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Co Co. Sala
Co Co. Sala

Co Co. Sala Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cocosala.com
  • Phone: (202) 347-4265
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm;

    Fri 4pm-12am;

    Sat & Sun Brunch 11am-2:30pm;

    Sat Dinner 5pm-12am;

    Sun Dinner- Closed;



    Bar open late night (Mon-Sat);

    Bar Happy Hour Menu Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm;



    Chocolate Boutique (next to restaurant) open Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm, Sun 12pm-4pm(Sunday hours are seasonal).
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Santosh Tiptur
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We accept advance orders for catering. Please contact us for more details.
  • Entertainment: Lounge DJ on Friday and Saturday. Come watch Co Co. Sala's chocolatier make fresh chocolates and decadent desserts in the chocolate room.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Co Co. Sala is more than happy to work with you whether you have a 15 person birthday party or a 350 person cocktail evening.

    Please note that personal wines (2 bottles maximum) will be subject to a $25/bottle corkage fee.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th
  • Public Transit: MetroCenter (red, orange and blue line) and Gallery Place Chinatown (red, green and yellow line)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Numerous garages within walking distance.
A word from Co Co. Sala
Co Co. Sala is Washington DC's Chocolate Lounge & Boutique inviting you to experience chocolate, coffee, and cocktails in a tantalizing new way! Visit our lounge with dramatic wave walls that emulate flowing chocolate while defining intimate seating areas where brunch, dinner, multi-course desserts, and late-night dining are served. Two glimmering bars serve as the perfect backdrop for the sumptuous chocolate within and at night transform into a provocative atmosphere where tantalizing cocktails are served. Specializing in cuisine with global flavors, patrons can also satisfy cravings of the salty and savory variety with dishes incorporating chocolate and coffee in surprisingly unique mediums. Our next-door boutique features our artisanal chocolates beautifully presented along with our popular indulgences.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent place for couples or groups...high quality food....excellent cocktails."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Great choices for brunch and the desserts were fantastic. Lots of vegetarian options - both savory and sweet. One thing to note is that the kitchen closes at 2:00 for Sunday brunch. On 8/17 we were the last diners and all four of our desserts were missing a full third of the promised plate (no sorbet or detailed sauces graced the Onyx dessert for example). I don't know if the kitchen staff forgot or was in a hurry because they were trying to close but it was disappointing after viewing the website and the menu."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The chocolate covered bacon mac and cheese was pretty good but the shrimp mac and cheese was even better!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Restaurant Week menu for Co Co. Sala was solid. Their salad starter, entree and desserts were all delicious. I appreciated that the bar offered virgin mocktail version of their cocktails. The restaurant has a very romantic feel and the menu definitely reflected that. I think, with some entrees, they could do a better job of incorporating chocolate into the dish but between the chocolate-y desserts and the frozen chocolate shot to start out with, they did a good job of not overwhelming your palate. The music, from where we were sitting, was a little too loud most of the time and the song choices are a little odd. But overall, a great experience!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Came here for Restaurant Week with a party of 3. The food was very nice, though the service felt impelled to rush through the various courses even though half the tables in the restaurant were empty. I had to physically hold my salad bowl in order to fit both mini entrees onto the little table. We were not even half-way finished with the salads. The waiter seemed unphased and simply said "take your time", seemingly unaware that he had just placed too hot dishes on the table that were quickly cooling off. The desserts were impeccable, however. I would come back for the chocolate covered bacon, dessert, and novelty of the cocktails - might head elsewhere for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My friend and I went there for restaurant week and it was also our first time going there so we were expecting to be wowed and they delivered! Food was outstanding, especially the desert portion of it, and the atmosphere is nice!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our visit to Co Co. Sala exceeded my expectations. Although I was disappointed that the crabcakes weren't on the restaurant week menu, I'll be back to try them another time. :) My beau and I celebrated our one year anniversary together and they surprised us by writing "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert plate! So sweet. Dessert and the 'Cocojito" was absolutely amazing! I also enjoyed the music. Bathrooms were pretty awesome too. All around great romantic lounge atmosphere. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My 10 co-workers and I felt a little large and awkward at the cool Chocolate and Bubbles Happy Hour at Co Co. Sala! We were the only group there and we felt a little imposing crowing around the bar and being louder than everyone else in the place. The staff however made us feel right at home and were happy to accommodate us. It was a little expensive but there were some very unique options on the menu."