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

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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Romantic (24)
Special Occasion (20)
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Creative Cuisine (20)
Fun (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Cozy (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Tapas (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This place is truly a gem. Upon arriving in the D.C. Area o immediately goodgled "best desserts" and this place showed up. After reading the menu and cocktail list I knew I needed to visit before heading back to NYC.

Three course brunch was outstanding. Plenty of options for all, and it was really bad to choose what I wanted. Ended up going with the grown up grilled cheese and wow. The tomato soup this was paired with had an amazing, slightly Spicy flavor that was top notch.

I wanted to hit all of the cocktails. I gave it a good but, trying the libido (pineapple and chocolate ice cubes. My favorite) the C3 (vodka, Patron xo and a baileys foam. The strongest :) and the malted milk. (Shaved chocolate was the best!) my friend tried the fetish (chocolate covered strawberries? Yum) the chocolate mojito (excellent flavor) and the honey mule (wasn't a giant fan as the ginger was overpowering but the honey lollipop?? Outstanding. They even gave me extra to take home :)

My friends all got the chocolate and bubbly pairing and said it was out of this world, and continued to order extra sparkling after the meal.

Service was outstanding and our server was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. It was a holiday weekend so the chocolate store was closed, however the manager made an exception and opened it just for us! Service in here was TOP notch.

If ever I am in DC again I will make it a point to stop here. Great for agirls night out of date night I am sure! Would love to come for dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

The food was great, the service was outstanding. Our waitress even watched my car. Her. Suggestions were top notch. Will return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Celebrated my 27th Birthday on Saturday at coco sala and it was amazing. Our wait Faizal went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. Everyone was amazing. Definitely going back.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Thank goodness we were unable to come here for a first date. The service was nonexistent! It got so bad we started to time long it took to even see our server and he only had two tables (that we saw). If that wasn't enough he did not seem to know the menu or want to explain it.

The main dishes were very boring and was over priced.

The deserts were in a word: disappointing. There was a lot going on with the onyx but the decoration tasted so bad. It had these little sponge things that tasted like sponges. And a chocolate square on top of the main piece that tasted wrong. The churros were meh.

Overall, you should skip this place if you want chocolate or food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Delicious food! The tables were a little awkward-kind of short and close to the ground, but the food was so good, I almost forgot about that. (Until my knees started to hurt). The servers were very attentive. Great food, great service. Will go back!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very accommodating and the food was excellent! The location was right in the center of town and parking options were available.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very good food and service for DC restaurant week!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

This is one of our favorite DC restaurants. We look forward to eating here each trip and make our reservations early. Very inventive dishes and the best cocktails anywhere. LOVE!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Went there for Restaurant Week. As a dessert connoisseur, I was very impressed their Latin Love Affair dessert and Fetish cocktail, though the former could have used more ice cream. I went with friends and think it would make a great date night - especially as a second dessert stop. The rest of the food was okay, but not great. Service and ambiance were excellent.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was no air running!!! Only fans! It was HOT inside and 90 outside. HOT!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The desserts were of course divine. But I found the food for entrees all a bit "overdone". Too many competing elements.

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