La Cote D'Or
LOVELY PLACE, SERVICE MEASUREDLOVELY PLACE, SERVICE MEASURED TO A PERFECT FIT FOR OUR LEISURELY DINING, FOOD RELIABLY VERY GOOD.
SO GLAD I RETURNED AFTER SERVERAL YEARS OF SAMPLING THE LATEST AND GREATEST.
CONTINUED SUCCESS.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellently preparedThe food was excellently prepared and delicious. The service, too, was very good - the pacing between courses was perfect, no plates were removed until both of us finished and our water and wine glasses were constantly refilled. We had a very pleasant and comfortable evening and will certainly be returning.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOld Favorite Still DeliversMy husband and I very much enjoyed a quiet lunch at La Cote d'Or on a Saturday. The menu featured seasonal specials (a cold cucumber-yogurt soup) as well as French classics (escargots and hanger steaks). Service was attentive but not intrusive.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Delicious!Tucked away, this is one of our favorites for great food. Never disappointed, best escargot in DC.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and valueWe ordered from the fixed price menu offered becaus eof the 20th anniversary. Nice choices and quite tasty. Portions were appropriate for value and were generous and filling. Ambiance was excellent when we arrived at 5:45. Noise level had increased to loud when we left at 7. We will return and order from regular menu.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food, Courteous ServiceMy neighbor had asked to go to this restaurant to celebrate her birthday. She is European (native of The Netherlands), and enjoyed the food and service enormously. She had the Salade Benjamin and an entree of herb-encrusted salmon. I had the special of the evening, which was pork loin in mustard sauce. The salads and entrees were fresh and carefully prepared. For dessert, I had Crepes au Sucre and my friend received a Creme Caramel with a lighted candle. (She had said she did not want singing, or waiters in sombreros, or anything like that). My friend told me the meal was delicious. She said she would tell her friends in the US and in the Netherlands how much she loved her birthday dinner.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Friendly ServiceThe food here is delicious and the service attentive and friendly. We hadn't been there for several years, but now will be going back regularly.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Wonderful Meal!Went for brunch on mother's day & everything was very nice. The shrimp cocktail with remoulade was simple & delicious. Salad benjamin was fresh & always a good selection. The quiches (crab & spinach) were perfectly baked & a good portion. Get the Malbec wine...always Great! Wish I could have gotten a rose for my mom....all others received one.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good French FoodLa Cote D'Or is a fine little French bistro with very good food and an efficient wait staff. Prices are a bit high, but not bad considering the quality of the food and the preparation, and in line with other French restaurants. Conversation is easy. Ask to be seated in the main dining room versus the room added on to the side of the building-- although it is still nice, and perhaps a bit more intimate.
We had a delicious, enjoyable meal and I would recommend La Cote D'Or to family and friends.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were extremely delightedWe were extremely delighted with the evening we spent at La Cote D'Or with out of town relatives. The food, ambience and service was wonderful. Althought it apperared to be a fairly busy evening at the restaurant the low noise level made conversation very easy.
We'll be back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOld ReliableAfter several years absence, we returned to an old favorite for a Sunday Brunch. Food was excellent, prices fair (except for grossly over-priced wine), service attentive without being intrusive, ambiance charming and pleasant. Our experience was good enough that we will resume patronizing La Cote D'Or, especially for lunch. (We had a bad experience several years ago which prompted us to strike it off our list after years of being regular customers.)5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways our favorite!I think we've gushed before about how wonderful and reliable this restaurant is. Never had a bad meal and the wine is always perfectly chosen for our palate. There is no children's menu, which is actually nice because our kids have tried (and discovered they really liked!) escargot, calamari, mussels, and other things they wouldn't normally order. Service is outstanding. Porch is great in the warmer weather.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and presentation,Excellent food and presentation, superb service and pleasant dining rooms. Would highly recommend. Dover sole is to die for.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Cote D'OrVery good food and service. The atmosphere is very pleasant and best of all for me is that it is quiet, which makes it very easy to carry on a conversation with your table mates.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen we are in that part ofWhen we are in that part of Virginia, we always make an effort to dine at La Cote D'Or. The food and service are outstanding. I had the Veal Chop. It was extremely tender served with an outstanding sauce. My wife had the Prix Fix meal steak. I tried a piece, and it was a outstanding and tender as the veal.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went hereMy husband and I went here for our anniversary. Since we're both taking French lessons right now, we figured a French restaurant was a good idea. I've walked by this place several times but hadn't gone in before tonight, and i'm very glad I did.
The food, the ambiance, the service...everything was impecable. The Wednesday night dinner special was fantastic: 1/2 price bottles of wine and buy one Entree and get the second for free when ordering two courses! Just because it was a special occasion doesn't mean we can't save some dough.
Final thoughts: order the artichoke.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went two different timesWe went two different times for the dinner special. The choices were excellent the first time (mushroom soup/lamb stew or a white fish/chocolate bread pudding) but not as good the second time. Good value at $20 for 3 courses; excellent bread; very pricey wine list, although the house wine is reasonable. Service and ambiance are always very good.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on a Wednesday and theyWent on a Wednesday and they have buy one, get one on entrees, as well has half priced bottles of wine. My dad and I split an excellent bottle of bourdeaux for $24 (normally $48) and BOGO filets with a mushroom sauce for $33. Excellent, cooked perfectly, amazing deal.
Escargot is some of the best I've had, and the french onion soup is top notch too. I know from other visits that they do a great brunch menu as well. Worth the trek from DC to go to dinner here. They have a cafe in the adjacent building, that does an inexpensive lunch if you work in the area. Neighborhood institution.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe four of us enjoyed fourThe four of us enjoyed four different appetizers and four different entrees, they were all superb! This is a gem of a restaurant! Felt like we were dining again on the left bank!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and, especially,Good food and, especially, superlative service. The one downside was a high noise level, which was tolerable if less than optimal.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our brunch.We really enjoyed our brunch. We had the escargot, seafood crepe, eggs benedict, and chicken cordon bleu, drinks, coffee, and dessert. The food was absolutely perfect, and the pace of the meal was relaxing. The table was set very nicely, and the service was flawless. The waitstaff's timing was perfect, they were polite, they had spotless white shirts and used formal address. Our only complaints are that we were seated on something of an enclosed patio area and Mom was cold. The main dining area that you walk through is prettier and more comfortable. I would have requested to eat there as it looked much nicer. The mimosas cost more than I expected, especially since they were mostly OJ. Overall, we will definitely be back, but sit elsewhere3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great service,Good food, great service, in a wonderful intimate setting.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMarch 27We are regulars at La Cote D'Or, and the service is always excellent. On this visit, one of the wait staff recognized us and came over to our table just to say hello, even though she was not our server this time.The food is always perfect -- the goat cheese salad has been my favorite for years, but the specials are always good. Five stars every time.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious cooking and veryDelicious cooking and very cooperative service, attractive decor, intimate table on request. This place is always super, lunch or dinner.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCode d'Or is my favorite restaurantCode d'Or is my favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia. It offers the charming ambiance of a French bistro, and the food is invariably good. It is small (seats perhaps 40-45 people), and is refreshingly quiet in an era where a "dining room din" seems to be the preferred attraction. The wait-staff is friendly, but not offensively so, and the kitchen is invariably efficient. I've eaten there perhaps 20 times, and have never had a bad experience.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA visit to France--in ArlingtonOld fashioned (read "classic") French bistro menu done right. No "fusion" froufrou; simply good ingredients prepared as your mother would prepare them--if she were a classically trained French chef. A consistently pleasant experience made so by knowledgeable owners unobtrusively transmitting their standards of hospitality to the entire staff. A true gem in a surprise location. I hesitate to praise it too highly as I'd rather keep it as my own surprise to spring on unsuspecting friends!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat at Cote D'Or severalWe eat at Cote D'Or several times a year. Over time I have tried almost every menu item and all are excellent. The service is "old world" without being stuffy.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent -- as always --Excellent -- as always -- and they can do vegetarian.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've lived in Falls ChurchWe've lived in Falls Church for 5 years and finally made a point of trying La Cote D'Or to celebrate my wifes birthday. We shouldn't have waited so long as we had a great dining experience. Ambience is great, light french country bistro environment, quiet enough for easy conversation. For dinner we chose the duck breast with raspberry sauce, chicken cordon bleu and seafood crepes. The duck and chicken were both excellent and while the seafood crepes were very good, the fish used was a bit strong. Deserts included raspberries in caramel and creme brulee, both were wonderful. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We'll be back and recommend highly to others.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAs it was Valentine's Day,As it was Valentine's Day, restaurant was quite crowded. Tables on porch were spaced too close. Food, however, was excellent, as was romantic atmosphere. Wine list was small but selective and a good value. All in all a very good evening.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Classical FrenchThis place has fantastic classical French food and and ambiance that has an old world feel to it.
If you're looking for fusion, this isn't the place for it, but if you want a great meal in the classical Michelin style this is one of the best places in the DMV.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite littleOne of our favorite little fine dining places. We love it and have gone there for years.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to celebrate our twoWe went to celebrate our two birthdays in a quiet little French restaurant with class, atmosphere and good food. The price was higher than our usual restaurant. But we were really pleased to celebrate there. Attentive staff, good food and lovely evening.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest French cuisine in theBest French cuisine in the area. The service is impeccable.2/6/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good favorite.We have enjoyed La Côte d'Or over the years. It is consistently good, an occasionally has a Wow factor for a special dish. This visit was certainly good, the artichoke, swordfish and chocolate mousse were all very good. The rasberries au caramel is a house specialty and it did not disappoint. The food prices are a bit higher than in years past and one should not expect an overly generous portion. That said, the food is served perfectly hot, the staff is attentive and the experience is very rewarding.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a most pleasantWe enjoyed a most pleasant evening at La Cote D'Or, with minimal exceptions. Neither my wife nor I could ever get warm during the meal, in spite of the fact that our table was next to the kitchen. I'm a large person, and La Cote D'Or's chairs were simply too small for me.
The food and service were beyond reproach. Should you have the opportunity, please try the Lyonnaise Salad, as it was truly delicious. My wife loves liver and onions and truly enjoyed La Cote D'Or's version of the dish. Should the restaurant be offering specials, consider them strongly. I tried their dessert special the evening we dined, the green apple sorbet, and was most impressed. The valu for the money spent at La Cote D'Or is exceptional.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AM