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We took our daughter for her 14th birthday. When we arrived for our dinner reservation, the hostess immediately acknowledged our daughter's special day- nice! The atmosphere was full of energy, great background music and decor was beautiful. Our server was so kind and ensured we understood the menu, as it was a bit different due to "restaurant week". The food was amazing - salads, sliders, salmon, tarts, flat breads, and their mac n' cheese specials - ALL DELICIOUS. The desserts, Chocolate Onyx and Tropical Tango, were the specials; they were out of this word delicious! We really appreciated the script writing birthday message and candle put on our daughter's plate."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I love Co Co Sala. I visit every restaurant week because that's the only time I can afford it but it's worth the price. Everything I've ever had here blew my mind."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I've heard mixed reviews of Co Co. Sala, so I was skeptical. I thought restaurant week was the perfect chance to try it out. The service was excellent! Our waitress was attentive without being overbearing. If you like spicy I recommend the buffalo chicken slider. All of the food was delicious. Would I go back though? Only with the restaurant t week special pricing."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Awesome eats. I love this place. Always fabulous! It was my manager's first time here and she was in Aaaww. She couldn't believe that items were made of chocolate and not overwhelm her taste buds. She definitely wants to come back!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I like how they found ways to incorporate cocoa into savory dishes as well. Their presentation was pretty. I actually would have liked smaller dessert portions though - I can't handle that much dessert chocolate!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My first time going here was for DC Restaurant Week and I loved this place!!!! The Buffalo Chicken sliders were to die for and the drinks are amazing. I also thought ther interior was very trendy and added a flair to the overall experience. I will definitely be going back!!!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The hot chocolate and drinks are so good. The food is good but small servings and expensive. The restaurant is loud- small space and they stuff it full of people. the staff is hoity toity. The bus boys were nice but everyone else was rude and pompous."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I've only been once before with my little sister for dessert. I went for restaurant week after seeing that their restaurant week menu was actually worth it (few places' menus are lately). The food was good and filling. Though the portions look small, it's somehow very, very filling. We had leftovers! The bacon mac and cheese was delicious. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Everything was delicious. From the drinks at the bar, to the meals, to the desserts it was a great experience!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I am not a chocolate fan, but I really enjoy dining at Co Co Sala. Almost every dish has chocolate in it. Co Co Sala's use of chocolate in their food and beverages was great. If you like cocktails, definitely try Fetish. Their strawberry flatbread and chicken caesar salad were delicious. The Summer Tango dessert that was a plate of different pineapple based desserts was a great way to end the meal. The portion size is small compared to most places, but I was still full after my meal. It does get loud in there at times."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food was bad. We were given bad seats and there were bugs in that area . The customer service was horrible and I forgot my umbrella at the restaurant. I called to report on my umbrella and I was yelled by server Chris on the phone that not to disturb them . Most horrible experience ."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Looked for a fun place that had great food (for us) but where we could take our girls (ages 8 & 12). The lure of chocolate won us all over and didn't disappoint. It happened to be restaurant week in D.C., so the menu was really limited, but we still managed to find things we enjoyed. The asparagus/kale tart was delicious, and the shrimp mac 'n cheese was good. The bacon mac 'n cheese is really bacony, fyi. The salad, bites and dessert were just enough. Kids devoured the strawberry flatbread, and both desserts we had were awesome. Chocolate Onyx and Summer Tango. I would say kid-friendly only if the kids are a little older and semi-adventurous eaters. The bar is loud but the service was spot on."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My two friends and I went for dinner during restaurant week. Once seated, it took a bit over 15 minutes for someone to greet us and get us water. While the wait time could've been shorter (considering we were there on the early side and it wasn't that crowded), once the waiter got to our table everything went smoothly. They knew exactly when to bring out each meal and each meal was delicious. I'm especially impressed by how well-portioned the meals were. The special drinks were also amazing. Since my birthday was coming up I was even happier that they brought my dessert out with a candle, the words 'happy birthday' dribbled in chocolate, and the waiter acquiesced to my request to sing to me. Loved this place! Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The waitress we had was excellent and she knew the menu very wel since this was my first time there. Would go back again."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I have been here before and had awesome experiences. I tried it during Restaurant Week. The first course was a two ounce shot glass of iced hot chocolate. The second course was a Cesar salad; it was rather average with a dry frozen fried Chicken patty that cut and placed on top. I recommend using shredded deep fried chicken thighs. The salmon and shrimp and Mac were good but portions were small. The onyx dessert was the right portion and fantastic."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Went with my girlfriend for our anniversary, and it was a delicious treat. Our server was fun and helpful and most of our dishes were full of great things that were quite satisfying. I look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I took a girl friend for her birthday. We both got a fancy cocktail and both were really good. We had the sweet & sour cauliflower (3 clumps with roasted kate base - awesome) and the 4 cheese fritters (5 fritters I think) to start. Both were excellent We particularly enjoyed the sauce that came with the fritters, chipotle with a chocolate finish - delicious. We got the crab cakes and beef sliders and we enjoyed both. We were stuffed! Seriously, even though the quantities were 2 each of the entres, we were stuffed! We took the waitresses suggestion and got the Black Onyx dessert and it was to die for! The mouse was incredible and my "too stuffed to have desseert" dove in with abandon. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Very good ambiance. Enjoyed our dinner date, after a movie. Service was spot on by all staff. The desserts are too die for! Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Limited food choices. Great for spicy food lovers. High quality food but don't get much. Desserts were the best!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "and be sure to add on the 2-hr unlimited Bubbly deal too! Fantastic. The entrees we ordered were delicious, the desserts were divine and the mimosas were divine. Normally I can only stand to drink about 2 b/c of the way the sparkling wine/champagne and the orange juice mixes with me, but for some reason the OJ and the bubbly were just right and didn't make me feel queasy. Good quality products being used. The Onyx dessert platter - do it. The Latin Love Affair dish could do with out that yellow, citrusy sauce they add (it takes away from the chocolate flavors, or so at least the 3 of us dining thought)."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in the city. The menu is very creative. The drinks are the same. Whether you are there for dinner or for brunch, it is well staffed and the dishes are executed very well"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This seems one of those restaurants that's all about the ambience and not much about the food. Food was mediocre. Crab cakes has twice as much filling as crab. Okra and grits was sad--the tiny okra stalks were scorched. It didn't look or taste like okra at all. The one standout was the Caesar salad with chicken--but the chicken reminded me of chicken McNuggets. I imagine that this restaurant has better drinks than food. Food is way overpriced. We won't be returning."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Cocktails and desserts are the only things on the menu you should be looking at, and IMO the only thing the restaurant should focus on. We have gone to this place many times and just order a dessert course and it is always fantastic. Eat dinner at Ebbitts or a more expensive place then skip dessert, give yourself time to digest and walk to Co Co. Sala and finish up with dessert to die for. The interior design is near perfect and the ambiance is relaxed with a bit of energy at the bar that spreads out to the whole establishment. They did remove the flaming baked Alaska from the menu though which we were greatly disappointed in. It was a great finisher and the secret course that was large enough for a couple!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "If you love chocolate then you have to try there drinks! The cocojito is amazing! Chocolate infused vodka with lime and mint with chocolate flakes so delicious!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Very romantic and delicious, just had wine and desserts and it was perfect. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We went for dinner after a movie at the E St Theater. I do recommend outdoor seating if you want to hear your friends discuss the movie. But the staff was wonderful--helpful, smiling and patient. The food and drinks were delicious with appropriate portions for sharing. The expresso was not hot, but readily replaced when I mentioned it. And the serotonin surge I felt the next day from that wonderful and plentiful dark chocolate was priceless."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere with tapas style food. The macaroni and cheese shrimp offering was DIVINE with a splash of chocolate encrusted shrimp! The hosts were extremely accommodating when I advised them that DC region traffic was delaying my arrival for the reservation."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite spots in DC. Never had a bad experience. Drinks are amazing and food is awesome."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "When for a dinner date with my sister who is a big chocolate fan. Unfortunately, the regular menu does not provide many chocolate infused foods and the plates are small. Service was acceptable but we had to send a dish back because we learned it had nuts in it even though we had informed the server that we were allergic prior to ordering. The cocktail list is quite fun. We had a strawberry & chocolate vodka frappe and one containing blackberry, mint and honey bourbon. Recommended for dessert (it's what they are best at) and for cocktails."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Uncomfortable seating.....hostess was rude and seemed agitated when we asked her to move to another table."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great meal--innovative use of ingredients and salads accompanying the meals were delicious. Highly recommended for brunch and definitely save space for dessert."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Four courses and each one had a form of chocolate integrated in some way. Latin-fusion style, rich, not sweet. Until desert -- that was sweet and amazing bet on words."
    Dined on 7/24/2014