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Co Co. Sala

3390 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Dessert, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tues-Thurs 5pm-10pm;
Fri 5pm-11pm;
Sat & Sun Brunch 11am-2:30pm;
Sat Dinner 5pm-11pm;
Sun Dinner- Closed;
Mon Closed;

Bar open late night (Tues-Sat);
Bar Happy Hour Menu Tues-Fri 5pm-7pm;

Chocolate Boutique (next to restaurant) open Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm, Sunday & Monday hours are seasonal.
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Phone number
(202) 347-4265
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Santosh Tiptur
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Private party facilities
RAMMY Award winning Co Co. Sala hosts truly unique private events from 10 to 300 people. We have an array of spaces including the main lounge areas, the art gallery, rooftop with gorgeous views, patio garden, or the beautiful private dining room. Co Co. Sala allows for full or partial buyouts.
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Private party contact
Bharet Malhotra: (877) 281-4851
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We accept advance orders for catering. Please contact us for more details.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street parking & numerous garages within walking distance.
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Public transit
MetroCenter (red, orange and blue line) and Gallery Place Chinatown (red, green and yellow line)
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Showcase of sugar & chocolate sculptures throughout the restaurant & boutique.
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3390 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDCKarma (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 hours ago

One of the greatest long standing restaurants in Washington DC

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was sub par, so much so that we skipped dessert. For the reviews online and price we expected much more. I hear they’re closing in a week so I don’t suppose they care anyways

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

DC will be loosing one of its best and one of my favorite restaurants next week due to Co Co Sala shutting down.

They truly offer a rare and unique food experience that no other place has to offer...I mean think about it a chocolate based and themed restaurant!

I fell in love with this place and it will surely be missed.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

With a heavy heart I write this review. This place is closing for good in a few days. If you have ever been, you'd know how great the chocolate inspired food is. I love dessert here. I only wish I had more time to enjoy one last meal here.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was great! The service was amazing! I could easily say this would be one of my top restaurants, but then they informed me they will be permanently closed in a week :( Get in while you can!!!! Unexpected combinations and you HAVE to try some of the chocolate beverages (including the alcoholic ones)!

2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Some desserts were very good but food was a bit expensive for what it was. Disappointed that certain things were not available on menu despite a small menu and eating early on in the night. Also the original table we were at was freezing due to a vent and we therefore had to move, we were not the first people to have to move from this table. Not the best value food either but was an interesting take on a meal.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The cuisine was elegantly exquisite and the staff were so gracious and hospitable .... perfect dinner spot

3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was fine, but was not worth the high price tag. Portions were too small and quality was okay, which did not line up with the prices. Not a great value.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The Valentine's Day pre-fixed menu included four courses plus a glass of champagne. I appreciated the little details from plating to the little quotes about love at each course. Food was elegant and the chocolate was wonderful. Dessert was our favorite part! You could tell they take their chocolate seriously.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Only the Onyx was good. The other stuffs at the bar were just fine. Nothing special, don’t expect too high.

HilainH (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I made a reservation for 1030pm. At 1045pm while 5min away from the restaurant I got a phone call saying the kitchen closed at 1030pm. I was not informed of this prior to that phone call. I arrived at 1052pm and was unable to eat dinner so we had dessert.

SaharA (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone, honestly. I was super excited to come here with my fiance, because I've been here before for dessert and it was pretty good. I was SO disappointed when we left the restaurant. The waiter took way too long to bring drinks and come back and take our order. When the food did come, we were really disappointed in everything we ordered. The fries were overfried and hard. The lettuce in the chicken flatbread was drenched in dressing, and tasted a few days old and bitter. The flatbread in the salad was stale. That was my fiances meal, and he refused to eat it (and left the restaurant starving). I got the ravioli, and it was just alright - way too overpriced for what it was. Then I thought - hey, let's have some dessert to redeem the night. Once the waiter finally came back after looking for him for 25 minutes, we looked at the dessert menu. Out of the 5 dessert options that were on the menu, they didn't have the two that we wanted. For a restaurant that specializes in chocolate, you would think their chocolate options would be abundant and available, especially during the dinner rush on a Saturday night. The only thing I actually got chocolate in was my mojito - and to be honest, citrus drinks and chocolate don't mix very well. Not to mention, the shirley temple was also flat.

