa dish we got was tasty and the dishes came up in a good order and pretty consecutively. We really enjoyed it and recommend it for a great, quality food East Bay restaurant.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, we had a deliciousAs always, we had a delicious meal that was well-attended. The waiter made an excellent wine recommendation. The pace and sequencing of our small plates was perfect.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good andThe food was very good and served at the right pace. The only problem was the wine list -- lots of unusual wines we didn't know anything about -- even with a waiter recommendation we ended up with a bottle that wasn't good at all. Allow your patrons to taste the wine before ordering and you've got 5 stars!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFun wine list and food forFun wine list and food for vegetarian and omnivore alike. What's not to love?3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food!!! We had theFabulous food!!! We had the fries (a must!) mussels--sauce was so great!!! And mussels not slimy! Both flatbreads, again great flavors!!! The arancni was the only ok dish. And we got the coupe a cote for dessert!!! Chocolate heaven,,,, bravo!!! It does get loud and if you don't have a res you could wait12/28/2012 12:00:00 AMA must try!Excellent food (changes per market on a regular basis I understand), excellent service. what more is there?1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM