About 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.

929 F street NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Dessert, Contemporary American

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.

Cross Street:
9th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 347-4265

Website:
http://www.cocosala.com/

Entertainment:
Showcase of sugar & chocolate sculptures throughout the restaurant & boutique.

Catering:
We accept advance orders for catering. Please contact us for more details.

Parking Details:
Street parking & numerous garages within walking distance.

Public Transit:
MetroCenter (red, orange and blue line) and Gallery Place Chinatown (red, green and yellow line)

Executive Chef:
Santosh Tiptur

Additional:
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

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.

Private Dining

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.

Co Co. Sala Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Romantic (24)
Fun (18)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tapas (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Casual (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined a day ago

Unbelievable service! Champagne and the desert with the Happy Anniversary note went above and beyond! Food was amazing too. Perfect :)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bacon Mac & Cheese garnished with chocolate covered bacon—to die for!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Portions are miniscule but the food is very creative and tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything is way over-priced and way over-salted. Don't go for dinner. But do go with a chocolate lover for cocktails and dessert.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was incredibly average, only reason the food was rated for three stars is the dessert was a little above average. They seated us near a group of people even though in the entire restaurant there were just a few seats that were taken. I was taking my wife here on a date. Co Co Sala instead of feeling intimate just felt dark. Oh and the besides the handicap bathroom the other bathrooms are incredibly confusing. You start by going in a room with two sliding doors on either side. You open the sliding doors to find a sink/mirror and another door. One is male and the other is female which is barely marked on the door. And the second door leading into what I assume is the mens room has no handle just a lock.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The cocktails were delicious and steak cooked to perfection

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I live out of state and my last time here was 3 years ago. I wish I could get out here more. I love the vibe, the cocktails and the food! It is expensive but worth it!! I have been to more expensive restaurants that don’t have the above mentioned!!! Every time I am in DC I will visit!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was creative and delicious. Use of chocolate in most of their dishes was the main draw for this chocoholic!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It's vibey on the bar and an more intimate conversation can be had on the other side which also has a smaller bar area along with cool seating. You'l enjoy visiting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great for chocolate lovers. The ambience is very nice and location near the capital one arena.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Celebrated my girlfriends birthday and had a great experience. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I ordered the hot and sour cauliflower and the restaurant was not very crowded but the food came out barely warm and with way too much sauce. Good flavor but I think the key to good food quality is the food coming out hot. It was a reservation of six for my birthday dinner and I was excited. I ordered the champagne and chocolate sampler also and that was good. My entree was the tuna tartare and it was okay, I feel it could have used a bit more spice. The toffee pudding dessert was very tasty and I think I would only return here for drinks and dessert.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and drinks

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I encourage you to go! They have great food, a great atmosphere, and scrumptious desserts. Definitely worth the moderate price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Tables were really close together. As if eating with the people next to you

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The server pushed my friend for more tips...which is unacceptable. The food was just ok. Portions are very small.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Took my mom for dinner here before the Washington International Horse Show. Absolutely would recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out. The service was wonderful and the food and drinks were superb. I usually do not get dessert but Co-Co Sala you have to save room for dessert! Highly recommend the "Azelia Amour" dessert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Super expensive but the food was only mediocre. Nice cocktails though. I was also surprised that although I mentioned it was a retirement dinner there were no special touches like a special dessert from the chef. In other venues, once you say it is a special occasion they always make some gesture.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Still the best brunch spot in DC! Co Co Sala never disappoints!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food, nice atmosphere, excellent service..attentive without being overbearing. Leave room for dessert!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Took friend for her birthday. Tables were cozy but a little small. Large crowd was noisy. Food was Excellent! Staff was Great and they did an amazing job on the desserts.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Yet another awesome dining experience at Co Co Sala!! This restaurant has become our go-to spot for happy hour and celebration of special events. You simply can’t go wrong choosing this location. The food is outstanding and the service is always beyond reproach.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We went for the three course dessert menu as a special experience for our son's birthday. Our kids are 8 and 11, so we made sure they were on their best behavior, and the staff made it a wonderful experience for them. The desserts were amazing with layers of complex flavor. I indulged in the Fetish cocktail and it was sweet but not sugary and still tasted like an adult beverage. Be sure to order one of the hot CoCo offerings for a truly special treat.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

great place for an interesting meal -- good cocoa flavor in many items!

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Chocolate mojito was excellent! Dinner and dessert fantastic. Wait staff was helpful and polite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Ate from the brunch menu so my review is based on this. Food and service was just okay, definitely not worth the price (especially with all the great brunch places in DC).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had Sunday brunch here for a Bachelorette party. The service was great and the food was excellent, with filling meal sizes. We were first seated at a window table with backless stools, but were moved to bit more comfortable seating after asking our host. We all left satisfied!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were reccomended this place by a friend and it lived up to the great things they had to say about it. The food was very unique and amazingly delicious. I would 100 percent reccomend this for anyone looking for a nice and tasty dinner for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Really enjoy Co Co. Sala each time I go. Their drinks are so different and rarely disappoint. We had the buffalo chicken sliders, asparagus and risotto, sweet and sour cauliflower, and the bacon mac and cheese. Tasty as usual!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Took two grumpy teenage daughters here before a concert at Verizon. Great atmosphere. Waitress encouraged no cell phones at the table. Love her for that! Tuna tartare was DELICIOUS. Kids enjoyed ravioli and mac and cheese. Dessert was a tough call -- so many incredible options -- but the Chef's choice of chocolates was beautifully presented, perfect propotions. I'll never forget the Banana Royale chocolate that we managed to split three ways. Amazing part of a great evening out.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This was a last minute pick when we got to town for the Bruno Mars concert. We would definitely go back if we were in DC. The drinks were delicious. The lamb meatball appetizers were fantastic as well as the desserts.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Service: waited fairly long time after being seated, forgot what we ordered, then put it in wrong. Never got our salads.

Food: The steak was decent, fries were amazing. The shrimp dish wasn't good at all.

The saving grace for the meal was the dessert, which was absolutely amazing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Yummmmmm - great brunch! The enchilada and steak flatbread were great and outstanding desserts. The service was good and the bottomless drinks kept coming, This place is a keeper.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

My sister and I went to Co Co. Sala before the Ed Sheeran concert at the Capital One Arena. We were so excited to try the Chef's Tasting Dessert Menu and it did not disappoint. We loved every bite. The food was phenomenal with a presentation that could not be topped. The service was excellent and the ambiance was unmatched by any of the local restaurants. We were so pleased with our choice and will absolutely go back. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went for my friends bachelorette. Seating was delayed due to a party overstaying their reservation, but it wasn't a problem at all. We were greeted and given seats at the bar while we waited and even offered a round of champagne! The service was efficient and friendly, and the kitchen was very accommodating to allergy and diet restrictions, the food was delicious! Everyone in our group of 9 was extremely pleased. Staff was made aware we had another reservation after dinner and were very efficient to make sure we received our bill in time to get us out the door when we needed to. Overall a great experience, will definitely be back!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food options were interesting and the
Entrées were a bit overpriced but overall it was a fun experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I can't find any special dishes on the menu, only the desserts is good; the waiter forgot to order steak for us, then we got two sea bass, same salad, so nothing we could share. Fetish looks great. I'm a little frustrated about the food, without a creative design.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We came here for brunch and decided to try the three-course menu. The food was delicious. I had the Aztec Enchilada which was incredibly flavorful and unique. My friend had the Smores French Toast, which was so rich and decadent. The desserts was also quite good. We opted for the bottomless option and were very happy with the berries and bubbles drink. Though the food was good, service could be better. I believe the issue was that our server was taking care of a large party in the back room, and for that reason he really neglected our table. There were a few times that we had empty drink glasses for a while, and with a bottomless option that really is not pleasant to have. We also did not have our plates cleared for dessert for quite some time, waiting almost 15 minutes after completing the main course before the plates were cleared and dessert was served, all while our drink glasses were empty. I'd definitely come back for the food, but not for the service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

So delicious and so welcoming. I'm looking forward to my next visit. Super happy with my experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Nice place, but I was expecting a bit more from the deserts because of the hype - and honestly we liked the food better.

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