So - food, bad; service, bad; dessert, nonexistent. The only thing I would recommend this place for is the ambiance. If you like to go to restaurants to just sit around and people watch - definitely go here. If you actually like to eat, don't. :)

foodie (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very crammed up place. Not ideal for dates or special occasion. The small stool like chairs are uncomfortable. Food is mediocre

lisas (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

High hopes having been to sister restaurant in Leesburg. We didn't see the waiter for 10 minutes after we were seated. The teaser and sides were yummy: Mac and bacon plus sirachia fries. The tuna tartare was overwhelmed rather than enhanced by the cilantro and micro greens and other things added. We also had the bubbly flight with chocolate which was quite good. Dessert was good not overwhelmingly good. A bit disappointed with the overall experience, the food and service did not live up to the price point. It would be an excellent place to go for a snack or maybe just for dessert, but wouldn't recommend it for a full meal.

RhondaM (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

When we arrived, the restaurant was NOT busy but our server was slow. The bar did not have the beer that was on the menu. Only 1 out of the 5 beers were available. The bar did not have unflavored rum. My party of 4 ordered our drinks at the same time. Three of the drinks were delivered after 10 minutes and the fourth drink took 20 minutes. I ordered a steak cooked medium. It was cooked medium rare. Considering the amount of time that it took for our food to be delivered, AND waiting for a steak knife... I did not send it back. I ate the side items and took the under-cooked steak home to cook. The bathroom stall that I used did not have a lock on the door (considering that the bathroom was unisex- this is an issue of safety!). Also, the toilet paper holder that was in the stall had been ripped from the wall and the toilet paper roll was on the floor. Our bill was over $200 which was not reflected in the quality of the food or the service. Totally dissatisfied.

Mawhite2000 (Portland)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

last 3 times we have been to co co sala, they have been out of the one dessert I specifically go to get. very disappointing. seems like if The Sticky Situation is so popular, they would prepare accordingly

Kate (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Very tasty food, though keep in mind that these are smaller amounts than you may be expecting. With the focus on creativity of the use of cocoa and the extravagant desserts, plates tend to be smaller, though they are rich and very tasty.

KatyS (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Our food was wonderful and the service too. Everything was delicious, but the dessert, chocolate onyx, was out of this world. Loved every bite.

cyndi (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food - we went early in the day for brunch and loved the breakfast flatbread. It is served with yummy fresh fruit and a lovely pear salad. We also really enjoyed the lattes. Our only negative is that it was pretty cold in the restaurant - not too crowded yet, so later in the day it would probably be perfect. If you go early, dress warmly!
Best was the dessert - we loved it. Service was wonderful and overall very comfortable.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Swung by for a nice dinner after work on a Wednesday, and I wanted to like this place so badly. It looks so warm and cozy from the outside! The service was a a bit inattentive but not offensively so. The food, however, was a major disappointment. The menu did not match what is currently on Open Table. What we received was more limited and pricier. The $20 asparagus risotto was bland with 3 sad asparagus spears on top and weirdly chunked asparagus throughout. It would have been a fine side dish for another meal. The $26 paprika shrimp dish involved 6-8 smallish shrimp in a decent if not fantastic sauce. It was bizarrely served with a weird fried toast thing you had to stab to cut with about 2 inches if shredded cheese (manchego?) piled on top. We left before desert after the waitress said we'd need to order two because they're small.

The restaurant clearly puts more effort into their appearance than food, yet the red velvet chairs are looking a bit tired and the light from the back of the restaurant is very bright and produces a glare for anyone looking in that direction. This was not the cozy date spot I was expecting. I went home and ate a banana in attempt to fill the void left in my stomach, wallet, and heart.