Cocotte
Cocotte

Cocotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cocottesf.com/
  • Phone: 4152924415x
  • Hours of Operation:
    tuesday to sunday 5:30pm - 10.00pm.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, French
  • Executive Chef: Mikael Audry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Cocotte is also specialized in catering business. Call us to organize your next event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are planning a Rehearsal dinner, a Wedding reception, a birthday party as well as a Corporate Event or a friendly get together for the coming Holidays, Cocotte is happy to welcome you in its warm and cozy main room where we can accommodate up to 50 seated guests.
  • Private Party Contact: aurore martinez 8776857490
  • Entertainment: Live music for French and American Holidays.
  • Special Events: Cocotte, charming and cozy restaurant, is the perfect place to celebrate a special event. Please visit the "Private Dining" page for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackson St.
  • Public Transit: Cable Car (line hyde @ beach) stop across the street. #27 Bryant and #83 Pacific Muni buses
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public Lot at Pacific@Polk. 2 blocks from the restaurant.
A word from Cocotte


Cocotte restaurant merges the timeless essence of the traditional French rotisserie with avant-garde flavors inspired by Califonia’s farm-fresh palate.
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Cocotte reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (98)fit for foodies (77)romantic (62)special occasion (38)notable wine list (30)hot spot (13)late-night find (9)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • French on Hyde
    Twofoots
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Cozy and cool French bistro on a great SF block. Very good coq au vin. Slightly weird tarte tatin. WTF no capuccino????
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a good experience
    welove2eatwell
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The noise was a shock to we elderly, but the friendliness of the host and the wait staff were terrific. The food was innovative. Try to reserve the "alcove" table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Bistro
    JessVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very authentic and delicious French bistro food with a great ambiance and charming service. Go for a little trip to France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great! Rich and satisfying
    Kimmy28
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Try the mussels! The service is awesome and so is the food and wine! It's a tiny place though, so expect to hear everyone's conversation as you dine. I highly recommend sitting at the bar
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations are no good here
    termzero
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Got an Opentable reservation for 7pm for party of three. Although they had my name on the system, our table was not reserved and had to wait 45 to 50 mins.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • frendly service
    sushilover
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everything was good as expected. The only problem was the parking. I had to park my car 8 blocks away from the restaurant. However, this is a perfect neighborhood place for special occasions. Noise level was quiet because the restaurant was not completely full when we got there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Wonderful roasted chicken and delicious sides. Our favorite sf restaurant. We will be back. Great place. 5 star plus.........take a taxi ,difficult parking or park on lot on Polk st and walk
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid food good wine
    DinealotVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The appetizers were nicely portioned -- not too little not too much. The salad was really French-inspired -- none of that tired balsalmic drizzle. Dinner for 3 with a bottle of wine and tip runs $250 or thereabouts, so it's not cheap. It's definitely a small place, but a grown-up place for grown-ups. Great rabbit dish and a very good Beef Wellington. The overall experience was very good. I would come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • warm and contemporary
    SueFoody
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Warm casual atmosphere, earthy but contemporary decor, excellent service. Wine list is small but excellent selection that changes with seasons. Great information about wines and pairings from someone who knows and cares! Food was excellent French bistro, contemporary. The small dishes or cocottes are delicious as sides, to share like tapas, or to hoard -- the ratatouille and the potatoes were both excellent! Charcuterie duck dish was smokey, lean and tasty with nice contrasts. Food to warm the heart whether you are a comfort food lover or a French food snob!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Clergyflea
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had friends visiting from Virginia and wanted to take them somewhere special. Cocotte didn't disappoint. Learned about it from Check Please. Will return just for the squid. Truly lovely setting, service and wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Surprise
    LAguyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Found this gem of a spot by doing a little research. Had never heard of it before and was excited to try. I didn't have high expectations as the menu looked very simple. To say that I was beyond impressed, would be an understatement. This place was excellent from start to finish. The staff was super friendly and attentive. The food was hit after hit after hit. I highly recommend and will be dining there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cocotte is perfect
    George
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our visit to Cocotte was perfect. The food was absolutely extraordinary. Lobster salad, liver parfait, and mushroom soup appetizers were exceptional. And the entrees -- from the Rotisserie Chicken to the Coq au vin to the butcher cut of the day (an absolutely delectable flank stake) were incredible . . . and tried all the cocottes themselves (potato gratin, cauliflower gratin, broccoli gratin -- all sumptuously worthy of the restaurant's name!) Service was warm and friendly, starting with Vincent's greeting. The small size of the restaurant actually adds to the warm and friendly ambiance. One of our friends, who lives in Paris, said she wished this restaurant was there! Merci, Cocotte, pour une expérience culinaire sensationnel!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bday Dinner
    WDing88
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I went there because my friend Sonia Hunt review this place at Bay Area Check Please ...(give me an idea where i want to go for my Bday dinner) We (hubby & i) ordered -> Mussels Mariniere ( i wish there's some spinach in it), Rabbit And Mustard ( he's fav), Branzini Sea Bass (my fav) & Banana Creme Brulee ( Our fav) =)) The only set back--> not easy to find parking...as we drove from Novato to Hyde St, just to have this meal .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christ
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to Cocotte several times and have always had a flawless evening. I recommend it to friends and they always get back to me and tell me of the wonderful and delicious meals they had experience. I will continue to go and recommend Cocotte. However, duirng my recent visit (Reservation for 4) I didnt have a stellar experience. Everyone raved about thier dishes and how fabulous everthing was. Unfortunately for me (after having duck confit several times times before), my duck was dried out and not as flavorful as I have had it in the past. I was a bit disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paris in San Francisco
    BRP2
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A corner of Paris in the heart of San Francisco. Small with the atmosphere of France. Friendly, competent servers who don't try to be one's new best friend. I am addicted to the duck confit, the best I have ever had in many experiences in the U.S.,but I am assured by friends that the other dishes are equally excellent. The sight of roasting chickens on the spit is enough to make anyone's mouth water.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent local spot!
    shelman88VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This place was a last minute pick up after our schedule got pushed back and we had to cancel dinner at a different spot. It was well worth the later reservation - the food was excellent, atmosphere was very energetic, and the service was great. I was very pleased with my Sea Bass and the wine list was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it!
    skippyg
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    it was a beautiful warm san francisco evening so sitting near the front, which is completely open to the street, added to the comfortable feeling. everything was delicious... but the hors d' oeuvre's were killer. i'd come back and sit at the bar just to have the cantal cheese churros (amazing) and the butter lettuce salad. toss in a banana creme brûlée and call it a night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic french cuisine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Wonderful little neighborhood eatery---very charming!---true french cuisine--with all the classics and some creative dishes with a twist as well. Chicken and sauces--superb! the cocottes are excellent! Everything from the bread to the desserts were wonderful and service very friendly personable and knowledgable. Many dishes to share. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Loves the food. Ambiance and service was good too. The only problem we have is finding a parking spot. We had to park all the way to Polk street.. 4 blocks away from cocotte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shockingly bad service
    mcxmcVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We liked the food and overall ambiance here, but the service is just as bad, if not worse, than many of the poor reviews say it is. After we were seated, it took 20 minutes for our waiter to even stop by our table, and the rest of the evening it was nearly impossible to get his attention to ask for more water, another glass of wine, or the check. The only time he took any interest in us was when he asked us to move to another table to accommodate a larger party. At that point he promised a free glass of champagne that never materialized. The only redeeming part of the evening was that the food was good and reasonably priced, but that's easy to find in SF, so I doubt we'll be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service, very loud
    Vdoubleu
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very cute, cozy French restaurant. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was very nice. The kitchen is open, and although that added a nice touch to the ambiance because the restaurant is so small it made everything very loud. We often had to shout and repeat ourselves to be heard over the noisy kitchen and so many people packed into a small restaurant. I started with the tomato heirloom salad, which was really good. The coq au vin was fantastic... Very flavorful and well cooked. Beef Wellington was one of the best I've had, although a tad dry. The banana creme brûlée is a MUST HAVE. The flavors and textures were spot on. The perfect way to end a great meal. We will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bizarre experience.... beware!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We selected this place to celebrate the engagement day of my great nephew. The following was our evening: 1- although informed when booking, the restaurant did not even say congratulations (much less offer anything), 2- food came we had not ordered, 3- dishes were tepid and had to be rewarmed, 4- one of us was served the chicken 10 minutes after everyone else- no explanation, no apology, 5- the duck confit entree was so tough it was inedible, and finally, 6- we were charged for the duck confit, never asked if we wanted something else, told that the problem was we did not have a sharp enough knife, and, to top it off- the waiter threatened to quit his job if the duck confit was removed from the bill! He is still employed because it wasn't.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely dinner
    meganrehm
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We brought some out of towners here for dinner and had an amazing time. Everyone got the half chicken and their own cocotte and as usual it was delicious. The seasonal squash ratatouille cocotte was better than any others I've tried (potato gratin, cauliflower gratin, fries, peas & carrots with pesto, etc). I would go back just to order that. Anyway the table loved the wine we ordered and the service was great - cozy, homey, and just really great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peppy fox
    Peppyfox
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went there for my wife's B-day. Arrived early and they seated us immediately. I had put in the open table that it was my wife's B-day and would like a table that was against the wall and relatively secluded. Well, they gave us the lovers closet that has been converted into a intimate little dining nook. Best chairs, lovely lamp and curtains drawn back. The best seats in the place. Food was out of this world. All wait staff was fun and friendly. They wished my wife Happy B-day as soon as I came in and gave my name. Had a great time. Music was a bit loud but makes it intimate for conversation, since no one can hear what you are saying except who you are dining with. Parking could be tough. Got a spot right in front though, very lucky. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This place is amazing!! I went there to celebrate my birthday. The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. Any occasion is a great opportunity to treat myself in this wonderful place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality neighborhood restaurant
    MiShuTai
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    They gave me a special table just as I had asked. It was very pleasant and the maître d' as well as waiters took time and were attentive. The food was good. The crème brûlée at the end however was not kept in the oven long enough to warm so itg came quite cool. A modest oversight. I would go back again many times
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great roasted chicken and spices. Side dishes wonderful hot and tasty.....service fair but food is so good it doesn't matter. Waiter was a winemaker selling his wine to the table next to us...kind of distracting as his voice was rather loud. He sold his wine to them , a case, on the side...we were waiting for the candy and flower people to try to,sell us something. The restaurant is so good they need to tell this guy to either tone it down, or market his personal wine elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what we were hoping for
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    After all of the great reviews, we were really looking forward to dining here. While the space reminded us of restaurants we have enjoyed in France, we were really disappointed with the food, which was nothing like what we've enjoyed in France. Nothing was awful but nothing stood out either. We began with the pardon peppers and the soup. The peppers were fine but the soup was salty. The duck confit was just ok. We also tried a couple of the cocottes and both were under seasoned and just ok.
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  • Cute place, decent food, good wine
    LolacatVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I liked this place, but with all the outstanding choices in SF, I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to return. It has a good, fairly priced selection of French wine. The cocotte side dishes are all good (and rather rich), but you can't really have just cocottes as a meal, they are not meant to be "small plates". The main courses were good but a little pricey. If you like beef wellington, try this one. They sous vide their beef wellington before putting the crust on it, so it looks VERY pink, but is cooked.
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  • Excellent Food !
    CathyVolunteer
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Loved my chicken pate and my sea bass! Will go back regularly just for the chicken liver pate !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy, delicious & reasonably priced
    LindaLoo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were early for our reservation and had a glass of wine at the bar. Our seating was a delayed but I can't blame them. Our table was so cozy, I didn't want to leave either! We got a table for 2 tucked in a secluded corner that had a velvet curtain we could draw for extra privacy. Once we were seated, we may have been forgotten about. We weren't approached for about 15-20 minutes but we had our drinks from the bar and our cozy nook so we were fine with that. The roasted chicken was crispy skinned, yet juicy and succulent. The eggplant and squash ragout was savory and comforting. The peas and carrot cocotte was divine! Loved every bite. The wine selection was lovely too. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Low key French bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We skipped the starters and went straight to entrees- rotisserie chicken and the butcher's cut, which was a bavette steak. For cocottes, we went with English peas and carrots, cauliflower gratin, and frites. Everything was delicious, and we finished with a tart tatine that was heavy on the apples and light on pastry served with creme fraiche.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adam
    Adam
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    A very nice restaurant that is cherished by the Russian Hill neighborhood. Some traditional French dishes (Coq au Vin, Escargot) but also a sense of adventure in others. We had a wonderful "wild" mushroom soup, an asparagus salad with pork belly, Salmon with summer squash and a Fettucine with Rabbit & Mustard Ragu....all dishes done excellantly. Our waiter/host Yuri was great as was all his staff. Our reserved table was available to us as soon as we walked in. Parking can be difficult on Russian Hill so plan accordingly or be prepared to park 1.5 blocks away at the Jug Shop @ Polk & Pacific.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely try this great place!
    MamaG
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Everything there is delicious - the chopped liver appetizer, the roast chicken, the salmon - I don't think you can go wrong with whatever you order. They have a very nice wine list, also. The service is great; they are so accommodating, and make well behaved children feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French country food experience
    CestMagnifique
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent food. Excellently prepared food and tasting food. However due to the popularity of this intimate French country bistro, the service can lag.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piperdog
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We love this restaurant and have been here several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heartbreaker
    wanderer
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This place is a heartbreaker. So close to a 'go-to' spot but not there. The ambience (smart venue, limited light with candles, gypsy kings grooving in the background) had my wife boogieing throughout the meal. I had to coq au vin, which was delightful but the cut was weird with lots of bones. My wife had beef wellington which was a disappointment. The meat was tough (not tenderloin) with minimal flavor and duxelles in the wrap. Portions were small but adequate. The wait staff was friendly. The menu is small which fits the size of the restaurant. My suggestion is to keep the coq au vin but adjust the cut of the chicken in a more conventional style, drop the beef wellington in favor of something like steak dianne. Focus on flavor and sauces.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nanette
    nanette
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I was really disappointed with cocotte. We had friends in town so wanted a place to show off how good the food is in the City. Instead we got uncooked/greasy beignets twice - took it back once and ate the bad beignets anyway , rabbit tagliatelle that had no rabbit and chocolate molten cake that wasn't molten and tasted like the fridge. Our friends peach dessert also tasted old. When we got the bill, they didn't take off the uncooked beignets and charged us an extra dessert. Service was forgetful as well. Maybe not a good place for Sunday night.
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  • Too crowded, too noisy
    David
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Initial greeting was fine, tables too close together, waiter did not do an adequate job of explaining the menu, noise level was very high, food was OK but not superb.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Dining at Cocotte feels like taking a trip to a small neighborhood bistro in Paris. We chose from the fixed price menu for the early June Dine About Town event. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were all very good although my dining companion thought the pork shank was a bit too salty. I like that the menu is not simply the classic and predictable bistro fare, but more imaginative and varied. The service overall was very good except we waited a very long time between the appetizer and the entree which was not a problem for us, but could be for someone else. I plan on dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.