Co Co. Sala
929 F street NW
Washington, DC 20004Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Co Co. Sala
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.cocosala.com/
- Phone: 2023474265
- Hours of Operation:
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: Dessert, American
- 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: 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.
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
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Co Co. Sala reviews from OpenTable diners
194 reviews since May 6, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (126)special occasion (126)romantic (120)hot spot (56)vibrant bar scene (46)late-night find (44)great for brunch (38)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (31)great for outdoor dining (20)great for lunch (12)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
- Cute + Good Food!ChicchickDined on 8/29/2014This is a bit pricey for what you get (very small portions) but overall the venue was nice. Music was a bit loud for conversation so my boyfriend and I sat outside where it was much more quiet even though it was practically on the street. We had the strawberry flatbread and the buffalo chicken sandwiches sliders which were great but a bit spicey and very tiny! The food was delicious but again small portions and price didn't provide the best value.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/27/2014The ambiance, service, the food and the chocolate everything was amazing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delish!stanDined on 8/23/2014This was a wonderful treat. When you've heard great things, sometimes expectations aren't met - not so here! I loved everything about our experience! The okra grits were a great surprise. Cheese fritters, yum. And of course dessert - the Onyx was a little chocolate intense, but the peanut butter gelato one was amazing. Beet salad - so good. A hit all around!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent brunch!LucheeDined on 8/23/2014I had the breakfast flatbread and it was amazing. Plenty of food and it taste really good. Desserts were small but were very tasty. Highly recommend the brunch. I will go again when I'm in the area.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Chocolate Love AffairCocoGirlDined on 8/22/2014Date night with my new boyfriend. We both fell in love with the chocolate infused drinks! The food was superb! Small portions, but delicious. We be coming back every chance we get!Special Features:
- Savories as good as the sweetsfoodieforayDined on 8/22/2014Cocojito & malted milk martini; tasty. Arugula salad-very good. The beet salad beautiful and very good, but dressing on quinoa-a bit too acidic. Scallops and salmon: lovely to look at, cooked perfectly. We ordered the 3 course dessert experience with the sticky situation and latin love affair. Also beautifully arranged and presented. Loved the ginger ice cream on the sticky situation. Could have eaten a lot more of that! We were asked if we wanted coffee with dessert and we would have, except we were told they don't serve decaf. We thought this was odd and I would suggest that they change their policy and serve decaf in future. There is not a big danger of walking away too full which is a good thing in my opinion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- dyt2dcDined on 8/21/2014The dining area at this establishment is dark and over populated with tables. Tables are situated in extremely close proximity to one another. I felt as if I was forced to dine with strangers. I had to whisper when speaking to my wife to avoid being heard by the couple at the next table. This place is supposed to be intimate and romantic. I found it to be claustrophobic and awkward. The food quality was good. I enjoyed the bacon mac and the scallops. The cocktails are gimmicky and overpriced. I prefer quality to novelty in my choice of libation.Special Features:
- dessert lovers dreamshebabugVIPDined on 8/20/2014one should not venture hear hungry for a massive entree or one that scales far above mediocrity. but the desserts are supreme-again small portions but worth every penny and just saving this locale for the days when u can sit back and have one of every dessert offeringSpecial Features:
- A great eventlarrybellDined on 8/19/2014We went before concert at the Verizon Center. Service was very good and sensitive to our schedule. We stuck with the small plates and were not disappointed. the Server was very solisitice . We intend to returnSpecial Features:
- great small platesgphill6Dined on 8/18/2014Excellent place for couples or groups...high quality food....excellent cocktails.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Brunch ReviewSundayBrunchDined on 8/17/2014Great 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.Special Features:
- Chocolate covered baconBreakfastDined on 8/16/2014The chocolate covered bacon mac and cheese was pretty good but the shrimp mac and cheese was even better!Special Features:
- Restaurant Weekmel926Dined on 8/16/2014The 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!Special Features:
- Delicious DessertmdolaDined on 8/16/2014Came 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.Special Features:
- Restaurant weekTedwinDined on 8/16/2014My 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!Special Features:
- Amazing AmbianceFoodaholicDined on 8/15/2014Our 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.Special Features:
- After Work Happy HourOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/15/2014My 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing experience!AnciraFamilyDined on 8/15/2014We 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Death by Chocolate Hurts So GoodTaramizooDined on 8/14/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cute spotCutieFoodieDined on 8/14/2014I'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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- coco treatsTomTom1sttimeDined on 8/14/2014Awesome 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cocoa goodnessSuburbanFoodieDined on 8/13/2014I 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!Special Features:
- I'm Glad I Went!CityLoverDined on 8/13/2014My 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!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- What a letdownJenLovesFoodDined on 8/13/2014The 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.Special Features:
- Restaurant Weeklililu1Dined on 8/12/2014I'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.Special Features:
- ChocoholicChocoholicDined on 8/12/2014Everything was delicious. From the drinks at the bar, to the meals, to the desserts it was a great experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good dining experienceJPK2011Dined on 8/12/2014I 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.Special Features:
- Worse RestaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/12/2014The 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 .Special Features:
- August visitWithTweensinDCDined on 8/11/2014Looked 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fabulous dining experience!mewantbambooDined on 8/11/2014My 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.Special Features:
- SilverfoxDined on 8/11/2014The waitress we had was excellent and she knew the menu very wel since this was my first time there. Would go back again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not bad but expected moreLuv2dineoutDined on 8/11/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cheese magic was magical!LunchOutDined on 8/10/2014Went 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved It, Unique and MemorableSueAnnDined on 8/9/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/9/2014Very 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Yummy dessertsOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/4/2014Limited food choices. Great for spicy food lovers. High quality food but don't get much. Desserts were the best!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Must do the 3 course pre-fixe menu!love2usdayDined on 8/3/2014and 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).Special Features:
- The most creative menu in the cityOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/3/2014This 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 wellSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overpriced and overratedOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 8/2/2014This 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.Special Features:
- The place for dessert in D.C.tronDined on 8/2/2014Cocktails 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!Special Features: