Great Food, Friendly Service
The 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.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food, Courteous Service
My 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.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and value
We 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.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tucked away, this is one of our favorites for great food. Never disappointed, best escargot in DC.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellently prepared
The 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.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old Favorite Still Delivers
My 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 AM
LOVELY PLACE, SERVICE MEASURED
LOVELY 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.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service as always
We celebrated our son's graduation with a large group at La Cote D'Or on Saturday night. The food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding and our guests all commented on what a fabulous meal they enjoyed. Our favorite starters were the escargot, calamari, and clams casino. Our favorite entrees were the lamb steak, calves liver, and veal. As always, the raspberries in caramel sauce were the hit dessert. I would recommend La Cote D'Or for parties large or small who are looking for a first class dining experience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is wonderful
This restaurant is wonderful and the food is even better. The waiters are mature and care about the clients. The owner is there and makes sure that everyone is happy. We had the quiche Lorraine which was outstanding. Comes with a side salad. Perfect amount of food. I highly recommend for an authentic French restaurant experience.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had been years since I'd visited La Cote D'Or (only recently having moved back to this area after a long absence) but it was as delightful as I'd remembered: intimate and warm, with seasoned and attentive (but not overbearing) service, and a beautifully diverse menu. The food was simply but beautifully prepared and seasoned to gentle perfection (I chose the sole; my guest had veal). I will visit again soon ... and often .. with great enthusiasm..
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Little French Rest.
Many in our group were experiencing Cote D"Or for the first time and said they certainly would return. They found the food to be excellent and enjoyed the ambience. Thanks Reita Shaw
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place!
I've been dining at La Cote D'Or for years and have always loved it. The food is great -- and always consistent. Love, love, love the sausage and lentil dish.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le Côte d'Or has a menu that is not the run of the mill! Frogs legs, liver, loin lamb chops, etc. The portions are normal size. The filet and the lamb chops were delicious. I was disappointed that the Rose was from Spain but the waiter gladly gave us each a taste and we opted for a nice Côte du Rhone instead. The Wednesday special on wine is excellent. I would definitely return. The service was timely, neither rushed nor intrusive. The owner came by to greet us which was a nice touch!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made our night Special
We dined at La Cote D'Or for our anniversary and they made the night very memorable. The food was great and the service was wonderful.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service!
We just moved to the area and were so happy to find this place, and we had an excellent dinner there. Looking forward to trying the cafe for breakfast and lunch! Loved it!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Local Gem
I have loved this resturant for years. Good food, good service, reasonable price. Unexpected 1/2 price bottle of wine night added to the fun. Drop what you are doing and visit La Cote D'Or
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cote d'Or Restaurant
We went to the Cote d'Or restaurant to celebrate my girlfriend birthday. The service was very good as well as the food. Also, every Wednesday night they have a "special " menu which has reduced our bill by at least 25%. We will go back to that place and we will recommend it to our friends.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Gem
We had a wonderful evening here celebrating my birthday. Service and food was great. Don't miss their Wednesday special!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool food and hot air
The weather was warm, outside and in. Fortunately, the food was so good and authentically French that we almost didn't mind the warm to sultry ambiance indoors. Could have used cooler room temps, and more ice in the drinks (yes, I know the French don't do that) but overall we loved our visit.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A small neighborhood restaurant-
A small neighborhood restaurant- shrimp and rice excellent- will go again to try other dishes.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flavors of France
La Cote d'Or is a reliable neighborhood restaurant offering many traditional provincial French menu items. The food is well prepared and attractively presented. It is not an inexpensive restaurant and the quality of the food reflects the prices you are paying. The wine list is not outstanding but offers a range of options at prices comparable to other restaurants in the area. Are dinner included a well-prepared cold cucumber soup, swordfish, moules/frites, and a tarte tatin and cheese plate for desert. We paired a bottle of Muscadet sur lis with our food. Although the restaurant appears to have acoustic tiles on the ceiling, the noise level requires raised voices for conversation resulting in a loud restaurant.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The duck pate was outstanding
The duck pate was outstanding and so was the salad with the poached egg on top. I have been there before and will definitely go again.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to this restaurant
I have been to this restaurant many times before and it is always excellent. Good food, ourstanding service, pleasant surroundings. For a Tuesday evening, the restaurant was very busy, hence the noise level. It is one of our favorites.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding French cuisine
My husband and I met another couple for dinner on a Thursday night and enjoyed our meal very much. The food was delicious and served to perfection. This restaurant is great for meeting friends and enjoying fabulous food Will definitely return
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighborhood gem
We ate from the fixed price menu. My husband had the soup and I the salad. We both had the swai filet. He had the sorbet and I the apple cake. All dishes were wonderful. The fish was served on a very hot plate that took some time to cool. The waitress was quite busy with others so we had to ask twice for refills on our water. It was a great evening out and we will definitely return.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Touch of France on Lee Highway
We have eaten many time at La Cote D'Or and have been very pleased every time. The food is delicious and the service is very good. Several in our group were raving about the cassoulet!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for the lobster special and were not disappointed will watch for it again
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend there for
I took a friend there for her first visit and she loved it. The selections are unique and the atmosphere is very attractive. Loved going someplace that had white tablecloths. Very civil!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dinner "inside beltway"
A charming little French restaurant with a good menu and perfect spot to meet friends who also enjoy good food and wine. The house salad had a delightful dressing and the talapia was tender and quite large portion. This was one of the best meals we have had in the Arlington Falls Church area....and with ambiance of a small French cafe. The owner seated us and was very friendly. We will return soon.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for couples!
Awesome food and even better service. We will be back! Highly recommended for couples looking for a romantic atmosphere and attentive service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have gone there twice for
We have gone there twice for special birthday dinners and enjoyed it immensely both times. Food is wonderful. Service and atmosphere excellent.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Cote D'Or specials
Before 6:30 La Cote D'Or has a $25 three course menu. We tried this on our first visit and the food was great. On Wednesdays most wines are half price.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Falls Church gem
Le Cote d'Or is one of those French restaurants that when you find it, you remain a faithful patron. The food is excellent and the daily specials are particularly appealing to the palate and the pocketbook.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why haven't I gone here before?
Definitely happy I ate here! Great food, good wine, and happy service. On Wednesday's they have 1/2 price wine!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old School French--LOVE IT
This is a regular spot for our family--delicious food, tasty cocktails, attentive service.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The main course was well prepared
The main course was well prepared with fresh ingredients. It was good if a little bland. The desert was very good. The service was attentive and in no way rushed which made us feel comfortable
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great as always
Perfect spot for authentic French food. Wish the wine list had some more reasonably-priced options tho.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Success for Anniversary
A pleasant way to spend the afternoon with my wife....Great food, attentive staff (but not overly attentive), and rejuvenating light entering from the window by our table.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our weeknight dinner experience. This restaurant is a perfect choice for adult dining and conversation.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites
Took a friend-francophile to dinner here on a Saturday night. She loved it. A bit pricey, but worth it. Delighted to have it in our neighborhood.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a great evening. Everything was wonderful. We had a $75. gift certificate. So, we went with another couple. It was really nice. Service was great. We were on the side porch (indoor), and it was very pleasent to be able to chat with our firends and be able to hear them. The food was excellent. At the end of the evening, we all agreed we are definitely coming back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant
The menu had a good selection of traditional French dishes - all well prepared. The waiter was always available and provided good timely service. Good bar & wine choices.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small is better
We have dined here on many occasions. The food is always good., Service excellent without being intrusive, the owner always comes by to say "hello" and the intimacy is better than the big chains that sometimes seem to rush you so they can have your table for the next people.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delightful, service great.....wine list high....probably good, but didn't have a good enough range
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Thanksgiving Meal
Lovely little french restaurant with a fire place. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner they offered was really delicious! Highly recommend it if you end up going out for Thanksgiving. Excellent service as well.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had Thanksgiving dinner here for the 3rd time and it wasn't a disappointment.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This has been our "special
This has been our "special occasion" restaurant for many years, for birthdays, anniversaries, and for treating honored guests. Our most recent visit, on November 29, was just as pleasant and enjoyable as our first visit, years ago. The service was excellent as well as the food, and we look forward to future visits.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
GF friendly French Cuisine
The team at La Côte d'Or went out of their way to modify their wonderful menu to accommodate our GF preference. Much appreciated! The service was perfect--attentive and thoughtful but not hovering.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food all the time,
Delicious food all the time, excellent service, and gracious hosts!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastica as always
When we are in the DC. metro area, this is one of our go places. Great food, wine and service. This time there were 5 of us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed to food. They even served steak tartar which is not on their dinner menu (only lunch), but they served it anyway.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM